Bosch 23-18 LI+ Instruction manual

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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Germany
www.bosch-garden.com
ART
23-18 LI | 23-18 LI+ | 26-18 LI | 26-18 LI+
F 016 L81 065 (2014.02) O / 13 XXX
en Original instructions
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Safety Notes
Warning! Read these instructions carefully, be familiar
with the controls and the proper use of the machine.
Please keep the instructions safe for later use!
Explanation of symbols
General hazard safety alert.
Read instruction manual.
Pay attention that bystanders are not injured
through foreign objects thrown from the machine.
Warning: Keep a safe distance from the machine
when operating.
a.c.
d.c.
Not applicable.
Remove battery before adjusting or cleaning, and
before leaving the machine unattended for any
period.
Wear eye and ear protection.
Do not work in the rain or leave the trimmer outdoors whilst it is raining.
Beware of thrown or flying objects to bystanders.
Warning: Keep a safe distance from the machine when operating.
Operation
 This machine 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 machine by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the machine.
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 Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the trimmer. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. When not in use, store the
trimmer out of reach of children.
 Never operate the trimmer with missing or broken guards
or shields or without guards or shields in position.
 Before using the machine and after impact, check for signs
of wear or damage and repair if necessary.
 Never operate the product when you are tired, ill or under
the influence of alcohol, drugs or medicine.
 Always wear long heavy trousers, boots and gloves. Do not
wear loose clothing, jewellery, short trousers, sandals or
go barefoot. Secure hair so that it is above shoulder level to
avoid entanglement with moving parts.
 Wear safety eye protection and ear defenders when
operating the machine.
 Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
 Never work with this trimmer while people, especially children or pets are nearby.
 The operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their property.
 Wait until the blade has completely stopped before touching it. The blade continues to rotate after the trimmer is
switched off; a rotating blade can cause injury.
 Work only in daylight or in good artificial light.
 Avoid operating the trimmer in bad weather conditions especially when there is a risk of lightning.
 Operating the trimmer in wet grass decreases the efficiency of performance.
 Switch off when transporting the trimmer to and from the
area to be worked on.
 Switch on the motor only when the hands and feet are
away from the cutting means.
 Do not put hands or feet near the cutting system.
 Remove battery before blade change.
 Never fit metal cutting elements to this trimmer.
 Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly.
 Have the trimmer repaired only by an authorized customer
service agent.
 Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept clear of
debris.
 Remove the battery:
– whenever you leave the machine unattended for any
period of time
– before replacing the blade
– before cleaning or working on the trimmer
 Store the machine in a secure, dry place out of the reach of
children. Do not place other objects on top of the machine.
 Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
 Ensure replacement parts fitted are Bosch approved.
 Do not operate the machine without the trimmer attachment fitted.
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Recommendations for Optimal Handling of the
Battery
 Occasionally clean the venting slots of the battery using a
soft, clean and dry brush.
 Ensure the switch is in the off position before inserting
battery pack. Inserting the battery pack into machines
that have the switch on can cause accidents.
 Keep the battery charger away from rain or moisture.
Penetration of water in the battery charger increases the
risk of an electric shock.
 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.
 Do not charge other batteries. The battery charger is
suitable only for charging Bosch lithium ion batteries within the listed voltage range. Otherwise there is danger of fire
and explosion.
 Keep the battery charger clean. Contamination can lead
to danger of an electric shock.
 Before each use, check the battery charger, cable and
plug. If damage is detected, do not use the battery
charger. Never open the battery charger yourself.
Have repairs performed only by a qualified technician
and only using original spare parts. Damaged battery
chargers, cables and plugs increase the risk of an electric
shock.
 Do not operate the battery charger on easily inflammable surfaces (e. g., paper, textiles, etc.) or surroundings. The heating of the battery charger during the charging process can pose a fire hazard.
 Use only Bosch battery packs intended specifically for
the machine. Use of any other battery packs may create a
risk of injury and fire.
 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.
 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 irritations or burns.
 Do not open the battery. Danger of short-circuiting.
 Protect the battery against heat, e. g., against continuous intense sunlight, fire, water, and moisture. Danger
of explosion.
 Do not short-circuit the battery. There is danger of explosion.
 In case of damage and improper use of the battery, vapours may be emitted. Ventilate the area and seek
medical help in case of complaints. The vapours can irritate the respiratory system.
 Protect the battery against moisture and water.
 Store the battery only within a temperature range between
0 °C and 50 °C. As an example, do not leave the battery in
the car in summer.
