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    • geek84
    • By geek84 3rd Dec 17, 2:20 PM
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    Recommendations for portable battery charger
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 2:20 PM
    Recommendations for portable battery charger 3rd Dec 17 at 2:20 PM
    Hi Folks

    I'm thinking of buying a reasonably priced reliable portable car battery charger.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 4th Dec 17, 4:55 PM
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    Any further suggestions greatly appreciated.
    Originally posted by geek84
    You've had suggestions for a cheap-supermarket-brand that's occasionally available.
    You've had suggestions for an extremely good, widely available premium brand - CTek chargers are rebranded by most of the premium car manufacturers.

    If neither of them's good enough, what are you after from a recommendation?

    FWIW, I have two CTeks - an MXS5.0 and an MXS3.6 - the difference is the maximum charging current, so the amount of time to fully charge a battery. The 5.0 is fitted into my camper van, the 3.6 is for use in the garage. For the chargers with maximum currents below 3.6A, the reconditioning features are missing.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 5th Dec 17, 8:12 AM
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    I have actually been through three Aldi chargers. They don't seem to last much longer than the 3 year warranty.

    For battery maintenance, I use cheap 1 amp motorcycle auto chargers from Ebay. They have the advantage over the Aldi ones in that they don't need resetting after a power cut.

    For getting amps into a battery, diagnosis and recovery, I use one of these....

    Ring Multi stage fully automatic SmartCharger

    Under £60 if you shop around
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    • maxheadroom
    • By maxheadroom 5th Dec 17, 11:22 AM
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    Been through 4 aldi/lidl chargers, did get one replaced in just in warranty but have three dead ones in the shed. probably should have just spashed out for a ctek
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