Protecting The Environment; Service Information; Maintenance And Care - Black & Decker BC12 Instruction Manual

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1. Battery State: If a battery has been only slightly
discharged, it can be charged in less than a few
hours. This same battery could take up to 10 hours if
very discharged.
2. Battery Rating: A higher rated battery will take longer
to charge than a lower rated battery under the same
conditions. A battery is rated in ampere-hours (Ah),
reserve capacity (RC) and cold-cranking amps (CCA).
3. Charge Rate: The charge rate is measured in amps.
A battery charged at a lower rate will take longer
than a battery charged at a higher rate. However, smaller
batteries can be easily damaged by charging at a rate
which is too high for the capacity of the battery.
4. Temperature: Cold temperature will affect a batteries
ability to accept a charge. Charging in cold temperatures
will increase the amount of time required to charge
a battery.
Please consult the table to help you to choose the charging rate
The current you choose
to charge the battery
Note: If battery size is not unknown, charge at the 2amp
rate. DO NOT overcharge batteries


f Clean cords and clamps each time you are finished
using the charger. Wipe off any battery fluid or debris
that might have come in contact with the clamps to
prevent corrosion.
f Store the power and output cable neatly to prevent damage.
f Occasional cleaning of the battery charger case with
a soft cloth will help protect the finish.
f Always unplug the charger when not in use.
f Keep the charger stored in a cool, dry place.
The capacity of the
battery recommended
8Ah ~ 20Ah
32Ah ~ 80Ah
≥ 48Ah


Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker
product needs replacement, or if it is of no further
use to you, do not dispose of it with household waste.
Make this product available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials. Local regulations may provide for
separate collection of electrical products from the
household, at municipal waste sites or by the
retailer when you purchase a new product.


Black & Decker offers a full network of company-owned and
authorized service locations. All Black & Decker Service
Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide
customers with efficient and reliable power tool service.
For more information about our authorized service centers
and if you need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory
replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location
nearest you, or visit us at

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