Safety Warnings for Battery Chargers
Bosch Power Tools
Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions
may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all safety warnings and instructions for future reference.
Keep the battery charger away from rain or
moisture. Penetration of water in the battery
charger increases the risk of an electric shock.
 Do not charge other batteries. The battery charger is
suitable only for charging Bosch lithium ion batteries within the listed voltage range. Otherwise there is danger of fire
and explosion.
 Keep the battery charger clean. Contamination can lead
to danger of an electric shock.
 Before each use, check the battery charger, cable and
plug. If damage is detected, do not use the battery
charger. Never open the battery charger yourself.
Have repairs performed only by a qualified technician
and only using original spare parts. Damaged battery
chargers, cables and plugs increase the risk of an electric
shock.
 Do not operate the battery charger on easily inflammable surfaces (e. g., paper, textiles, etc.) or surroundings. The heating of the battery charger during the charging process can pose a fire hazard.
 Supervise children. This will ensure that children do not
play with the charger.
 Children or persons that owing to their physical, sensory or mental limitations or to their lack of experience or
knowledge, are not capable of securely operating the
charger, may only use this charger under supervision
or after having been instructed by a responsible person. Otherwise, there is danger of operating errors and injuries.
Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted with a
BS 1363/A approved electric plug with internal fuse (ASTA
approved to BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it should be
cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an authorised customer service agent. The replacement plug should
have the same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a possible
shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains socket elsewhere.
Symbols
The following symbols are important for reading and understanding the operating instructions. Please take note of the
symbols and their meaning. The correct interpretation of the
symbols will help you to use the garden product in a better
and safer manner.
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Symbol
Meaning
Symbol
Meaning
Permitted action
Wear protective gloves
Prohibited action
Reaction direction
Audible noise
CLICK!
Accessories/Spare Parts
Movement direction
Intended Use
Weight
The machine is intended for the cutting of grass and weeds
under bushes, as well as on slopes and edges that can not be
reached with the lawn mower.
Intended use is related to operation within 0 °C and 40 °C
ambient temperature.
Switching On
Switching Off
Technical Data
Trimmer
ART 23-18 LI
ART 23-18 LI+
ART 26-18 LI
ART 26-18 LI+
Article number
3 600 HA5 C..
3 600 HA5 C..
3 600 HA5 E..
3 600 HA5 E..
7000/8000
7000/8000
7000/8000
7000/8000




No-load speed
-1
min
Adjustable handle
Cutting diameter
cm
23
23
26
26
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
kg
2.4
2.7
2.5
2.8
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
2 607 336 207
2 607 336 921
2 607 336 207
2 607 336 921
2 607 336 207
2 607 336 921
2 607 336 207
2 607 336 921
Battery
Article number
– 1.5 Ah
– 2.0 Ah
Rated voltage
V=
18
18
18
18
Capacity
– 2 607 336 207
– 2 607 336 921
Ah
Ah
1.5
2.0
1.5
2.0
1.5
2.0
1.5
2.0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
Number of battery cells
– 2 607 336 207
– 2 607 336 921
AL 2204 CV
AL 2204 CV
AL 2204 CV
AL 2204 CV
EU
UK
AUS
2 607 225 273
2 607 225 275
2 607 225 277
2 607 225 273
2 607 225 275
2 607 225 277
2 607 225 273
2 607 225 275
2 607 225 277
2 607 225 273
2 607 225 275
2 607 225 277
A
0.43
0.43
0.43
0.43
°C
0 – 45
0 – 45
0 – 45
0 – 45
Battery Charger
Article number
Charging current
Allowable charging temperature
range
Please observe the article number on the type plate of your garden product. The trade names of the individual garden products may vary.
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Trimmer
Charging time for battery capacity, approx.
– 1.5 Ah
– 2.0 Ah
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
ART 23-18 LI
ART 23-18 LI+
ART 26-18 LI
ART 26-18 LI+
min
min
207
290
207
290
207
290
207
290
kg
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
/II
/II
/II
/II
Protection class
Battery Charger
Article number
AL 2215 CV
AL 2215 CV
AL 2215 CV
AL 2215 CV
EU
UK
AUS
2 607 225 471
2 607 225 473
2 609 225 475
2 607 225 471
2 607 225 473
2 609 225 475
2 607 225 471
2 607 225 473
2 609 225 475
2 607 225 471
2 607 225 473
2 609 225 475
A
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
Allowable charging temperature
range
°C
0 – 45
0 – 45
0 – 45
0 – 45
Charging time for battery capacity, approx.
