2
3
7
UK
6
Ireland
5
4
Australia
New Zealand
C
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Intended use
Your Black & Decker power inverter is designed to convert
direct current (dc) to alternating current (ac). It allows the
12 Vdc current in an automobile to supply ac power to
operate equipment that is normally supplied from a mains
power source. This product is intended for consumer use
only.
Safety instructions
Warning! When using battery-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, personal
injury and material damage.
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Read all of this manual carefully before using the
appliance.
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The intended use is described in this manual. The use
of any accessory or attachment or the performance of
any operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
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Retain this manual for future reference.
Using your appliance
Always take care when using the appliance.
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This appliance is not intended for use by young or in firm
persons without supervision.
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The appliance is not to be used as a toy.
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Use in a dry location only. Do not allow the appliance to
become wet.
X
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
X
Do not open body casing. There are no user serviceable
parts inside.
X
Do not operate the appliance in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust.
X
To reduce the risk of damage to plugs and cords never
pull the cable to remove the plug from a socket outlet.
After use
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When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a
dry, well ventilated place out of the reach of children.
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Children should not have access to stored appliances.
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When the appliance is stored or transported in a vehicle
it should be placed in the boot or restrained to prevent
movement following sudden changes in speed or
direction.
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The appliance should be protected from direct sunlight,
heat and moisture.
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switches and any other conditions that may affect its
operation.
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
defective.
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or
replaced by an authorised repair agent.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Specific safety instructions for power inverters
Warning! This appliance converts power from 12 Vdc
battery to 230 Vac mains supply voltage. Take precautions,
including the following, to avoid the risk of electric shock.
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Only connect a plug fitted to the supply cord of an
appliance to the inverter.
X
Never connect an appliance by modifying the plug or by
using an adaptor.
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Never connect an appliance that is damaged or
incomplete.
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Never connect the inverter to the mains supply or to the
output of another inverter.
- The inverter cannot convert the mains supply to a dc
voltage.
- The inverter cannot be used to supplement the mains
supply.
X
Disconnect the 12 Vdc accessory plug or the battery
clamps from the power source and remove the
appliance plug from the inverter before performing any
maintenance or before cleaning the appliance.
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Do not cover the inverter. Only use in well ventilated
areas.
X
Do not open the inverter, there are no serviceable parts
inside. Do not probe the inverter.
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Check that connections to the dc supply are clean and
secure. Loose connectors may cause overheated wires
and melted insulation.
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Check to make sure you have not reversed the polarity.
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Do not install in engine compartments.
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Do not use the inverter to supply any medical devices.
Inspection and repairs
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Before use, check the appliance for damaged or
defective parts. Check for breakage of parts, damage to
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Features
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
LED indicators
On/Off switch
Terminals
Battery clamps
12 Vdc accessory plug (not BDPC750)
USB port
Mains socket
How the power inverter works
The power inverter converts low voltage dc (direct current)
from a battery or other power source to standard 230 Vac
(alternating current) household power.
The power inverter output waveform
The ac output waveform of the power inverter is known as a
“modified sine wave”.
This type of waveform is suitable for most ac loads, including
linear and switching power supplies used in electronic
equipment, transformers and motors.
Operating instructions
Power source requirements
The power source must provide 12 Vdc and must be able to
supply the necessary current to operate the load.
Warning! The power inverter must be connected only to
batteries with a nominal output voltage of 12 Volts. The
appliance will not operate from a 6 Volt battery and will
sustain permanent damage if connected to a 24 Volt battery.
Connection to a power source
The power inverter comes equipped with a 12 Vdc
accessory plug (5) and/or battery clamps (4) for connection
to a dc power source.
Note: For optimal performance make sure that the engine is
running while operating the inverter. However, the power
inverter may not operate while the engine is starting because
the battery voltage can drop substantially during cranking.
Connecting to a power source using the 12 Vdc
accessory plug (not model BDPC750)
Up to 100 W only
The 12 Vdc accessory plug (5) is suitable for operating the
power inverter at power outputs up to 100 Watts only. The tip
of the plug is positive (+) and the side contact is negative (-).
