Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if
exposed to spark or flame.
• Charge the battery packs only in Black & Decker chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may
cause premature cell failure.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations
where the temperature may reach or exceed 105°F (40˚C) (such
as outside sheds or metal buildings in summer).
Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If
battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do
not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger
that has received a sharp blow, been dropped, run 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.
Fire hazard. Do not 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
1. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away from
direct sunlight and excess heat or cold.
2. Long storage will not harm the battery pack or charger.
The standard charger provided will charge a fully depleted battery in
about 2 hours. A 80% charge is available in 1 hour.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger as shown in figure A.
3. The green LED (figure A1) will flash indicating that the battery
is being charged.
4. The completion of charge is indicated by the
green LED (figure A1) 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
This charger is designed to detect certain
problems that can arise with the battery packs
or the power source. Problems are indicated by one LED (figure A1)
flashing in different patterns.
The charger can detect a weak or damaged battery. The red
LED flashes in the pattern indicated on the label. If you see this
bad battery blink pattern, do not continue to charge the battery.
Return it to a service center or a collection site for recycling.
HOT/COLD PACk DELAy
When the charger detects a battery that is excessively hot or excessively
cold, it automatically starts a Hot/Cold Pack Delay, suspending charging
until the battery has normalized. After this happens, the charger
automatically switches to the Pack Charging mode. This feature ensures
maximum battery life. The red LED flashes in the pattern indicated on
the label when the hot / cold pack delay is detected.
LEAVING THE BATTERy IN THE CHARGER
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the green