product kit boxes, drawers, etc. with loose nails, screws, keys, etc. without battery cap.
Transporting batteries can possibly cause fires if the battery terminals inadvertently come
in contact with conductive materials such as keys, coins, hand tools and the like. The US
Department of Transportation Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit
transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes (i.e. packed in suitcases and carryon
luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected from short circuits. So when transporting
individual batteries, make sure that the battery terminals are protected and well insulated
from materials that could contact them and cause a short circuit."
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Important Safety Instructions
• SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. This manual contains important safety and operating
instructions for BDMVC battery charger.
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) charger, (2)
battery pack, and (3) product using battery pack.
DANGER: 120 volts present at charging terminals. Do not probe with conductive objects.
Danger of electric shock or electrocution.
DANGER: If battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Danger
of electric shock or electrocution.
DANGER: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If the plastic housing of
the battery pack breaks or cracks, return to a service center for recycling.
WARNING: Don't allow any liquid to get inside charger. Electric shock may result.
CAUTION: To reduce risk of injury, charge only Black & Decker rechargeable batteries.
Other types of batteries may burst, causing personal injury and damage.
• To facilitate the cooling of the battery pack after use, avoid placing the charger or battery
pack in a warm environment such as in a metal shed, or an uninsulated trailer.
• Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
• Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black & Decker may result in risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
• This charger is not intended for any uses other than charging Black & Decker rechargeable
batteries. Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
• To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord when
• Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise
subjected to damage or stress.
• An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in a risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
a. Two-wire cords can be used with 2-wire or 3-wire extension cords. Only round
jacketed extension cords should be used, and we recommend that they be listed by
Underwriters Laboratories (U.L.). If the extension is to be used outside, the cord must
be suitable for outdoor use. Any cord marked for outdoor use can also be used for
indoor work. The letters "W" or "WA" on the cord jacket indicate that the cord is suitable
for outdoor use.
b. An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for
safety, and to prevent loss of power and overheating. The smaller the gauge number of
the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable; that is, 16 gauge has more capacity than
18 gauge. When using more than one extension to make up the total length, be sure
each extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AWG SIZE FOR EXTENSION CORDS
Total Extension Cord Length (feet)
• The charger is ventilated through slots in the housing. Do not place any object on top of
charger or place the charger on a soft surface that might block the ventilation slots and
result in excessive internal heat. Place the charger in a position away from any heat source.
• Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug — have them replaced immediately.
• Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise
damaged in any way; take it to an authorized service center.
• Do not disassemble charger; take it to an authorized service center when service or repair
is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in risk of electric shock, electrocution or fire.
• The charger is designed to operate on standard 120 VAC, 60Hz household electrical
power. Do not attempt to use it on any other voltage.
• To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger from outlet before attempting any cleaning.
Removing the battery pack will not reduce this risk.
• NEVER attempt to connect 2 chargers together.
• DO NOT store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the temperature may
reach or exceed 105°F (such as outside sheds or metal buildings in summer).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Your charger is designed to use standard 120 volt AC, 60 Hz power. Do not use DC or any
other voltage. Charge time is 90 to 120 minutes depending on battery pack type and condition.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger (Fig. A) . Be sure the pack is fully
seated in the charger. The red (charging) light will blink continuously indicating
that the charging process has started.
3. The completion of charge will be indicated by the red light remaining ON
continuously. The pack is fully charged and may be used at this time or left in
These chargers are designed to detect certain problems that can arise with battery packs
which would be indicated by the red light flashing at a fast rate. If this occurs, re-insert
battery pack. If problem persists, try a different battery pack to determine if the charger is OK. If
the new pack charges correctly, then the original pack is defective and should be returned to a
service center for recycling. If the new battery pack gives the same trouble indication as the
original, have charger tested at an authorized service center.
Wall Mounting (Figure B)
A hole is provided in the center of the
charger for mounting on a vertical surface.
Leaving the Battery Pack in the Charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the red light glowing indefinitely. The
charger will keep the battery pack fresh and fully charged.
NOTE: A battery pack will slowly lose its charge when kept out of the charger. If the battery
pack has not been kept on maintenance charge, it may need to be recharged before use. A
battery pack may also slowly lose its charge if left in a charger that is not plugged into an
appropriate AC source.
