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Black & Decker BC40EB Instruction Manual

40 amp smart fully automatic battery charger
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40 AMP SMART
FULLY AUTOMATIC BATTERY CHARGER

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Catalog Number BC40EB
Thank you for choosing Black & Decker!
Go to www.BlackandDecker.com/NewOwner
to register your new product
BEFORE RETURNING THIS PRODUCT
FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CALL
1-800-544-6986
BEFORE YOU CALL, HAVE THE CATALOG No, AND DATE CODE
AVAILABLE. IN MOST CASES, A BLACK & DECKER REPRESENTATIVE
CAN RESOLVE THE PROBLEM OVER THE PHONE. IF YOU HAVE A
SUGGESTION OR COMMENT, GIVE US A CALL. YOUR FEEDBACK IS
VITAL TO BLACK & DECKER.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Cat. # BC40EB
Form # 90516444
May '07
Copyright © 2007 Black & Decker
Printed in China

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    40 AMP SMART FULLY AUTOMATIC BATTERY CHARGER ™ INSTRUCTION MANUAL Catalog Number BC40EB Thank you for choosing Black & Decker! Go to www.BlackandDecker.com/NewOwner to register your new product BEFORE RETURNING THIS PRODUCT FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CALL 1-800-544-6986 BEFORE YOU CALL, HAVE THE CATALOG No, AND DATE CODE AVAILABLE.
  • Page 2 GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL APPLIANCES READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: Read all instructions before operating product. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. • AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS: Don’t use appliances in damp or wet locations. Don’t use appliances in the rain. •...
  • Page 3: Safety Guidelines - Definitions

    SAFETY GUIDELINES / DEFINITIONS DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
  • Page 4 and/or severe burns. Be aware of first aid procedures in case of accidental contact with battery acid. • Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts skin. • If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water for at least 10 minutes and get medical attention immediately.
  • Page 5 THIS MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT SAFETY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 40 AMP SMART ™ BATTERY CHARGER MODEL BC40EB. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY: • Follow these instructions and those published by the battery manufacturer and manufacturer of any equipment you intend to use with this unit.
  • Page 6: Controls And Indicators

    to allow for the maximum proper internal chemical energy transfer. At the end of Stage 2, the charger will automatically move into Stage 3 charge mode. Stage Three — Top-Off Charge voltage is STAGE ONE automatically maintained and reduced to a BEEP BEEP predetermined level while current is adjusted...
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    4/10/20/40A AMP (Charge Rate Selector) (Step 2) allows the user to select the charge rate based on battery size. This selection and the actual battery charge rate are monitored by the microprocessor. The charger will stop charging if the rate is too fast or too slow for the battery size or condition. 110 AMP Engine Start places the charger in an engine start sequence.
  • Page 8: Charge Rate Selection

    Charge Rate Selection After charger clamps are correctly connected, plug the charger into a 120 volt AC outlet and the charger will show “000” on the Digital Display, indicating power has been applied. Select the proper charge current rate based on battery size. Press the 4/10/20/40 AMP button and the charger will begin charging at 4 amps. Pressing the 4/10/20/40 AMP button again will advance the charge rate to 10 amps, again to 20 amps, and again to 40 amps.
  • Page 9: Recondition Mode

    WARNING: BURST HAZARD: • NEVER EQUALIZE A GEL OR AGM BATTERY, these may burst and cause SERIOUS INJURY and property damage. • Remove or disconnect the vehicle’s battery when equalizing. The frequency which the equalization process needs to be run depends on the use of the battery. The more the battery is used, the more undercharged it becomes;...
  • Page 10: Approximate Charging Times

    Remove or disconnect the vehicle’s battery when reconditioning. 1. Make sure the charger is in initiation state with a circulating pattern on the display or in charge OFF mode with “000” on the display. If not, press 4/10/20/40 AMP button repeatedly until “000” shows on the display. 2.
  • Page 11: Care And Maintenance

    F01 — Internal Shorted Cell Battery If the battery being charged has an internal shorted cell, the F01 will show. We recommend taking your battery to a certified automotive service center for evaluation. F02 — Bad Battery Connection or Battery Voltage Too Low to Accept Charge When F02 appears, the most common cause is poor connection to battery.
  • Page 12: Service Information

    Accessories Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call: 1-800-544-6986. WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be hazardous SERVICE INFORMATION All Black &...

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