Before Charging; Three-Stage Battery Charging; Maintenance And Care; Protecting The Environment - Black & Decker BC40 Instruction Manual

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necklaces and watches when working with a lead-acid
battery.
f Use the charger for charging a lead-acid battery only.
f Never charge a frozen battery.
f Do not operate the Charger if it has received a sharp
blow, been dropped or otherwise damaged in any way.
f Keep out of reach of children.
f Stop using the Charger if the supply cord damaged.
f Get professional person to have the Charger repaired,
or it would create hazardous conditions to the user.
f Be sure area around the battery is well ventilated
while the battery is being charged.
f Clean the battery terminals for the oxidized layer to
ensure the proper contacts between the terminals and
the charger's clips.

Before Charging

f Making sure the battery charger is disconnected from
the power supply.
f Making sure that the voltage of the battery matches
the rated output of the battery charger by referring to
the vehicle owner's manual.
f Check the polarities of the battery terminals: Positive
for the (+) symbol and negative for the (–) symbol.
Note: If the symbols are indistinguishable,
remember that the positive terminal is the one not
connected to the vehicle chassis.
f Connect the red charge clamp to the positive terminal
of the battery (+) symbol.
f Connect the black charge clamp to the vehicle
chassis, at a safe distance from the battery and the
fuel pipe.
f Never allow battery clips to touch each other.
Charging a 12V Battery
f When charging the vehicle's battery, you should
turn off any lights, audio equipment or other 12V
accessories that are connected to your vehicle's
electrical system.
f Make sure your vehicle is in the park position and
secured by the emergency brake.
Warning! A spark near the battery may cause
an explosion. Follow instructions carefully to
reduce the risk of spark near the battery.
f Powering the charger by inserting the power supply
cable into a standard 220V AC outlet.
f As the battery being charged, the green charging light
flashes.
Caution! If the green charging light turns off
and the red light turns on, immediately
disconnect the battery clips from the battery
terminals.

Three-stage battery charging

Multi-stage charging ensures batteries receive optimum
charging:
1. Current charge
2. Constant charge
3. Float charge
End of charge:
f When fully charged, the green light illuminate
constantly, and the panel will display "FUL". The
recharge time will vary based on the capacity and the
panel will display "FUL" discharge state of the battery.
f Disconnect the power supply cable from the standard
220V AC outlet.
f Disconnect the red charge clamp from the positive
terminal of the battery (+) symbol.
f Disconnect the black charge clamp from the chassis
of the vehicle or from the negative terminal of the
battery (-) symbol.
f Store the battery charger in a dry place.

MAINTENANCE AND CARE

f Clean cords and clamps each time you are finished
using the charger. Wipe off any battery fluid or debris
that might have come in contact with the clamps to
prevent corrosion.
f Store the power and output cable neatly to prevent
damage.
f Occasional cleaning of the battery charger case with
a soft cloth will help protect the finish.
f Always unplug the charger when not in use.
f Keep the charger stored in a cool, dry place.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker
product needs replacement, or if it is of no further
use to you, do not dispose of it with household
waste. Make this product available for separate
collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials. Local regulations may provide for
separate collection of electrical products from the
household, at municipal waste sites or by the
retailer when you purchase a new product.

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