Coleman CPX 6 Rechargeable Power Cartridge
Could be better
We have 3 of these batteries. One for the lantern, mattress inflation/blower and one for the tent fan. They work great for the lantern and blower, however it only lasts about 3 hours in the fan.
July 27, 2013
This is a money saver. If you have any of the CPX products, then you need this if you plan on using them a lot. I have the fan and airbed pump and this will save me a lot of money. I actually own two of these. I use them both in my fans that I keep in my tent. I have a fairly large tent, 14x10 foot, so there is a lot of room inside it. These rechargeable power cartidges should save me a lot of money. Being able to charge this in a vehicle is a big advantage
June 6, 2011
About to buy my 3rd...
I'm about to buy my 3rd battery pack in 3 years. This isn't because I have a ton of CPX6 products. It's because these packs die after less than a year.
We go camping every June and love our CPX6 Lantern. When we get back home, we charge the battery pack and put all of our camping gear away until next year. I have yet to have a CPX6 pack work after pulling it out of our closet the next year. We'll install it in the lantern and hit the power button and nothing. We'll pull it back out and plug it into the charger. Instant green LED signifying fully charged.
My wife and I have talked about using the D battery cartridge, but we like the idea of being able to charge the CPX6 pack in the car during the day, and having a fresh charge every night. It's too bad we get less than a weeks use out of the battery before needing to drop it off for recycling and buying a new pack.
May 12, 2014
the charger sounded like a cool idea. I could switch it out between the mattress pump and the ceiling fan. I charged it for 24 hours. I pumped up my mattress - amazingly fast! Then I installed it in the fan. The charge lasted through the night. That was it. I installed 4 Durecel D batteries and it lasted the remaining 2 nights and had juice remaining.
August 16, 2012