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: Lithium-Ion batteries should not be put in checked baggage.
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.
Black & Decker chargers are designed to charge
Black & Decker battery packs in 5-8 hours depending on the pack being charged.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger as shown in
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 charger.
Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible
after use or battery life may be greatly diminished.
For longest battery life, do not discharge batteries
fully. It is recommended that the batteries be recharged
after each use.
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 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
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.
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.