Troubleshooting; Specifications; Care And Maintenance; Service Information - Black & Decker BC40EWB Instruction Manual

40 amp fully automatic battery charger with 110 amp engine start
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Standby Mode
Always place the unit in Standby Mode before disconnecting the AC cord and clamps (see individual functions for directions).
Placing the unit in Standby Mode does NOT turn the unit off. If left connected to a battery in Standby Mode, the unit will
automatically turn on again in approximately 1 minute. The AC cord and clamps must be disconnected to turn the unit off.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Fault Conditions
If there is a problem with the connections or battery, the LCD will display the appropriate fault condition message, as follows:
Fault Message
E x p l a n a t i o n / R e c o m m e n d a t i o n
REVERSE POLARITY (displays and the
The connections to the battery 's positive and negative terminals are incorrect.
unit beeps once)
O b s e rvi n g the "Important Safety Instructions" at the front of this manual,
disconnect AC cord and clamps and reconnect to battery with correct polarity.
INTERNAL OPEN CELL OR SULFAT E D
The battery being charged either has an internal open cell or is highly sulfated and
C O N D I T I O N
cannot accept normal charge current.
• Follow the steps in "Reconditioning the Battery" to recondition the battery.
• If the situation persists after reconditioning, we recommend taking your battery
to a certified automotive service center for evaluation
INTERNAL SHORTED CELL BAT T E RY
The battery being charged has an internal shorted cell and cannot accept normal
charge current. We recommend taking your battery to a certified automotive
s e rvice center for evaluation.
O V E R H E AT CONDITION
The ventilation grill that prevents the air from flowing in and out of the charger
may be blocked.
• O b s e rving the "Important Safety Instructions" at the front of this manual,
disconnect AC cord and clamps, allow the unit to cool for 30 minutes and
r e c o n n e c t .
• Make sure there is ample ventilation before resuming operation.
NO BAT T E RY CONNECTED
When this message appears, the most common cause is poor connection to
b a t t e ry.
• O b s e rving the "Important Safety Instructions" at the front of this manual,
disconnect AC cord and clamps, clean battery terminal and reconnect.
• If the situation persists, we recommend taking your battery to a certified
automotive service center for evaluation.
Charging a Very Cold Battery
If the battery to be charged is very cold (in temperatures below freezing — 0°C/ 32°F), it cannot accept a high rate of charge.
The battery will accept a higher charge rate as it warms. NEVER ATTEMPT TO CHARGE A FROZEN BAT T E RY.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

With proper care and minimal maintenance, the 40 Amp Automatic Battery Charger will provide years of dependable service. For
maximum performance, manufacturer recommends:
• After each use, clean the battery charger clamps — be sure to remove any battery fluid that will cause corrosion of the
c l a m p s .
• Clean the outside case of the charger with a soft cloth and, if necessary, mild soap solution.
• Do not allow liquid to enter the charger. Do not operate when charger is wet.
• Keep the charger cords loosely coiled during storage to prevent damage to the cords.
WARNINGS:
• Do not use charger if cords or clamps have been damaged in any way — call Technical Support toll-free at 1-800-544-6986.
• There are no user- s e rviceable parts in this unit.
• Do not open the unit. In the event of malfunction, it must be returned to manufacturer for professional testing and repair.
Opening the unit will void the manufacturer's warranty.
ACCESSORIES
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or authorized service center. If you need
assistance regarding accessories, please call: 1-800-544-6986.
WA R N I N G : The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be hazardous.

SERVICE INFORMATION

All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers with efficient and reliable power tool
s e rvice. Whether you need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location
nearest you. To find your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory under "Tools—Electric" or call: 1 - 8 0 0 - 5 4 4 -
6 9 8 6 or visit w w w. b l a c k a n d d e c k e r. c o m.
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FULL FIVE-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for five years against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective
product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways.
The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased (provided that
the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time period of the retailer's policy for exchanges (usually
30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific return policy
regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for repair or
replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed
under "Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory and on our websi t e www. b l a c k a n d d e c k e r. c o m .
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which
v a ry from state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black &
Decker Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free
r e p l a c e m e n t .

SPECIFICATIONS

I n p u t :
120V AC, 60 Hz, 785 Watts Continuous
120V AC, 60 Hz, 1500 Watts Engine Start
O u t p u t :
12V DC, 40 Amps Continuous
110 Amp Engine Start, 5 Seconds on, 5 minutes off
Imported by
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.,
701 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286 U.S.A.
RD022908
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