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Battery for Coleman PMJ8960 Jumpstart System

I have a Coleman PMJ8960 Jumpstart System. It's a portable jump-start battery for your car. So far, I have never used it for my car. But it has a fluorescent work light that can last all night on its 10 amp hour battery. It has been my late hour working companion for years. Recently, this companion would not hold a charge. Maybe I should have let it drain completely. Or maybe the battery is just too old.

So I took it apart, hoping to replace the battery. The battery is a "Fuli FL12100", 12 volt, 10 amp hour battery. But I can't find this battery anywhere online! It's almost as if this battery doesn't exist.

So my favorite companion sits there on the garage floor, lifeless until I can find a way to revive him.

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Fuli FL12100 Battery in PMJ8960.JPG

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 02 Dec 2009 01:09:41 +0000

Well, I cared more about the work-light than the jump-start capability. So I modified this Coleman PMJ8960 to use a BP4-12 battery pack, because I have an old BP4-12 sealed maintenance-free rechargeable battery from an old UPS, which no longer works. After charging the battery all night, I tested the system and the work-light turns on. But the next day, it no longer powered up. I'm sure it was just the battery was too old. But that gave me a new hope to put life back into the work light.

When I looked up the price of the battery on Amazon, I found the "Hi-Capacity SLA UPS Battery for Best Technologies, SL Waber & Tripp Lite (BP4-12)" for $30.66 with free Super Saver shipping. A new Coleman PMJ8960 was priced at $39.99 before shipping (see "Related Links" below).

Now it's a debate whether it's more cost effective to get a smaller battery for slightly less than the whole device, or to replace the entire device, which includes a battery that is twice as big.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 30 Dec 2009 19:29:54 +0000

I have this very same battery charger...but I need to recharge it (truck battery is giving me troubles)
I cannot for the life of me find my original charging power cords (car charging cord nor the in home charging cord)
I have a universal cord with different sized ends that can charge just about anything,...but I do not know what this
Coleman battery booster thing needs...Positive - Negative... etc. do you happen to know what settings I need the cord to be on???

A HUGE thank you in advance for any help you can give me!!

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:42:27 +0000

Yes, I do. When I get home, I'll post the power specification for the charging adapter.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:58:25 +0000

The adapter I use with it is 12 volts DC, 800 mA, and positive center pin.

I say the adapter I use with it, because I think I lost its actual adapter. But this one works with it and is the one I use.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:44:48 +0000

I need a power cord for my PMJ8960

Jim Sekulich
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:47:52 +0000

I say try one of these: Power Line 0900-77A 1300-mA AC Adapter with USB Charging Port

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 18:08:05 +0000

i need help i have a coleman powermate compact emergency jumpstart system with the light on the handle model # is pmj8960 i am looking for the plug in adapter to charge the powermate and also the manual

james dolan
Mon, 08 Feb 2010 16:28:45 +0000

Did you find a battery? I have two bought new in August of 2009. Still in box.

Beau Greywolf
Sat, 15 May 2010 20:52:35 +0000

I seemed to have lost the charger power-cord too. I found another cord, but not sure if it was the original. It has INPUT: 120V ac 60Hz and OUTPUT: 9V dc 500mA, will this work on PMJ8960? I don't know much about voltage, just don't want to burn the unit. Anyone, please let me know. Thanks!!

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 02:27:08 +0000

I think you will need a 12 volt adapter to charge the 12 volt battery inside. The 9 volt adpater you have probably won't be strong enough.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 05:25:33 +0000

actually you can replace the battery from two websites one is and the first site model #fl12100 and second site model #sw12100 not sure of the prices but i'm sure you guys can figure it out hope this helps

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 03:13:04 +0000

I lost my original charging cord too. Can I hook up the alligator clips on the Coleman charging pack to the alligator clips from a regular plug-in charger (matching black to black and red to red)? I have a deep charge thing, but no extension cords long enough to reach my car. The charge should be able to go either way into the battery, right? The plug-in charger is 12V...

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:38:59 +0000

I don't know, Ben. But that sounds risky. I wouldn't that that. I would guess the big alligator clips are for output only, not for charging.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 14 Oct 2010 04:30:24 +0000

Hello, i have a 12V Jump Start w/Air Comp 17Amp, just like motst owners here, i lost the wall charger. i have a stand alone 6v/12v charger, so was thinking of coonecting the stand-alone direct yo the interbal battery to charge it. Has any one tried this option before?


