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
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.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BATTERY
Death or serious bodily injury could result
from improper or unsafe use of battery
chargers. To avoid these risks, follow these
basic safety instructions:
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
This manual contains important safety and
operating instructions for battery charger Model
instructions and cautionary markings on (1)
battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product
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.
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
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and
cord, pull by plug when disconnecting battery
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
extension cord could result in a risk of ﬁ re and
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
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