Black & Decker 300 AMP JUMP-STARTER/INFLATOR Specifications

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TROUBLESHOOTING
VEC1031CBD
Unit Fails to Jump-Start
• Make sure unit’s power switch is in the ON position.
• Check that Jump-Starter/Inflator has a full charge.
• Make sure a proper polarity cable connection has been established (see “Using
the Unit as a Jump-Starter,” page 3).
12 Volt Outlet Fails to Deliver Power
• Make sure a proper 12 volt adapter connection has been established.
• Check that the unit has a full charge.
12 Volt Outlet Shuts Off
Disconnect unit and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Note: When pulling more than 5 amps from the 12 volt outlet, unit will shut off.
START-IT®
Jump-Starter/Inflator/
Rechargeable Power Supply
LED Area Light Does Not Come On
• Check that the unit has a full charge.
SPECIFICATIONS
Jump-Start Clamps:
300 amps – heavy-duty copper
Jumper Cables:
#6 AWG welding cable
Instant Amps:
300
5 Second Amp:
225
Battery High Density AGM:
12 volt, 9 Ah, sealed, lead-acid
Worklight Bulb:
Accessory Outlet Protection:
Long-life LED
5 amps, self-resetting breaker
USER’S MANUAL
& WARRANTY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION, SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, USER MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND
THIS INSTRUCTIONAL MANUAL. THIS MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT
INFORMATION REGARDING THE OPERATION AND WARRANTY OF THIS
PRODUCT. PLEASE RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
4140 S.W. 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 U.S.
Toll Free: (800) 618-5178
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNINGS
1. RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GAS MIXTURES — WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF A LEAD-ACID
BATTERY IS DANGEROUS. BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING
NORMAL BATTERY OPERATION. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE
THAT EACH TIME BEFORE USING THIS UNIT, YOU READ THIS MANUAL AND FOLLOW
THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY.
2. To reduce risk of battery explosion, follow these instructions and those published by
the battery manufacturer and manufacturer of any equipment you intend to use in
vicinity of battery. Review cautionary markings on these products and on engine.
3. This equipment employs parts (switches, relays, etc.) that produce arcs or sparks.
Therefore, if used in a garage or enclosed area, the unit MUST be placed not less
than 18 inches above the floor.
Battery Safety
1. When working with lead-acid batteries, always make sure immediate assistance is available in
case of accident or emergency.
2. Always use protective eyewear when using this product: contact with battery acid may cause
blindness and/or severe burns. Be aware of first aid procedures in case of accidental contact with
battery acid.
3. There is a risk of releasing explosive gases when lead acid batteries are charged or discharged.
Failure to follow instructions may cause property damage and/or personal injury.
4. When connecting the battery clamps to a discharged battery and an alarm sounds — the clamp
connections are incorrect and need to be reversed.
5. Jump-start procedures should only be performed in a safe, dry, well-ventilated area.
6. Always store battery clamps on the clamp tabs on the back of the unit when not in use. Never touch
battery clamps together. This can cause dangerous sparks, power arcing and/or explosion.
7. When using this unit close to the vehicle’s battery and engine, stand the unit on a flat, stable surface,
and be sure to keep all clamps, cords, clothing and body parts away from moving vehicle parts.
8. Do not wear vinyl clothing when jump-starting a vehicle, friction can cause dangerous staticelectrical sparks. Remove all jewelry or metal objects that could cause short circuits or react with
battery acid.
9. Never allow RED and BLACK clamps to touch each other or another common metal conductor —
this could cause damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard.
10. a. For negative-grounded systems (most common), connect the POSITIVE (RED) clamp to the
POSITIVE ungrounded battery post and the NEGATIVE (BLACK) clamp to the vehicle chassis or
engine block away from the battery. Do not connect the clamp to the carburetor, fuel lines or
sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy gauge metal part of the frame or engine block.
b. For positive-grounded systems, connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) clamp to the NEGATIVE
ungrounded battery post and the POSITIVE (RED) clamp to the vehicle chassis or engine block
away from the battery. Do not connect the clamp to the carburetor, fuel lines or sheet-metal body
parts. Connect to a heavy gauge metal part of the frame or engine block.
