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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?

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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
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • 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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