– 1.5 Ah
– 2.0 Ah
min
min
63
85
63
85
63
85
63
85
kg
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
/II
/II
/II
/II
Charging current
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
Protection class
see type plate on the garden product
Serial number
Please observe the article number on the type plate of your garden product. The trade names of the individual garden products may vary.
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured sound values determined according to EN 60335.
Typically the A-weighted noise
levels of the product are:
Sound pressure level
Sound power level
Uncertainty K
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according
to EN 60335:
Vibration emission value ah
Uncertainty K
Bosch Power Tools
ART 23-18 LI
ART 23-18 LI+
ART 26-18 LI
ART 26-18 LI+
3 600 ...
HA5 C..
HA5 C..
HA5 E..
HA5 E..
dB(A)
dB(A)
dB
60
81
=3
60
81
=3
67
88
=3
67
88
=3
m/s2
m/s2
< 2.5
=1.5
< 2.5
=1.5
< 2.5
=1.5
< 2.5
=1.5
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Declaration of Conformity
ART 23-18 LI ART 23-18 LI+
We declare under our sole responsibility
that the product described under “Technical
data” is in conformity with the following
standards or standardization documents:
EN 60335 according to the provisions of the
directives 2011/65/EU, 2004/108/EC,
2006/42/EC, 2000/14/EC.
2000/14/EC: Guaranteed sound power level:
Conformity assessment procedure according to Annex V.
HA5 C..
HA5 C..
HA5 E..
HA5 E..
dB(A)
88
88
91
91
Equipment category: 33
Notified body:
TÜV Rheinland Intercert Kft., Hungary Nr. 1008
Technical file (2006/42/EC, 2000/14/EC) at:
Bosch Lawn and Garden Ltd., PT-LG/ENS23,
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1EY, England
Henk Becker
Helmut Heinzelmann
Executive Vice President
Head of Product Certification
Engineering
PT/ETM9
Starting
For Your Safety
 Warning: Switch off and remove battery from machine
before adjusting or cleaning.
 The blade continues to rotate for a few seconds after
the cordless trimmer is switched off. Allow the motor/
blade to stop rotating before switching “on” again.
 Do not rapidly switch off and on.
 Only use Bosch approved cutting elements. Cutting
performance will vary with different cutting elements.
Battery Charging
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
15.08.2013
Mounting and Operation
Action
Figure
Delivery Scope
1
Mounting the Cutting Guard
2
Adjusting the Handle
3
Mounting wheels
4
Charging the Battery Pack
Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack
5
Replace the blade
6
Setting Handle Angle
7
Switching On and Off
8
Working Advice
Adjusting the Cutting Height
9
Maintenance, Cleaning and Storage
10
Selecting Accessories
11
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ART 26-18 LI ART 26-18 LI+
3 600 ...
 Do not use other battery chargers. The supplied battery
charger is designed for the Lithium-Ion battery in your garden product.
 Observe the mains voltage! The voltage of the power
supply must correspond with the data given on the nameplate of the battery charger. Battery chargers marked with
230 V can also be operated with 220 V.
The battery is equipped with temperature monitoring that allows charging only in the temperature range between 0 °C
and 45 °C. In this manner, a high battery service life is
achieved.
Note: The battery is supplied partially charged. To ensure full
capacity of the battery, completely charge the battery in the
battery charger before using your power tool for the first time.
The lithium-ion battery can be charged at any time without reducing its service life. Interrupting the charging procedure
does not damage the battery.
The “Electronic Cell Protection (ECP)” protects the lithium ion
battery against deep discharging. When the battery is run
down or discharged, the garden product is shut off by means
of a protective circuit: The blade no longer moves.
Do not continue to press the On/Off
switch after the garden product has
been automatically switched off. The battery can be damaged.
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Battery charge-control indication
The battery charge-control indicator on the handle of the
product will indicate a low charge condition of the battery by
flashing three times when the On/Off switch is pressed. If this
occurs, please remove the battery and recharge.
Charging Procedure
The charging procedure starts as soon as the mains plug is
plugged into the socket and the battery is then inserted into
the battery charger .
Due to the intelligent charging method, the charging condition of the battery is automatically detected and the battery is
charged with the optimum charging current, depending on
battery temperature and voltage.
This gives longer life to the battery and always leaves it fully
charged when kept in the charger for storage.
