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Plug replacement (UK only)
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.
Fit a
Connect blue
to N (neutral)
Make sure that the
outer sheath of the
cable is held firmly
by the clamp
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 above). 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.
Replacement of the supply cord
(Australia & New Zealand only)
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent or similarly qualified person in order to
avoid a hazard.
Warning! Never connect live or neutral wires
to the earth pin marked "E" or
Note: Do not wire an extension cable
directly into your machine yourself.
Instead, take your machine to your
nearest Black & Decker service agent.
Increased safety can be obtained by having
a qualified electrician install a high sensitivity
(30mA 30mS) circuit breaker in the house
wiring. If you do not wish to have one
installed, then we strongly recommend that
the electrical power to the machine 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.
Fit a 3 amp
fuse approved
Cable connection system (UK only)
to BS1362
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.
Connect brown
The new system gives additional protection against
to L (live)
the possibility of water or moisture entering into the
cable connector during normal use.
Note: The new connection system does not release
240 volts AC only.
the operator of the machine from the safety
Never use a light
precautions and safe working practices given in the
instruction leaflet. 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.
A6615 20m cable, socket, 13 amp plug
A6616 20m cable, socket, 13 amp plug and
A6617 30m cable, socket, 13 amp plug and
A6613 40m cable, socket, 13 amp plug and
Existing cable systems (UK only)
Your hedge trimmer comes with either, 12 metre
cable attached (Cat. number ends with a C), or a
male connector built into the product. If you already
own an outdoor cable system, we recommend that
you replace the existing 'female' cable connector
with the new 'female' connector which is available
as an accessory from most major DIY retail outlets
and from Black & Decker service agents
(cat. no. A6624S).
When fitting the connector, follow the instructions
which are supplied with it. If in doubt, consult a
qualified electrician.
Warning! The use of an RCD or other circuit
breaker unit does not release the operator of
the machine from the safety instructions and
safe working practices given in this manual.
We recommend that if your mains cable
is cut or requires replacement that you
return your machine to a Black & Decker
service agent. When repaired, your
machine will be tested for electrical safety.
cable tidy frame
cable tidy frame
cable tidy reel
old 'female' connector
new 'female' connector

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