Harbor Freight Tools 12 Volt Deluxe Battery Maintainer and Float Charger Product manual

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
– This manual contains important
safety and operating instructions
for this battery charger.
2. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
3. Use of an attachment not recommended
or sold by the battery charger
manufacturer may result in a risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons.
4. To reduce risk of damage to electric
plug and cord, pull by plug rather than
cord when disconnecting charger.
5. Do not use an extension cord with this item.
6. Do not operate charger with
damaged cord or plug – replace
the cord or plug immediately.
7. Do not operate charger if it has
received a sharp blow, been dropped,
or otherwise damaged in any way;
take it to a qualified serviceman.
8. Do not disassemble charger; take it to
a qualified serviceman when service or
repair is required. Incorrect reassembly
may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
9. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug
charger from outlet before attempting
any maintenance or cleaning.
10. WARNING – RISK OF
EXPLOSIVE GASES.
a. WORKING IN VICINITY OF A LEADACID BATTERY IS DANGEROUS.
BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE
GASES DURING NORMAL
BATTERY OPERATION. FOR THIS
REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST
IMPORTANCE THAT YOU FOLLOW
THE INSTRUCTIONS EACH TIME
YOU USE THE CHARGER.
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b. To reduce risk of battery explosion,
follow these instructions and those
published by battery manufacturer and
manufacturer of any equipment you
intend to use in vicinity of battery.
Review cautionary marking on
these products and on engine.
11. PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
a. Consider having someone close
enough by to come to your aid when
you work near a lead-acid battery.
b. Have plenty of fresh water and
soap nearby in case battery acid
contacts skin, clothing, or eyes.
c. Wear complete eye protection and
clothing protection. Avoid touching
eyes while working near battery.
d. If battery acid contacts skin or
clothing, wash immediately with
soap and water. If acid enters eye,
immediately flood eye with running
cold water for at least 10 minutes and
get medical attention immediately.
e. NEVER smoke or allow a spark or
flame in vicinity of battery or engine.
f. Be extra cautious to reduce risk
of dropping a metal tool onto
battery. It might spark or shortcircuit battery or other electrical
part that may cause explosion.
g. Remove personal metal items such
as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and
watches when working with a leadacid battery. A lead-acid battery can
produce a short-circuit current high
enough to weld a ring or the like to
metal, causing a severe burn.
h. Use charger for charging LEAD-ACID
or Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries
only. It is not intended to supply power
to a low voltage electrical system other
than in a starter-motor application.
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Do not use battery charger for charging 14. FOLLOW THESE STEPS. A SPARK
dry-cell batteries that are commonly
NEAR BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY
used with home appliances. These
EXPLOSION. TO REDUCE RISK
batteries may burst and cause injury
OF A SPARK NEAR BATTERY:
to persons and damage to property.
a. Position cables to reduce risk
i. NEVER charge a frozen battery.
of damage by hood, door,
or moving engine part.
12. PREPARING TO CHARGE
b. Stay clear of fan blades, belts,
pulleys, and other parts that
can cause injury to persons.
a. If necessary to remove battery from
vehicle to charge, always remove
grounded terminal from battery first.
Make sure all accessories in the vehicle
are off, so as not to cause an arc.
c. Check polarity of battery connectors.
POSITIVE (POS, P, +) battery
connector usually has larger diameter
than NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) post.
b. Be sure area around battery
is well ventilated while battery
is being charged.
d. Disconnect Quick-Connector.
c. Clean battery terminals. Be
careful to keep corrosion from
coming in contact with eyes.
e. To permanently attach the Ring
Terminal Connector to the battery,
bolt POSITIVE (RED) ring terminal
to POSITIVE (POS, P, +) post of
battery. Bolt NEGATIVE (BLACK)
Ring Terminal Connector to
NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) post of battery.
d. Add distilled water in each cell until
battery acid reaches level specified by
battery manufacturer. Do not overfill.
For a battery without removable
cell caps, such as valve regulated
lead acid batteries, carefully follow
manufacturer’s recharging instructions.
f. To temporarily attach the Clip
Connector to the battery, connect
POSITIVE (RED) Clip Connector to
POSITIVE (POS, P, +) post of battery.
Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) Clip
Connector to NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –)
post of battery. Do not connect Clip
Connector to carburetor, fuel lines, or
sheet-metal body parts. Do not leave
Clip Connectors attached indefinitely.
e. Study all battery manufacturer’s
specific precautions while charging
and recommended rates of charge.
f. Determine voltage of battery by
referring to vehicle owner’s manual
and make sure it matches output
rating of battery charger.
g. When disconnecting charger,
disconnect and cap QuickConnector, and then remove Clip
Connector from battery terminal.
g. Do not place charger or electrical
connections on ground or floor.
13. DC CONNECTION PRECAUTIONS
a. Connect and disconnect DC output
clips only after disconnecting
Quick-Connector. Never allow
clips to touch each other.
b. Attach terminals to battery as
indicated in 17(d) and 17(e).
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h. See operating instructions for
length of charge information.
15. Do not turn on equipment that battery
is connected to while charging.
16.
Wear ANSI-approved
splash-resistant safety goggles
and heavy-duty rubber work
gloves whenever connecting,
disconnecting, or working near battery.
Battery acid can cause
permanent blindness.
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17. Maintain labels and nameplates on the
charger.
These carry important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
27. Do not leave charger or battery unchecked
for extended periods of time to reduce risk.
18. This product is not a toy.
Keep it out of reach of children.
29. This product is not a toy. Do not allow
children to play with or near this item.
19. Disconnect and cap the Quick-Connector
before connecting its cables to a
battery, or performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
28. Before moving charger, disconnect
power supply and battery, then
allow charger to cool.
30. Use as intended only.
31. People with pacemakers should
consult their physician(s) before use.
Electromagnetic fields in close proximity to
20. Use this Charger/Maintainer with
heart pacemaker could cause pacemaker
flooded lead-acid batteries or Absorbed
interference or pacemaker failure.
Glass Mat (AGM) batteries only. When
In addition, people with pacemakers
charging a maintenance-free battery,
should:
always monitor the progress of the
• Avoid operating alone.
charge by viewing the ammeter. Do not
• Properly maintain and inspect to avoid
over-charge a maintenance-free battery.
electrical shock.
21. Do not use this maintainer with
• Properly ground power cord. Ground
gel lead-acid type batteries.
Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) should
also be implemented – it prevents
22. Do not attempt to charge
sustained electrical shock.
non-rechargeable, damaged,
or defective batteries.
32. WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product will expose you to lead, a chemical
23. Do not charge more than one
known to the State of California to
battery at one time.
cause cancer, and birth defects or other
24. Remove charger AC Adapter from
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
electrical outlet, unplug and cap Quickhandling.
Connector, and disconnect the battery
(California Health & Safety
clamps (if used) when finished.
Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
25. Have your charger serviced by
33. The warnings, precautions, and
a qualified repair person using
instructions discussed in this instruction
only identical replacement parts.
manual cannot cover all possible
This will ensure that the safety of
conditions and situations that may occur.
the charger is maintained.
It must be understood by the operator that
common sense and caution are factors
26. Do not use charger while you are tired
which cannot be built into this product,
or under the influence of drugs, alcohol
but must be supplied by the operator.
or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating charger may result
34. Inspect before every use; do not use
in serious personal injury.
if parts are loose or damaged.
35. Use with 12 volt batteries only.
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Specifications
Input
Rated Output
Maximum Output
Battery Capacity
Cable Length
Fuse
120VAC, 60Hz, 0.25A
0.75 A /12 VDC
13.2 VDC
5 – 125 Ah
12 ft.
7.5A Blade-type
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Operation Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section
at the beginning of this document including all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
Note: This Float Charger is intended only to keep a fully charged battery from
losing its charge. It will not work to charge a battery that is discharged or damaged.
TO PREVENT BATTERY DAMAGE:
Do not use on gel lead-acid type batteries.
Note: Check battery voltage with a multimeter before use.
The Battery MUST be fully charged to at least 12 Volts.
