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Varta READY2USE rechargeable AA batteries 2100mah 4 pack £9.99 Delivered @ Screwfix
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Varta READY2USE rechargeable AA batteries 2100mah 4 pack £9.99 Delivered @ Screwfix

£9.99£11.9616%Screwfix Deals
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Posted 13th May
If you want it delivered i highly recommend you to order more than one pack.


Nice quality batteries, with a good capacity of power. Should be enough powerful to last a while charged.


SPECIFICATION

Battery Type AA
Battery Capacity 2100mAh
Brand Varta
Manufacturer Guarantee 2 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Model Name/No Ready2Use
Model No 56706101404
No. of Batteries Per Pack 4
Pack Size 4
Pieces in Pack/Case 4
Power Voltage Supply 1.2 V
Product Type Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable Rechargeable
Supplier Manufacturer Helpline 0161 947 3000
Total Product Weight 0.12 kg
PRODUCT CONTENTS 4 x AA rechargeable batteries.
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Really not a good deal for these kinds of batteries.
Aren't these normally around the £5 mark?
So it's £4.99 plus optional delivery?
jazzuk77713/05/2020 10:49

Really not a good deal for these kinds of batteries.


cheapest price that you can find for that, on amazon the Accu are 2£ cheaper, this are coming ready to use.. as i said, for the price itself, is cheaper then everywhere else, ordering 2 and paying the delivery is cheaper than Amazon..
pablomalin13/05/2020 10:52

So it's £4.99 plus optional delivery?


yes, is 4.99 with free order e collect in store
Decent batteries imo but they've regularly been cheaper.
Decent batteries, but for some reason I always seem to associate the brand with breaking wind!
jazzuk77713/05/2020 10:49

Really not a good deal for these kinds of batteries.


These are some of the best batteries available and the only cheaper ones are from Lidl.
I can see people mentioning 'decent' batteries. These are not decent, these are some of the best batteries available and certainly in terms of price they are the best value batteries (even the Lidl ones are cheaper). This is what Varta does since a very long time ago, this is their speciality. Voted hot, even this price is quite normal at Screwfix. Still can't get it how they sell such a good product for so little money.

With regards to OP advice you want free delivery, order more than one pack, well as far as I am aware free delivery is on min £50 spent.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 13th May
sheffield78813/05/2020 11:32

These are some of the best batteries available and the only cheaper ones …These are some of the best batteries available and the only cheaper ones are from Lidl.


And IKEA, and others. Sorry this just isn't really a good deal.
jazzuk77713/05/2020 12:12

And IKEA, and others. Sorry this just isn't really a good deal.


Yes, Ikeas batteries are only 50p dearer but there aren't that many ikeas around where you could collect them free of charge. Fiver for a 4pack of decent batteries is a decent price.
litwoojczyznomoj13/05/2020 12:32

Yes, Ikeas batteries are only 50p dearer but there aren't that many ikeas …Yes, Ikeas batteries are only 50p dearer but there aren't that many ikeas around where you could collect them free of charge. Fiver for a 4pack of decent batteries is a decent price.


Yes, but these are £10 for a pack of 4.

*Edit* ah Ok I see what you mean. Pretty decent deal in store then, but cheaper deals if you need delivered.
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 13th May
Beware these batteries are not the same size as regular non-rechargeable AA batteries. They are fractionally flatter and fractionally shorter. I bought these to put in my son’s toy train that he often left on and ran down the regular batteries. Not only were they too short to touch the contacts, the got stuck because they were flatter. Ended up having to lever them out of the toy train with a screwdriver mangling the batteries. That said the AAA work well in a walk around house phone, so horses for courses. Just might not be suitable for all AA applications.
jazzuk77713/05/2020 12:12

And IKEA, and others. Sorry this just isn't really a good deal.


Sorry, do your research please. The cheapest are Lidl at £3 when you find them. The Ikea ones are £5.50, so more expensive. What are the 'others' you mentioned, by the way. Lloytron by the way, for the same price like the Varta ones? Is like comparing Sony with Bush. Varta are better than Duracell, never mind about Energizer which are probably the worse.
I am pretty sure Varta is in top 3 best batteries, maybe Eneloop are better but for three times the price.
The only cheaper ones that Varta are Lidl ones which are quite reliable but you don't find them often. Other than that, you may be lucky to find no names ones. And to conclude, I have about 20 Varta ones, not a problem with any, but I had problems with Energizer, Fuji, Lloytron, Kodak and Philips.
Each with its own opinion, but if you compare a supermarket brand battery or a furniture store battery (which by the way are decent quality) with a well known brand specialised on batteries...
Also, not everyone has an Ikea around and the Lidl ones are available only once in a while.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 13th May
sheffield78813/05/2020 11:32

These are some of the best batteries available and the only cheaper ones …These are some of the best batteries available and the only cheaper ones are from Lidl.