11. Always disconnect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) jumper cable first, followed by the POSITIVE (RED)
jumper cable, except for positive grounded systems.
12. Do not expose battery to fire or intense heat since it may explode. Before disposing of the battery,
protect exposed terminals with heavy-duty electrical tape to prevent shorting (shorting can result in
injury or fire).
13. Do not smoke or use flammable items (matches, cigarette lighters, etc.) while working on a vehicle’s
battery system.
14. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO JUMP-START A FROZEN BATTERY.
15. Place this unit as far away from the battery as DC cables permit.
16. Never allow battery acid to come in contact with this unit.
17. Vehicles that have on-board computerized systems may be damaged if vehicle battery is jumpstarted. Before jump-starting, read the vehicle’s owners manual to confirm that external-starting
assistance is suitable.
Compressor/Inflator Safety
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Never attempt to disable or block the inflation and deflation ports while pump is operating.
Never cover unit at any time.
Never leave the pump unattended while in use.
Never allow sand, small rocks or other debris to be sucked into the inflation or deflation ports.
Never look into or point the inflator port opening toward anyone’s eyes.
Do not use the compressor continuously for longer than 15 minutes. Extended use will cause it to
overheat and can damage the product. After 15 minutes of continuous use, turn the unit OFF and
wait 15 minutes before resuming operation of the compressor.
7. DO NOT over-inflate objects or exceed manufacturer’s recommendations for pressure on objects to
be inflated.
Personal Safety
FIRST AID
SKIN: If battery acid comes in contact with skin, rinse immediately with water, then wash thoroughly with
soap and water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs, seek immediate medical attention.
EYES: If battery acid comes in contact with eyes, flush eyes immediately for a minimum of 15 minutes
and seek immediate medical attention.
CAUTIONS
• THIS UNIT IS DELIVERED IN A PARTIALLY CHARGED STATE – YOU MUST FULLY CHARGE IT USING
THE 120 VOLT AC CHARGING METHOD FOR A MINIMUM OF 40 HOURS BEFORE USING IT FOR
THE FIRST TIME.
• Do not overcharge this unit using the 12 volt DC charging method. Charge for no longer than 4 hours
using this method.
• All ON/OFF switches should be in the OFF position when the unit is charging or not in use. Make sure
all switches are in the OFF position before connection to a power source or load.
• Never insert anything other than the supplied power/recharging cords or recommended appliance
power/recharging cords into the 12 volt DC charging/power outlet on this unit. Do not use any
accessory that is not recommended or provided by the manufacturer.
• Do not use this unit to operate appliances that need more than 5 amps to operate from the 12 volt DC
accessory outlet.
• This system is designed to be used only on vehicles with a 12 volt DC battery system. Do not connect
to a 6 volt or 24 volt battery system.
• This system is not designed to be used as a replacement for a vehicle battery. Do not attempt to operate
a vehicle that does not have a battery installed.
• Excessive engine cranking can damage a vehicle’s starter motor. If the engine fails to start after the
recommended number of attempts, discontinue jump-start procedures and look for other problems that
may need to be corrected.
• Although this unit contains a non-spillable battery, it is recommended that unit be kept upright during
storage, use and recharging. To avoid possible damage that may shorten the unit’s working life, protect
it from direct sunlight, direct heat and/or moisture.
• Check unit periodically for wear and tear. Contact the Customer Service Department at
(800) 618-5178 to replace worn or defective parts.
• Do not drop this unit as it may damage the product. If unit is dropped or damaged, please discontinue
using it.
• Never submerge this unit in water.
• Store indoors. Do not operate unit in rain or snow, or use when wet.