Warning! Connect the ring terminals to the terminals (3) of
the power inverter before connecting the accessory plug to
the accessory outlet. Make sure that the On/Off switch (2) is
turned off and that no flammable fumes are present in the
installation area.
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Connect the ring terminal of the red cable to the red
terminal (3) marked (+) on the back of the power
inverter.
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Connect the ring terminal of the black cable to the black
terminal (3) marked (-) on the back of the power inverter.
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Connect the power inverter to the power source by
inserting the 12 Vdc accessory plug (5) firmly into the
accessory outlet of a vehicle or other dc power source.
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Set the On/Off switch (2) to on.
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Plug the USB connector from the equipment you wish to
operate into the USB port (6) and operate as normal.
Note: On some vehicles the accessory socket may only
become live when the ignition key is in the accessory
position.
Warning! Do not use with positive ground electrical
systems, (i.e older vehicles).
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Connecting to a power source using the cables (fig. C)
Above 100W
Use the cables and connect the appliance directly to the
12 Volt power source as follows:
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Make sure the appliance power is turned off and that no
flammable fumes are present in the installation area.
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Connect the red cable to the red terminal (3) marked (+)
on the back of the power inverter.
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Connect the black cable to the black terminal (3)
marked (-) on the back of the power inverter.
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Connect the red battery clamp (4) to the positive
terminal of the battery.
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Connect the black battery clamp (4) to the negative
terminal of the battery.
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Make sure that all connections between the battery
clamps (4) and the terminals (3) are secure.
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Set the On/Off switch (2) to on.
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Insert the plug from the the equipment you wish to
operate into the mains socket (7) and operate as
normal.
Warning! Loose connectors may cause overheated wires
and melted insulation. Check to make sure you have not
reversed the polarity. Damage due to reversed polarity is not
covered by our guarantee.
Warning! A reverse polarity connection will result in a blown
fuse and may cause permanent damage to the power
inverter.
Connecting devices to your inverter (fig. A - C)
AC devices
The power inverter is equipped with a standard mains
socket (7). Plug the cord from the equipment you wish to
operate into the mains socket (7). Make sure that the
wattage requirement of your equipment does not exceed the
rated wattage indicated on the unit.
The appliance can be hard-wired to an application, however
we recommend that you consult a qualified electrician for
this type of installation.
Note: Some power supplies may not operate with this
inverter due to the inrush currents required to start those
devices. The inverter will shut down in overload mode.
USB devices
The power inverter is equipped with a standard USB port (6).
Set the On/Off switch (2) to on and operate the
appliance as normal.
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Plug the USB connector from the equipment you wish to
operate into the USB port (6) and operate as normal.
Warning! This appliance will not operate high wattage
appliances or equipment that produce heat, such as hair
dryers, microwave ovens and toasters.
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Protective features of the power inverter
Your appliance monitors the following potentially hazardous
conditions:
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Low voltage protection. This condition is not harmful
to the appliance but could damage the power source.
The appliance will sound an alarm when the source
voltage drops below 11 V +/- 0.5 Vdc and will
automatically shut down when input voltage drops to
10.5 +/- 0.5 Vdc. When the condition is corrected, turn
the appliance off and then on again.
X
Over voltage protection. The power inverter will
automatically shutdown when the input voltage exceeds
15.5 +/- 0.5 Vdc. When the conditions are corrected,
disconnect from the dc power source and reconnect.
X
Short circuit protection. A reverse polarity or short
circuit condition may cause external or internal fuses to
open and may cause irreversible damage to the
appliance. Take extra care to insure a correct polarity
connection.
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Overload protection. The power inverter will
automatically shut down when the continuous load
exceeds the rated wattage. When the overload is
removed, reset the appliance by turning it off then on
again.
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Over temperature protection. If the temperature
inside the appliance is too high, the appliance will
automatically shut down. Allow the appliance to cool for
at least 15 minutes before restarting after a heat-related
shutdown. Unplug the appliance while cooling.
Note: See ‘Troubleshooting’ section for LED indications.
