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Black & Decker VEC1095ABD User's Manual & Warranty Information

Fully automatic electronic smart battery charger 25 amp / 10 amp / 2 amp charge rates with 75 amp engine start
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VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205
5/5/05
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 "VEC1095ABD" as Model and "25/10/2 Amp Smart Automatic 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
6:35 PM
Page 12
BD050205
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Fully Automatic Electronic
Smart Battery Charger
25 Amp / 10 Amp / 2 Amp Charge Rates
with 75 Amp Engine Start
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
VEC1095ABD

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  • Page 1: Warranty Information

    WARRANTY ACTIVATION: Please complete Warranty Activation Card and mail to Vector Manufacturing. Enter “VEC1095ABD” as Model and “25/10/2 Amp Smart Automatic 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: USER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205 5/5/05 6:35 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

    VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205 5/5/05 6:35 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

    VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205 5/5/05 6:35 PM Page 2 Stage Two — Absorption Charge maintains the maximum possible charge at a Controls and Indicators constant, safe, predetermined voltage. During this phase, the charging voltage CONTROL PANEL DIGITAL READOUT remains constant, while the actual charging current is reduced to allow for the CIRCULATING PATTERN maximum proper internal chemical energy transfer.
  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205 5/5/05 6:35 PM Page 4 Status Codes are described in the following chart and on the back of charger. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Ensure that all installation and operating instructions and safety AC POWER INDICATOR - When connected to an AC outlet, digital display shows circulating pattern to precautions are understood and carefully followed by anyone indicate power is on.
  • Page 6: Automatic Float Charging

    VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205 5/5/05 6:35 PM Page 6 5. Open the battery cap, if removable. As the battery nears full charge capacity, the unit’s output will automatically drop 6. Fill the battery with distilled water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. to a lower charge rate. Since batteries may rapidly bubble while being charged, remember to refill (only Pressing the 2/10/25 AMP button repeatedly advances to standby mode;...
  • Page 7: Alternator Check

    VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205 5/5/05 6:35 PM Page 8 before using RECONDITION Mode. Observe the Digital Display for any codes. This APPROXIMATE CHARGING TIMES initial charge will check the battery for shorted cells (F01), open cells (F03) or battery The 25/10/2 Amp Smart Battery Charger will automatically adjust the charge too low to accept a charge (F02), and to ensure the battery can take a charge.
  • Page 8: Troubleshooting

    VEC1095ABD_Manual_050205 5/5/05 6:35 PM Page 10 TROUBLESHOOTING Display Indications/Common Problems/Possible Solutions No Functions • Check and make sure the charger is plugged into a live 110/120 volt AC outlet. • Follow the steps outlined in the Operating Instructions section. F01 — Internal Shorted Cell Battery If the battery being charged has an internal shorted cell, the F01 will show.