Black & Decker VPX1101 Instruction manual

New Zealand
Intended use
Your Black & Decker cordless screwdriver has been
designed for screwdriving purposes. This tool is intended for
consumer use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
! instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
1. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below
refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or
battery operated (cordless) power tool.
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark
areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks
which may ignite the dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating
a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never
modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter
plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk
of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or
moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase
the risk of electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a
cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric
f. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do not
use a power tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear
eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust
mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce
personal injuries.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is
in the off-position before connecting to power
source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying
the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the
switch or energising power tools that have the switch on
invites accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power
tool in unexpected situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices
can reduce dust related hazards
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will do
the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children
and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power
tool or these instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are
less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in
accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations
different from those intended could result in a
hazardous situation.
5. Battery tool use and care
a. Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of
battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
b. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may
create a risk of injury and fire.
c. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys,
nails, screws or other small metal objects, that can
make a connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may cause
burns or a fire.
d. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected
from the battery; avoid contact. If contact
accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid
contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid
ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
6. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This
will make sure that the safety of the power tool is
Additional power tool safety warnings
Warning! Additional safety warnings for
! screwdrivers.
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the fastener may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Fasteners
contacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts
of the power tool "live" and shock the operator.
Wear ear protectors with impact wrenches. Exposure to
noise can cause hearing loss.
Use auxiliary handles supplied with the tool. Loss of
control can cause personal injury.
Use clamps or another practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the
work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable
and may lead to loss of control.
Before driving fasteners into walls, floors or ceilings,
check for the location of wiring and pipes.
This tool is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety. Children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
The intended use is described in this instruction
manual. The use of any accessory or attachment or
performance of any operation with this tool other than
those recommended in this instruction manual may
present a risk of personal injury and/or damage to
The declared vibration emission values stated in the
technical data and the declaration of conformity have been
measured in accordance with a standard test method
provided by EN 60745 and may be used for comparing one
tool with another. The declared vibration emission value may
also be used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons
regularly using power tools in employment, an estimation of
vibration exposure should consider, the actual conditions of
use and the way the tool is used, including taking account of
all parts of the operating cycle such as the times when the
tool is switched off and when it is running idle in addition to
the trigger time.
Labels on tools
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and chargers
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not expose the battery to water.
Do not expose the battery to heat.
Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C
and 40 °C.
Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions
given in the section "Protecting the environment".
Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the
battery with which it was supplied. Other batteries could
burst, causing personal injury and damage.
Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
Have defective cords replaced immediately.
Do not expose the charger to water.
Do not open the charger.
Do not probe the charger.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
The charger automatically shuts off if the
ambient temperature becomes too high. As
soon as the ambient temperature has cooled
down, the charger will resume operating.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between
10 °C and 40 °C.
Electrical safety
This charger is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Quick release collar
Speed selector switch
Forward/reverse and lock-off button
Battery compartment
Battery release button (on battery)
On/off trigger switch
Installing the battery pack (fig. A)
Warning! Make sure that the lock-off button (3) is engaged
to prevent accidental switch actuation before removing or
installing a battery.
Insert the metal terminal end of the battery pack into the
battery compartment (4) until you hear the lock click into
place and the VPXTM logo shows through the window.
Warning! The battery will only fit one way, do not force it. If
the battery does not fit, remove it and put it in the other way.
Removing the battery pack (fig A)
Press the battery pack release button (5) and firmly pull
the battery pack out of the battery compartment (4).
Charging the batteries (fig. B)
Warning! Do not charge battery packs at ambient
temperatures below 10 °C or above 40 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery pack if the cell
temperature is below approximately 0° C or above 60° C.
The battery pack should be left in the charger and the
charger will begin to charge automatically when the cell
temperature warms up or cools down.
Plug in the charger (8) and switch on at the mains.
Insert the battery pack (7) into the charger. Make sure
that the battery pack is fully seated in the charger (8).
The charging indicator (9) will flash continuously
Leave the battery to charge for at least 5 to 6 hours.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (9)
lights continuously
The charger and the battery pack can be left connected
indefinitely with the LED illuminated. The LED will
change to flashing (charging) state, as the charger
occasionally “tops off“ the battery charge.
