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Aldi battery charger
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Spotted this in Aldi today, as I've only got an old 'battery boiler' charger I thought it was worth a punt for 13 quid: Auto XS Car Battery Charger - ALDI UK
My van: 2008 Berlingo 1.6 HDi Enterprise - a bit ratty!
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#2
A good spec & a 3yr warranty.

Easily more than a few pounds cheaper than elsewhere too.
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#3
If anything like the Lidl versions it will be one of your better buys.
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(08-03-2021, 09:03 AM)geoff Wrote:  If anything like the Lidl versions it will be one of your better buys.

Agreed, I'm going to see if there are any in my local today.
The only downside I can see is that if you try to charge a deeply discharged 12v battery, the charger may think it's dead & refuse to charge, or may think it's a 12v battery. I have an old school, don't care charger for those circumstances.
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(08-03-2021, 11:03 AM)cancunia Wrote:  
(08-03-2021, 09:03 AM)geoff Wrote:  If anything like the Lidl versions it will be one of your better buys.

Agreed, I'm going to see if there are any in my local today.
The only downside I can see is that if you try to charge a deeply discharged 12v battery, the charger may think it's dead & refuse to charge, or may think it's a 12v battery. I have an old school, don't care charger for those circumstances.

I think this was mentioned in the reviews, but you can 'fool' it by briefly connecting a charged battery to the dead one I think it said.
My van: 2008 Berlingo 1.6 HDi Enterprise - a bit ratty!
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Unfortunately, there were none in my local Aldi. I'll keep my eyes open the next time they come in.
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Have a look on Aldis website Cancunia as they sell the surplus stock on there and you may be lucky bagging one.
Are we there yet????? Huh
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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#8
Went to Aldi today ... they had battery chargers ... so I now have one.
The newest version will try to recover deeply discharged batteries & has a maximum charge rate of 5 Amps. I'll keep on the lookout for a Lidl version over the next couple of weeks and do a quick compare so long as it's not too late to return the Aldi version if needed.
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Tried mine yesterday and it doesn't work, backlight comes up on the display and nothing else. Going to ring them today.
My van: 2008 Berlingo 1.6 HDi Enterprise - a bit ratty!
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(15-03-2021, 06:29 AM)RattyCortina Wrote:  Tried mine yesterday and it doesn't work, backlight comes up on the display and nothing else. Going to ring them today.

That's a shame, at least it has a 3 year warranty & if you're within 60 days of buying it they'll refund. 
Sorry for a daft question, but did you have it connected to a battery?
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