Varta is among the very best.yes but don't understimate Lidl ones because those are also german made and very decent.many Lidle products are actually german made and very decent quality nothing like cheap Chinese crap they sell in other supermarkets as own brand!
lord_trumpington13/05/2020 11:28

Decent batteries, but for some reason I always seem to associate the brand …Decent batteries, but for some reason I always seem to associate the brand with breaking wind!


MrWani13/05/2020 11:18

Decent batteries imo but they've regularly been cheaper.



Varta is more than just "decent".one of the very best battery brands.maybe you guys haven't heard of them.all their batteries are top quality and German made.also their car batteries are among the very best.
koskesh13/05/2020 13:09

Varta is among the very best.yes but don't understimate Lidl ones because …Varta is among the very best.yes but don't understimate Lidl ones because those are also german made and very decent.many Lidle products are actually german made and very decent quality nothing like cheap Chinese crap they sell in other supermarkets as own brand!


I agree, I have some Lidl ones and there are fine. And I will certainly pick up some if I'm in Lidl and they have them. But they don't have them often. If I was to choose Lidl over Varta, will be just because of the price. The Ikea ones are good too, I think they have something to do with Eneloop.
I believe these 3 are the best value, but for the average customer, I think it is easier to get to Screwfix than taking a gamble at Lidl or going to Ikea especially for batteries.
My argument was these are very good value, easy to pick up and there are not so 'many' better ones at this price, there is only one cheaper and another one slightly more expensive. Yes, Ikea bigger capacity and slightly more expensive, probably the same price as Varta per mAh.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 13th May
koskesh13/05/2020 13:13

Varta is more than just "decent".one of the very best battery brands.maybe …Varta is more than just "decent".one of the very best battery brands.maybe you guys haven't heard of them.all their batteries are top quality and German made.also their car batteries are among the very best.


I've got a varta car battery in my T5 so I am well aware of the brand
Use TCB (deal posted here) if you qualify and you can get 2 of these for £7.98, really good price.
I bought lots of AA and AAA around Christmas when posted for 2.87 something...going really good...game controller, garden lights , remote control toy cars .....

For change something that is not made in China 😃
koskesh13/05/2020 13:13

Varta is more than just "decent".one of the very best battery brands.maybe …Varta is more than just "decent".one of the very best battery brands.maybe you guys haven't heard of them.all their batteries are top quality and German made.also their car batteries are among the very best.


koskesh13/05/2020 13:09

Varta is among the very best.yes but don't understimate Lidl ones because …Varta is among the very best.yes but don't understimate Lidl ones because those are also german made and very decent.many Lidle products are actually german made and very decent quality nothing like cheap Chinese crap they sell in other supermarkets as own brand!



Just to be clear, Varta consumer and automotive battery divisions have had absolutely nothing to do with the German Varta company for nearly 20 years. Varta consumer batteries is a brand currently owned by Energizer Holdings, Inc., while Varta automotive batteries is a brand owned by Clarios.

Also, the Lidl Tronic batteries are manufactured in China.
drivel13/05/2020 15:48

Just to be clear, Varta consumer and automotive battery divisions have had …Just to be clear, Varta consumer and automotive battery divisions have had absolutely nothing to do with the German Varta company for nearly 20 years. Varta consumer batteries is a brand currently owned by Energizer Holdings, Inc., while Varta automotive batteries is a brand owned by Clarios.Also, the Lidl Tronic batteries are manufactured in China.


I don’t know which Lidl batteries are you referring to (there are few) but the ones I bought on many occasions were clearly marked as made in Germany.

also every Varta consumer battery I bought (since decades ago) has a large made in Germany printed on the packaging.
the Varta car battery that I have was advertised as engineered in Germany.

who owns them will be irrelevant, companies acquire other companies all the time now days ,that includes their technology and patents,it’s just change of ownership.

(similar to Volkswagen owning Audi,Porsche,Lamborghini,Bently and more.doesn’t mean Lamborghini is same as Volkswagen Polo)
Edited by: "koskesh" 13th May
Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls up as using for filming important nonsense
I have some experience of these and other batteries and they seem pretty good. A query I have is; I use these in kitchen cupboards for led lights, which often discharge the battery set completely. Does complete discharge mean a higher failure rate? Some of the batteries fail to take a recharge, a failure rate above what I would expect, so I wondered if it was because they were completely discharged each time rather than a partial discharge.
koskesh13/05/2020 16:11

I don’t know which Lidl batteries are you referring to (there are few) but …I don’t know which Lidl batteries are you referring to (there are few) but the ones I bought on many occasions were clearly marked as made in Germany.also every Varta consumer battery I bought (since decades ago) has a large made in Germany printed on the packaging.the Varta car battery that I have was advertised as engineered in Germany.who owns them will be irrelevant, companies acquire other companies all the time now days ,that includes their technology and patents,it’s just change of ownership.(similar to Volkswagen owning Audi,Porsche,Lamborghini,Bently and more.doesn’t mean Lamborghini is same as Volkswagen Polo)



All low self-discharge Ni-MH batteries are manufactured in either Japan (Eneloop/Ikea) or China. The Lidl Tronic low self-discharge Ni-MH batteries do not note where they are made, but they are definitely not Japanese and so are manufactured in China. The Varta Ready2Use batteries are manufactured in China (confirmed by Varta on Amazon.co.uk).

