WALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286
(MAR06) Form No. 640149-00
The following are trademarks for one or more D
"D" shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array of
lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.
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WARNING! Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instruc-
tions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
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Important Safety Instructions for Battery Chargers
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains important safety instructions for battery
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on charger, battery pack,
and product using battery pack.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger.
CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge only D
types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
CAUTION: Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged in to the power supply, 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.
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any chargers other than the ones in
this manual. The charger and battery pack are specifically designed to work together.
• These chargers are not intended for any uses other than charging D
able batteries. Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
• Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
• Pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting charger. This will reduce risk of
damage to electric plug and cord.
• Make sure that cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or other-
wise subjected to damage or stress.
• Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in risk of fire, electric shock, or electrocution.
• An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for
safety. 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 individual extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
Recommended Minimum Wire Size for Extension Cords
Total Length of Cord
Wire Size AWG
• 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 charg-
er in a position away from any heat source. The charger is ventilated through slots in the top
and the bottom of the housing.
• Do not mount charger on wall or permanently affix charger to any surface. The
charger is intended to use on a flat, stable surface (i.e., table top, bench top).
• 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 a risk of electric shock, electrocution
• Disconnect the charger from the outlet before attempting any cleaning. This will
reduce the risk of electric shock. Removing the battery pack will not reduce this risk.
• NEVER attempt to connect 2 chargers together.
• The charger is designed to operate on standard household electrical power (120
Volts). Do not attempt to use it on any other voltage.
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WALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme; the
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The DC9000 charger is designed to charge D
charger requires no adjustment and is designed to be as easy as possible to operate. Simply
place your battery pack into the receptacle of a plugged in charger and it will automatically
charge the pack.
Important Safety Instruction for Battery Packs
WARNING: For safe operation, read this manual and manuals originally supplied with tool
before using the charger.
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to include catalog number and voltage.
Consult the chart on the last page of this manual for compatibility of chargers and battery packs.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack and
charger, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging procedures outlined.
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is completely
worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials are created
when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
• Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the charger may
ignite the dust or fumes.
• If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area with mild
soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for
15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery electrolyte is
composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
• Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory irritation. Provide fresh air. If
symptoms persists, seek medical attention
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
• Charge the battery packs only in D
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the temperature may
reach or exceed 105°F (40˚) (such as outside sheds or metal buildings in summer).
WARNING: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If battery pack case is
cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do
not use a battery pack or charger that has received a sharp blow, been dropped, run over or
damaged in any way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on). Damaged
battery packs should be returned to service center for recycling.
CAUTION: When not in use, place tool on its side on a stable surface where it will not
cause a tripping or falling hazard. Some tools with large battery packs will stand upright on
the battery pack but may be easily knocked over.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can contact
exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place battery in aprons, pockets, tool boxes,
product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws, keys, etc. Transporting batteries can
possibly cause fires if the battery terminals inadvertently come in contact with conduc-
tive 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 carry-on 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.
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the
lithium ion 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
RBRC™ in cooperation with D
programs in the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent
lithium ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning
the spent lithium ion battery to an authorized D
recycling. You may also contact your local recycling center for information on where to drop off
the spent battery.
RBRC™ is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
Your battery pack requires a 1 hour D
before using your charger. Consult the chart on the back of this manual for compatibility of
chargers and battery packs.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger. The charger is equipped with a three-light fuel gauge
that will blink according to the state of charge of the battery pack.
3. The completion of charge is indicated by the three red lights remaining ON continuously. The
pack is fully charged and may be used at this time or left on the charger.
This charger is designed to detect certain problems that can arise with the battery packs or the
charger. Problems are indicated by the three red lights flashing together in different patterns.
When the charger is used with some portable power sources such as generators or sources that
convert DC to AC, the charger may temporarily suspend operation. The three red lights will flash
together with two fast blinks followed by a pause. This indicates that the power souce is out
The charger can detect a weak or damaged battery. The three red lights will flash together with
rapid blinking. The battery will no longer charge and should be returned to a service center or
a collection site for recycling.
The charger will detect if it is not functioning properly. The three red lights will flash together with
one fast blink followed by a long blink. The charger will no longer work and should be
returned to an authorized service center or replaced.
LEAVING THE BATTERY IN THE CHARGER
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the red lights glowing indefinitely. The
charger will keep the battery pack fresh and fully charged. This charger features an automatic
tune-up mode which equals or balances the individual cells in the battery pack to allow it to func-
tion at peak capacity. Battery packs should be tuned up weekly or whenever the battery no
longer delivers the same amount of work. To use the automatic tune-up mode, place the battery
pack in the charger and leave it for at least 8 hours.
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. 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.
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WALT battery packs in approximately 1 hour. This
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WALT and other battery users, has established
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