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WARNING: 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.
1. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away from direct sunlight and excess
heat or cold.
2. Long-term storage will not harm the battery pack or charger as long as the battery is not depleted.
Black and Decker chargers are designed to charge Black and Decker battery packs in 5-10
hours depending on the pack being charged: LBXR2020 (5 hrs), LB2X4020 (10 hrs). The
standard charger provided will charge a fully depleted battery in about 10 hours.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the battery pack.
2. Slide the charger onto the battery pack 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 charger.
Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may be
greatly diminished.
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.
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged when the
air temperature is between 60°F and 80°F (16°- 27°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 60°F - 80°F (16° - 27°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 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.
5. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool, aluminum
foil, or any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always
unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity. Unplug
charger before attempting to clean.
6. Do not freeze or immerse charger in water or any other liquid.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger. Never attempt to
open the battery pack for any reason. If the plastic housing of the battery pack breaks or cracks,
return to a service center for recycling.