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VECI093DBD
Manual
050205
5/5/05
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iMPORTANT
SAFETY iNSTRUCTiONS
WARNINGS
I. RISK O£ £XPLOSW£
GAS MIXTURES -- WORKING
IN VICINITY OF A LRAD-ACID
BAYT£RY
IS
DANGEROUS.
BATEERIES
G£NERAT£
EXPLOSIVE
GAS£S
DURING
NO£MAL
BAT[ERY
OPERATION.
FOR
THIS
R£ASON,
IT IS OF
UTMOST
IMPORTANC£
THAT
EACH
TIM£
BEFORE
USING
YOUR
CHARGER,
YOU
READ
THIS
MANUAL
AND
FOLLOW
THE
INSTRUCTIONS
£XAC_Y.
2. To reduce
risk of bakery
explosion,
{gRow
these
instru_ions
and
those
published
by
the battery
manufacturer
and
manufaclurer
of any
equipment
you
intend
Io use in
vicinity of battery.
Review
cautionary
markings
on these
products
and
on engine.
3. This equipmer_
employs
parts
(switches,
relays,
etc.) that produce
arcs or sparks.
Therefore,
if used
in a garage
or enclosed
area,
the unit MUST
be placed
not
less
than
18 inches
above
the floor.
Battery Safety
I • Use o_ an attachment not recommended
or sold by the battery charger manufacturer may
resultin
a riskof fire,ele_ric shock, or i_ury to persons¸
R
To reduce
risk o_ damage
_
electdc plug and
cord¸ pull by
plug ralher fl_an cord
when
disconnecRng
charger¸
3
An extension cord should n_
be used unless absolutely necessary¸ Use of an improper extension
cord could resuh in a risk_ ire and eleclric shock, and will void warranty
If an
ex{ens_N
cord
must
be
U_e_,
make
sure:
a that pins on plug of extension cord are the same
number,
size, and shape as those of plug on
charger;
b that extension cord is properly wired and in good
electrical condition; and
c that wire size is AWG#10
(10 gauge) for 100 feet and AWG#8
for di_ances
over 100
feel
4
Do
nol operate
charger
with damaged
cord
or plug
lake to a qualified lechnician _or
replacement
of the plug or cord immediately
6
Do nol operate charger if ithas received a sharp blow, been dropped,
or olherwise damaged
in
any way; take itto a qualified service technician¸
6
Do
not disassemble
charger; take itto a qualified service technician when
service or repaEr Es
required¸ Incorrec_re-assembly may
resull in a riskof elec_ic shock or fire, and will void warranty¸
7
_
reduce risk of electdc shock, unplug charger from outle_before atiem_ing
any maintenance
or
cleaning¸ _rning
off conlrols wilhout unplugging will n_ reduce thisrisk¸
_
Do not expose charger to rain, snow
or use when
wet
Personal Safety
I
Another person should be within range of your voice or close enough
to come
to your aid when
you work near a lead-acid batlery
2
Fresh water and soap should be nearby irlcase battery acid conlac_
skinrclothing, or eyes¸
3
Wear
complete eye pr_ection and clothing protection¸ Avoid touching eyes while working with a
battery Acid, acid particlesor corrosion may
gel into eyes¸ Immediately flood eye wilh cold waler
(Eye Wash
Station)for at lea_ 15 minutes and seek medical atiention immediately
4
Ifbattery acid contacts skin or cl_hing, wash
immediately with soap and water¸ ifredness, pain or
irdladon occurs, seek immediate
medical attention
6
NEVER
smoke
or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of battery or engine¸
6
Be extra cautious to reduce the risk_
dropping a metal tool onto battery This might cause sparks
or shorbcircuilthe bakery or other eleclrical parl, which can cause an explosion¸
7
Remove
personal me_l
ilems such as dngsr bracelels, necklaces and walches
when
working
with
a lead-acid batter_ A lead-acid battery can produce a shoM-circuilcurre_ high enough
to cause a
severe burn¸
8
Use charger for charging a LEAD-ACiD
battery only itis not intended to supply power
to a low
vol_ge
electricalsyslem _her
than in a _arier_rn_or application¸ Do nol use _e
batiery charger
for charging dry-cellbatteriesthat are commonly
used with home
appliances¸ These batteriesmay
bur_ and cause i_ury to persons and damage
properly¸
9
NEVER
ATTEMPT
TO CHARGE
A FROZEN
BATTERY¸
Power
Cord
Safety
Charger should be grounded
to reduce riskof electric shock¸ Charger is_luEpped
with an Am
cord having
equipme_-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug¸ The plug mu_
be plugged inlo a properly in_aIIed
and grounded
110/I
20 voltAC
outlelin accordance
with alllocalcodes and ordinances (see Figure IA)
F12ure
Figure
i
I
GROUNDING
!
