Battery Pack Charging - Black & Decker BDCf12 Instruction Manual

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Black & Decker chargers are designed to charge Black
& Decker battery packs in 30-60 minutes depending on the
pack being charged.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting
the battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger. (figure A)
3. The green LED will flash indicating that the battery
pack is being charged.
4. The completion of charge is indicated by the green
LED remaining on continuously. The battery pack is fully charged and may be
used at this time or left on the charger.
Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may
be greatly diminished. for longest battery life, do not discharge batteries fully. It
is recommended that the batteries be recharged after each use.
This charger is designed to detect certain problems that can arise with the battery packs or
the power source. Problems are indicated by one LED flashing in different patterns.
The charger can detect a weak or damaged battery. The red LED flashes in the
pattern indicated on the label. If you see this bad battery blink pattern, do not
continue to charge the battery. Return it to a service center or a collection site for
When the charger detects a battery that is excessively hot or excessively cold, it
automatically starts a Hot/Cold Pack Delay, suspending charging until the battery
has normalized. After this happens, the charger automatically switches to the Pack
Charging mode. This feature ensures maximum battery life. The red LED flashes in
the pattern indicated on the label.
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged
when the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°C). DO NOT charge the
battery pack in an air temperature below +40°F (+4.5°C), or above +105°F (+40.5°C).
This is important and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to touch while charging. This is a normal
condition, and does not indicate a problem. To facilitate the cooling of the battery pack after
use, avoid placing the charger or battery pack in a warm environment such as in a metal shed,
or an uninsulated trailer.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly:
a. Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
b. Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns power off
when you turn out the lights.
c. Move charger and battery pack to a location where the surrounding air
temperature is approximately 65°F - 75°F (18°- 24°C).
d. If charging problems persist, take the tool, battery pack and charger to your
local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on
jobs which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE to use under these
conditions. Follow the charging procedure. You may also charge a partially used pack
whenever you desire with no adverse affect on the battery pack.
5. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool,
aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger
cavities. Always unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery
pack in the cavity. Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
6. Do not freeze or immerse charger in water or any other liquid.
Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger.Never.


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