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• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may cause premature cell
• 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 checked baggage.
Storage Recommendations
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.
Charging ProCedure
The standard charger provided will charge a fully
depeleted battery in about 4 hours.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before
inserting the battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger as shown in
figure B.
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
Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may be
greatly diminished.
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the green LED glowing
indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery pack fresh and fully charged.
Important Charging Notes
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged
when the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°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 pack.
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 uninsulated trailer.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly:
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 65°F - 75°F (18°- 24°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


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