Intended Use; Safety Instructions - Black & Decker BDV012I User Manual

Jump starter
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Intended use

Your Black & Decker jump starter with inflator is designed to
provide additional power to lead-acid batteries when starting
car engines, inflate car tyres and sports equipment and to
provide a portable 12 Vdc power source. This product is
intended for household, consumer use only.

Safety instructions

Warning! When using battery-powered appliances, basic safety
precautions, including the following, should always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, leaking batteries, personal injury and
material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before using the
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk
of personal injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Using your appliance
Always take care when using the appliance.
This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision.
The appliance is not to be used as a toy.
Use in a dry location only. Do not allow the unit to become
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Do not open body casing. There are no user-serviceable
parts inside.
Do not operate the appliance in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
To reduce the risk of damage to plugs and cords never pull
the cable to remove the plug from a socket outlet.
After use
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry,
well ventilated place out of the reach of children.
Children should not have access to stored appliances.
When the appliance is stored or transported in a vehicle it
should be placed in the boot or restrained to prevent
movement following sudden changes in speed or direction.
The appliance should be protected from direct sunlight,
heat and moisture.
Inspection and repairs
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for breakage of parts, damage to switches
and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Specific safety instructions for jump starters
The following symbols are marked on the appliance:
ON/OFF switch (7), ON position.
ON/OFF switch (7), OFF position.
12 Vdc accessory outlet.
Reverse polarity indicator.
Vehicles may have electrical and electronic systems (e.g.
engine management system, mobile phone) that may be
damaged if subjected to high starting voltages and voltage
peaks. Before connecting the appliance to the vehicle read
the vehicle's owner's manual to confirm that external-
starting assistance is allowed.
Follow these instructions and those published by the
battery manufacturer, vehicle manufacturer and
manufacturer of any equipment you intend to use with this
unit. Review warning labels on these products and on the
This appliance is not designed to be used as a replacement
for a vehicular battery. Do not attempt to operate a vehicle
that does not have a battery installed.
The appliance must only be connected to a 12V lead-acid
battery. Do not use the appliance for charging dry-cell
batteries that are commonly used with home appliances.
These batteries may burst and cause injury to persons and
damage property.
Check the polarity of the vehicle battery terminals before
connecting the appliance. Always disconnect the negative
(black) jumper cable first: followed by the positive (red)
jumper cable.
The ON/OFF switch should be in the OFF position before
connection to a power source or load, when the unit is
charging and when not in use.
Never allow the red and black clamps to touch each other
or another common metal conductor. This could cause
damage to the appliance and/or create a sparking/
explosion hazard. Always store the battery clamps in the
built-in holsters when not in use.

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