Aldi’s super-fast battery charger makes short work of DIY jobs

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Aldi sells a highly affordable range of DIY power tools under its Ferrex brand

Power drills, angle grinders, strimmers and so on, are all keenly priced. However, the majority of which do not come with a battery or charger, as these are sold separately.

We know what you are thinking, but there is a method to Aldi's madness. 

Whether you only need the one item, or if you are looking to build an armoury of DIY tools you may find the all require the same power source. Enter the Activ Energy 20/40v battery charger, an essential, and affordable, battery charger for Aldi’s high-concept tool range.

Buy it: Activ Energy 20/40V Battery Charger | £15 from Aldi

Activ Energy 20/40V Battery Charger
Activ Energy 20/40V Battery Charger

With a super-fast charging time of 95-odd minutes, you’ll be on the job before you know it. The charger is specifically compatible with 2.4Ah 40V Activ Energy cells, as used by Aldi’s in-house line-up.

The Activ Energy 20/40v battery charger offers four status indicators: power on, charging error, temperature status and full battery indicator.

Of course, it always makes sense to have a second battery good to go, while your depleted cell is in the charger. 

Aldi sells matching batteries for £30 - cue the Branded Activ Energy. This battery actually has a Samsung Li-Ion cell inside.

Buy it: Activ Energy 20/40V Battery | £30 from Aldi

Activ Energy 20/40V Battery
Activ Energy 20/40V Battery

Having psyched yourself up for some long overdue DIY, there’s no mood killer like a flat battery. And the prospect of waiting for a recharge is a total buzz-kill. So having a couple on the go makes perfect sense.

What the reviews say

Aldi buyers currently rate the Activ Energy battery charger 4.6 out of 5. Here's what they have to say: 

  • “Good value charger, which works well and charges quickly.”

  • “The idea of having a range of tools using the same family of batteries and a common charger makes great sense.”

  • "Total bargain, I've bought almost everything for these batteries and charger,”

  • “Looks to be as good as any of the more expensive ones.”

  • "I purchased the 40 V battery and the charger for my strimmer and hedge cutter. Both items are easy to use and I am very pleased with my purchases. I would happily recommend the items."

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