• Do not operate this unit in a closed area or restrict ventilation in any way.
• Never insert a vehicle cigarette lighter into the unit’s 12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet.
THIS UNIT IS NOT FOR USE BY CHILDREN AND SHOULD ONLY BE OPERATED BY ADULTS.
Read This User’s Manual Before Using This Unit.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PROGRAM
This limited warranty program is the only one that applies to this product, and it sets forth all the
responsibilities of Vector Products, Inc., regarding this product. There is no other warranty, other than
those described herein. Any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on
this product is limited in duration to the duration of this warranty.
This Vector Products, Inc. product is warranted, to the original purchaser only, to be free of defects in
materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase without additional charge. The
warranty does not extend to subsequent purchasers or users. Manufacturer will not be responsible for
any amount of damage in excess of the retail purchase price of the product under any circumstances.
Incidental and consequential damages are specifically excluded from coverage under this warranty.
This product is not intended for commercial use. This warranty does not apply to damage to units from
misuse or incorrect installation/connection. Misuse includes wiring or connecting to improper polarity
power sources.
RETURN/REPAIR POLICY: Defective products may be returned to manufacturer. Any defective product
that is returned to manufacturer within 30 days of the date of purchase will be replaced free of charge.
If such a product is returned more than 30 days but less than two years from the purchase date,
manufacturer will repair the unit or, at its option, replace it, free of charge.
If the unit is repaired, new or reconditioned replacement parts may be used, at manufacturer’s option.
A unit may be replaced with a new or reconditioned unit of the same or comparable design. The
repaired or replaced unit will then be warranted under the terms of the remainder of the warranty
period. The customer is responsible for the shipping charges on all returned items. During the warranty
period, manufacturer will be responsible for the return shipping charges to the customer in the United
States.
LIMITATIONS: This warranty does not cover accessories, such as charging adapters, bulbs, fuses and
batteries, damage or defects resulting from normal wear and tear (including chips, scratches, abrasions,
discoloration or fading due to usage or exposure to sunlight), accidents, damage during shipping to our
service facility, alterations, unauthorized use or repair, neglect, misuse, abuse, failure to follow
instructions for care and maintenance, fire, flood and Acts of God.
If your problem is not covered by this warranty, call our Technical Support Department at (800) 6185178 for general repair information and charges if applicable. You may also contact us through our
website at www.vectormfg.com.
STATE LAW RIGHTS: This warranty gives you specific legal rights. 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 exclusions or limitations stated herein may not apply. This warranty gives the purchaser
specific legal rights; other rights, which vary from state to state, may apply.
TO REQUEST WARRANTY SERVICE FOR THIS PRODUCT: Contact Technical Support by telephone, fax
or mail (see below). We suggest that you keep the original packaging in case you need to ship the unit.
When returning a product, include your name, address, phone number, dated sales receipt (or copy)
and a description of the reason for return and product serial number. After repairing or replacing the
unit, we will make every effort to return it to you within four weeks.
WARRANTY ACTIVATION: Please complete Warranty Activation Card and mail to Vector Products, Inc..
Enter “VEC1031CBD” as Model and “START-IT® Jump-Starter/Inflator” as Product Type. All Vector
products must be registered within 30 days of purchase to activate this warranty. Mail the completed
registration form, along with a copy of the original sales receipt, to:
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Black & Decker Jump-Starter/Inflator/
Rechargeable Power Supply. This compact jump-starter is unique in the
amount of energy it can supply for its size. The internal battery is a high density
sealed, lead-acid battery that stores and delivers energy comparable to full sized
ordinary jump-starters. Please read this guide carefully before use to ensure
optimum performance and avoid damage to the unit or items you are using it with.
