Safety Warnings and Instructions
1. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) battery
charger, (2) battery, and (3) product using battery.
3. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only Black & Decker Power Packs. Other types of
batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
4. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black & Decker may result in a risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord when dis-
7. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise sub-
jected to damage or stress.
8. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper exten-
sion cord could result in a risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
a. Two-wire cords can be used with 2-wire or 3-wire extension cords. Only round jacketed
extension cords should be used, and we recommend that they be listed by Underwriters
Laboratories (U.L.). If the extension is to be used outside, the cord must be suitable for out-
door use. Any cord marked for outdoor use can also be used for indoor work. The letters
"W" or "WA" on the cord jacket indicate that the cord is suitable for outdoor use.
b. An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for safe-
ty, and to prevent loss of power and overheating. 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 extension
contains at least the minimum wire size.
CHART FOR MINIMUM WIRE SIZE (AWG)OF EXTENSION CORDS
NAMEPLATE RATING AMPS – 0 – 10.0
Total Extension Cord Length (ft) 25 50 75 100 125 150
Wire Gauge 18 18 16 16 14 14
9. Use only the supplied charger when charging your light. The use of any other charger could
damage the light or create a hazardous condition.
10.Use only one charger when charging.
11.Do not attempt to open the charger. There are no customer serviceable parts inside. Return
to any authorized Black & Decker service center.
12.DO NOT incinerate the light or battery packs even if they are severely damaged or com-
pletely worn out. The batteries can explode in a fire.
13. 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 bro-
ken 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 min-
utes and seek immediate medical attention. MEDICAL NOTE: The liquid is a 25-35% solu-
tion of potassium hydroxide.
Charging the Power Pack
THE BATTERIES IN YOUR POWER PACK ARE NOT FULLY CHARGED AT THE FACTORY. BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO CHARGE THEM, THOROUGHLY READ ALL OF THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
The 3 hour charger is designed to use standard household 120 volt 60 Hz power.
1. Plug the charger into any standard 120 Volt 60 Hz electrical outlet.
2. Insert the power pack into the charger and let it charge for 3 hours.
3. Remove pack from the charger and place in light. NOTE: To remove the battery from the
light, press in on the release buttons on both sides of the battery and pull out.
IMPORTANT CHARGING NOTES
1. After normal usage, your power pack should be fully charged in 3 hours or less. If the
power pack is run-down completely, it may take up to 6 hours to become fully charged.
Your power pack was sent from the factory in an uncharged condition. Before attempting to
use it, it must be charged for at least 3 hours.
2. DO NOT charge power pack in an temperature below 40°F or above 105°F. This is impor-
tant and will prevent serious damage to the power pack. Longest life and best performance
can be obtained if the power pack is charged when the air temperature is about 75°F.
3. While charging, the charger may hum and become warm to touch. This is a normal condi-
tion and does not indicate a problem.
4. If the power pack does 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 power pack to a
surrounding air temperature of 40°F to 105°F. (4) If the receptacle and temperature are OK,
and you do not get proper charging, take or send the power pack and charger to your local
Black & Decker service center. See Tools Electric in yellow pages.
5. The power pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs which
were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE using light with its power pack in a
6. To prolong power pack life, avoid leaving the power pack on charge for more than 8 hours.
Although overcharging is not a safety concern, it can significantly reduce overall power pack
7. When the battery is inserted into the charger, the red “Charging Indicator” light will come on
indicating that there is contact between the battery and charger. The light will stay on as long
as the battery is in the charger and the charger is plugged into a working outlet. It WILL NOT
flash, go out or change to a different color when the charging cycle is complete.
To turn the light on, depress the button shown in Fig. 1. To turn it off press the button a second
ADJUSTING THE LIGHT BEAM
Turning the lens holder counterclockwise (Fig. 1) adjusts the light beam from spot to flood.
REPLACING THE LIGHT BULB (USE BLACK & DECKER REPLACEMENT BULB)
NOTE: If bulb has been lit, let the light cool for several minutes before changing bulb. Remove
battery before changing bulb.
To replace the light bulb, first unscrew the lens holder as shown in Figure 2. Unscrew the bulb
holder by turning it slightly counterclockwise and pulling it straight out. Remove and replace the
bulb. Reverse above steps to reinstall bulb holder and lens holder.
Black & Decker Service Replacement Bulb
Flashlight Catalog Number Service Part Number Bulb
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 parts.
THE RBRC™ SEAL
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation)
Seal on the nickel-cadmium 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-cadmium
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-cadmium batteries. Help
protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent nickel-cadmium
battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center or to your local retailer for recycling. You
may also contact your local recycling center for information on where to drop off the spent
battery, or call 1-800-8-BATTERY
Black & Decker offers a full network of company-owned and authorized service locations
throughout North America. 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: 1-800-54-HOW TO (544-6986).
FULL TWO-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY (EXCEPT BULBS)
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
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. Should you have any questions,
contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This product is not intended
for commercial use.
KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
•Charge battery before first use.
•Charger may hum; batteries or charger may become warm while charging.
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