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Storage Recommendations; Charging Procedure - Black & Decker SSL16 Instruction Manual

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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 outlined.
• 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 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 for Lithium-Ion batteries 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 persist, seek medical attention.
Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
• Charge the battery packs only in black & Decker chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may cause premature cell failure.
• 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).
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.
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. NOTE: Lithium-
Ion batteries should not be put in checked baggage.


1. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away from direct sunlight and excess heat or cold.
2. Long storage will not harm the battery pack or charger.


Black & Decker chargers are designed to charge
Black & Decker battery packs in 3-4 hours 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 as shown in
figure A.
3. The green LED will flash indicating that the battery
is being charged.
4. The completion of charge is indicated by the green
LED remaining on continuously. The 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.
LeAvINg The BATTeRy IN The ChARgeR
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the green LED glowing
indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery pack fresh and fully charged.
Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can

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