Electrical Grounding Instructions; Pre-Start Procedures; Cleaning And Maintenance - Black & Decker BD 55/6 Instruction Manual For Owner's Use

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The compressor is designed for generating compressed air for tools
operated by compressed air.
Please note that our equipment has not been designed for use
in commercial, trade or industrial applications. Our warranty will
be voided if the machine is used in commercial, trade or industrial
businesses or for equivalent purposes.
The machine is to be used only for its prescribed purpose. Any other
use is deemed to be a case of misuse. The user/operator and not
the manufacturer will be liable for any damage or injuries of any kind
caused as a result of this.


This product should be electrically grounded. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock
by providing an escape wire for electrical current. This product is
equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with an appropriate
grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is
properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
4.1 Connection of the mains plug
The wires in the mains lead fitted to this product are coloured in
accordance with the code shown in fig. 4.
● This product is double insulated and therefore does not require a
connection to earth.
● The 3 pin plug must comply to BS1363/A.
● Fuse must comply to BS1362.
If for any reason the 13 amp plug fitted to this product requires
replacement it must be wired in accordance with the following instruction:
Do not connect the brown (live) or blue (neutral) to the earth pin marked
on the 3 pin plug.
Connect the Blue wire to the terminal marked Neutral (N). Connect
the Brown wire to the terminal marked Live (L). Ensure that the outer
insulation is gripped by the cord grip and that the wires are not trapped
when replacing the plug cover. The mains lead on this product is fitted
with a 13 amp (BS1363/A) plug. A 13 amp (BS1362) fuse must be
fitted in the plug.
If in doubt consult a qualified electrician
There are no user serviceable parts inside this product except those
referred to in the manual. Always refer servicing to qualified service
personnel. Never remove any part of the casing unless qualified to do
so; this unit contains dangerous voltages.
For your protection if this product is to be used outdoors it should not
be exposed to rain or used in damp locations. Do not place the product
on damp surfaces, use a workbench if available. For added protection
use a suitable residual current device (R.C.D.) at the socket outlet.
If the mains cable requires replacing it must be replaced with
an identical one and fitted by a qualified person.


● Examine the machine for signs of transport damage. Report any
damage immediately to the company which delivered the compressor.
● Verify that the tanks have been drained and are clear of any
moisture or dirt.
● The compressor should be set up near the working consumer.
● Avoid long air lines and long supply lines (extensions).
● Make sure the intake air is dry and dust-free.
● Do not set up the compressor in damp or wet rooms.
● The compressor may only be used in suitable rooms (with good
ventilation and an ambient temperature from +5°C to +40°C). There
must be no dust, acids, vapours, explosive gases or inflammable
gases in the room.
● The compressor is designed to be used in dry rooms. It is
prohibited to use the compressor in areas where work is conducted
with sprayed water.
6.1 Start-Up Procedures
1. Verify that the On/Off switch is in the Off position.
2. Verify that the tank air pressure is at 0 PSI.
3. Attach the air hose to the discharge line.
4. Plug the unit into a properly grounded outlet.
5. Push the On/Off switch to On. The On/Off switch will light-up to
indicate the compressor is on. The compressor will automatically
cycle on and off to keep the tank pressure maintained .
6. Adjust the pressure regulator to the proper pressure setting
required for the air tool.
6.2 Shut-Off Procedures
1. Push in the On/Off switch to the Off position.


Pull the power plug before doing any cleaning and maintenance
work on the appliance.
Wait until the compressor has completely cooled down. Risk of
Always depressurize the tank before carrying out any cleaning
and maintenance work.
7.1 Cleaning
● Keep the safety devices free of dirt and dust as far as possible. Wipe
the equipment with a clean cloth or blow it with compressed air at
low pressure.
● We recommend that you clean the appliance immediately after you
use it.
● Clean the appliance regularly with a damp cloth and some soft soap.
Do not use cleaning agents or solvents; these may be aggressive to
the plastic parts in the appliance. Ensure that no water can get into
the interior of the appliance.
● You must disconnect the hose and any spraying tools from the
compressor before cleaning. Do not clean the compressor with
water, solvents or the like.
7.2 Draining tank
The condensation water must be drained off each day by opening the
drain valve (ref. D) (on the bottom of the pressure vessel) (fig. 2).
1. Verify that the compressor is turned Off.
2. Holding the handle, tilt the compressor toward the drain valve so
that it's set in a lower position.
3. Open gently the drain valve.
4. Keep the compressor tilted until all moisture has been removed.
5. Close the drain valve.
contain residual oil. Dispose of the condensation water in an
environmentally compatible manner at the appropriate collection
7.3 Safety valve (ref. F)
The safety valve has been set for the highest permitted pressure of the
pressure vessel. It is prohibited to adjust the safety valve or remove its
seal. Actuate the safety valve from time to time to ensure that it works
when required. Pull the ring with sufficient force (fig. 3) until you can
hear the compressed air being released. Then release the ring again.
7.4 Storage
Pull the mains plug out of the socket and ventilate the appliance
and all connected pneumatic tools.
Switch off the compressor and make sure that it is secured in
such a way that it cannot be started up again by any unauthorized

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