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I have a pr 8000 oreck broom that needs a 4.8v/1500mah charger where can i get one cheap

I bought an oreck broom real cheap and it worked, until the battery ran down, i had a charger with it but it must have been the wrong one. I bought it at a thrift store for nearly nothing. I dont want to spend a fortune on an oreck charger, are there any other options for this charger than oreck.

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hello. here is a copy of your broom's manual

go to page 5 to read about charging. The first initial charge must be for 10-12 hours, after that 8-10 hours. With a full charge the broom will operate for 15-20 minutes. Joe

please rate my answer as very helpful. Thank you. J.

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