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Fully automatic smart battery charger 6/4/2 amp charge rates
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4 . Determine which post of battery is grounded (connected) to the chassis. If negative post
is grounded to chassis (as in most vehicles), see 5. If positive post is grounded to the
chassis, see 6.
5. For negative-grounded vehicle, connect POSITIVE (RED) clamp from battery charger
to POSITIVE (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. Connect to heavy gauge metal part of
the frame or engine block.
6. For positive-grounded vehicle, connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) clamp from battery
charger to NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) ungrounded post of battery. Connect POSITIVE
(RED) clamp to vehicle chassis or engine block away from battery. Do not connect clip
to carburetor, fuel lines or sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy gauge metal
part of the frame or engine block.
7. When disconnecting charger, disconnect AC cord, remove clamp from vehicle chassis,
and then remove clamp from battery terminal.
8. Do not charge the battery while the engine is operating.
9. See operating instructions for length of charge information.
Follow these steps when the battery has been removed from a vehicle. A spark near
the battery may cause an explosion. To reduce risk of a spark near the battery:
1. Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE post (marked POS,P, +) usually has a larger
diameter than the NEGATIVE battery post (marked NEG, N, –).
2. Attach a 24-inch (minimum length) 6 AWG insulated battery cable to the NEGATIVE
battery post (marked NEG, N, –).
3. Connect the POSITIVE (RED) battery clamp to the POSITIVE battery post (marked
POS, P, + or red).
4. Stand as far back from the battery as possible, and do not face battery when making
final connection.
5. Carefully connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) charger clamp to the free end of the battery
cable connected to the NEGATIVE terminal.
6. Set the charge rate to appropriate setting according to battery size.
7. When disconnecting charger, always do so in reverse sequence of connecting
procedure and break first connection while as far away from battery as practical.
Note: A marine (boat) battery must be removed and charged on shore. To charge it
on board requires equipment specially designed for marine use. This unit is
NOT designed for such use.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer void user's authority to operate this device.
Thank you for selecting the Black & Decker 6 Amp / 4 Amp / 2 Amp Smart Battery Charger.
With proper care and use, it will give you years of dependable service. This battery charger
has a high charge rate of up to 6 amps, and low charge rate of 2 amps. It is designed for
charging only 12-volt lead-acid batteries — conventional automotive, maintenance-free,
marine deep cycle and gel — used in cars, farm equipment, boats, RVs and SUVs, lawn
mowers/garden tractors, motorcycles, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, ATVs and various
a p p l i c a t i o n s .
Smart Battery Chargers feature 3-stage, high-efficiency charging technology, built-in
microprocessor control that ensures fast, safe and complete charging of serviceable
b a t t e r i e s .
C h a rge Curv e
Stage One — Rapid Start Charge at 6 amps delivers maximum charging amperage
to "wake up" any serviceable 12 volt battery and allows for quick engine starting in
just 8 minutes (based on a midsize vehicle battery at 50% charge level). When
battery reaches a maximum safe predetermined voltage, the charger will
automatically signal a "beep" and move into Stage 2 of the charging process.
Stage Two — Absorption Charge maintains the maximum possible charge at a
constant, safe, predetermined voltage. During the phase, voltage absorption
regulation charge, the charging voltage remains constant, while the actual charging



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