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: 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.
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 A.
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
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 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 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
appliance, battery pack and charger
to your local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged
when it fails to produce sufficient power on
jobs which were easily done previously.
DO NOT CONTINUE to use under these
conditions. Follow the charging procedure.
You may also charge a partially used pack
whenever you desire with no adverse affect
on the battery pack.