Hints for optimum use
For best results, the appliance should be placed on a flat
and/or solid surface. The appliance should only be used in
locations that meet the following criteria:
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DRY - Do not allow water or other liquids to come into
contact with the appliance.
X
COOL - The surrounding air temperature should be
between 4°C and 40°C (39°F and 105°F). Ideally
between 15°C and 25°C (60°F and 80°F). Keep the
appliance away from direct sunlight, when possible.
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WELL VENTILATED - Keep the area surrounding the
appliance clear to ensure free air circulation.
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Do not place items on or over the appliance during
operation. The appliance will shut down if the internal
temperature gets too hot.
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SAFE - Do not use the appliance near flammable
materials or in any locations that may accumulate
flammable fumes or gases. This is an electrical
appliance that can briefly spark when electrical
connections are made or broken.
Warning! Rechargeable devices - Some rechargeable
devices do not operate well from a modified sine wave
inverter. They only operate correctly from a standard
household outlet which provides a pure sine wave.
Therefore, the manufacturer recommends that you operate
these type of devices from a standard household outlet only,
not from the appliance.
This problem does not occur with the majority of battery
operated equipment. Most of these devices use a separate
charger or transformer that is plugged into an ac mains
socket. The appliance is easily capable of running most
chargers and transformers.
Troubleshooting
LED indicator status
Normal condition
Low Voltage protection/High Voltage
protection
Over temperature protection
LED Colour
Green
Yellow
Green and
yellow
Overload protection/Short circuit protection Red
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BDPC200
BDPC400
Wattage
0-100
Watts
0-200
Watts
BDPC750
Wattage
0-100
Watts
0-400
Watts
Wattage
5
5
5
5-10
5
5
5
5-20
5-20
5-20
50-75
50-75
50-75
45-50
40-60
45-50
30-100
45-50
30-100
90-100
30-100
90-100
90-200
90-100
100-200
300
100-200
240-400
230
350-400
300
400
200-400
350-500
600
750
400
6
0-750
Watts
Television interference
The power inverter is shielded to minimise interference with
TV signals. However, in some instances, some interference
may still be visible, particularly with weak TV signals.
Maintenance
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: www.2helpU.com.
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
care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or cleaning
on the appliance, unplug the appliance.
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From time to time wipe the appliance with a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner. Do
not immerse the appliance in water.
Replacing the fuse in the vehicle dc accessory plug
X
Remove the cap by turning it counter clockwise.
X
Remove the cap and centre pin.
X
Remove the fuse.
X
Fit a new fuse of the same type and size (8 A).
X
Refit the cap and centre pin.
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Tighten the cap by turning clockwise onto the plug.
Lead acid batteries can be recharged many times.
At the end of their useful life, discard batteries with
due care for our environment:
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X
X
X
X
X
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Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Do not dispose of the battery in fire, as this may result in
an explosion.
Lead acid (Pb) batteries are recyclable. They must not
be disposed of with household waste. The battery must
be removed and disposed of in accordance with local
regulations.
Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
Be aware that the battery is heavy.
If possible, operate the appliance to run the battery
down completely.
Place the battery in a suitable packaging to ensure that
the terminals cannot be short-circuited.
Take the battery to your service agent or a local
recycling station. Collected batteries will be recycled or
disposed of properly.
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.
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Technical data
Input voltage
Output
voltage
Input current
(max)
Power output
USB port
Weight
BDPC200 BDPC400 BDPC750
Vdc 12
12
12
Vac 230
230
230
A 24
45
86
W 200
400
750
5 V 500 mA 5 V 500 mA 5 V 500 mA
kg 0.84
1.02
1.22
EC declaration of conformity
BDPC200 Type 1/BDPC400 Type 1/BDPC750 Type 1
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
EN60950, 2006/95/EC
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
13-09-2008
Guarantee
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
unless:
X
The product has been used for trade, professional or
hire purposes.
X
The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect.
X
The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents.
X
Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service
staff.
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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
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our aftersales service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
register your new Black & Decker product and to be kept up
to date on new products and special offers. Further
information on the Black & Decker brand and our range of
products is available at www.blackanddecker.co.uk.
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