_!_,_,
PIN(A)
_
°
i
j
METAL
SCREW
_
If a properly
grounded
outlet
is not Ftvailable,
a temporary
adapter
(like gee adapter
shown
in Figure1
B)
n/ay
be used to connect
this plug
1o a two pole
receptacle
The temporary
adapler
should
be used ONLY
until a properly
grounded
outlet
can
be installed
by a qualified
electrician
DANGER
--
Before
usin_
aN
adapter
as illustrated,
ma_e
certain
that
the
center
screw
of outlet plate
is grGund_.
The green-colored
rigid
ear of tab extending
from
adapler
mus_ be connected
to a propedy
grounded
oufl_t
MAKE
CERTAIN
IT IS GROUNDED
If necess_Ky,
rep]_3ce
original
oLlt]f_ Cover
plate
screw
with a
longer
screw
th_l
will secure
_d_lpler
ground
lab to oudet
cover
plate
and
connect
to grounded
culler
WARNING
N£VE_
alter
AC
cord
Or
pPJ_.
If it
wiR
_ot
fit,
have
a proper
outlet
installed
by
a
quali[ied
electrician.
ImpFoper
con_lection
ma_
result
in an
electric
shock.
Note:
Use
of an adapter
is not allowed
in Canada.
If a grouNdiNg
type
receptacle
is
Not
avai|a_|e,
do
not
use
this
appliance
until
the
proper
gullet
h_s
been
installed
by a qualified
electrician.
Preparing
_o Charge
1
D_termine
voltage
of battery
to be charged
by ref_lring
to the owner's
iTlanual
R
If it is necessary
to remove
hFlite[y
{tom
vehicle
to charge
or to clean
terl[lina]s
aIw_lys
remove
grounded
termin;iI
from
bFttJery firs_
M_ke
sure
all accessories
in the vehicle
are off
so _ls not to
c_use an arc
3
Clean
battery
terminals
Do not allow
corlosion
_o come
in contacl
with
eyes
4
Add
distilled
water
in each
cell
until battery
acid
reaches
level
specified
by batiery
manufacturer
This
helps
purge
excessive
g;is
flolrl
ceils
Do
not
overfill
For
a
b_;Rtery
wi_houl
cell
c_%ps
(maintenance
free),
carefully
_ollow
m_clnufact_rer's
charging
instrucRoris
6
Sludy
_111 bal_ery
n/_lnu_lc_lJrer's
specific
preczlu_ions,
sllch
_ls removing
or not removing
cell caps
while
charging,
and
recommended
rates of charge
0
Area
[lround
b,qtt_ry
should
be well ventilaled
while
b[lt_ery
is being
charged
Gas can be furce{ully
blown
aw_y
by using
a piece
of c;irdboard
or other
nonmetullic
m_tted_Cll as a fan
7
Make
Sure gle
initial
charging
[_lte does not exceed
battery
manufacturer's
requRel[]enl
Charger
Locafion
1
Loc[ltP charger
as far away
flol[1
battery
as cables
permit
2
NEVER
pVice
chargel
directly
above
battely
being
chalged;
gases
from
battery
will
corlode
and
d_l m_lcJe charger
3
NEVER
,%llow bat[ery
acid
Io drip
oil charger
when
reading
gravily
or filling
battery
4
NEVER
operate
charger
in a c[osed-kl
area
or restrict ventilation
in any
way
6
M_Clrkle batteries
musl
be removed
_lnd charged
Oil shore
Do noI set a battery
on top o{ charger
DC
Connection
Precautions
1
Connecl
and
disconnect
DC ouIp_t
clamps
only after
removing
AC cord
{lore electric
oLlIIot
2
Never
allow
clamps
to touch
each
other
3
Attach
clamps
to batlery
chassis
as h/dicat_d
h/ "B,3It_ry
Installed
in V{_hide 'r steps 6 _lnd _, _lnd
Jn "Bakery
Outside
of Vehicle 'r s_eps 2, 4 and
5
Follow
these
steps
wher_
the
battery
is irista_]ed
ir_ a vehicle.
A spark
near
the
battery
may
cause
an
explosion.
To reduce
risk
of
a spatk
near
the
battery:
1
Position
AC
and
DC cords
to reduce
risk of d_c_mage by [mood, door,
or moving
engine
part
R
Stay cle,q[
O[ fan blades,
bert% pulleys
and
other
parls
th_ll can c,3use
k_ury
to persons
3
Check
pohrity
of Dattery
posts
POSITIVE
(P(-)Sr R +) battery
post
usually
has larger
diameter
th_tn
NEGATIVE
(MEG,
N, _ pos_
4
Delermine
which
post
rat battery
is grounded
(connected)
to the
chassis
If NEGATIVE
posl
is
grounded
to chassis
(as in most vehicles),
see 6
If POSITIVE
post is grounded
to the chassis,
see 6
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