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Vec2705 polarization varification of recharge port

Hopefully this is an easy one, is tho positive the pole in the center, or the outer contact surface? Waiting in the dark for your reply.
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J. Maas

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Hello, and yes I'm still in need of a solution. Lost the power cord, have replaced it w/universal, need to know spec on polarity. Is the positive contact the center post inside the recharge port or is it the surrounding contact of the same location? New universal has polarity switch, capible of both options. Do NOT want to fry the unit.  Speaking of which mine appears different than the one you have pictured. Mine is YELLOW, very ylw, w/black rubber bottom with the added feature of a 260psi air compressor on board. Unit also provides a 12v power outlet(cigarret lighter varity) and one small LED light mounted forward, just above main spotlight. Dementions are 13.5L x 8.25H x 5W. Thanks for any help you may provide, and might I say just how impressed I am w/ your response time. Although at this time your premium service I must forego, I've bookmarked your site and "I shall return!" 

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