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Troubleshooting - Black & Decker VEC1093DBD User Manual

Fully automatic electronic smart battery charger
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Display
Indications/Common
Problems/Possible
Solutions
No Far.lions
• Check and make sure the charger is plugged
into a live 1 ! 0/! 20 volt AC outlet,
• Follow the steps outlined
in the Operating
Instructions section.
F01 -- Internal
Shorted
Celt Battery
If the battery
being
charged
has an internal shorted
cell, tile F01 wil! show, We
recommend taking your battery to a certified
automotive
service center for evaluation.
F02
--
Bad Battery
Connection
or Battery
Voltage
Too Low
to Accept
Charge
When
F02 appears,
the most common cause is poor connectior_ to battery,
- Follow the steps outlined
in "Important
Safety Instructions"
at the front of this manual
to disconnect
AC cord and clamps, clean battery terminal and reconnect.
• If the situation persists, we recommend taking your battery to a certified
automotive
service center for evaluation,
F03
-- Sulfate
or Unchargeable
Battery
Appears
when the battery is highly sulfated and cannot accept normal charge current,
- Follow the steps in "Recondition
Mode"
to recondition
the battery.
• Follow the steps in "Equalizing"
to equalize
the battery.
. If the situation
persists after reconditioning
and equalizing,
we recommend
taking
your battery to a certified
automotive
service center for evaluation,
F04 -- Overtime
Condition
Appears when charging
time exceeds 18 hours. You may be using a charge current
rate too low for a large battery. Select highel charge
rate to charge the battery.
F05 -- Overheated
Condition
The ventilation
grill that p=events the air from flowing
in and out of the charge= may
be blocked.
• Follow the steps outlined in "Important Safety Instrudions" at the front of this manual to
disconnect AC cord and clamps, allow the unit to cool for 30 mint_es and rgconnect,
• Make sure there is ample ventilation
before resuming operation,
F06 -- Reverse
Polarity
The connections
to the battery's
POSITIVE and NEGATIVE terminals
are incorrect,
Follow the steps outlined
in "Important
Safely Instructions"
at the front of this manual
to disconnect
AC cord and clamps and reconnect to battery with correct polarity,
F07 -- Alternator
Voltage
Alternator
output voltage
is out of typical
operation
range,
Charging
a Very
Cold Battery
If the battery to be charged is very cold (in temperatures below freezing -- 0°C/32°F),
it cannot accept a high rate of charge. The initial charge late will be low. The charge
rate will increase as the battery warms,
Never attempt to charge a frozen battery,
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