The VEC1031CBD is a compact, durable, portable jump-start system for vehicles
that have a standard 12 volt battery system. This self-contained, rechargeable
system will start most vehicles without the need for a host vehicle or 120 volt AC
power supply. It can also be used as a safe, portable source of 12 volt DC electric
power in remote locations and/or emergency situations. It is ideal for use with 12
volt DC cordless, rechargeable products and DC/AC power inverters.
FEATURES
ATTN.: CUSTOMER SERVICE
4140 SW 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
• TOLL FREE: (800) 618-5178 •
WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE.
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MADE IN CHINA
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Charge Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
120 Volt AC Recharge Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency LED Area Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Emergency LED Area Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Jump-Starter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the 12 Volt DC Portable Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Alternator Check Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Portable Inflator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflating Tires or Products With Valve Stems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflating Other Inflatables Without Valve Stems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging/Recharging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuse Replacement (12 Volt DC Charging Adapter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Keyless ON/OFF Power Switch
• Cordless/rechargeable, includes AC and DC charging adapters
• Built-in non-spillable, maintenance-free, heavy duty, 9 amp/hour, sealed,
lead-acid battery
• Requires no maintenance (other than recharging) for optimum operation
• Heavy duty, industrial grade copper clamps, and #6 AWG jumper cables with
exclusive recessed cable holsters
• 120 volt AC charger is listed by Underwriter Laboratories
• Easy-to-read Battery Status LED Indicators
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Alternator Check
Built-in portable inflator for vehicle tires, trailer tires and recreational inflatables
Reverse polarity protection
ETL listed
PUSHBUTTON FOR
BATTERY STATUS CHECK
BATTERY STATUS
LED INDICATORS
PRESSURE
GAUGE
KEYLESS ON/OFF
POWER SWITCH
INFLATOR POWER
SWITCH
12 VOLT DC
ACCESSORY OUTLET
120 VOLT AC
RECHARGING PORT
ALTERNATOR CHECK
INDICATOR
REVERSE POLARITY
INDICATOR
POSITIVE (+)
RED CLAMP
NEGATIVE (–)
BLACK CLAMP
EMERGENCY
LED AREA LIGHT
EMERGENCY LED AREA
LIGHT POWER SWITCH
AIR HOSE
CONNECTOR
(CHUCK)
Battery Charge Status LED Indicators
A series of four LED indicators (three red and one green) display the level of charge
in the battery. The right red LED indicates minimum battery charge. Charge the
battery when only a single red LED is lit. The center red LEDs indicate moderate
battery charge level. When the green LED is lit, the battery is at full charge. The
Charge Status LEDs will light when the Battery Status Check Pushbutton is pressed,
or automatically during AC charging. During DC recharging, the Battery Status
Check Pushbutton can be pressed periodically to monitor recharging progress.
12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet
This accessory outlet, covered by a rubber cap, powers and recharges appliances
that are 12 volt DC compatible. The 12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet is also used for DC
recharging from a vehicle or other 12 volt source.
120 Volt AC Recharging Port
The AC Recharging Port is also covered by a rubber cap. The 120 Volt AC Charging
Adapter’s barrel connector plugs into this port during recharge.
Emergency LED Area Light
USING THE EMERGENCY LED AREA LIGHT
The area light is controlled by the Area Light Power Switch (see the diagram above).
Make sure the lamp is turned OFF when the unit is being recharged or stored.
USING THE JUMP-STARTER
This Jump-Starter is equipped with a keyless Power Switch that only allows energy
to flow when proper connections are made to battery and frame. Once the
connections are properly made, turn the switch ON to jump-start the vehicle.
1. Turn OFF vehicle ignition and all accessories (radio, A/C, lights, connected cell
phone chargers, etc.). Place vehicle in “park” and set the emergency brake.
2. Make sure the Jump-Starter Power Switch is turned to OFF.
3. Remove jumper clamps from clamp tabs. Connect the red clamp first, then
the black clamp.
4. Procedure for jump-starting a NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM (negative
battery terminal is connected to chassis) (MOST COMMON)
4a. Connect POSITIVE (+) RED clamp to vehicle battery’s POSITIVE terminal.
