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ALDI Battery Charges

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3DP

9,339 posts

142 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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tr7v8 said:
Nice test!

I have a Halfords pro and a draper. In fairness, I don't let them 'kick around the garage'. They are stored carefully (one in foam, one in the halfords tube), with the dials spun to zero to keep the springs unloaded.

I still wouldn't touch a £15.99 one.

moanthebairns

14,953 posts

106 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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thanks for this op.

went and got one this morning.

got home, opened the sealed box up and it looks like its been kicked about the floor before boxing it. covered in scuff marks and it doesn't show a full led display when plugged in.

back to aldi I go, I have no fking luck

rossonza

127 posts

54 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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i picked up 2, pm me if you cant get hold of one.

the mode functions are easy to configure. going to use it to trickle charge over winter.

so far, great purchase!

Mr2Mike

15,772 posts

163 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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moanthebairns said:
I might get one of these thanks, screw paying £40 - £50 for an oxford 900 or something.

Mind you I think the oxford 600 is only £20 of ebay.
The basic Oximiser is a bit of a crap thing, not a proper smart charger and more of a dumb trickle charger.

moanthebairns

14,953 posts

106 months

Monday 29th October 2012
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got a replacement aldi battery charger and used it last night.

THought it was great, easy to use, shows the capacity of the battery and has a trickle function. Not bad for £14
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Golgarth

254 posts

106 months

Monday 29th October 2012
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can someone explain the difference between the Aldi one and:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OXFORD-OXIMISER-600-12V-...

as the price difference is about the same as the fuel used to collect the Aldi one

Mr2Mike

15,772 posts

163 months

Monday 29th October 2012
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Golgarth said:
can someone explain the difference between the Aldi one and:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OXFORD-OXIMISER-600-12V-...

as the price difference is about the same as the fuel used to collect the Aldi one
The Aldi is a proper smart battery charger i.e. it uses a micro-controller to regulate charge current and voltage. The Oximiser is essentially just a trickle charger, it has no intelligence built in, just a simple voltage cut off circuit.