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Black & Decker VEC1089ABD User Manual

Fully automatic electronic smart battery charger 15 amp / 10 amp / 2 amp charge rates
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VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805
5/9/05
FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PROGRAM
This limited warranty program is the only one that applies to this product, and it sets forth all the
responsibilities of Vector Manufacturing, regarding this product. There is no other warranty, other than those
described herein.
This Vector Manufacturing product is warranted, to the original purchaser only, to be free of defects in
materials and workmanship for five years from the date of purchase without additional charge. The
warranty does not extend to subsequent purchasers or users. Manufacturer will not be responsible for any
amount of damage in excess of the retail purchase price of the product under any circumstances. Incidental
and consequential damages are specifically excluded from coverage under this warranty.
This product is not intended for commercial use. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage to
units from misuse or incorrect installation. Misuse includes wiring or connecting to improper polarity power
sources.
RETURN/REPAIR POLICY: Defective products, other than accessories, may be returned postage prepaid to
manufacturer. Any defective product, other than accessories, that is returned to manufacturer within 30 days
of the date of purchase will be replaced free of charge. If such a product is returned more than 30 days
but less than five years from the purchase date, manufacturer will repair the unit or, at its option, replace it
free of charge.
If the unit is repaired, new or reconditioned replacement parts may be used, at manufacturer's option. A
unit may be replaced with a new or reconditioned unit of the same or comparable design. The repaired or
replaced unit will then be warranted under the terms of the remainder of the warranty period. The customer
is responsible for the shipping charges on all returned items after 30 days. During the warranty period,
manufacturer will be responsible for the return shipping charges.
LIMITATIONS: This warranty does not cover accessories, bulbs, fuses and batteries, defects resulting from
normal wear and tear (including chips, scratches, abrasions, discoloration or fading due to usage or
exposure to sunlight), accidents, damage during shipping to our service facility, alterations, unauthorized
use or repair, neglect, misuse, abuse, failure to follow instructions for care and maintenance, fire, flood and
Acts of God.
If your problem is not covered by this warranty, call Technical Support at (800) 618-5178 for general
repair information and charges, if applicable. You may also contact us through our website at
www.vectormfg.com.
STATE LAW RIGHTS: This warranty gives you specific legal rights. Some states do not allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the exclusions or limitations stated herein may not apply. This warranty gives the purchaser specific legal
rights; other rights, which vary from state to state, may apply.
TO REQUEST WARRANTY SERVICE FOR THIS PRODUCT: Contact Technical Support by telephone, fax or
mail (see below). We suggest that you keep the original packaging in case you need to ship the unit. When
returning a product, include your name, address, phone number, dated sales receipt (or copy) and a
description of the reason for return and product serial number. After repairing or replacing the unit, we will
make every effort to return it to you within four weeks.
WARRANTY ACTIVATION: Please complete Warranty Activation Card and mail to Vector Manufacturing.
Enter "VEC1089ABD" as Model and "15/10/2 Amp Smart Battery Charger" as Product Type. All Vector
products must be registered within 30 days of purchase to activate this warranty. Mail the completed
registration form, along with a copy of the original sales receipt to:
ATTN.: CUSTOMER SERVICE
4140 SW 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
• TOLL FREE: (800) 618-5178 • FAX: (954) 584-5556 •
WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
© 2005 VECTOR MANUFACTURING
MADE IN CHINA
2:40 PM
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BD050205
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Fully Automatic Electronic
Smart Battery Charger
15 Amp / 10 Amp / 2 Amp Charge Rates
USER'S MANUAL
& WARRANTY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION, SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, USER MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND
THIS INSTRUCTIONAL MANUAL. THIS MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT
INFORMATION REGARDING THE OPERATION AND WARRANTY OF THIS
PRODUCT. PLEASE RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
4140 S.W. 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 U.S.
Toll Free: (800) 618-5178
www.vectormfg.com
VEC1089ABD

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  • Page 1 VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805 5/9/05 2:40 PM Page 12 VEC1089ABD FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PROGRAM This limited warranty program is the only one that applies to this product, and it sets forth all the responsibilities of Vector Manufacturing, regarding this product. There is no other warranty, other than those described herein.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805 5/9/05 2:40 PM Page ii IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Figure Figure ADAPTER (B) WARNINGS 1. RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GAS MIXTURES — WORKING IN VICINITY OF A LEAD-ACID BATTERY IS DANGEROUS. BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING NORMAL BATTERY OPERATION. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE GROUNDING THAT EACH TIME BEFORE USING YOUR CHARGER, YOU READ THIS MANUAL AND GROUNDING...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805 5/9/05 2:40 PM Page iv 5. For negative-grounded vehicle, connect POSITIVE (RED) clamp from battery charger to POSITIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS (POS, P, +) ungrounded post of battery. Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) clamp to vehicle chassis or engine block away from battery. Do not connect clip to carburetor, fuel lines, or sheet-metal body parts.
  • Page 4: Features

    VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805 5/9/05 2:40 PM Page 2 internal chemical energy transfer. At the end of Stage 2, the charger will automatically Battery Voltage — enables a check that measures the battery voltage and displays move into Stage 3 charge mode. it for 3 seconds. Stage Three —...
  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805 5/9/05 2:40 PM Page 4 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 4. Pressing the 2/10/15 AMP button repeatedly advances to standby mode; the unit sounds a beep, displays “000” and stops charging. The battery charger Ensure that all installation and operating instructions and safety displays the charge current.
  • Page 6: Recondition Mode

    VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805 5/9/05 2:40 PM Page 6 Alternator Check 6. Fill the battery with distilled water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Since batteries may rapidly bubble while being charged, remember to refill (only Part 1 with distilled water) after the equalization process is complete and the voltage is No Load (Turn OFF all vehicle’s accessories): The battery must be fully charged back to normal.
  • Page 7: Care And Maintenance

    VEC1089ABD_Manual_042805 5/9/05 2:40 PM Page 8 The times shown in the table on page 7 are approximate and refer to a 50 Ah TROUBLESHOOTING automotive battery. For example, a 50 Ah (12 volt) battery is discharged (50%). How long should it be charged at the 15 amp rate? See the chart above under “50%” and Display Indications/Common Problems/Possible Solutions “at 15 amp rate.”...
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