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Adapter runs hot: 145 F on its surface
on August 2, 2012
Another reviewer stated, "I operated a massage and heat cushion continuously for over 6 hours and the adapter did not even get warm!"
More relevantly, it DOES get VERY warm when operating my cooler. Be warned!
I am running my 16-quart Coleman electric cooler using this adapter, before my trip, as a test. The adapter runs HOT! It feels quite hot to the touch, and my infrared thermometer showed 145 degrees F at the warmest spot. The room is about 80 F now, mid afternoon; it is cooler at night.
So, don't get the impression that the adapter easily runs Coleman coolers! Maybe it will be durable enough, but it would last longer if it ran cooler.
Perhaps Coleman changed from an external AC cord to AC plugs in the adapter case itself to make it less likely the adapter will have clothing, etc., piled on top -- because then the adapter would grow hotter yet.