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Important Charging Notes - Black & Decker SSL16 Instruction Manual

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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.
attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If the plastic housing of the battery pack
breaks or cracks, return to a service center for recycling.
1. Hold drill firmly with one hand on the grip and the other hand on the bottom of the battery pack.
2. When attaching accessories in the drill chuck, hand tighten the keyless chuck firmly.
expect the stall. Grip the drill firmly with both hands to control the twisting action and
prevent loss of control which could cause personal injury. If a stall does occur, release
the trigger immediately and determine the
reason for the stall before re-starting.
button is engaged to prevent switch
actuation before removing or installing battery.
TO INSTALL BATTErY PACk: Insert battery
pack into tool until an audible click is heard as
shown in figure B.
TO rEMOVE BATTErY PACk: Depress the
battery release button as shown in figure C
and pull battery pack out of tool.
Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger. Never
Drill may stall (if overloaded or improperly used) causing a twist. Always
Make certain the lock-off

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