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Existing Powered Garden Tools; Fitting Your Own Extension Cable; Fitting The ‘Female’ Connector - Black & Decker GL200 User Manual

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old 'female' connector
Should you wish to convert more than one cable
system, the new female connector is available as an
accessory from most major DIY retail outlets and from
Black & Decker service agents (cat. no. A6624S).

Existing powered garden tools

(UK only)
To connect existing Black & Decker garden power
tools to the new system you will require an adaptor
(see below). This is available as an accessory from
most major DIY retail outlets (cat. no. A6623S).
Warning! This adaptor is only suitable for
products rated up to 500W.
It is not recommended for use with the
Hover mowers
Rotary mowers with grass collection
Please contact your local service agent
should you require further advice.

Fitting your own extension cable

(UK only)
When fitting your own extension cable fit a
13 amp plug (see "Fitting the mains plug") to one
end of the cable and a 'female' connector
(supplied loose in the carton) to the other end
(see opposite). For wiring instructions see the
following sections.
A 'male' connector is already attached to the
electrical supply cable on your mower and is
designed to be non-rewireable (see opposite).
This should not be removed. Should the
cable and plug become damaged or need
replacing, please return your mower to your local
Black & Decker service agent.
'female' connector
Warning! Never wire an extension cable with
anything other than the 'female' connector
supplied and a 13 amp BS1363A approved
new 'female' connector
'male' connector
plug with the recommended fuse. Never
wire a 'male' connector to your extension
cable and never wire an extension cable
with a plug of any kind at each end of the
cable. This is extremely dangerous and
results in the pins being live which may
cause a fatal electric shock.
Fitting the 'female' connector
(UK only)
To remove the cover, unscrew the fixing screw until it
is free of the nut which is located in the hexagonal
recess on the underside of the connector. Take care
not to lose the nut if it falls out. There is no need to
completely remove the fixing screw as it is intended
to remain captive in the cover. The cover can now be
removed by applying pressure as shown below.
The extension cable contains two wires which are
colour coded for easy recognition; brown is for 'Live'
(L) and blue is for 'Neutral' (N). The female connector
is marked 'L' for live and 'N' for neutral. These
markings are located inside the body near the
terminal screws (see opposite, figure a). With the
connector cover removed, lift out the cable protector
and proceed as follows:
Pass the cable through from the narrow end of
the cable protector (see opposite, figure a).
Prepare the cable ends to the specified strip
lengths (see opposite, figure b).
Remove cable clamp (see opposite, figure a).
Take care of loose parts.
To connect the extension cable to the connector
terminals, unscrew the terminal screws until the
clamp washers have lifted just enough to enter
the conductor between the raised washer and
the terminal (see below). Connect the brown lead
to 'L' and the blue lead to 'N'.
apply pressure here

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