The Float Charger prevents self-discharge of the battery, while maintaining the life of
rechargeable 12 volt lead-acid batteries. It maintains a battery charge for batteries rated
from 5 – 125 Ah (amp-hours), by providing a 13.2 VDC maximum output. Other types of
chargers provide a strong, rapid charge but tend to boil out liquids and decay electrodes.
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Connection
A SPARK NEAR BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY EXPLOSION.
TO REDUCE RISK OF A SPARK NEAR BATTERY follow these instructions
exactly.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Wear ANSI-approved splash-resistant safety goggles and heavy-duty rubber
work gloves whenever connecting, disconnecting, or working near battery.
Battery acid can cause permanent blindness.
b. Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK)
Clip Connector to NEGATIVE
(NEG, N, –) post of battery.
1. Place Float Charger within 3 feet of battery.
Disconnect the Quick-Connectors
from each other.
2. Select the Connector
appropriate to the battery.
3. To permanently attach the Ring
Terminal Connector to the battery:
a. Bolt POSITIVE (RED) Ring Terminal
Connector to POSITIVE (POS, P, +)
post of battery.
b. Bolt NEGATIVE (BLACK)
Ring Terminal Connector to
NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) post of battery.
4. To temporarily attach the Clip
Connector to the battery,
a. Connect POSITIVE (RED)
Clip Connector to POSITIVE
(POS, P, +) post of battery.
WARNING! TO PREVENT SHORT
CIRCUIT AND FIRE: Do not leave
Clips attached indefinitely.
WARNING! Do not connect
Connector to carburetor, fuel lines,
or sheet-metal body parts.
5. The LED (Light Emitting Diode) will not
light while cables are disconnected.
6. Join the Connector’s Quick-Connector
plug with that of the AC Adapter.
7. If cables are connected improperly,
disconnect the Quick-Connector plugs,
correct the battery connections, and
re-connect the Quick-Connector plugs.
LED Functions
1. Flashing Red: The Battery is connected
improperly or not functioning at all.
3. Flashing Green: The Battery is
nearly completely charged.
2. Solid Red: The Battery is charging.
4. Solid Green: The Battery is completely
charged, and the Maintainer is
monitoring the charged Battery.
After Use
1. Separate the Quick-Connector plugs
and cap them with the attached caps.
3. Depending on the Connector in use, either:
•
Stow Ring Terminal Connector
safely next to battery. Keep
clear of belts, blades, and any
other moving engine parts.
•
Remove Clip Connector from battery.
2. Unplug the AC Adapter.
4. Wipe the Charger with a clean, dry cloth
and store indoors out of reach of children.
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Maintenance Instructions
Procedures not specifically explained in this manual must be performed only by
a qualified technician.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY: Unplug the charger, disconnect
any battery, and allow charger to cool completely before performing
any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM TOOL FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal noise or vibration occurs,
have the problem corrected before further use.
1. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general
condition of the charger. Check for:
•
loose hardware,
•
cracked or broken parts,
•
damaged electrical wiring or
cable insulation, and
•
any other condition that may
affect its safe operation.
Note: Aside from the fuse, this device does
not contain any user replaceable parts. If it
needs service, take it to a qualified technician.
3. AFTER USE, wipe external surfaces
of the tool with clean cloth.
4.
2. If the fuse needs replacing:
a. Disconnect the Connector from the
AC Adapter and/or the battery.
WARNING! If the supply cord
of this charger is damaged, it must
be replaced only by a qualified
service technician. DO NOT OPEN
CHARGER HOUSING, NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
b. Uncap the Fuse Housing.
c. Remove the spent fuse and replace
with a new 7.5 Blade-type fuse.
d. Recap the Fuse Housing.
Parts List
Part
1
2
3
Description
AC Adapter
Ring Terminal Connector
Clip Connector
Qty
1
1
1
Record Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record
month and year of purchase instead.
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Note: Some parts are listed for illustration
purposes only, and are not available
individually as replacement parts.
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Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality
and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from
defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence
or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper installation,
normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death,
injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages
arising from the use of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us
with transportation charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation
of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the
defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may elect
to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a
replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine
there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the scope
of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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