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kmac



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black
Aldi Car Battery Charger 12.99

https://www.aldi.co.uk/auto-xs-car-battery...0347442700

Don't know how good it is as I use a CTEK

Post #814634 11th Feb 2020 5:38pm
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AJC



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I've a couple of these and had them for a couple of years, do the job no problem. just not as flash as some others.

Post #814636 11th Feb 2020 5:40pm
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Paul1275s



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 Td5 SW Belize Green

Good as a general charger but they don't like starting to charge a battery that is under 10v. They can be fooled into charging in this case by putting a charged 12v battery in series to kick things off. 2003 Defender 110 TD5 SW
2003 Caterham 7
2006 Mini Cooper GP

Post #814652 11th Feb 2020 7:40pm
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miker



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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Rioja Red

Do you mean series or Parallel? Putting a 12V battery in series would give you somewhere around 19-24V, which it probably also wouldn't charge!

Post #814659 11th Feb 2020 8:48pm
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

I’ve got one of 5hose, it works great as a maintainer/topper upper, but takes an age if the battery is significantly discharged. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #814666 11th Feb 2020 9:00pm
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Paul1275s



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 Td5 SW Belize Green

miker wrote:
Do you mean series or Parallel? Putting a 12V battery in series would give you somewhere around 19-24V, which it probably also wouldn't charge!


You are correct! 2003 Defender 110 TD5 SW
2003 Caterham 7
2006 Mini Cooper GP

Post #814669 11th Feb 2020 9:05pm
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Supacat



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Keswick Green

Also, if they are like the earlier version, and unlike a CTEK, if you have a power cut, even momentarily, they drop out and go into standby mode.

Post #814757 12th Feb 2020 4:59pm
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

This one drops to motorcycle mode after a power cut, so it continues charging but at much reduced peak amps. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #814769 12th Feb 2020 5:50pm
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andydef90



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

supacat is right I have one and it drops out after power loss still handy though

Post #815085 14th Feb 2020 2:12pm
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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

Does anyone know if this will charge Lithium and/or AGM?
I have motorbikes with Lithium, and my CTEK won't charge them...
Thanks in advance! Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
Volvo XC70 (Work)
BMW K1200RS

Post #815210 15th Feb 2020 8:33am
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

It has a cold weather profile with a higher charge voltage which manual says should also be used for AGM. It doesn’t have a setting for lithium. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #815213 15th Feb 2020 9:00am
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Supacat



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Lithium is usually in another price category altogether.

Post #815221 15th Feb 2020 10:31am
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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

OK. Thanks chaps.. Saved me a wasted drive to Aldi Smile Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
Volvo XC70 (Work)
BMW K1200RS

Post #815237 15th Feb 2020 12:39pm
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