4b. Connect NEGATIVE (–) BLACK clamp to chassis or a solid, non-moving,
metal vehicle component or body part. NEVER CLAMP DIRECTLY TO
NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL OR MOVING PART.
5. Procedure for jump-starting POSITIVE GROUNDED SYSTEMS
Note: In the rare event that the vehicle to be started has a POSITIVE GROUND
SYSTEM (positive battery terminal is connected to chassis), replace steps 4a
and 4b above with steps 5a and 5b, then proceed to step 6.
5a. Connect NEGATIVE (–) BLACK clamp to vehicle battery’s NEGATIVE terminal.
5b. Connect POSITIVE (+) RED CLAMP to vehicle chassis or a solid, nonmoving, metal vehicle component or body part. NEVER CLAMP DIRECTLY
TO POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL OR MOVING PART.
6. When clamps are connected properly, turn the Jump-Starter Power Switch to ON.
7. Turn ON the ignition and crank the engine in 5-6 second bursts until engine starts.
8. Turn the Jump-Starter Power Switch back to the OFF position.
9. Disconnect the NEGATIVE (–) engine or chassis clamp first, then disconnect the
POSITIVE (+) battery clamp.
FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS FOUND IN THE IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS SECTION AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS USER’S MANUAL.
WARNINGS
Located on the center of the control panel, the Emergency LED Area Light provides
proper lighting while changing a tire or connecting the unit to a battery.
Applications
• Jump-start most engines with standard 12 volt DC battery systems, such as small
trucks, cars, RVs, tractors, etc.
• Using the 12 volt accessory outlet, operate such appliances as 12 volt DC fans,
fluorescent worklights, spotlights, TVs, portable radios or CD players; and quickcharge a cell phone using the phone’s 12 volt DC adapter cord.
• Illuminate areas under the hood, inside tents and work areas.
• Inflate tires, air mattresses, basketballs, volleyballs, and more.
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• Jump-Starter Power Switch should be OFF prior to jump-starting.
• This power system is to be used ONLY on vehicles or boats with
12 volt DC battery systems.
• Never touch RED and BLACK clamps together — this can cause
dangerous sparks, power arcing, and/or explosion.
• Vehicles that have on-board computerized systems may be
damaged if vehicle battery is jump-started. Before jump-starting this
type of vehicle, read the vehicle manual to confirm that externalstarting assistance is advised.
• Excessive engine cranking can damage the vehicle‘s starter motor. If
the engine fails to start after the recommended number of attempts,
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discontinue jump-start procedure and look for other problems that
need to be corrected.
• After use, turn the Jump-Starter Power Switch OFF.
• Replace worn or defective parts immediately — contact the Customer
Service Department toll free (800) 618-5178.
CAUTIONS
• If the audible Reverse Connection Polarity Alarm sounds after clamps are
connected to vehicle battery, turn the unit OFF and reverse clamp connections
before continuing.
• If vehicle fails to start, turn OFF the ignition, turn OFF the Jump-Starter Power
Switch, disconnect the jump-start system’s leads and investigate why the engine
did not start.
• Recharge this unit fully after each use.
USING THE ALTERNATOR CHECK FEATURE
1. Make sure the Jump-Starter Power Switch is turned to OFF.
2. Remove jumper clamps from clamp tabs and connect to vehicle (refer to the
“Using the Jump-Starter” section for notes about polarity).
3. Start the engine.
4. Turn all vehicle accessories OFF.
5. Turn the Jump-Starter Power Switch to ON.
6. Observe the Alternator Check Indicator. A solid green LED indicates a good
alternator. A solid red LED indicates a bad alternator.
USING THE 12 VOLT DC PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY
This portable power source is also for use with all 12 volt DC accessories equipped
with a male accessory outlet plug that are rated up to 5 amps.
