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I have a meade 4501 telescope. It has an

I have a meade 4501 telescope. It has an electronic motor, but I've lost the plug-in power supply and need to replace it, but I don't know the voltage or the plug polarity. The motor does not have any model number on it.

Do you know where I may find that information?

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I have a meade 4501 telescope and it comes with a battery pack which contains 19 x 1.5v AA batteries. I also use my 12 volt adaptor which works fine and has never needed more power.Hope this helps.

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See if a manual is listed on the Meade site Here:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html


That shows the power supply voltage.

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