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Electrical Safety - Black & Decker STC1820P Instruction Manual


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Read the instruction manual
before use.

Electrical safety

Your charger is double insu-
lated; therefore no earth wire is
required. Always check that the
mains voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate. Never
attempt to replace the charger
unit with a regular mains plug.
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.
Labels on appliance
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance
along with the date code:
Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating
this appliance.
Wear suitable ear protectors when operating this
Always remove the battery from the appliance
before performing any cleaning or maintenance .
Beware of flying objects. Keep bystanders away
from the cutting area.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
(Original instructions)
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. Trigger
2. Lock off button
3. Handle
4. Speed control switch
5. Auxiliary handle
6. Height adjust collar
7. Flip to edge collar
8. Trimmer head
9. Edge wheel
10. Guard
11. Spool housing
12. Battery
Charging the battery (Fig. A)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were
easily done before.
The battery may become warm while charging; this is normal
and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging tem-
perature: approx. 24 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell tempera-
ture is below approximately 10 °C or above 40 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger
will begin to charge automatically when the cell temperature
warms up or cools down.
Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting
the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack into the charger.
The green LED will flash indicating that the battery is being
The completion of charge is indicated by the green LED
remaining on continuously. The pack is fully charged and
may be used at this time or left in the charger
Recharge discharged batteries as soon as pos-
sible after use or battery life may be greatly diminished.
Charger diagnostics
This charger is designed to detect certain problems that can
arise with the battery packs or the power source. Problems
are indicated by one LED flashing in different patterns.

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