1. Lift up the cover of the unit‘s 12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet.
2. Insert the 12 volt DC plug from the appliance into the 12 volt accessory outlet
on the unit.
3. Switch on the appliance and operate as usual.
4. Periodically press the Battery Charge Level Pushbutton to check battery status.
CAUTION
Make sure the Jump-Starter Power Switch is ALWAYS in the OFF position when using
the unit’s 12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet.
DO NOT operate appliances that draw more than 5 amps.
USING THE PORTABLE INFLATOR
The built-in 12 volt DC inflator is the ultimate inflator for all vehicle tires, trailer tires
and recreational inflatables. Three different sized nozzles are supplied. Each nozzle
will clip on the end of the standard tire valve connector located at the free end of
the inflator hose. The inflator nozzles are stored inside the hose hatch. The inflator
hose with tire fitting is stored in a retaining channel between the jumper cable
channels on the rear of the unit. The inflator can operate long enough to fill up to
3 average sized tires before the battery must be recharged.
The inflator may be used by removing the air hose from the storage hatch and if
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required, fitting an appropriate nozzle to the air hose. An On/Off Switch located
on the back of the unit controls the power to the Inflator and the Pressure Gauge
light. Refer to the diagram on page 2 for locations of inflator hose and nozzle
storage hatch. Return hose to the storage compartment after use.
WARNINGS
• The inflator is capable of inflating up to 120 pounds per square inch
(psi) pressure. To avoid over-inflation, carefully follow instructions
on articles to be inflated. Never exceed recommended pressures.
Bursting articles can cause serious injury.
• Always check pressure with the pressure gauge.
• Never leave the inflator unattended while in use.
CAUTION
Do not operate inflator continuously for extended periods of time (approximately 15
minutes, depending on ambient temperatures), as it may overheat. In such event,
inflator will automatically shut down and restart after a cooling down period of
approximately 15 minutes.
Inflating Tires or Products With Valve Stems
1. Place connector (chuck) on valve stem.
2. Ensure connector is pushed on to valve stem as far as possible before closing
thumb latch.
3. Make sure latch is secure.
4. Turn ON the Inflator Power Switch.
5. Check pressure with the pressure gauge.
6. When desired pressure is reached, open thumb latch and remove connector
from valve stem.
7. Turn OFF Inflator Power Switch.
8. Allow unit to cool before storing away.
9. Store inflator hose and tire fitting in storage compartment.
Inflating Other Inflatables Without Valve Stems
Inflation of other items requires use of one of the adapters (nozzles).
1. Select the appropriate nozzle, located in the storage compartment on the back
of the unit.
2. Insert appropriate adapter (i.e. needle) into connector (chuck) and close thumb
latch.
3. Insert adapter (i.e., needle) into item to inflate to appropriate pressure.
4. Turn ON the Inflator Power Switch — inflate to desired pressure or fullness.
5. Switch the Inflator Power Switch OFF.
6. Remove adapter.
7. Recharge the unit before storing away.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
This product has a sealed lead acid battery that should be kept fully charged.
Recharge before first use, immediately after each use, and every 60 days if not
used. Failure to do this may reduce battery life dramatically.
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Note: This unit is delivered in a partially charged state – you must fully charge it
before using it for the first time. Initial AC charge should be 40 hours.
Charging/Recharging
Lead-acid batteries require routine maintenance to ensure a full charge and long
battery life. All batteries lose energy from self-discharge over time and more rapidly
when they are at higher temperatures. Therefore, batteries need periodic charging
to replace energy lost through self-discharge. When the unit is not in frequent use,
Black & Decker recommends the battery be recharged at least every 60 days.
Check the battery charge level by pressing the battery status button. The LED charge
status display will indicate the level of battery charge. When only one red LED
lights, recharge the unit.
Note: Recharging battery after each use will prolong battery life; frequent heavy
discharges between recharges and/or overcharging will reduce battery life.
The battery can be recharged using either the AC or DC Charging Adapter (see below).
