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•Do not use an extension cord unless it
is absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in risk of fire,
electric shock, or electrocution.
•An extension cord must have adequate
wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge)
for safety. The smaller the gauge number
of the wire, the greater the capacity of the
cable, that is 16 gauge has more capacity
than 18 gauge. When using more than one
extension to make up the total length, be
sure each individual extension contains at
least the minimum wire size.
•Do not place any object on top of charger or place the charger on a soft surface
that might block the ventilation slots and result in excessive internal heat. Place the
charger in a position away from any heat source. The charger is ventilated through slots
in the top and the bottom of the housing.
•Do not mount charger on wall or permanently affix charger to any surface. The charger
is intended to use on a flat, stable surface (i.e., table top, bench top).
•Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug — have them replaced immediately.
•Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise
damaged in any way. Take it to an authorized service center.
•Do not disassemble charger; take it to an authorized service center when service or repair
is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock, electrocution or fire.
•Disconnect the charger from the outlet before attempting any cleaning. This will reduce
the risk of electric shock. Removing the battery pack will not reduce this risk.
•NEVER attempt to connect 2 chargers together.
•The charger is designed to operate on standard household electrical power (120 Volts).
Do not attempt to use it on any other voltage.
WARNING: For safe operation, read this manual and manuals originally supplied with
tool before using the charger.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack and
charger, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging procedures outlined.
•Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn
out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials are created when
battery packs are burned.
•Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the charger may ignite
the dust or fumes.
•If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area with mild
soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for 15 minutes
or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery electrolyte for Li-ion batteries
is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
•Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory irritation. Provide fresh air. If
symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
•Charge the battery packs only in Black & Decker chargers.
•DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may cause premature cell failure.
•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).
WARNING: 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.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Volts Total Length of Cord in Feet
120V 0-25 26-50 51-100 101-150
240V 0-50 51-100 101-200 201-300
Ampere Rating
More Not more American Wire Gauge
Than Than
0 - 6 18 16 16 14
6 - 10 18 16 14 12
10 - 12 16 16 14 12
12 - 16 14 12 Not Recommended