OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Model CHL91302
Battery Charger for use with
LITHIUM EARTHWISE™ Lithium-ion Battery Pack
SPECIFICATIONS:
Model
Input
CHL91302
90-260 Volts, 47-63 Hz, AC Only – 63 Watts
Charging Voltage
18 Volt
Charging Current
3 Amperes
Net Weight
2.9 Lbs
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING A LITHIUM EARTHWISE™ BATTERY CHARGER.
Your new battery charger has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease
of operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire operator’s manual before using your new battery charger.
Pay close attention to the Rules for Safe Operation, Warnings, and Cautions. If you use your battery charger
properly and only for what it is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and
The explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do
not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for
proper accident prevention measures.
SYMBOL MEANING
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL:
Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to
yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
NOTE:
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
 To reduce risk of damage to charger body and
WARNING:
Do not attempt to operate this battery charger
until you have read thoroughly and understand
completely all instructions, safety rules, etc. contained
in this manual. Failure to comply can result in
accidents involving fire, electric shock, or serious
personal injury. Save this operator's manual and
review frequently for continuing safe operation, and
instructing others who may use this battery charger.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
CHARGER
 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. This manual
contains important safety and operating instructions
for model CHL91302.
 Before using battery charger, read all instructions
and cautionary markings on battery charger, and
product using battery charger. Carefully read and
understand these instructions and the Operator's
Manual for the product using this charger.
WARNING: To reduce risk of
injury, charge only Lithium Earthwise™ 18V
lithium-ion
type
rechargeable
batteries.
Other types of batteries may burst causing
personal injury and damage.
cord, pull by plug body rather than cord when
disconnecting charger.
 Make sure cord is located so that it will not be
stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to
damage or stress.
 An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension
cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If
extension cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those of plug on
charger.
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in good
electrical condition; and
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of charger as specified below:
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM A.W.G. SIZE FOR
EXTENSION CORDS FOR BATTERY CHARGERS
Ampere Rating
(on face plate)
Cord Length (Feet)
25’
50’
100’
 Do not expose charger to rain or snow or other wet
conditions.
 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.
0 - 2.0
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
16
16
16
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gage
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2.1 - 3.4
16
16
16
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
 DO
NOT OPERATE CHARGER WITH A
DAMAGED CORD OR PLUG. If damaged, call our
customer service help line at 1-800-313-5111 for
assistance.
 Do not operate charger if it has received a
sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged
in any way; call our customer service help line at
1-800-313-5111 for assistance..
 Do not disassemble charger; when service or repair
is required call our customer service help line at
1-800-313-5111 for assistance.
 To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger
from outlet before attempting any maintenance or
cleaning. Turning off controls will not reduce this
risk.
 Do not use charger outdoors.
 Disconnect charger from power supply when not in
 Do not charge by means of an engine generator or
DC power source.
 Do not disassemble the battery.
 Do not store the tool and battery in locations where
the temperature may reach or exceed 104°F (40°C)
such as outside sheds or metal buildings in
summer.
 Do not incinerate the battery, even if it is severely
damaged or completely worn out. The battery may
explode in fire.
 Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in
contact with your skin, wash immediately with soap
and water, then neutralize with lemon juice or
vinegar. If liquid gets in your eyes, flush them with
clean water for at least 10 minutes, then seek
immediate medical attention.
 Do not short-circuit the battery.
 Do not discharge battery beyond normal use limits.
use.
PRECAUTIONS REGARDING THE USE OF
CHARGER AND BATTERY
Further discharging (such as by placing a rubber
band on the trigger switch) can cause a deep
discharge which may result in polarity reversal of a
cell rendering the battery useless.
 Do not charge battery when temperature is below
50°F or above 100°F.
 Never attempt to connect two chargers together.
 The charger is designed to operate on standard
household electrical power. Do not attempt to use it
on any other voltage.
 Do not insert foreign matter into the hole for the
battery in charger.
WARNING: The electrical cord on this
product may contain chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means attention!!!
Your safety is involved.
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OPERATION
USE THIS BATTERY CHARGER ONLY WITH
LITHIUM EARTHWISE™ 18V LITHIUM-ION
BATTERY PACKS.
CHARGING BATTERY PACK
See Figures 1 & 2.
Battery packs are shipped in a low charge condition to
prevent possible problems. Therefore, you should
charge them prior to use.
NOTE: Batteries will not reach full charge the first
time they are charged. Allow several cycles (operating
tool followed by recharging batteries) for them to fully
charge.
TO CHARGE
Constant Green LED
= Power is on.
 Use this battery charger only with Lithium
Constant Red =
Battery is charging.
Earthwise™ 18V lithium-ion battery packs.
 Make sure power supply is normal house voltage,
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
Fig. 1
 Connect charger to power supply.
One constant GREEN light indicates POWER ON.
 Place battery pack in charger aligning raised rib in
Flashing Red =
Battery is defective
or wrong type.
Constant Green =
Battery is fully
charged.
charger with groove in battery pack.
 Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts
on battery pack engage properly with charger
contacts.
 Both charger lights will be illuminated.
Battery Pack
One constant GREEN light and one constant RED
light indicates the battery is charging.
One constant GREEN light and one FLASHING
RED light indicates the battery is defective or the
battery is the wrong type for this charger.
Charger
 Two constant GREEN lights indicate the battery is
fully charged.
 After normal usage, 1 hour of charging time is
required to be fully charged. A minimum charge
time of 1-1/2 hours is required to recharge a
completely discharged battery pack.
 The battery pack will become slightly warm to the
touch while charging. This is normal and does not
indicate a problem.
 DO NOT place charger in an area of extreme
heat or cold. It will work best at normal room
temperature.
 When the battery is fully charged, unplug your
charger from power supply and remove the battery
pack.
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Fig. 2
OPERATION
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING HOT BATTERIES
When using a tool continuously, the battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery pack cool down
for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to recharge.
NOTE: If the charger does not charge your battery pack under normal circumstances, please call our customer
service help line at 1-800-313-5111 for assistance.
LED FUNCTION OF CHARGER
LEDS WILL BE LIGHTED TO INDICATE STATUS OF CHARGER AND BATTERY PACK:
 One constant Green LED = Power is on.
 One constant Green LED and one constant Red LED = Battery pack is charging.
 Two constant Green LEDs = Battery pack is fully charged.
 One constant Green LED and one Flashing Red LED = Defective battery pack or battery pack is the
wrong type for the charger.
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc. come
in contact with plastic parts. They contain chemicals
that can damage, weaken or destroy plastic.
DO NOT abuse power tools. Abusive practices can
damage tools as well as the workplace.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify or create accessories not
recommended for use with this charger. Any such
alteration or modification is misuse and could result
in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious
personal injury.
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Model CHL91302
Battery Charger for use with
LITHIUM EARTHWISE™ Lithium-ion Battery Pack
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your charger, should a need ever exist for repair parts or
service, simply contact us at 1-800-313-5111. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you
call or visit.
• MODEL NUMBER
The model number will be found on a plate attached to the bottom of the housing.
• NAME OF ITEM
BATTERY CHARGER
• MODEL NUMBER
CHL91302
• SERIAL NUMBER
The Great States Corporation
American Lawn Mower Company
830 Webster Street
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone 1-800-313-5111
www.reelin.com/earthwise
In a continued commitment to improve quality, the Manufacturer reserves the
right to make component changes or design changes when necessary.