Grounding Instructions - Black & Decker BWAC06WT Instruction Manual

6,000, 8,000, 10,000 & 12,000 btu electronic window air conditioner
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The electrical requirements are a 115 volt 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amp. It is
recommended that a separate circuit serving only the product be provided. The
product is equipped with a 3-wire cord having a 3-prong grounding plug. It must
be plugged into a wall receptacle that is properly installed and grounded.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit,
grounding reduces risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current. The cord provided with this appliance is equipped with a
grounding wire and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet
that is properly installed and grounded.
Avoid the use of three prong adapters or cutting off the third grounding prong
in order to accommodate a two prong outlet. This is a dangerous practice since
it provides no effective grounding for the air conditioner and may result in shock
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if:
1) The grounding instructions are not completely understood.
2) You are unsure that the appliance is properly grounded.
3) You have any questions about the grounding or electrical instructions.
1. Avoid the use of an extension cord because of potential safety hazards under
certain conditions. Have a qualified electrician or serviceman to install an
outlet near the appliance.
2. If it is absolutely necessary to use longer cord sets or an extension cord,
extreme care must be exercised.
a) Use only a grounding type 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade
grounding plug and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the
b) The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord must equal
to or greater than the electrical rating of the appliance. The longer cord
should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or table
top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
NOTE: Neither BLACK+DECKER nor the dealer can accept any liability for damage to the
product or personal injury resulting from failure to observe the electrical connection
of electric shock.
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