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You should be able to use any AC adaptor that puts out a 12 volt DC current and has correct polarity. Based on the estimated size of the battery powering your spotlight, you probably will want a charger that provides at least 1000 mA of power--the charger that came with my ThorX 10 million cp spotlight puts out 1500 mA to charge the two batteries in that light. A lower amperage rating will increase the amount of time it takes to charge your light, but it should still work.
You can find a replacement charger at Radio Shack, which sells chargers that can be fitted with a variety of different tips. However, you might be able to find a cheaper universal charger with a tip that works at a discount store like a Walmart, or you might get lucky at a thrift shop or second-hand store and find a 12v charger that will work with your light. 12 volts is a common output for a lot of different devices, so it shouldn't be hard to track a replacement down. Just make sure you have the adaptor tip polarity correct, or else you could make your battery explode if you try to charge it with reversed poles.

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  • Agls Jun 30, 2011

    Hello, I have the same Lantern and it has worked well for 4 years of many cub scout camp outs. Unfortunately, the charger that came with the lantern crapped out and I have been using the auto-charger. Doesn't quite do the job though. i purchased a 1200 mA AC to multiple DC charger and as you stated above am looking for the correct polarity. The appropriate symbols are not on the lantern at charging receiver location (ugg!). I can not seems to find the correct polarity on the web either. I tried calling Coleman but you just end up on the phone forever and nobody answers. If anyone knows the correct polarity, please respond and thanks in advance.

  • Conrad Jacoby Jun 30, 2011

    I do not have the exact spotlight that you have, so any suggestion I make based on my own Thor X light is really just an educated guess. On the other hand, because you have an auto charger that works with your spotlight, you can easily figure out the polarity on your own. Plug the charger into your car's 12v outlet, and then use a multi-tester to check the polarity of what's going to the plug you'd insert into your light. Put the red positive lead on the center and touch the black negative lead of the tester to the outside of the barrel plug. If you get a reading of somewhere around 12 volts, you'll need a center positive tip. On the other hand, if you get a reading of NEGATIVE 12 volts, you'll know that you had the leads attached backwards, and you have a center negative port.


    If you don't have access to a multi-tester, you might try bringing the car charger to a local Radio Shack and seeing if they'll test it for you. Back in the old days, this is exactly the kind of thing they'd do for free as part of getting you set up properly with a replacement charger / power adapter. Hopefully, it's something they still do (and know how to do).

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