Important Safety Instructions for All
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to include the
catalog number and voltage. Consult the chart at the end of this
manual for compatibility of chargers and battery packs.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using
the battery pack and charger, read the safety instructions below and
then follow charging procedures outlined.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: This manual contains important safety and operating
instructions for battery packs.
• Do not charge or use the battery pack in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery pack from the
charger may ignite the dust or fumes.
• NEVER force the battery pack into the charger. DO NOT
modify the battery pack in any way to fit into a non-
compatible charger as battery pack may rupture causing
serious personal injury. Consult the chart at the end of this
manual for compatibility of batteries and chargers.
• Charge the battery packs only in designated D
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
• Do not store or use the radio 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). For
best life store battery packs in a cool, dry location.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Never attempt to open the battery pack
for any reason. If the battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do
not insert into the charger. Do not crush, drop or damage the 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 (e.g., pierced
with a nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on). Damaged battery packs
should be returned to the service center for recycling.
NOTE: Battery storage and carrying caps are provided
for use whenever the battery is out of the tool or
charger. Remove cap before placing battery in charger
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry
the battery pack so that metal objects can contact exposed
battery terminals. For example, do not place the battery pack 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 (e.g., packed in suitcases and carry-on
luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected from short circuits. So
when transporting individual battery packs, make sure that the battery
terminals are protected and well insulated from materials that could
contact them and cause a short circuit.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR NICKEL CADMIUM
(NiCd) OR NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE (NiMH)
• 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.
• A small leakage of liquid from the battery pack cells may
occur under extreme usage or temperature conditions. This
does not indicate a failure.