Electrical Safety; Fuse Replacement; Plug Replacement; Cable Connection System - Black & Decker GL200 User Manual

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Electrical safety (UK only)
Your trimmer should always be switched off
at the mains before disconnecting any plug
and socket connector or extension cables.

Fuse replacement

If your trimmer is supplied with cable fitted
with a non-re-wireable plug:
The plug is fitted with a 5 amp fuse
which is the recommended fuse for
your trimmer.
Only use replacement fuses which are
approved to BS1362.
When changing the fuse in your plug,
always ensure the fuse cover is refitted.
If the fuse cover is missing or damaged
do not use the plug.
Note: Fuses do not give personal protection
against electric shock.

Plug replacement

Disconnect the plug from the supply.
Cut off the plug and dispose of
immediately. Insertion of a detatched
plug into a 13 amp socket outlet may
result in electric shock.
Only fit BS1363A approved plugs fitted
with the correctly rated fuse.
The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be
marked at the connection points of most
good quality plugs. Attach the wires to
their respective points in the plug (see
below). Brown is for "Live" (L) and blue is
for "Neutral" (N).
Before replacing the top cover of the
mains plug ensure that the cable restraint
is holding the outer sheath on the cable
firmly and that the two leads are correctly
fixed at the terminal screws.
Fit a
Connect blue
to N (neutral)
Make sure that the
outer sheath of the
cable is held firmly
by the clamp
Warning! Never connect live or neutral wires
to the earth pin marked "E" or
Note: Do not wire an extension cable directly
into your trimmer yourself. Instead, take your
The following five sections only refer
to products supplied without a cable.
Cable connection system (UK only)
Black & Decker continually make every effort to
achieve the highest standards in performance,
quality and reliability and recommend the use of a
new outdoor cable connection system.
The new system gives additional protection against
the possibility of water or moisture entering into the
cable connector during normal use.
Note: The new connection system does not release
the operator of the machine from the safety
precautions and safe working practices given in this
user manual. Particular attention is drawn to the
coupler system as being "weather resistant" and not
suitable for immersion, submersion or being
subjected to water jets. Care should be taken to
prevent the cable from lying or trailing through pools
of water or from splashing with hose pipes.
Fit the
The new cable system is available in various lengths
through most major DIY retail outlets:
Connect brown
to L (live)
240 volts AC only.
Existing cable systems (UK only)
Never use a light
If you already own an outdoor cable system, we
recommend that you replace the existing 'female'
cable connector with the new 'female' connector
(see opposite) which is supplied loose in the carton.
(Please read the section entitled "Fitting the 'female'
trimmer to your nearest Black & Decker
service agent.
Increased safety can be obtained by having
a qualified electrician install a high sensitivity
(30mA) circuit breaker in the house wiring.
If you do not have such a circuit breaker
installed, or you do not wish to have one
installed, then we strongly recommend that
the electrical power to your trimmer be
supplied through a high sensitivity residual
current device (RCD). The RCD is designed
to provide a high degree of personal
protection against harmful electric current
should fault conditions occur.
Warning! The use of an RCD or other circuit
breaker unit does not release the operator of
your trimmer from the safety instructions and
safe working practices given in this manual.
20m heavy duty cable, new socket
13 amp plug
20m heavy duty cable, new socket
13 amp plug and cable tidy system
30m heavy duty cable, new socket
13 amp plug and cable tidy system

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