After several charge and discharge cycles, the
battery will attain full capacity. The battery may
become warm while charging; this is normal and
does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambi-
ent temperatures below 10 °C or above 40 °C.
Recommended charging temperature: approx.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if
the cell temperature is below approximately 0
°C or above 60 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and
the charger will begin to charge automatically
when the cell temperature warms up or cools
To charge the battery (11), remove it from the
tool and insert it into the charger (12). The
battery will only fit into the charger in one way.
Do not force. Be sure that the battery is fully
seated in the charger.
Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (24) will flash continuously
The charge is complete when the charging indica-
tor (9) lights continuously. The charger and the
battery can be left connected indefinitely with the
LED illuminated. The LED will change to flashing
(charging) state as the charger occasionally tops
off the battery charge. The charging indicator (24)
will be lit as long as the battery is connected to the
Charge discharged batteries within 1 week.
Battery life will be greatly diminished if stored in
a discharged state.
If the charger detects a problem with the battery,
the charging indicator (24) will flash at a fast rate.
Proceed as follows:
Re-insert the battery (11).
If the charging indicators continues flashing at a
fast rate, use a different battery to determine if
the charging process works properly.
If the replaced battery charges correctly, the
original battery is defective and should be
returned to a service centre for recycling.
If the new battery gives the same indication
as the original battery, take the charger to be
tested at an authorised services centre.
Note: It may take as long as 15 minutes to
determine that the battery is defective. If the
battery is too hot of too cold, the LED will al-
ternately blink fast and slow, one flash at each
speed and repeat.
Switching on and off (fig. E)
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double
switching system. This system prevents starting
the tool inadvertently.
Push the lock-off button (2) backward using
your thumb and at the same time squeeze the
on/off switch (1).
Release the lock-off button (2).
Release the on/off switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the
Pruning (fig. F)
Make sure the tool is running at full speed
before making a cut.
Hold the tool firmly in place to avoid possible
bouncing or sideways movement of the tool.
Guide the tool through the branch using light
pressure. When cutting heavy branches, where
a partial cut may splinter and damage the tree,
proceed as follows:
Make the first cut 15 cm from the tree trunk on
the underside of the limb. Use the top of the
guide bar (7) to make this cut.
Cut one third through the diameter of the limb.
Then cut down from the top.
Cleaning, maintenance and storage
Your Black & Decker corded/cordless appliance/
tool has been designed to operate over a long
period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon
proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintencance
on corded/cordless power tools:
Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool
Or switch off and remove the battery from
the appliance/tool if the appliance/tool has a
separate battery pack
Or run the battery down completely if it is
integral and then switch off
Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your
charger does not require any maintenance
apart from regular cleaning.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in you appli-
ance/tool/charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.