Radio Shack 20 Hour 9.6 V Ni-Cd/NI-MH Battery Pack Charger Operating instructions

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23-332
20 Hour 9.6 V Ni-Cd/
NI-MH Battery Pack
Charger
Your RadioShack 20-Hour 9.6
V Ni-Cd/NI-MH Battery Pack
Charger can fully charge 9.6V
nickel-cadmium and nickel-Metal Hydride cord-connected battery
packs
(such
as
RadioShack Cat. No. 23-229,
23-329, and 23-331), used in
many remote-controlled cars, in
about 20 hours.
© 1998 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark
used by Tandy Corporation.
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Its Safety Guard Protection
Timer
automatically
stops
charging after 20 hours to prevent damage to the battery
pack. Its Dual Colored Charging Indicators light while a battery pack is charging and
automaticallly turn off when
charging is complete — red for
nickel-cadmium or green for
nickel-Metal Hydride.
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WARNING: To reduce the
risk of fire or shock hazard, do
not expose this product to
rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NO
USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
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This symbol is intended
to alert you to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous
voltage
within the product’s enclosure that might be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open
the product’s case.
!
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This symbol is intended
to inform you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this product.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Save These
Instructions!
Danger: To reduce the risk of
fire or electric shock, carefully
follow these instructions.
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for your charger.
Before using the battery charg5
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er, read all the instructions and
cautionary markings in this
manual and on the battery
charger, on the batteries to be
charged, and on the products
that use the batteries.
Warning: To reduce the risk of
injury:
• Charge only nickel-cadmium and Ni-MH batteries
with this charger. Other
types of batteries might
burst, causing personal
injury and damage.
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• Unplug the charger from
the AC outlet before
attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
• Do not disassemble the
charger; take it to a qualified service technician
when service or repair is
required. Improper reassembly may result in a risk
of electric shock or fire.
• Do not use an attachment
not recommended or sold
by RadioShack as this
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could result in a risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to
persons.
Caution: To reduce the risk of
damage:
• Do not expose the charger
to rain or excessive moisture.
• Do not operate the charger
if it has received a sharp
blow, or been dropped or
damaged in any way. Take
it to a qualified service
technician for repair.
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• To reduce the risk of damage to the AC plug and
cord,
disconnect
the
charger by pulling the plug
rather than the cord.
• Do not use an extension
cord. Its use could result in
fire or electric shock.
• Do not operate the charger
if the cord or plug is damaged. Have the charger
repaired. Never alter the
provided AC cord or plug.
If it does not fit in the AC
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outlet, have a qualified service technician install the
proper outlet. Improper
connection can result in an
electrical shock.
• Never use the charger as a
DC power source for any
electrical equipment.
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OPERATION
General Charging Hints
• Completely discharge the
battery pack before you
charge
it.
Repeatedly
charging a battery pack
that is not fully discharged
can shorten its useful life.
• Charge the battery pack in
an area between 32 and
104×F (0 and 40×C). The
battery pack cannot be
fully charged when it is
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cold. If the area is too
warm, the battery pack can
permanently lose its ability
to charge.
• Use and store the battery
charger
in
an
area
between –13 and 140×F (25 and 60×C).
Charging a Battery
Pack
1. Slide the charger’s connector into the battery
pack’s connector.
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Note: The charger’s connector fits only one way.
Don’t force it! If the connectors do not fit together
easily, be sure that you
have
positioned
them
properly.
2. Set Ni-Cd/Ni-MH to Ni-Cd
(for a nickel-cadmium battery pack) or Ni-MH (for a
nickel-Metal Hydride battery pack).
3. Plug the charger into a
standard AC outlet. The
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indicator for the type of
battery pack you selected
(Ni-Cd or Ni-MH) lights.
Note: If the indicator does
not light, be sure you connected the battery pack
properly. If you did, unplug
the charger, remove the
battery pack, and clean the
battery’s and charger’s
connectors. Then reconnect the charger to the battery pack and plug in the
charger. If you still have
trouble, take the battery
pack and charger to your
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local RadioShack store for
assistance.
4. After about 20 hours, the
charger stops charging
and the indicator automatically turns off. Unplug the
charger from the AC outlet
and remove the battery
pack.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Charging Current
At input 120 V 60 Hz, 11.6 V
battery level:
Ni-Cd ................. 65 mA ±10%
Ni-MH ................ 90 mA ±10%
At input 120 ±15 V, 60 Hz,
11.6V battery level:
Ni-Cd ................. 65 mA ±35%
Ni-MH ................ 90 mA ±35%
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Power
Input ..... 120 ±15 VAC, 60 Hz,
7.2 W
Output ... 11.6 VDC, 90/65 mA
Safety Guard Protection
Timer .................. 20 hrs ±1 hr
Safety Standard ................ ETL
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change
and improvement without notice.
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack
against manufacturing defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for ninety (90)
days from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack
MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION
OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE
NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY,
LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE
OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF
ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE,
LOSS OF TIME, DATA, (Continued)
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(Continued) PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR
PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion
of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase
date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will,
at its option, unless otherwise provided by law:
(a) correct the defect by product repair without
charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c)
refund the purchase price. All replaced parts
and products, and products on which a refund
is made, become the property of RadioShack.
New or reconditioned parts and products may
be used in the performance of warranty service.
Repaired or replaced parts and (Continued)
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(Continued) products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be
charged for repair or replacement of the product
made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure
caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W,
100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX
76102
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of Tandy Corporation
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