Note: The charging procedure is only possible when the battery temperature is within the allowable charging temperature range, see section “Technical Data”.
Flashing Battery Charge Indicator
Continuous Lighting of the Battery Charge Indicator
Continuous lighting of the battery
charge indicator indicates that the
battery is fully charged or that the
temperature of the battery is not within the allowable charging temperature range, and cannot be
charged for this reason. The battery is charged as soon as the
allowable charging temperature range is reached.
When the battery is not inserted, continuous lighting of the
battery charge indicator indicates that the mains plug is inserted in the socket and that the battery charger is ready for
operation.
Charging Advice
With continuous or several repetitive charging cycles without
interruption, the charger can warm up. This is not meaningful
and does not indicate a technical defect of the battery charger.
A significantly reduced working period after charging indicates that the battery is used and must be replaced.
The charging procedure is signalled by a
flashing battery charge indicator .
Troubleshooting
d.c.
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Blade guard can not be mounted over
cutting disc
Incorrect assembly
Remove cutting disc and mount blade
guard again
Trimmer fails to operate
Battery discharged
Recharge battery; also see “Battery
Charging”
Battery too hot/cold
Allow to cool/warm
Internal wiring of garden product damaged
Contact Service Agent
Trimmer runs intermittently
On/Off switch defective
Contact Service Agent
Garden product labours
Grass too high
Cut in stages
Garden product does not cut
Cutting blade damaged
Replace the blade
Increased vibration
Cutting blade damaged
Replace the blade
After-sales Service and Application
Service
www.bosch-garden.com
In all correspondence and spare parts orders, please always
include the 10-digit article number given on the type plate of
the garden product.
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Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
Denham
Uxbridge
UB 9 5HJ
At www.bosch-pt.co.uk you can order spare parts or arrange
the collection of a product in need of servicing or repair.
Tel. Service: (0844) 7360109
E-Mail: boschservicecentre@bosch.com
Ireland
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: (01) 4666700
Fax: (01) 4666888
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: (01300) 307044
Fax: (01300) 307045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: (0800) 543353
Fax: (0800) 428570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 3 95415555
www.bosch.com.au
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Johannesburg
Tel.: (011) 4939375
Fax: (011) 4930126
E-Mail: bsctools@icon.co.za
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Pinetown
Tel.: (031) 7012120
Fax: (031) 7012446
E-Mail: bsc.dur@za.bosch.com
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Milnerton
Tel.: (021) 5512577
Fax: (021) 5513223
E-Mail: bsc@zsd.co.za
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Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: (011) 6519600
Fax: (011) 6519880
E-Mail: rbsa-hq.pts@za.bosch.com
Transport
The contained lithium-ion batteries are subject to the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements. The user can transport
the batteries by road without further requirements.
When being transported by third parties (e.g.: air transport or
forwarding agency), special requirements on packaging and
labelling must be observed. For preparation of the item being
shipped, consulting an expert for hazardous material is required.
Dispatch batteries only when the housing is undamaged.
Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the battery in
such a manner that it cannot move around in the packaging.
Please also observe possibly more detailed national regulations.
Disposal
Do not dispose of garden products, battery chargers and batteries/rechargeable batteries into household waste!
Only for EC countries:
According to the European law 2012/19/EU,
electrical and electronic equipments that are no
longer usable, and according to the European
law 2006/66/EC, defective or used battery
packs/batteries, must be collected separately
and disposed of in an environmentally correct manner.
Batteries no longer suitable for use can be directly returned
at:
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
Denham
Uxbridge
UB 9 5HJ
At www.bosch-pt.co.uk you can order spare parts or arrange
the collection of a product in need of servicing or repair.
Tel. Service: (0844) 7360109
E-Mail: boschservicecentre@bosch.com
Battery packs/batteries:
Li-Ion:
Please observe the instructions in section
“Transport”.
Subject to change without notice.
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ART 23-18 LI+
ART 26-18 LI+
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d.c.
CLICK!
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4
d.c.
ART 23-18 LI+
ART 26-18 LI+
5
CLICK!
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d.c.
CLICK!
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CLICK!
d.c.
8
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1 600 Z00 000
(1,5 Ah)
F 016 800 178
1 600 Z00 03U
(2,0 Ah)
ART 23-18 LI/ART 23-18 LI+
F 016 800 371
ART 26-18 LI/ART 26-18 LI+
F 016 800 372
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1 600 Z00 001 (EU)
1 600 Z00 002 (UK)
1 600 Z00 003 (AUS)
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