120 VOLT AC
CHARGING
ADAPTER
12 VOLT DC
CHARGING ADAPTER
• DO NOT leave the unit unattended while charging using this method.
1. Insert the gold-tipped 12 Volt DC Charging Adapter plug into the vehicle’s 12
volt DC accessory outlet.
2. Insert the silver-tipped end plug into the 12 volt DC accessory outlet on the front
panel of the unit.
3. Charge the unit until the green FULL indicator lights when the battery status level
pushbutton is pressed. DO NOT EXCEED 4 HOURS MAXIMUM.
4. When charging is complete, remove the charging cord and store in a safe place.
Notes: Make sure the ON/OFF Safety Switch and Area Light are turned OFF during
recharge as this may slow the recharging process.
Some vehicles require that the ignition be switched to the accessory outlet
position in order to power the accessory outlet.
Replacement Parts
For replacement parts (batteries, charging adapters, etc.), contact Black & Decker
Technical Support: toll free (800) 618-5178. There are no user serviceable parts
inside the unit. Periodically, the cables and connectors should be inspected for
damage, corrosion, dust, and dirt. If surfaces are dirty, they can be wiped clean
with a cloth moistened with water and a drop of detergent. Contacts can be wiped
clean with a dry cloth.
WARNING
CAUTION
Make sure the ON/OFF Power Switch and Emergency Area Light are
turned OFF during recharging, as this may slow the recharge function.
120 Volt AC Charging/Recharging
The 120 Volt AC Charging Adapter is a UL listed “wall” type unit that operates from
any 120 volt, 60 Hz AC supply that has a standard North American outlet. The
adapter has a barrel connector that plugs into the unit’s 120 Volt Recharging Port.
Make sure the Jump-Starter Power Switch and Area Light Power Switch are turned
OFF during AC charging/recharging. When the 120 Volt AC Charging Adapter is
plugged into the 120 Volt AC Recharging Port, the Battery Charge Status LED
Indicators will automatically light. As recharge progresses, the red LEDs will light,
one by one. Charge the unit until the green FULL LED indicator flashes. Continue to
recharge for one to two hours, then disconnect the Charging Adapter. The AC
recharge system is an automatic taper charge and can be left connected to the main
unit for long periods (the unit cannot be “overcharged” using this method).
12 Volt DC Charging/Recharging
Charging the Jump-Starter/Inflator from an external 12 volt DC power source
requires the use of the 12 Volt DC adapter. This adapter has a male DC connector
at each end.
Unlike the AC recharge method, DC recharge does NOT automatically activate the
Battery Status LED display. Battery status can still be monitored by pressing the
battery status level pushbutton.
WARNINGS
• DO NOT charge using the 12 volt DC method for more than 4 hours
maximum.
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Do not operate unit if there is any evidence of damage. The product
must be returned to Black & Decker for testing and repair. Replace any
damaged charging adapters immediately before further use.
Fuse Replacement (12 Volt DC Charging Adapter)
1. Remove the plug from the accessory outlet. Remove the gold cap by turning
counterclockwise and lifting off.
2. Remove the center pin and spring. Remove the fuse.
3. Replace the fuse with a same type and size fuse (8 amp).
4. Replace the center pin and spring inside the plug.
5. Replace the gold cap by turning clockwise onto the plug.
Battery Disposal
Contains a maintenance-free, sealed, non-spillable, lead acid
battery, which must be disposed of properly. Recycling is
required — contact your local authority for information. Failure
to comply with local, state and federal regulations can result in
fines or imprisonment. For more information on recycling this
battery, call toll-free (800) 822-8837.
WARNINGS
Do not dispose of the battery in fire, as this may result in an explosion.
Before disposing of the battery, protect exposed terminals with heavyduty electrical tape to prevent shorting (shorting can result in injury
or fire).
Do not expose battery to fire or intense heat, as it may explode.
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