over or damaged in any way (i.e., pierced
with a nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on).
Damaged battery packs should be returned
to service center for recycling.
store or carry battery so that metal
objects can contact exposed battery
terminals. For example, do not place
battery in aprons, pockets, tool boxes,
product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose
nails, screws, keys, etc. transporting
batteries can possibly cause fires if the
battery terminals inadvertently come in
contact with conductive materials such
as keys, coins, hand tools and the like.
The US Department of Transportation
Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR)
actually prohibit transporting batteries in
commerce or on airplanes (i.e., packed in
suitcases and carry-on luggage) UNLeSS
they are properly protected from short
circuits. So when transporting individual
batteries, make sure that the battery
terminals are protected and well insulated
from materials that could contact them and
cause a short circuit. nOTE: LI-IOn
batteries should not be put in checked
1. The best storage place is one that is
cool and dry away from direct sunlight and
excess heat or cold.
2. Long-term storage will not harm the
battery pack or charger, unless the battery
The standard charger provided will charge
a fully depleted battery in about 4-5 hours.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate
outlet before inserting the battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger.
3. The green LED will flash indicating that
the battery is being charged.
4. The completion of charge is indicated by
the green LED remaining on continuously.
The pack is fully charged and may be used
at this time or left on the charger.
recharge discharged batteries as soon as
possible after use or battery life may be
greatly diminished. It is recommended that
the batteries be recharged after each use.
iMportant cHarging notes
1. Longest life and best performance can
be obtained if the battery pack is charged
when the air temperature is between 60°F
and 80°F (16°- 27°C). DO NOT charge
the battery pack in an air temperature
below +40°F (+4.5°C), or above +105°F
(+40.5°C). This is important and will
prevent serious damage to the battery
fire hazard. do not
2. The charger and battery pack may
become warm to touch while charging.
This is a normal condition, and does not
indicate a problem. To facilitate the cooling
of the battery pack after use, avoid placing
the charger or battery pack in a warm
environment such as in a metal shed, or an
3. If the battery pack does not charge
a. Check current at receptacle by
plugging in a lamp or other appliance
b. Check to see if receptacle is
connected to a light switch which turns
power off when you turn out the lights.
c. Move charger and battery pack to
a location where the surrounding air
temperature is approximately 60°F and
80°F (16°- 27°C)
d. If charging problems persist, take the
tool, battery pack and charger to your
local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged
when it fails to produce sufficient power on
jobs which were easily done previously.
do not continue to use under these
conditions. Follow the charging procedure.
You may also charge a partially used pack
whenever you desire with no adverse affect
on the battery pack.
5. Foreign materials of a conductive nature
such as, but not limited to, steel wool,
aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic
particles should be kept away from charger
cavities. Always unplug the charger from
the power supply when there is no battery
pack in the cavity. Unplug charger before
attempting to clean.
6. Do not freeze or immerse charger in
water or any other liquid.
not allow any liquid to get inside charger.
never attempt to open the battery pack
for any reason. If the plastic housing of
the battery pack breaks or cracks, return
to a service center for recycling.
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