Replacement battery for Aldi robot vacuum

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Our Aldi robot vacuum has stopped holding any charge.
I've looked at the battery and it looks user serviceable (as I've detached it) but when searching inline none of the websites show you the connector on replacements so I can't find one that I know will fit.

No amount of searching for an Aldi Easy Home robot vacuum battery has brought up anything.

The existing battery says Ni-MH DC14.4v 2000mAh and its like 12 batteries attached together.

Can anyone advise how I could source this or how I know that I am buying the right sort?

Thank you
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  • edited 4 June 2017 at 11:20AM
    CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    edited 4 June 2017 at 11:20AM
    That's fairly common for power tools, or you could look around for battery packs specifically designed for appliances.

    The voltage is important and the capacity shouldn't (ideally) be less that what it was before. The chemistry (Ni-MH) should be the same.

    Here's a video of someone repairing an Aldi Robot vacuum - is this the same as yours, and is the battery pack (flat green) the same or similar?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZHurIZpML4
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  • aerostaraerostar Forumite
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    Have uou tried the obvious....contact Aldi direct ?

    [email protected]

    0800 042 0800

    Aldi Stores, Holly Lane, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 2SQ
  • dsa1980dsa1980 Forumite
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    Thanks for this.
    Ours is an older model so it's not the same battery.
    When you say it's a common battery, do they have standard connectors to the appliance?
    I am just worried I'll buy one and it then won't clip into the existing connector.

    Thanks
    Daniele
  • dsa1980dsa1980 Forumite
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    I didn't think they'd be much help, but it's probably worth a try, thank you for posting the details. I will call them tomorrow
  • CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    dsa1980 wrote: »
    Thanks for this.
    Ours is an older model so it's not the same battery.
    Ah, okay.
    When you say it's a common battery, do they have standard connectors to the appliance?
    Sorry, I should have been clearer - electrically, it's quite common, but they come in dozens of physical shapes and sizes, and also with different connectors.

    If you want help from the forum in spotting a likely replacement, I think we're going to need a photo of the battery and of the connector.
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  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Contact a radio control model shop, they maybe able to make the battery pack up for you and recommend someone who can.

    If you can solder then buy tabbed batteries from a reliable source and make your own pack.
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  • kwikbreakskwikbreaks Forumite
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    When I search eBay for "aldi robot cleaner battery" a couple come up for "Aldi Stirling A320 A325 KV8 XR210 510 Vacuum cleaner" which may or may not be your model but as they are shipped from Australia they are not cheap.

    Further down there are are several other battery pack styles and I would have thought you might be able to figure out if any look suitable from counting the obvious cells and maybe checking the connector pictures. If the cells are right and you have a wired connector it should be easy enough to swap that part over with your current one if it doesn't fit. If not then maybe the connector contacts are in the right place?
  • debitcardmayhemdebitcardmayhem Forumite
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    May be too late 16 months too late
    🍺 😎 Still grumpy, and No, Cloudflare I am NOT a robot 🤖
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Not only 16 months late but with fake mAh ratings also.

    From China / Spain.... Wonder where Pestuzaco comes from and what their ebay user name is??? 94% feedback.. OH MY.....

    Barges poles.....
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  • StokeStoke Forumite
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    The Aldi robot vacuum is basically a rebranded Ariete Briciola, right down to the colours!
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ariete-Briciola-Robotic-Vacuum-Cleaner/dp/B009FU7H5M

    Not even subtle. Anyway, spares for that are completely interchangeable with those from the Aldi model.

    Alternatively, I find the best place is Aliexpress. All of the cheaper robot vacuums (even Roomba) are based on Chinese models sold for their domestic market, therefore a lot of the batteries are easily found on there. Take the battery out, find if there's a code, or worst case find the mAH and voltage and go from there, you'll find it quick enough. I replaced the battery in my robot hoover recently for just £18 delivered. Works great now.
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