Ni-Cd/Ni-MH Fast Charger
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OWNER’S MANUAL — Please read before using this equipment.
Thank you for purchasing the RadioShack Ni-Cd/Ni-MH Fast
Charger. It charges two or four AA or AAA Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries
in just two hours.
• Never use the charger and the AC/DC adapter as a DC power
source for any electrical equipment.
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Safety Timer Shut-Off – turns off the charger to prevent overcharging the batteries.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
Alkaline Battery Protection and Bad Battery Detection –
prevents the unit from charging unnecessarily.
Automatic Charging Current Selection – chooses the best
charging current according to battery size.
2/4 Batteries Selection Switch – lets you choose to charge two or
four batteries at a time.
Over-Current Protection – keeps the current constant.
Reverse Polarity Protection – protects the charger and batteries if
the batteries are incorrectly installed.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Short Circuit Protection – protects the charger from damage.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
This manual contains important safety and operation instructions for
your battery charger. Before using your charger, read all instructions
and cautionary markings on the charger, the batteries to be charged,
and the product that uses the batteries.
• Consult your local RadioShack store or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
• If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that
you stop using your charger.
Warnings:
• Charge only Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries with this charger. Other
types of batteries might burst, causing personal injury.
• Do not try to charge batteries other than those listed in this
manual, or use procedures other than those described in this
manual.
• Unplug the AC/DC adapter from 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 could result in a risk of fire, electric shock,
or injury.
Cautions:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by RadioShack
may cause interference and void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Your charger is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable
FCC requirements.
OPERATION
Power the charger using the supplied 12V, 700mA AC adapter.
Cautions:
You must use a Class 2 power source that supplies
12V DC and delivers at least 700 mA. Its center tip
must be set to positive and its plug must fit the
charger's DC 12V 700MA jack. The supplied adapter meets these
specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the charger or the adapter.
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• Do not expose the charger to rain or excessive moisture.
• Do not operate the charger if it has been dropped or damaged.
Take it to a qualified service technician for repair.
• Do not use an extension cord. Its use could result in fire or
electric shock.
© 2001 RadioShack Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.
• Always connect the AC adapter to the charger before you connect it to AC power. When you finish, disconnect the adapter
from AC power before you disconnect it from the charger.
Notes:
• It is normal for batteries to become warm while charging.
SPECIFICATIONS
Adapter:
Input rating ............................................... AC 120V (±15V), 60Hz, Max 11W
Output voltage ........................................................ DC 12V (±1V) @ 700mA
DC 12.2V (±1V) at no load
Cable length ............................................................................. 6 Feet (1.8m)
• Charge the batteries in an area between 32 and 113°F (0 to 45
°C). If the area is too cold, the batteries can permanently lose
their ability to charge. If the area is too warm, the batteries will
not be fully charged.
• You can not charge different battery types (Ni-CD or Ni-MH),
different battery sizes (AA or AAA), or different capacity
batteries at the same time.
Standard......................................................................................... ETL/CETL
Charger:
Input voltage range ............................................................ 11VDC to 16VDC
Charging current............................................................. AA battery: 1000mA
AAA battery: 400mA
Safety timer guard ........................................................ 2.5 hours ± 5 minutes
Operating temperature ............................................... 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
• If you charge two batteries, place them in the left charging
chamber.
Storage temperature .............................................. –4 to 140°F (–20 to 60°C)
1. Plug the AC/DC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 12V 700MA
jack on the side of the charger. Then pull out the AC/DC
adapter’s foldable plug, and plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet. The POWER indicator lights.
Note: If the POWER indicator does not light, make sure the AC/
DC adapter and the charger are properly connected.
2. Slide 2 4 to the number of batteries you want to charge.
3. Lift the battery compartment cover and place AA or AAA
batteries into the compartment according to the polarity symbols
(+ and –) marked inside each chamber. The CHARGING
indicator lights.
Note: If the CHARGING indicator does not light, unplug the
charger, remove the batteries, and clean their contact surfaces.
Then reinstall the batteries and plug in the charger. If the
problem persists, the charger may be faulty. Take it to your local
RadioShack store. If the CHARGING indicator flashes, one or
more of the batteries may be defective or shorted, or there is
alkaline battery. Replace the battery.
4. Close the cover.
5. When the batteries are fully charged, the CHARGING indicator
turns off. Unplug the charger and remove the batteries.
CARE
Keep the charger dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and
store the charger only in normal temperature environments. Handle
the charger carefully; do not drop it. Keep the charger away from
dust and dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it
looking new.
Modifying or tampering with the charger’s internal components can
cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your
FCC authorization to operate it. If your charger is not performing as it
should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
RadioShack Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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
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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, 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 limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the
exclusion or limitation 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 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, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX
76102
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