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Coleman lantern fan am/fm radio

I bought this radio at a yard sale...i can't figure out how to put batteries in it...could you help me with downloading the user manual

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  • mkalkofen Sep 16, 2008

    I did the same thing, and didn't get the charger.



    Does anybody know the specs on the charger so I can buy one on Ebay?

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This fan/lantern/radio was sold under numerous name brands, and is supposed to come with not only a wall wart, (plug in power supply) but it should have also included a 12VDC cigar lighter cord so it can be charged in your car/truck/SUV, etc. The included car adapter is not a standard variety. It has a special resistor inside the plug that limits the amount of charging current. This is very important. Too much current, and the battery could overheat and be rendered useless, or worse, it could literally explode inside the lantern housing. Your best bet is to locate a universal supply, and set it for 7.5 or 8 VDC maximum, and the plug polarity should be what is called "tip positive" Don't assume that an aftermarket wall wart is "tip positive" check it with a volt meter if you have one available to you. If not, ask your friends, neighbors, or call a local Amateur Radio club and ask if there is someone who would be willing to check for the proper voltage and polarity before you try it. It is a very simple check and I'm sure that they will be happy to assist you. As an aside, there is a little compartment in the bottom of the lantern. Mine came with a small emergency kit with a band-aid or two, monofilament line, a hook, and two matchbook type matches. Very odd, but it was a nice touch. God luck, and have fun with your fan.

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This lantern/fan/radio combination does not use/accept batteries. It is recharged using the black A/C adapter provided with the lantern. I hope you received the adapter with the lantern when you bought it @ the garage sale? You plug the adapter into the little circular opening just above the round spotlight on the lantern. Hope this helps!

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I just repaired one of these I purchased from a Thrift shop. It would work with a dc adapter plugged into it, but would not recharge the internal battery ( which is a small gel cell type 6 volt ). It turns out the assemblers wired the dc connection wrong to the battery, reversing the polarity, The wires coming from the board to the battery and the ac plug should have been red for positive, black for negative, but they were reversed ! This unite would never work on its battery. So much for quality control from the great workers paradise of communist China !

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KB2ZGN. You are correct about the tip positive. Trying to fix one of these for a friend. I checked his wall wart and it was dead. Found another one in my pile of stuff and checked it. Was showing just about 8 volts. Plugged it into the radio and the only thing that worked was the fan. Also it had no charging light on. Checked the polarity of the wall wart and found the center tip to be negative. I reversed the two wires and all is fine know
Thank you
Stan

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In reference to the Coleman Lantern/fan/radio #841-321 .....where is the battery compartment located? where can I purchase an adapter since this one is missing?


Type this URL in the box- http://www.fixya.com/support/t955738-coleman_lantern_fan_am_fm_radio. As for the adapter, you should probably check the camping section or electronics section of Wal-Mart or, you can call customer support for Coleman. Their phone number is 1-800-835-3278. Ebay, Amazon or other online shopping companies might have the adapter in stock. Hope this helps.

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SAFETY 1. HANDLE WITH CARE AND AVOID CONTACT WITH CORROSIVE LIQUIDS. 2. AVOID...


SAFETY
1. HANDLE WITH CARE AND AVOID CONTACT WITH CORROSIVE LIQUIDS.
2. AVOID LEAVING YOUR UNIT IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR IN HOT, HUMID OR DUSTY PL.ACFS
3. KEEP YOUR UNIT AWAY FROM HEATING APPLIANCES AND SOURCES OF ELECTRICAL NOISE SUCH AS FLUORESCENT LAMPS OR MOTORS.
4. ALWAYS TURN YOUR RADIO OR LANTERN OFF WHEN NOT IN USE AND REMOVE BATTERIES IF YOUR UNIT IS NOT GOING TO BE USED FOR LONG PERIOD.
5. OLD BATTERIES CAN LEAK AND CAUSE CORROSION DAMAGING YOUR UNIT.
6. LAMP BULBS OR LANTERN SHOULD ONLY BE REPLACED BY QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN.
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6. PUSH THE BLINKER/SIREN/OFF (12) TO “OFF” AND BOTH THE FLASH LIGHT (10) AND THE SIREN WILL BE TURNED OFF.
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My lantern/fan/radio doesn't work when its not plugged in?


The battery probably isn't taking a charge anymore because it needs to be replaced. These batteries will sometimes last a few years but then a replacement is needed and they will likely run like new. You can check out http://www.batteryinternational.com/lantern-battery.html to find a replacement battery, or you can call 1-877-28-BATTERY if you are having difficulting finding the battery you need.

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Coleman lantern/fan/radio won't take a charge any more.


Yes there is, you can check out http://www.batteryinternational.com/lantern-battery.html to find a replacement, or call 1-877-28-BATTERY if you're having difficulty finding the battery you need. Hope that helps.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL PARTS LOCATOR

1. ANTENNA
2. BATTERY COMPARTMENT
3. CARRYING HANDLE
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6. LCD CLOCK DISPLAY
7. BACK LIGHT (CLOCK)
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9. SET
10. FLASHLIGHT
11. LANTERN / FLASHLIGHT / OFF
12. BLINKER I SIREN / OFF
13. WEATHER BAND/AM/FM SELECTOR
14. TUNING
15. VOLUME ON/OFF
16. LANTERN

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