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Additional Safety Instructions For Batteries And Chargers; Important Safety Information - Black & Decker BC40 Instruction Manual


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f This system is not designed to be used as a
replacement for a vehicular battery. Do not attempt to
operate a vehicle that does not have a battery installed.
f Excessive engine cranking can damage a vehicle's
starter motor. If the engine fails to start after the
recommended number of attempts, discontinue jump-
start procedures and look for other problems that may
need to be corrected.
f Do not use this jump-starter on a watercraft. It is not
qualified for marine applications.
f Although this unit contains a non-spillable battery,
it is recommended that unit be kept upright during
storage, use and recharging. To avoid possible
damage that may shorten the unit's working life,
protect it from direct sunlight, direct heat and/or
f Read And Understand This Instruction Manual Before
Using This Unit.
f Never attempt to open for any reason.
f Do not expose the battery to water.
f Do not expose the battery to heat.
f Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
f Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C
and 40 °C.
f Charge only using the charger provided with the
f When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions
given in the section "Protecting the environment".
f Do not damage/deform the battery pack either by
puncture or impact, as this may create a risk of injury
and fire.
f Do not charge damaged batteries.
f Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the batteries:
a) Carefully wipe the liquid off using a cloth.
Avoid skin contact.
b) In case of skin or eye contact, follow the
instructions below.
Warning! The battery fluid may cause personal injury or
damage to property. In case of skin contact, immediately
rinse with water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs
seek medical attention. In case of eye contact, rinse
immediately with clean water and seek medical attention.
Your charger has been designed for a specific voltage.
Always check that the mains voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate.
Warning! Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
f Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge
the battery in the appliance/tool with which it was
supplied. Other batteries could burst, causing
personal injury and damage.
f Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
f If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker
Service Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
f Do not expose the charger to water.
f Do not open the charger.
f Do not probe the charger.
f The appliance/tool/battery must be placed in a well
ventilated area when charging.
Keep away from WATER, FIRE, SMOKE!
Important: Before using your High Automatic
and Manual Control Smart Charger, please read and
understand this user's manual. Any misoperation or
misusing may damage the equipment or create hazardous
conditions to the user.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
NOTE: These notes describe an important action item
or an item that you must pay attention to.
The 4/10/20/40A high Automatic and Manual Control Smart
Charger which is a part of a family of modern design. It is
designed to charge 12V rechargeable lead-acid batteries
with various types of capacity.
The Charger includes the automatic protection features to
ensure safety as: short circuit protection, reverse polarity
protection, over-heating shut off, battery recondition.
The three-mode charge protects the battery from being
damaged and prolongs its use life. The digital display
indicators will directly display the current status of the unit.
It has been tested be in line with the requirement of the FCC
This manual will explain how to use the charger safely and
effectively. Please read and follow these instructions and
precautions carefully.


Misusing or incorrectly connecting the 4/10/20/40A Portable
Digital Display Battery Charger may damage the equipment
or create hazardous condition for users. Read the following
safety instructions and pay special attention to all Caution
and Warning statement in the guide.
Failure to follow these safety guidelines will result in
personal injury and/or the damage to the unit. It may
also void the warranty.

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