Clarios manufactures Varta automotive batteries in Japan, China, U.S., South America and Germany. The reason you got a German manufactured Varta brand battery is because you are located in Europe.
Edited by: "drivel" 13th May
Wolfyyy13/05/2020 16:16

Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls …Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls up as using for filming important nonsense


yeah please; any good deals on a good charger?
Anyone else think that these ready to use rechargeables have gone up a lot? Been using this type for many years but long term, finding Eneloops the most durable, Amazon own brand acceptable, 7DayShop not great. If you can find them, get made in Japan ones.
Not really a deal, cold.
Wolfyyy13/05/2020 16:16

Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls …Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls up as using for filming important nonsense


I have the Nitecore I4 which came from a deal on here. £15 or so and it's been fine, if sometimes a little finnecky to get the batteries to sit on the contacts just right. From memory people on HUKD were quite enthusiastic about Nitecore, though I'd never heard of them at the time.
greenfinger13/05/2020 16:52

I have some experience of these and other batteries and they seem pretty …I have some experience of these and other batteries and they seem pretty good. A query I have is; I use these in kitchen cupboards for led lights, which often discharge the battery set completely. Does complete discharge mean a higher failure rate? Some of the batteries fail to take a recharge, a failure rate above what I would expect, so I wondered if it was because they were completely discharged each time rather than a partial discharge.


I've had these Varta batteries fail to take a charge and replaced them from Screwfix twice. Then I googled it and read that you could connect the positive and negative terminals from a charged battery to the dead battery using long metal nails or screws. A bit fiddly as you have to connect positive to positive and negative to negative at the same time. This can put enough charge in the dead battery to enable the charger to then charge it. I have tried it twice and it has worked both times, much to my surprise. So don't rush to throw away a dead rechargeable battery, try this trick. Oh and these batteries were £3.99 on sale at Screwfix both times I bought them.
Edited by: "PGS" 13th May
Wolfyyy13/05/2020 16:16

Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls …Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls up as using for filming important nonsense



Try to avoid fast chargers as they will reduce the life of low self-discharge Ni-MH batteries.
drivel13/05/2020 15:48

Just to be clear, Varta consumer and automotive battery divisions have had …Just to be clear, Varta consumer and automotive battery divisions have had absolutely nothing to do with the German Varta company for nearly 20 years. Varta consumer batteries is a brand currently owned by Energizer Holdings, Inc., while Varta automotive batteries is a brand owned by Clarios.Also, the Lidl Tronic batteries are manufactured in China.


Varta Consumer Batteries are not owned by Energizer Holdings. They are owned by the parent company, Varta AG.
Lidl stay charged 2450 mah pre charged are only £3 for a pack of 4.
Drsooty13/05/2020 19:47

Varta Consumer Batteries are not owned by Energizer Holdings. They are …Varta Consumer Batteries are not owned by Energizer Holdings. They are owned by the parent company, Varta AG.


You are wrong about this: energizerholdings.com/brands
Wolfyyy13/05/2020 16:16

Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls …Can any wise folk recommend a solid charger please - need it not to balls up as using for filming important nonsense


XTAR VC4 £20 Amazon
drivel13/05/2020 20:10

You are wrong about this: https://www.energizerholdings.com/brands


As this deal is in the UK I assume we are talking about the UK and Europe. The link you shared is only for North America.

varta-ag.com/en/…zer
Drsooty13/05/2020 20:28

As this deal is in the UK I assume we are talking about the UK and Europe. …As this deal is in the UK I assume we are talking about the UK and Europe. The link you shared is only for North America.https://www.varta-ag.com/en/newsmedia/news/varta-ag-successfully-completes-acquisition-of-varta-consumer-batteries-business-from-energizer


Thanks,It appears that when Energizer Holdings purchased the Varta Consumer Batteries division from Spectrum Brands in 2019, the European Commission forced Energizer to divest itself of Varta's European and Middle East Africa regions (which were absorbed into Varta AG in early 2020), while Energizer retains the Varta brand for use in the American and Asian regions.
Edited by: "drivel" 13th May
Just added 2x sets to an order then used "SUPPORT10" to get another 10% off, got to go past the door taking a relative to hospital so no brainer. Need these for the lazer nerf guns I ordered a couple of days ago:) Many thank op have a little heat
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