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My maglite magcharger will not charge the batteries any more. The batteries are 6 volt but there is 12 volts coming into them from the charging cradle. Is something wrong with the charging cradle?

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Check the output voltage on the power transformer that plugs into the wall. It should be about 7.5v and if that is what it says the it will be defective if the output is actually 12.dc. But if that is what isays it should be then you need to make sure that it is the right power supply.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

  • fswark Aug 30, 2010

    Thanks cwa3613 but I am not using the original power transformer that came with the unit when new. It stopped working years ago. I have since been running 12 volts directly to the charging cradle from my auto cigarette lighter outlet, and the plug that attaches to the charge cradle. For a long time I have charged it this way, but I never measured the output of the cradle. But I do not think it should be 12 volts. (the battery pack is 6 volt0

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