Black & Decker 300 AMP JUMP-STARTER/INFLATOR User`s manual

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VEC010BD
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 Manufacturing, regarding this product. There is no other warranty, other than those
described herein.
This Vector Manufacturing 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. Vector Manufacturing 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 accessories or damage to
units from misuse or incorrect installation. Misuse includes wiring or connecting to improper polarity power
sources.
RETURN/REPAIR POLICY: Defective products, other than accessories, may be returned postage prepaid to
manufacturer. Any defective product, other than accessories, 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 Vector
Manufacturing’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 after 30
days. During the warranty period, manufacturer will be responsible for the return shipping charges.
LIMITATIONS: This warranty does not cover accessories, bulbs, fuses and batteries, 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 toll free at
(800) 618-5178 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 Vector Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing.
Enter “VEC010BD” as Model and “Jump-Starter” as Product Type. All Vector Manufacturing products must
be registered within 10 days of purchase to activate this warranty. Mail the completed registration form,
along with a copy of the original sales receipt to:
START-IT
Jump-Starter
12 Volt DC Power Supply
Cordless • Rechargeable
KEY FEATURES:
• Rechargeable Jump-Start
System
• Easy-to-Read Charge
Indicators
• Emergency Area Light
• Keyless ON/OFF Power
Switch
• 12 Volt DC Accessory
Outlet
• Battery Status Check
USER’S MANUAL
& WARRANTY INFORMATION
ATTN.: CUSTOMER SERVICE
4140 SW 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
• TOLL FREE: (800) 618-5178 • FAX: (954) 584-5556 •
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.
BD42905
© 2005 VECTOR MANUFACTURING
MADE IN CHINA
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4140 S.W. 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 U.S.
Toll Free: (800) 618-5178
www.vectormfg.com
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. When working with lead acid batteries, always make sure immediate assistance is available in case
of accident or emergency.
2. Always use protective clothing and 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 explosive gases being released when lead acid batteries are being charged or
discharged. Failure to follow instructions may cause property damage, explosive hazard, and/or
personal injury.
4. Make sure the power switch is OFF before connecting battery clamps to discharged battery.
5. When charging unit from a 120 volt AC electrical outlet, in any wet or damp area, make sure that the
outlet used is protected by a ground fault interrupt (GFCI) outlet.
6. When charging the unit near water, do not allow the electrical cords and outlets to get wet; electrical
shock could result.
7. Jump-start procedures should only be performed in a safe, dry, well-ventilated area.
8. Always store battery clamps when not in use. Never touch battery clamps together – this can cause
dangerous sparks, power arcing, and/or explosion.
9. When using this unit in proximity 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
components.
10. Do not wear vinyl clothing when jump-starting a vehicle-friction can cause dangerous static electricity
sparks. Remove all jewelry or metal objects that could cause short circuits or react with battery acid.
11. Always disconnect the negative (black) jumper cable first: followed by the positive (red) jumper cable.
12. 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 sparking/ explosion hazard. Always store battery
clamps when not in use.
13. Do not expose battery to fire or intense heat as 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).
14. Do not smoke, use matches or cigarette lighters while working on a vehicle’s battery system.
15. All wires, cables, and cords must be positioned so they cannot be tripped over or damaged by moving
parts, pinching or abrading.
16. NEVER ATTEMPT TO JUMP-START A FROZEN BATTERY.
CAUTIONS
Use only the supplied cords/adapters for recharging this unit. Do not recharge for
more than 3-4 hours maximum using 12 volt DC method. Recharge unit after each use.
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
socket 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 draw more than 5 amps.
This system is not designed to be used as a replacement for a vehicular battery. Do
not attempt to operate a vehicle that does not have a battery installed.
Although this unit contains a non-spillable battery, it is recommended that it 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. Replace worn or defective parts
immediately; contact the Customer Service Department at (800) 618-5178.
Never submerge this unit in water, or expose it to rain or snow.
Keep unit out of reach of children (whether stored or in use).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Read this manual and product labeling carefully before using. Follow
recommended warnings, cautions and safety procedures; as well as
manufacturer’s guidelines for your vehicle battery.
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 –
seek immediate medical attention.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Charge Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC Recharge Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Area Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Unit as a Jump-Starter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Unit as a 12 Volt DC Portable Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Estimated 12 Volt DC Operation Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging/Recharging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Black & Decker Jump-Starter. This compact jumpstarter 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
that you are using it with.
The Black & Decker Jump-Starter is a compact, durable, portable jump-start
system for vehicles and boats that have a standard 12 volt battery system. This selfcontained, rechargeable system will start most vehicles and boats 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, portable, rechargeable
products and DC/AC power inverters.
FEATURES
• Keyless ON/OFF Safety 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 #6AWG jumper cables with
exclusive recessed cable holsters
• Exclusive cable storage channels that keep jumper cables out of the way until
they are needed
• 120 volt AC charger is Underwriter Laboratories safety tested and listed
• Easy-to-read LED battery charge status indicators
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USING THE UNIT AS A JUMP-STARTER
12 VOLT DC
ACCESSORY
OUTLET
PUSHBUTTON FOR
BATTERY STATUS
CHECK
KEYLESS ON/OFF
POWER SWITCH
AC
RECHARGING
PORT
AREA LIGHT
POWER SWITCH
BATTERY
CHARGE STATUS
INDICATORS
This Jump-Starter is equipped with a safety 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.
