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Francis, Home Appliance Technician
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have a PMJ8960-T Coleman Powermate Compact Jumpstart System. Question;

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have a PMJ8960-T Coleman Powermate Compact Jumpstart System.
Question; I do not have the charging transformer, can you identify the proper transformer for charging the unit either by 110volt A/C and/or for charging via 12volt auto extension?
Thanks you,
JFischer [email protected]
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Francis replied 7 years ago.


The cables are very common. Bring the powermate to a local electronic shop and show the socket where power should come in to the powermate. Take note of the polarity. Usually, positive is inside the socket so make sure the cable polarity is correct.

Something like on this picture. Like a cigarette lighter cable. The cable would be available from local electronics shop near your area.

The adapter would be somewhat similar except the input would be 120 V ac and the output should be 13.8 V DC. Do not get just an adopter that has a 12 V DC output because you would use it as a charger so it has to be more than 12 V.

You can use this adoptor. It is stated that the center is positive so if your powermate needs a positive center, then this could be use. It is rated 1.7 amperes. The end is a cigarette socket so you can use the DC-DC cable that you will buy.

If not, try this one. Directly to your power mate. It is rated at 13.8 VDC, 1 amp and the output socket goes directly to the powermate.