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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Read and understand all of the safety precautions, warnings and operating instructions in the instruction
manual before operating or maintaining this battery charger.
Most accidents that result from battery charger operation and maintenance are caused by the failure to
observe basic safety rules or precautions. An accident can often be avoided by recognizing a potentially
hazardous situation before it occurs, and by observing appropriate safety procedures.
Basic safety precautions are outlined in the "SAFETY" section of this instruction manual and in the
sections which contain the operation and maintenance instructions.
Hazards that must be avoided to prevent bodily injury or machine damage are identifi ed by WARNINGS on
the battery charger and in this instruction manual.
Never use this battery charger in a manner that has not been specifi cally recommended by HITACHI.

MEANINGS OF SIGNAL WORDS

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situations which, if ignored, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situations which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury, or may cause machine damage.
NOTE emphasizes essential information.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BATTERY
CHARGER
WARNING
Death or serious bodily injury could result
from improper or unsafe use of battery
chargers. To avoid these risks, follow these
basic safety instructions:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
This manual contains important safety and
operating instructions for battery charger Model
UC18YK.
2. Before
using
battery
instructions and cautionary markings on (1)
battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product
using battery.
3.
CAUTION: To reduce risk of injury, charge
only HITACHI rechargeable battery types EB7,
EB9, EB12, EB14, EB18, BCC9, BCC12, BCC14
and BCC18 series. Other type of batteries may
burst causing personal injury and damage.

SAFETY

charger,
read
all
4. Do not expose battery charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or
sold by the battery charger manufacturer may
result in a risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to
persons.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and
cord, pull by plug when disconnecting battery
charger.
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.
extension cord could result in a risk of fi re and
electric shock.
If extension cord must be used make sure:
a. That blades of extension cord are the same
number, size, and shape as those of plug on
battery charger:
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in
good electrical condition; and
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of battery charger as specifi ed in
Table 1.
English
Use
of
improper
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