Important Charging Notes
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged when
the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°C). DO NOT charge the battery
pack in an air temperature below +40°F(+4.5°C), or above +105°F (+40.5°C). This is
important and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to touch while charging. This is a
normal condition, and does not indicate a problem.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly — (1) Check power at receptacle by
plugging in a lamp or other appliance. (2) Check to see if receptacle is connected to a
light switch which turns power off when you turn out the lights. (3) Move charger and
battery pack to a location where the surrounding air temperature is approximately
65°F - 75°F (18°- 24°C). (4) If charging problems persist, take or send the tool, battery
pack and charger to your local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged when it does not produce sufficient power on jobs
which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE use under these conditions.
Follow the charging procedures. You may also charge a partially used pack whenever
you desire with no adverse affect on the battery pack.
5. Black & Decker battery packs that are labeled "NiMH" should only be used with chargers
labeled "NiMH" or "NiCd/NiMH."
6. Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged into the power supply, the exposed
charging contacts inside the charger can be shorted by foreign material. Foreign
materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or
any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always
unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity.
Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
7. Do not immerse charger in water or any other liquid.
Variable Speed Trigger Switch (Fig. 1)
To turn the tool on, squeeze the trigger switch. To turn the tool off, release the trigger switch.
Your tool is equipped with a brake. The chuck will stop as soon as the trigger switch is fully
released. The variable speed switch enables you to select the best speed for a particular
application. The more you squeeze the trigger, the faster the tool will operate. Use lower
speeds for starting holes without a center punch, drilling in metals or plastics, or driving
screws. For maximum tool life, use variable speed only for starting holes or fasteners.
NOTE: Continuous use in variable speed range is not recommended. It may damage the
switch and should be avoided.
Forward/Reverse Control Button (FIG. 1)
A forward/reverse control button determines the direction of the tool and also serves as a
lock off button. To select forward rotation, release the trigger switch and depress the
forward/reverse control button on the right side of the tool. To select reverse, depress the
forward/reverse control button on the left side of the tool. The center position of the control
button locks the tool in the off position. When changing the position of the control button, be
sure the trigger is released.
Quick Release Chuck – (FIG. 2)
NOTE: The chuck accepts 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) hex accessories only.
Place the switch in the locked off (center) position or remove battery pack before changing
To install an accessory, pull the chuck collar away from the front of the tool, insert the
accessory, and release the collar. The accessory is locked in place.
To remove an accessory, pull the chuck collar away from the front of the tool, remove the
accessory and release the collar.
• Unit will not start.
• Battery will not charge.
For assistance with your product, visit our website www.blackanddecker.com for the loca-
tion of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK & DECKER help line at
With the motor running, blow dirt and dust out of all air vents with dry air. Wear safety
glasses when performing this procedure. Exterior plastic parts may be cleaned with a damp
cloth and mild detergent. Although these parts are highly solvent resistant, NEVER use
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and
adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized
service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical replacement
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or
authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call:
CAUTION: Use only impact sockets. Non-impact sockets may break and cause a
hazardous condition. Inspect sockets prior to use to ensure that it
contains no cracks.
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation)
Seal on the nickel-cadmium battery (or battery pack) indicates that the costs to
recycle the battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have already been paid by
Black & Decker. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent nickel-cadmium batteries in the
trash or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally
RBRC in cooperation with Black & Decker and other battery users, has established
programs in the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel-
cadmium batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by
returning the spent nickel-cadmium battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center
or to your local retailer for recycling. You may also contact your local recycling center for
information on where to drop off the spent battery, or call 1-800-8-BATTERY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• Battery not installed properly.
• Battery not charged.
• Battery not inserted into charger.
• Charger not plugged in.
• Surrounding air temperature
too hot or too cold.
The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could
• Check battery installation.
• Check battery charging
• Insert battery into charger
until red LED appears.
• Plug charger into a working
outlet. Refer to "Important
Charging Notes" for more
• Check current at receptacle
by plugging in a lamp or other
• Check to see if receptacle is
connected to a light switch
which turns power off when
you turn out the lights.
• Move charger and tool to a
surrounding air temperature
of above 40 degree F(4,5°C)
or below 105 degree F