Do Not Buy A LSH 20 Lithium Battery Until You Have Read This Blog Post –
I have bought several of these Saft LSH 20 Lithium batteries over the years for my remote controlled gas fire. They cost a small fortune and if you search ebay you will find them on offer for around the £53 – £73 mark and they do not seem to last very long for the price you pay. The problem I have with these batteries is that they run out at the most inconvenient times, usually at the week end or in the evening when there are no shops open to buy a replacement.
I then have a cold lounge as I cannot ignite the gas fire and have to wait until I can hunt out a replacement. Even this is proving more difficult as few retailers near me sell this kind of battery. I then have to hunt around to find the best Saft LSH 20 Battery Price.
But not anymore……
Saft LSH 20 Lithium Battery
I have discovered an alternative to the Saft LSH 20 Lithium Battery – namely – Universal SAFT alternative Lithium Replacement Battery Pack.
Here are the good points.
- Costs just £19.99 including 6 batteries on eBay
- Fits and works my fire just the same
- Easy to replace AA size batteries (I always have new spares at home so no failed fire ignitions!)
The pack comes with the same connectors and was easy to fit – a straight forward replacement. The seller dispatched the item quickly and it seems good value to me (I have no connections to this seller!).
So if you want to save yourself £££’s then I can recommend you give it a try. It would be essential for you to read the sales page for all the types of fires it fits first though!
Alternative Lithium Replacement Battery
Update September 2020 I have just updated this post with the latest price comparison in readiness for the winter.
You can save even more money by switching to this method of battery replacement as the original SAFT battery is selling for around £73 now and this replacement has only gone up by six pounds in the intervening years since I first discovered this solution.
I have just pulled out the battery pack and replaced the Duracell batteries ready for winter in my own gas fire so I am good to go for another winter saving on my battery purchase.
The thing I like best about this purchase is that I always have spare Duracell batteries in the house so I will never have the situation again where the battery pack goes flat and I have to wait days to order and receive the extremely expensive replacement.
So check out the current price on eBay now below
LSH 20 Lithium Battery Alternative
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Once you have bought a replacement battery pack as I have, buying Duracell AA batteries on Amazon is a very cheap alternative for future years..
All the links on this page are affiliate links which take you to either ebay or amazon and from which I may earn just a very small (and I do mean very small i.e. pence) commission.
Please also read the comments section below to hear what others say about this replacement alternative battery pack.
Thanks for reading to here.
Many thanks for your post.
I was quoted an extortionate price to replace my fireplace battery.
Your post is a game changer.
Thank you for leaving a comment Marc, looking at the number of visitors reading this post and clicking through to the product other must feel the same.
David Daniels says
I’ve been trying to figure out a gas fire in a home we’ve just moved into. It looks like the one in your picture above. So hopefully, this battery pack will fix the issue!
Hello David, Thanks for leaving your comment and hopefully the battery pack will work for you.
Robert Rockey says
i have the same fire as in your picture, The fire worked last year when we moved in.
I don’t have the instructions for the fire or what type it when i press the 2 buttons on the remote i just get a clicking whirring sound but no spark from the ignition
post. Would this indicate the battery pack is “flat” do you think ?
i was searching for a replacement saft battery and cheapest i could find was £73. Happily i stumbled across your blog. So i have just bought the universal one on eBay for £19.99. I will let you know how i get on.
Hello Robert, That sounds like the symptoms I get when the battery pack gets low. I expect your purchase will resolve the problems for you but please come back and let us know.
K Rooney says
Thank you so much for this. I use my fire infrequently, yet the battery still “dies” without use and the extortionate prices it was becoming ridiculous. Just ordered on your suggestion, thanks so much
Thank you for reading my article and leaving your comment. I am sure you will be glad you changed just as I am.
John Whiting says
I use my gas fire infrequently and usuallyI have to buy another Saft battery to get it going. This is very annoying as using the fire is often a spur of the moment choice. By the time the battery arrives the moment has long gone so the new battery just sits there making sure that it has drained itself completely by the time I want the fire on again.
Having read your article I decided to give the alternative to a SAFT battery a go. Great! the fire started, that’s the main thing but now I know when needed a replacement battery is in the cupboard for instant and cheap replacement.
Thank you for leaving a comment. I am glad my post has been of use to you as it has been for many others.
Amazing find. I’ve been purchasing the expensive ones for a while so this will be perfect
Hello Khan, Thank you for your visit and leaving me a comment. Enjoy the ease of replacement and savings.
Six AA batteries produce 9V, the battery pack specifies 7V. That looks like a problem.
Hello Becket, Thank you for your comments.
The pack I used to buy was 7.2v and I have found the extra 1.8v has had no impact on the use of my fire and as you can see from the many comments above it has not affected others, therefore I do not see it is a problem as you suggest. However the choice of course is yours. Thank you once again for your visit.
My mother-in-law has a gas fire with this pack but is there an alternative mains adaptor that you could use
I have not come across one I am afraid in my search for an alternative.
So glad I noticed your post. I had just taken delivery of anew almost identical pack and really wasn’t sure of how safe it would be placing this battery pack below the fire. I was searching again for battery replacement when I noticed your post and that has given me confidence to keep the battery pack. Thank you.
Thanks for leaving your comment – I am glad it was of use to you.