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12v Jump-Start.jpg

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:58:54 +0000

Looking for a replacement battery for the Coleman Powermate compact emergency jumpstart syste, PMJ 8960. Does anyone have one out there? Email me asap! Thanks in advance

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:16:04 +0000

I am looking for a battery for my Coleman Powermate jump box #PMJ8960-T. The battery was a Sunnyway #SW12100. 12Volt-10amphr. I have attached a copy of a picture of the battery. You will notice it has bolt on terminals and not spade like the currant models have. Can anone out there help me???

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Picture Baby #3 002.jpg

Frank Shockley
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:46:30 +0000

I have found several of these batteries listed, and I am waiting to here back from a couple folks on price and availability.

SLA1069 from Interstate Batteries and

CP12-10 from CooPower

The web site for CooPower lists a battery that is much larger than what I actually have, so I am waiting to here back from them if that is just a typo.

Tue, 10 May 2011 19:16:04 +0000

Speaking of typos, I really do know the difference between "here" and "hear."

Tue, 10 May 2011 19:18:05 +0000

Purchased my PMJ8960 in december of 03, worked fine untill this year 2011. Now battery will not hold a charge. Flourescent worklight works fine.I only paid 30 bucks for the thing so if a battery that might works sells for the same thing, I think I will just upgrade and use the worklight as needed.

ted smith
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:20:13 +0000

Just google RT12100 which is a RITAR battery that mine has and you will find several mfg. Another one is UB12100. Also ebay has several available.This stands for 12volts 10amp hours. Mine has 12V 10AH/20HR. The battery takes a constant voltage charge with initial current less than 3.0 amps. My charger is a 12V 500ma (0.5 amp) with the center of the plug positive (+). Any 12 volt DC charger less than 3 amps should be ok. Obviously a 1 amp charger will charge it quicker than a .5 amp will.

Sun, 03 Jul 2011 19:23:47 +0000

I received from my son a Coleman Powermate PMj8960 emergency automobile battery pack with two 12v accessary outlets. I want to know if the battery charger that came with this unit is the proper one. The charger is a Garrity Industries, inc. class 2 power supply. Input: 12vac 60hz 10w. Output: 12vdc 500mA. Center pin positive. Thanks for the help.

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:13:25 +0300

It'll probably work, Richard. The 12 VDC 500 mA center pin positive matches others in this thread, so it should work.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:04:06 +0300

I have had this Coleman Powermate for years and haven't used it much other than for the light. Not used for a couple years and getting it out today of course it is deader than..... Anyway, just plugged it in to try charging. The wall charger is: Model:MD-12500, Input: 120vac 60hz, Output: 12vdc 500ma,
Class 2 Transformer, Center (positive). I haven't looked for a replacement battery as yet but probably will have to or buy a new unit after what I see what this charger will do.

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:05:18 +0300

I had the charger plugged in for approximately 2 hours and the charger is not warmed at all. Wonder if this means the battery doesn't accept charge
or the charger isn't working...guess I have to put a meter on it to see.

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:23:55 +0300

I lost my power cord. How and were can I replace it.

Anastacio Vazquez
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 17:21:26 +0400

anyone tried to revival the battery by putting it in the freezer or open the battery and put epsom salt in it. try revival car battery on youtube, you will see lots of video.

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:55:11 +0300

Sounds crazy, Andrew. ;-) I gotta watch those videos and check out the process. The freezer option is probably worth a try. But you are talking about opening Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries...

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:28:37 +0300 take a look at what this guys is doing, I think add some epsom salt would work better.

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:33:23 +0300

Any auto battery 12v charger will work to recharge a drained battery. Just hook up to the jump start cables with your charger turn the unit "on" and monitor your progress

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:20:57 +0400

Bought a PMJ8960 new from a hardware going out of business. Have charged it twice for over two hours but it won't hold a charge. Any ideas how to get it to work?

Margaret Denton
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 21:58:04 +0400

Hi Margaret. Does the light on the carrying handle come on?

I think the AC adapter provides trickle charging. Try charging it for 8 hours and see if it works.

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:03:01 +0400

Thanks. The light works only when it is plugged in. :) I will try charging it all night and hope that will work. Thanks for the suggestion.

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 05:14:10 +0400

Charged that sucker all night. Ten minutes after unplugging it the light turned on,but the next day the light would not shine!! Any other ideas? Since it has a sealed battery I don't know what to do.

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:38:57 +0400

The internal battery is bad. The only thing you can really do is to take it apart and replace the internal battery. Depends on how much you bought it for and how much you can pay to buy a new one off Amazon or somewhere, it may or may not be worth it.

See the top of this thread for battery replacement.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:27:03 +0400

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