Catalog No. FS18FL
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KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• Charge battery before first use.
• Charger may hum; batteries or charger may become warm while charging.
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y PÓLIZA
DE GARANTÍA. ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE INSTRUCTIVO ANTES
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Cat. Nos. FS18FL
Copyright © 2006 Black & Decker
IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES
WARNING: Read all instructions before operating product. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
1. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1)
battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery.
To reduce the risk of injury, charge only Black & Decker Power Packs. Other
types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
4. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black & Decker may result in a risk
of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord when
7. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise
subjected to damage or stress.
8. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in a risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
a. Two-wire cords can be used with 2-wire or 3-wire extension cords. Only round jacketed
extension cords should be used, and we recommend that they be listed by Underwriters
Laboratories (U.L.). If the extension is to be used outside, the cord must be suitable for
outdoor use. Any cord marked for outdoor use can also be used for indoor work. The
letters "W" or "WA" on the cord jacket indicate that the cord is suitable for outdoor use.
b. An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for
safety, and to prevent loss of power and overheating. The smaller the gauge number of
the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable; that is, 16 gauge has more capacity than
18 gauge. When using more than one extension to make up the total length, be sure
each extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
CHART FOR MINIMUM WIRE SIZE (AWG)OF EXTENSION CORDS
NAMEPLATE RATING AMPS – 0 – 10.0
Total Extension Cord Length (ft)
9. Use only the supplied charger when charging your light. The use of any other charger
could damage the light or create a hazardous condition.
10. Use only one charger when charging.
11. Do not attempt to open the charger. There are no customer serviceable parts inside.
Return to any authorized Black & Decker service center.
12.DO NOT incinerate the light or battery packs even if they are severely damaged or
completely worn out. The batteries can explode in a fire.
13.A small leakage of liquid from the battery cells may occur under extreme usage,
charging or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a failure. However, if the
outer seal is broken and this leakage gets on your skin:
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar.
c. If the battery liquid gets in your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of 10
minutes and seek immediate medical attention. MEDICAL NOTE: The liquid is a
25-35% solution of potassium hydroxide.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FS18FL tool can accept any of the following 18V slide pack batteries and 18V slide pack
chargers seen in the chart below. Please see the individual charger manuals for all safety
and operating instructions.
18V Slide Pack Batteries
18V Firestorm Battery
18V FSXtreme Battery
18V FSXtreme Battery -
18V FSXtreme Battery -
18V Black & Decker Battery
Form No. 5148275-00 REV. 1
Printed in China
18V Slide Pack Chargers
18V Cup Charger
18V Dual Port Charger
18V Radio Charger
18V Three Port Charger
9.6V-18V Fast Charger
9.6V-24V One Hour Charger
9.6V-24V Dual Port One Hour
IMPORTANT CHARGING NOTES
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged when
the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°C). DO NOT charge the battery
pack in an air temperature below +40°F(+4.5°C), or above +105°F (+40.5°C). This is
important and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to touch while charging. This is a
normal condition, and does not indicate a problem.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly — (1) Check power at receptacle by
plugging in a lamp or other appliance. (2) Check to see if receptacle is connected to a
light switch which turns power off when you turn out the lights. (3) Move charger and
battery pack to a location where the surrounding air temperature is approximately
65°F - 75°F (18°- 24°C). (4) If charging problems persist, take or send the tool, battery
pack and charger to your local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged when it does not produce sufficient power on jobs
which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE use under these conditions.
Follow the charging procedures. You may also charge a partially used pack whenever
you desire with no adverse affect on the battery pack.
5. Black & Decker battery packs that are labeled "NiMH" should only be used with chargers
labeled "NiMH" or "NiCd/NiMH."
6. Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged into the power supply, the exposed
charging contacts inside the charger can be shorted by foreign material. Foreign
materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or
any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always
unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity.
Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
7. Do not immerse charger in water or any other liquid.
8. This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mounted position.
followed, including the following:
• Read all the instructions before using the appliance.
• To reduce the risk of injury, close supervision is necessary when an appliance is used near
• Do not use charger outdoors.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not put charger, flashlight and battery pack in water
or other liquid. Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.
• Use only the charger supplied by the manufacturer to recharge.
• Disconnect battery before replacing the lamp. Replace bulb with 5.4W bulb.
To turn the light on, depress the button shown in Fig. 1. To turn it off press the button a
ADJUSTING THE LIGHT BEAM
Turning the lens holder counterclockwise (Fig. 1) adjusts the light beam from spot to flood.
REPLACING THE LIGHT BULB (USE BLACK & DECKER REPLACEMENT BULB)
NOTE: If bulb has been lit, let the light cool for several minutes before changing bulb.
Remove battery before changing bulb.
To replace the light bulb, first unscrew the lens holder as shown in Figure 2. Unscrew the
bulb holder by turning it slightly counterclockwise and pulling it straight out. Remove and
replace the bulb. Reverse above steps to reinstall bulb holder and lens holder.
Flashlight Catalog Number
• Unit will not start.
• Battery will not charge.
For assistance with your product, visit our website www.blackanddecker.com for the
location of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK & DECKER help line at
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool;
never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and
adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized service
centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical replacement parts.
THE RBRC™ SEAL
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation)
Seal on the nickel-cadmium battery (or battery pack) indicates that the costs to
recycle the battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have already been
paid by Black & Decker. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent nickel-cadmium batteries in
the trash or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an
environmentally conscious alternative.
RBRC in cooperation with Black & Decker and other battery users, has established
programs in the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel-
cadmium batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by
returning the spent nickel-cadmium battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center
or to your local retailer for recycling. You may also contact your local recycling center for
information on where to drop off the spent battery, or call 1-800-8-BATTERY
Black & Decker offers a full network of company-owned and authorized service locations
throughout North America. All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained
personnel to provide customers with efficient and reliable power tool service.
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: 1-800-54-HOW TO (544-6986).
FULL TWO-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY (EXCEPT BULBS)
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in material
or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of
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.
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights
and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. Should you have any
questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This
product is not intended for commercial use.
Lampe à faisceau
Lampe à faisceau
On / Off Button
Botón de encendido y
When using electric appliances, basic precautions should always be
Black & Decker Service Replacement Bulb
• Battery not installed properly.
• Battery not charged.
• Battery not inserted into
• Charger not plugged in.
Service Part Number Bulb
• Check battery installation.
• Check battery charging
• Insert battery into charger
• Insert battery into charger
until red LED appears.
• Plug charger into a working
outlet. Refer to "Important
Charging Notes" for more