The charging indicator (9) will be lit as long as the
battery pack is connected to the plugged-in charger.
Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life
will be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Charge indicators
If the charger detects a problem with a battery pack, the
charge indicator (9) will flash at a fast rate.
If this occurs, re-insert the battery pack (7).
If the problem persists, put a different battery pack in the
charger to determine if the charger is OK.
If the new battery pack charges correctly, then the
original battery pack is defective and should be returned
to a service centre for recycling.
If the new battery pack gives the same indication as the
original, take the charger to be tested at an authorized
service centre.
Note: It may take as long as fifteen minutes to determine that
the pack is defective.
If the battery pack is too hot or too cold, the LED will
alternately blink fast and slow, one flash at each speed and
Battery chargers - daisy chaining (fig. C)
Single and dual port chargers can be electrically connected
in any order up to a maximum of 4 chargers. Each charger
has a power-in cord (10) which plugs into the electrical outlet
and a power-out cord (11) which plugs into the next charger.
To connect the chargers in a daisy chain:
Plug the power-in cord (10) into an electrical outlet.
Remove the power-in cord from the next charger and
plug in the power-out cord (11) rom the charger that is
now plugged into the outlet.
Repeat this process for the remaining chargers.
Chargers that are daisy chained together operate
independently as though each one was plugged into a
separate outlet, therefore a battery can be removed from
anywhere along the daisy chain without affecting the other
Switching on and off (fig. D)
To switch the tool on, press the on/off trigger switch (6).
To switch the tool off, release the on/off trigger
switch (6).
A forward/reverse control button (3) determines the
direction of the tool and also serves as a lock off button.
To select forward rotation, release the on/off trigger
switch (6) and move the forward/reverse control button
(3) to the left.
To select reverse direction, move the forward/reverse
control button (3) in the opposite direction.
The centre position of the control button (3) locks the
tool in the off position. Make sure that the on/off trigger
switch (6) is released before changing the position of
the forward/reverse control button (3).
High/low speed selector (fig. D)
The 2-speed feature of your screwdriver allows for greater
To select the low speed, high torque setting (position 1),
turn the tool off and allow it to stop. Move the speed
selector switch (2) to the right.
To select the high speed, low torque setting (position 2),
turn the tool off and allow it to stop. Move the speed
selector switch (2) to the left.
Warning! Do not move the speed selector button with the
tool switched on.
Quick release collar (fig. E)
Note: The collar accepts 1/4" hex accessories only.
To install a screwdriver bit or other accessory, pull the
collar (1) back and insert the bit into the collar until it locks
into place.
To remove a screwdriver bit or other accessory, pull the
collar (1) back. Remove the bit and release the collar.
Driving screws
When driving screws, the forward/reverse button (3)
should be pushed to the left.
Move the forward/reverse button (3) pushed to the right
for removing screws.
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over
a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
remove the battery from the tool. Unplug the charger before
cleaning it.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool and
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Regularly open the chuck and tap it to remove any dust
from the interior.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
Safely dispose of the old plug.
Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality
plugs. Recommended fuse: 5 A.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again. Reuse of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have
reached the end of their working life. To take advantage of
this service please return your product to any authorised
repair agent who will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of
our after-sales service and contacts are available on the
Internet at:
Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard batteries
with due care for our environment:
Technical data
No load speed
Power source
Spindle lock torque
Output torque (max)
Weight (bare unit)
Vdc 7
rpm 195/625
1 VPXTM battery
kgf/cm 110
Nm 17
type single port
type VPXTM battery
kg 0.42
EC declaration of conformity
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EC, EN 60745
Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 59.37 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Acoustic power (LWA) 70.37 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
hand/arm weighted vibration < 2.5 m/ss
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to
EN 60745:
Screwdriving without impact (ah)= 0.397 m/s²,
uncertainty (K) = 1.5 m/s²
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the
technical file and makes this declaration on behalf of
Black & Decker
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from
the tool.
Lithium Ion batteries are recyclable. Take them to any
authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement
is in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory
rights. The guarantee is valid within the territories of the
Member States of the European Union and the European
Free Trade Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24
months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker
guarantees to replace defective parts, repair products
subjected to fair wear and tear or replace such products to
make sure of the minimum inconvenience to the customer
The product has been used for trade, professional or
hire purposes.
The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect.
The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents.
Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
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