LIDL BATTEERY CHARGER

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  1. karalal

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    From what I can see, apart from the short pulse ability the charger is only rated at 6 amps for 12 volts :cautious:
     
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    have I read wrong ?

    Charging currents. (A): 2 / 6/ 12
     
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    Looks like max is 12 amp " Charging currents. (A): 2 / 6/ 12 "

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    Very interesting... I'd like to know if it is a connect and forget type charger, and at what rate does is charge - I don't know what the( A) 2/6/12 bit means. I have long had a couple of their 4 amp smart chargers and found them great, but would like to upgrade to a 10 amp connect and forget type, I've seen the Numax for about £60. The Sterling is a lot dearer.

    Ah, I see there's been a similar posting.
     
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    I understand the charger to be good for charging at 2, 6, or 12 amps.

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Doesn't clearly say that, but if so it's a good price
     
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    Seems clear to me.


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    Just bought one. Good heavy duty bit of kit. Works well. Got it mainly for the direct start facility.
     
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    The 12 amp charging current is at 6 volts and not 12 volts. Most multi-voltage chargers quote the highest current output but this is at the lowest voltage.
     
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    It does not say 12 amps at 12 volts. Another issue is that many battery chargers are rated at the rms ac current before the rectifier which, again, results in an even lower output than what might appear without scrutiny.
     
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    Pardon me.
     
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    Good to hear that you are pleased with the charger. Is there a label/transfer on the back of the charger stating the maximum dc output current for each voltage? If it is 12 amps dc at 12 volts I will certainly jump in my car to buy one.
     
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    Thank you very much for finding that, ScotJimland. I did a google search and did not come up with anything.

    The manual does say to disconnect all the battery leads from the vehicle before charging. The LB circuit is not connected to the vehicle as such other than through the earth (and split charger, I suppose). That would be OK to charge in situ? And I'm still not clear if it is 12 amps at 12v or at 6v, though rather suspect the latter, in which case I will not buy.
     
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    @ScotJimland Thanks for posting the spec sheet. Although the spec is abbridged the label on the front of the charger itself appears (when zoomed in) that the 12 amps is at 12 volts and if this is the case it is good value. I will be heading for Lidl in the morning :)
     
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    did you download the pdf.. ? it has 45 pages... 12 in English
     
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    did they only have a few each store ? or plenty of stock ?
     
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    Fast charge is 12amps
    normal charge is 2amps
    in my lidl they had about 10
     
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