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Black & decker 300 amp jump-starter instruction manual
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2.Charge until one red, two yellow and one green LED Battery Status Indicators light or flash.
3.Once fully charged, disconnect the extension cord.
The unit cannot be overcharged using the AC method.
This Jump-Starter is equipped with an ON/OFF Power Switch. Once the connections are properly made, turn the
switch ON to jump-start the vehicle.
1.Turn OFF vehicle ignition and all accessories (radio, A/C, lights, connected cell phone chargers, etc.). Place
vehicle in "park" and set the emergency brake.
2.Make sure the Jump-Starter Power Switch is turned to OFF.
3.Remove jumper clamps from clamp tabs. Connect the red clamp first, then the black clamp.
4.Procedure for jump-starting a NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM (negative battery terminal is connected to chassis)
4a.Connect positive (+) red clamp to vehicle battery's positive terminal.
4b.Connect negative (–) black clamp to chassis or a solid, non-moving, metal vehicle component or body
part. Never clamp directly to negative battery terminal or moving part. Refer to the automobile owner's
5.Procedure for jump-starting POSITIVE GROUND SYSTEMS
In the rare event that the vehicle to be started has a Positive Grounded System (positive battery terminal is
connected to chassis), replace steps 4a and 4b above with steps 5a and 5b, then proceed to step 6.
5a.Connect negative (–) black clamp to vehicle battery's negative terminal.
5b.Connect positive (+) red clamp to vehicle chassis or a solid, non-moving, metal vehicle component or body
part. Never clamp directly to Positive battery terminal or moving part. Refer to the automobile owner's
6.When clamps are connected properly, turn the Jump-Starter Power Switch to ON.
7.Turn ON the ignition and crank the engine in 5-6 second bursts until engine starts.
8.Turn the Jump-Starter Power Switch back to the OFF position.
9.Disconnect the negative (–) engine or chassis clamp first, then disconnect the positive (+) battery clamp.
• If the connections to the battery's positive and negative terminals are incorrect, the Reverse Polarity Indicator
will light (red) and the unit will sound a beep. Disconnect clamps and reconnect to battery with correct polarity.
• If vehicle fails to start, turn OFF the ignition, turn OFF the Jump-Starter Power Switch, disconnect the jump-start
system's leads and contact a qualified technician to investigate why the engine did not start.
• Recharge this unit fully after each use.
• Jump-Starter Power Switch should be off prior to jump-starting.
• This power system is to be used ONLY on vehicles with 12 volt DC battery systems.
• Never touch red and black clamps together — this can cause dangerous sparks, power arcing, and/or explosion.
• Vehicles that have on-board computerized systems may be damaged if vehicle battery is jump-started. Before
jump-starting this type of vehicle, read the vehicle manual to confirm that external-starting assistance is advised.
• Excessive engine cranking can damage the vehicle's starter motor. If the engine fails to start after the
recommended number of attempts, discontinue jump-start procedure and look for other problems that need to
be corrected.
• After use, turn the Jump-Starter Power Switch OFF.
• Replace worn or defective parts immediately — contact the Customer Service Department toll free
1.Push the USB Power Port On Pushbutton to turn the USB Port ON.
2.Plug the USB-powered device into the inverter's USB Charging Port and operate normally.
This unit's USB Power Port does not support data communication. It only provides 5 volts/500mA DC power to an
external USB-powered device.
Make sure the USB Charging Port ON/OFF Pushbutton is in the OFF position when the unit is being recharged or stored.
Some household USB-powered electronics will not operate with this unit.
The area light is controlled by the Area Light Power Switch on the front panel of the unit. Make sure the lamp is
turned OFF when the unit is being recharged or stored.
Battery Replacement/Disposal
It is recommended that the unit be returned to manufacturer for battery replacement. Contact Customer Service,
toll-free, at 1-800-544-6986.
12:44 PM
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Battery Disposal
Contains a maintenance-free, sealed, non-spillable, lead acid battery, which must be
disposed of properly. Recycling is required — contact your local authority for
information. Failure to comply with local, state and federal regulations can result in fines
or imprisonment. For more information on recycling this battery, call toll-free 1-800-544-6986.
Do not dispose of this unit in fire as batteries inside this product may explode or leak.
Do not expose the unit containing a battery to fire or intense heat as it may explode.
Before disposing of the battery, protect exposed terminals with heavy-duty electrical tape to prevent shorting
(shorting can result in injury or fire).


Unit Fails to Jump-Start
• Make sure unit's power switch is in the ON position.
• Check that Jump-Starter has a full charge. Recharge unit if necessary.
• Make sure a proper polarity cable connection has been established.
• Leave charger plugged in and keep unit on charge for 24-48 hours.
USB Power Port will not power
• Make sure the
• Check that Jump-Starter has a full charge. Recharge unit if necessary.
LED Area Light Does Not Come On • Make sure the LED Area Light ON/OFF button is in the ON position
• Check that Jump-Starter has a full charge. Recharge unit if necessary.
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: 1-800-544-6986.
WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be hazardous.
All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers with efficient and
reliable power tool service. Whether you need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory replacement parts,
contact the Black & Decker location nearest you. To find your local service location, refer to the yellow page
directory under "Tools—Electric" or call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in material or workmanship.
The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways.
The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased
(provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time period of the retailer's
policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with
the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or authorized Service
Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black & Decker owned and
authorized Service Centers are listed under "Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory and on our
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other
rights which vary from state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions, contact the
manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are missing, call 1-800-544-6986
for a free replacement.


Boost Ampere:
300 instantaneous cranking amps
Battery Type:
Sealed, high energy density, AGM, lead-acid, rechargeable,
maintenance-free, 12 volt DC
Area Light:
Light Emitting Diode (LED)
USB Charging Port Output:
5 volts DC 500 mA
Booster Cables:
#6 AWG cables with 300 Amps heavy duty clamps
Imported by
Vector Products Inc.,
701 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286 U.S.A.
USB Charging Port ON/OFF Pushbutton
is in the ON position.
See 'Tools-Electric'
– Yellow Pages –
for Service & Sales

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