IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION FOR BATTERY PACKS
WARNING: For safe operation, read this manual and manuals originally supplied with
tool before using the charger.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack
and charger, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging procedures
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is
completely worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and
materials are created when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
• Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the
charger may ignite the dust or fumes.
• If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area with
mild soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye
for 15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery
electrolyte is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
• Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory irritation. Provide fresh
air. If symptoms persists, seek medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or
• Charge the battery packs only in Black & Decker VPX
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may cause premature
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the
temperature may reach or exceed 105°F (40˚C) (such as outside sheds or metal
buildings in summer).
WARNING: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If battery pack
case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do not crush, drop or damage
battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that has received a sharp blow, been
dropped, run over or damaged in any way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer,
stepped on). Damaged battery packs should be returned to service center for recycling.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can
contact exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place battery in aprons,
pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws, keys, etc.
Transporting batteries can possibly cause fires if the battery terminals
inadvertently come in contact with conductive materials such as keys, coins, hand
tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous Material
Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes
(i.e., packed in suitcases and carry-on luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected
from short circuits. So when transporting individual batteries, make sure that the battery
terminals are protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and
cause a short circuit.
1. Always store batteries charged.
2. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away from direct sunlight and
excess heat or cold.
3. Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life
may be greatly diminished.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger (figure B). Be sure the pack is fully
seated in the charger. While charging, the red (charging) LED will flash continuously
(slowly) indicating that the charging process has started.
3. The completion of charge is indicated by the red LED becoming solid. (approximately
5-6 hours) The pack is fully charged and may be used at this time or left on the
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