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It is important for you to read and understand this manual.
The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR
SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you
recognize this information.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V................volts A ............amperes
Hz..............hertz W............watts
min ............minutes alternating current
..........direct current
o ..........no load speed
Class II Construction
earthing terminal
..............safety alert symbol .../min ........revolutions or
reciprocations per minute
1. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary warnings on battery
charger and product using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, use charger only with this product. Batteries in
other products may burst causing personal injury or damage.
3. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
4. Use of an attachment not recommended may result in a risk of fire, electric shock, or
injury to persons.
5. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord when
disconnecting charger.
6. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise
subjected to damage or stress.
7. DO NOT incinerate the tool or batteries even if they are severely damaged or
completely worn out. The batteries can explode in a fire.
8. A small leakage of liquid from the battery cells may occur under extreme usage,
charging or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a failure. However, if the
outer seal is broken and this leakage gets on your skin:
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar.
c. If the battery liquid gets in your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of 10
minutes and seek immediate medical attention. MEDICAL NOTE: The liquid is a
25-35% solution of potassium hydroxide.
Important Charging Notes
1. After normal usage, your tool should be fully charged in 18 hours. Your tool was sent
from the factory in an uncharged condition. Before attempting to use it, it must be
charged for at least 18 hours.
2. DO NOT charge the batteries 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 batteries. Longest
life and best performance can be obtained if batteries are charged when air
temperature is about 75°F.
3. While charging, the charger may hum and become warm to touch. This is a normal
condition and does not indicate a problem.
4. If the batteries do not charge properly:
(1) Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
(2) Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns power off when
you turn out the lights.
(3) Move charger and tool to a surrounding air temperature of above 40 degree F
(4,5°C) or below 105 degree F (+40,5°C).
(4) If the receptacle and temperature are okay, and you do not get proper charging,
refer to your warranty.
5. The tool should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs which
were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE using product with its batteries in a
depleted condition.
6. The batteries will reach optimum performance after being recharged 5 times during
normal usage. There is no need to run the batteries down completely before recharging.
Charging the Screwdriver
Before attempting to charge your screwdriver, thoroughly read all of the safety instructions.
To charge your screwdriver:
1. Press down on the orange button (DP240) / silver button (DP240S) as shown in figure B
and lift the prongs so that they are standing straight out.
2. Insert the prongs into any standard 120 volt electrical outlet as shown in figure C.
Charging Notes
NOTE: The tool was sent from the factory in an uncharged condition. Before attempting to
use it, it must be charged for 18 hours.
1. Charging is best at normal room temperature.
2. The plug and the tool may become warm while charging. This is normal and does not
indicate a problem.
3. The tool can be left on charge as long as you desire. It will not waste electricity once it is
fully charged. A minimum charge time of 18 hours is required to recharge a completely
discharged tool.
4. For most fix up jobs a charge of 6 hours will be adequate.
Operating Instructions
Removing and Installing bits
Insert power hex bit or bit tip with bit tip holder into the cavity in the spindle until it snaps into
place. To remove the bit pull it straight out. If bit does not fit into spindle, rotate the bit and
re-insert it. Do not insert a bit tip without a bit tip holder.
Operating In Power Mode
NOTE: Rotate the prongs back to the closed position before operating screwdriver.
IMPORTANT: The unit will not operate if the prongs are unfolded. The prongs must be
flush with the housing in order to operate.
• Rotate the collar shown in figure A to the position marked
• Slide the button shown in figure D to the right, exposing the arrow pointing forward.
• Press the button and the tool will run; release the button and the tool will stop.
• Rotate the collar shown in figure A to the position marked
• Slide the button shown in figure E to the left, exposing the arrow pointing backward.
• Press the button and the tool will run; release the button and the tool will stop.
Operating In Manual Mode
• Rotate the collar as shown in figure F to the position marked
• Use the tool as any conventional non-powered screwdriver. With the collar in this position,
the forward/reverse button will not be active.
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool;
never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and
adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized
service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical replacement
Black & Decker tools are properly lubricated at the factory and are ready for use.
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or
authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call:
WARNING: The use of any accessory or attachment not recommended may be
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the nickel-
metal hydride battery (or battery pack) indicates that the costs to recycle the
battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have already been paid by Black &
Decker. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent nickel-metal hydride batteries in the trash
or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally
conscious alternative.
RBRC in cooperation with Black & Decker and other battery users, has established
programs in the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel-metal
hydride batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning
the spent nickel-metal hydride battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center or to
your local retailer for recycling. Do not disassemble unit. You may also contact your local
recycling center for information on where to drop off the spent battery, or call
Problem Possible Cause Possible Solution
• Unit will not start. • Battery not charged. • Check battery charging
• Battery will not charge. • Charger not plugged in. • Plug charger into a working outlet.
Refer to “Important Charging Notes”
for more details.
• Check current at receptacle by
plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
• Check to see if receptacle is
connected to a light switch which
turns power off when you turn out
the lights.
• Surrounding air • Move charger and tool to a
temperature too hot or surrounding air temperature of
cold. above 40 degree F(4,5°C) or below
105 degree F (+40,5°C).
For assistance with your product, visit our website www.black&decker.com for the
location of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK & DECKER help line at
All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers
with efficient and reliable power tool service. Whether you need technical advice, repair, or
genuine factory replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location nearest you. To find
your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory under "Tools—Electric" or call:
1-800-544-6986 or visit www.blackanddecker.com
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in
material or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in
either of two ways.
The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from
whom it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should
be made within the time period of the retailer’s policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days
after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their
specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or
authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be
required.Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under
"Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights
and you may have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
Should you have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker
Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are
missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free replacement.
See ‘Tools-Electric’
– Yellow Pages –
for Service & Sales
Imported by
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.,
701 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286 U.S.A.