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Black & Decker GT200 Series Instruction Manual page 6

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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.
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 centre.
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 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.
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 centre. When repaired, your
machine will be tested for electrical safety.
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 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 cable
A6617 30m cable, socket, 13 amp plug and cable
A6613 40m cable, socket, 13 amp plug and cable
Existing cable systems (UK only)
If you already own an outdoor cable system,
we recommend that you replace the existing
'female' cable connector with the new 'female'
connector (see below) which is supplied loose in
the carton. (Please read the section entitled
"Fitting the 'female' connector".)
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 centres (cat. no.
A6624S). If in doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
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).
tidy frame
tidy frame
tidy reel
new 'female' connector
Warning! This adaptor is only suitable for
products rated up to 500W. It is not
recommended for use with the following:
Hover mowers, rotary mowers with grass
collection, chainsaws, shredders and blower
vacs. Please contact your local service
centre should you require further advice.