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Nova Max 400 LED Rechargeable Lantern

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92 Richmond Rd, Keswick SA Mon - Wed: 9am - 5.30pm
Thurs: 9am - 7.30pm
Fri: 9am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
17 Doherty St, Brendale QLD Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Most powerful and brightest lantern in the Primus Nova Max range ideal for home, camping and outdoors
  • Outputs up to an enormous 400 Lumens from its ultra-bright 4 x 1 Watt Nicha LEDs
  • Provides a 3 mode operation with a dimming function
  • Rechargeable with a burn time of 4Hrs on High, 14 Hrs on Low and 48Hrs Flashing
  • Includes both AC and DC chargers
  • Special convex reflector distributes wide even light
  • LED’s cast an even, white light and significantly extend battery life compared to incandescent bulbs
  • Includes a built-in hook on the lantern base for hanging from a limb or inside the tent
  • Features a green “slow flash” LED indicator that helps locate the lantern in darkness
  • Special convex reflector distributes wide even light
  • The ruggedness of the lantern’s rubberised base and handle make it a sturdy and durable addition to your camping gear
  • Circuit protection prevents battery from over charging or discharging
  • Water resistant
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External Dimensions:
12.2L x 12.2W x 16H cm
Packed Dimensions:
16L x 12.2W x 12.2H cm
Light Source:
4 x 1 Watt Nichia White LED's
Input Power:
240V AC | 12V DC
Rechargable Sealed Lead Acid
Battery Charge Time:
15 hrs
Run Time:
High 4 hrs | Low 14 hrs
Weight inc. Batteries:
1.75 kg
Suggested Use:
1 Year
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Dec 31 2017

Bright - a bit too bright!

Would be nice if it went a bit dimmer, as we prefer a lower light level when camping. It's a solidly built lantern, but heavy as there's plenty of lead in the sealed lead acid battery. Battery should be good for 5 years if maintained according to the instructions, and the LED light itself should last approximately forever.

- Yarraville, VIC
Sep 23 2017

Primus Nova Max 400 LED Lantern

I am very happy with the Primus lantern. Light output is quite bright. The price was great and the staff at Snowys were very helpful. Fast freight too.

- 2210
Sep 11 2017

Excellent product backed with excellent service

I now own 2 of these. Snowys has the best price around, half the price our my local camping store. Postage was super quick, Adelaide to Lismore in 3 business days. I'll be buying all of my gear from snowys from now on.

- Lismore
Apr 19 2017

Primus Nova Max 400

Works well, first charge takes some time. We had ours on lowest dimmer setting and lasted 3 nights, sturdy/heavy feel. Good light.
- snowys delivery fast & hassle free on this product

- Frankston
Apr 11 2017

Now I've seen the light even better than I hoped!

It's all good - service, delivery, product. Made my night!

- Benalla.
Feb 15 2017


Nice and sturdy; adjustable brightness very good; when battery runs down, light just goes OFF. That's it! No dimming, just off.

- Kununurra
Nov 11 2016

Good light and bright

Very good light and bright, fantastic service and quick delivery

- West pennant hills
Jun 19 2016

Great product but a little heavy.

Well made with a powerful dimmable light. Surprised by the weight, it has a lead acid battery not modern lithium. I recommend it if weight is not an issue.

May 25 2016

Nova max 400

Great lantern, very bright, used for 3 nights without re-charging.

Would recommend.

Fast delivery.

Jan 15 2016

Primus Nova Max 400 LED rechargable lantern

Excellent lantern which is much safer than using a gas lantern. We first "got caught out" when we lost power during a bad bushfire recently and realized we only had candles. I quickly got on-line and purchased this lantern from Snowy's who gave excellent service - we received the lantern within a couple of days (delivered to our door) and have already used the lantern when we had another power outage this week. The lantern gives excellent light over a good surface area.

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Can I buy a replaement cable and transformer?1 answer

I have lantern only.

- Toukley NSW(2 weeks ago)

G'day Wendy,

Every now and then we can source spare parts for various Primus products. Your best bet might be to give us a buzz on 1300 914 007 and our customer service team will be able to help you out. 

- Snowys(2 weeks ago)

recharging issue1 answer

i havent used my latern in a while. the led is green but when i try to switch on nothing. do the batteries need replacing

- capalaba(1 year ago)

G'day Rob, 

As the Nova Max 400 uses a lead acid battery, because you haven't used it in a while the battery is going to need a little boost. 

We'd recommend charging it for at least 2-3 days, if not a little longer even if the light says it's fully charged as this should bring your battery back up to full strength.

If after that the battery is still giving you trouble, then give us a buzz on 1300 914 007 and we'll try and find another solution. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

How long does it take to charge from new?1 answer

I have had mine brand new on a charger for over 20 hours and it still not charged. I bought it Friday. Does that mean there is something wrong with it?

- Boyd(1 year ago)
Hi Brad, Primus state the recharge time for this lantern to be 15 hours, although of course that could vary depending on the situation. Considering that yours is brand new and has not charged in 20 hours, unfortunately it does sound as though it's probably faulty. I'm sorry that you're having this trouble. Could you please bring the lantern back in to the store for us to look at. We don't have any left in stock at the moment, but we can arrange to exchange it if you're able to wait for some more to come in, or we may have a different lantern that will do the job for you.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Battery3 answers

Can I purchase a replace battery or is it cheaper to buy a new lantern?

- Adelaide(1 year ago)
Hi Charles, I had to look into this for you, and it turns out you can replace the battery. If you open the base (just give it a twist) there are four small phillips head screws that when removed allow access to the battery. It is a standard 6 V battery which we have sold in the past, but a quicker solution would be to check out Battery World or Jaycar, they would be likely to have this in stock.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi, would it be possible to know the type of replacement battery I should have just in case?

- Stirling(1 year ago)
It's a relatively standard 6V 4.5Ah battery Raf, they seem to have different part numbers but usually end in 645 (i,e, XX645). Their appearance is pretty much the same across all makes, being a black box approximately 10 x 5 x 7 cm. Most battery supply places will be able to help you out.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Do you sell replacement LED?1 answer

- MOUNT PLEASANT, SA(2 years ago)
Hi David, you can't and won't need to replace the LED in this lantern. If the LED stops working, then it is more than likely something else that has failed within the lantern. The general life expectancy of an LED is something like 50,000 hours, so if you use it for 4 hours a night, you'll get about 12500 nights of camping in before the LED gives up!
- Snowys(2 years ago)

What type of battery does it have Li ionor led acid?1 answer

- EUDLO, QLD(2 years ago)
It's a sealed lead acid battery in these lanterns Cheryl. Coleman have a new range of Lithium Ion battery powered lanterns, you can find them on our website under 'Rechargeable Lanterns'.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Can this lantern be recharged via a car cigarette lighter connection?1 answer

- Warrnambool(3 years ago)
Hi Lorraine, the Nova Max 400 comes can be charged via 240V AC or through 12V DC delivered via your cars cigarette lighter. Both of these cables are included in the package.
- Snowys(3 years ago)
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