Lidl Batery charger

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  1. Terry

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    Don't know if anyone is interested but they are on offer again on thursday -- 3 stage similar to CTEK but one third price :thumb:

    Lidl Online
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    Cheers Terry,

    Any idea on the charge rate?

    The DUCK on special looks nice.[​IMG] £5.99 :BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks Andy.

    Do you have one?Is it ok to leave it on the battery for a day or so?

    I tend to float charge my batteries every week or so over the winter to keep them topped up.
     
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    I've got one and use it to charge the vehicle battery every now and then during the winter months if the van isn't used for a while. Usually leave it on overnight. Works fine.

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    Hi Steve I have one and leave it on for a few weeks at a time :thumb: it goes into a top up/trickle mode,also got 1 from aldi basicaly the same the only problem I find is if unpluged you have to press the button :Rofl1: Best small battery charger's ever :thumb:
    terry
    edit- thinking I may put one in next conversion instead of the £100 odd quider I have in mine,keeps 135 am hr topped up no probs
     
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    Cheers Terry,

    Might just pop in there Thursday.:thumb:
     
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    Hi

    Their headlight bulbs are also on offer from Thursday - a fraction of the cost paid at motoring shops!

    Rosemary:Smile:
     
  9. Terry

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    heres the tecky stuff attached :thumb::BigGrin: hope you can read it :Rofl1:
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    Cheers Terry.Looks like it'll do the job for me.:thumb:
     
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    Is there any reason why I shouldn't fit one of these permantly? My battery is under the floor and I have to take the carpet up and then the access panel, I was thinking about replacing the crocodile clips with terminals and bolting them directly to the battery, fixing the charger somewhere and then I would just need to plug in the mains when needed.
     
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    Hi Dane, on my charger I fitted a plug that goes in the cigarette lighter, and we have a socket on the leisure batteries, and just plug into that, if the van battery gets low I plug into the one on the dash, but make sure its live without the key turned one click.:BigGrin:

    I could not see the link for the charger.:Doh:

    But we have one of these:

    Buy 12 Amp 12 Volt Automatic Battery Charger. at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for .

    Its bigger I have worked that out,:Rofl1: but works well and tells you when its charged, and cuts off when fully charged.:Smile:

    And this:12v cig socket extension auxilary accessory socket on eBay, also, Accessories, Campers, Caravans Motorhomes, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 19-Nov-08 19:05:03 GMT)

    Nice meeting you both at Billing. :thumb: Bob.
     
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    Hi

    I see no practical reason why not, it's safer than using croc clips, but a couple of things to bear in mind.

    1. When not plugged into the mains the charger may draw a very small current out of the battery.

    2. Some auto chargers don't 'reset' unless disconnected from the battery before connecting the mains.
     
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    Thats a good idea Bob with the socket it will allow me to unplug it

    If your are right Jim leaving it permantly connected with a small drain will be defeating the object. I will connect it with a volt meter in line without plugging into the mains and see if there is a draw. The onboard habitation charger is permantly connected and does not draw any current perhaps there is a relay somewhere.
     
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    Is there any reason why I shouldn't fit one of these permantly? My battery is under the floor and I have to take the carpet up and then the access panel, I was thinking about replacing the crocodile clips with terminals and bolting them directly to the battery, fixing the charger somewhere and then I would just need to plug in the mains when needed.


    Currently makro have an offer on a conditioning charger that can be left permanently on, it comes with croc leads and a connection with eyelets these go to a small box with leds on and then has a plug inline to the mains plug.

    I will fit this unit to the under floor starter battery and fix the small black box then when I am on hookup will plug the unit into the vans 240v system to charge the starter battery.

    At the moment its £7.99 plus VAT.
     
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    Hi buccaneer,Not sure which B/C you are refering to at £7.99 pus but you can leave the Tronnic one on all the time.The only thing is if the power gets cut off you have to press the button 3 times for full charge then it settles down to a trikle (3 stage):thumb: then forget it :thumb:
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