2-LED AREA LIGHT
Battery Charge Status Indicators
A series of three LED indicators (two red and one green) display the level of charge
in the battery. The left red LED indicates minimum battery charge. Charge the
battery when only a single red LED is lit. The center red LED indicates moderate
battery charge level. When the green LED is lit, the battery is at full charge. The
charge status LEDs will light when the charge status pushbutton is pressed, or
automatically during AC recharge operation. During DC charging, the charge
status pushbutton can be pressed periodically to monitor recharging progress.
12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet
This accessory outlet is provided for use with appliances that are 12 volt DC
compatible. The DC accessory outlet also allows for DC recharging from a vehicle
or other 12 volt source.
AC Recharge Port
Located just below the 12 volt DC outlet, the AC port is also covered by a rubber cap.
The AC recharge adapter’s barrel connector plugs into this port during recharge.
LED Area Light
Located on the center of the control panel, the twin LED area light provides proper
lighting while changing a tire or connecting the unit to a battery. This area light is
activated by the Area Light Power Switch located on the lower right side of the
control panel.
Applications
• Jump-start most engines with standard 12 volt DC battery systems, such as boats,
small trucks, cars, airplanes, RVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, tractors, etc.
• Using the 12 volt accessory outlet, operate such appliances as 12 volt DC fans,
fluorescent worklights, air compressors, spotlights, TVs, portable radios, cassette
or CD players. The unit can quick-charge a cellular phone by using the phone’s
12 volt DC adapter cord.
• Illuminate areas under the hood, inside tents and work areas.
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NEGATIVE
CABLE AND
CLAMP (BLACK)
POSITIVE
CABLE AND
CLAMP (RED)
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 GROUND SYSTEMS
Note: In the rare event that the vehicle to be started has a POSITIVE GROUNDED
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 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOUND ON PAGES ii AND iii OF
THIS MANUAL.
CAUTIONS
• If the audible Reverse Connection Polarity Alarm sounds after
clamps are connected to vehicle battery, reverse clamp connections.
• If vehicle fails to start, turn OFF the ignition, turn OFF the JumpStarter Power Switch, disconnect the jump-start system’s leads and
investigate why the engine did not start.
• Recharge this unit fully after each use.
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WARNINGS
• 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,
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.
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 the battery life dramatically.
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 use, Black &
Decker recommends that the battery is 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.
USING THE UNIT AS A 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 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.
Estimated 12 Volt DC Operation Time
Appliance
Estimated Power Usage
(Watts)
Cell phone
Fluorescent light
Radio, fan, depth finder
Camcorder, VCR, spotlight
Power tools, bilge pump
Car vacuum
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24
80
120 VOLT AC
RECHARGE
ADAPTER
12 VOLT DC TO DC
VEHICLE ADAPTER
CAUTION
Operating Time
(hours)
108 (talk time)
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12
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4.5
1.35
Note: All times are approximate and based upon a fully charged unit.
CAUTION
Make sure that 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.
WARNING
NEVER INSERT A CIGARETTE LIGHTER INTO THE UNIT’S ACCESSORY
OUTLET.
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The battery can be recharged using an AC or DC adapter (see below).
Make sure ON/OFF Power Switch and Area Light are turned OFF
during recharge as this may slow recharge function.
AC Recharge
The AC recharge 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 recharge port.
Make sure the Jump-Starter Power Switch and Area Light Power Switch are turned
OFF during AC recharge. When an AC recharge adapter is plugged into the
recharge port, the battery charge level display will automatically activate. As
recharge progresses, the red LEDs will light, one by one. Charge the unit until the
battery charge level display lights or flashes the green FULL LED. Continue to
recharge for one to two hours, and then disconnect the recharge adapter. AC
recharge system is an automatic taper charge and can be left connected to the main
unit for long periods. (See Figure 1 for AC recharge port location).
DC to DC Recharge
Recharging the Jump-Starter from an external DC power source requires the use of
the DC/DC adapter. This adapter has a male DC connector at each end.
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Unlike the AC recharge method, DC recharge does NOT automatically activate the
“battery status” display and provide a taper charge. Battery status can still be
monitored by pressing the battery status level pushbutton.
WARNINGS
• DO NOT DC charge for more than 3-4 hours maximum.
• DO NOT leave unattended while DC charging.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Unit Fails to Jump-Start
• Make sure unit’s power switch is in the ON position.
• Check that Jump-Starter has a full charge.
• Make sure a proper polarity cable connection has been established (see “Using
the Unit as a Jump-Starter,” page 4).
12 Volt DC Charging
1. Insert the gold-tipped DC/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 3-4 HOURS MAXIMUM.
4. When charging is completed, remove the charging cord and store in a safe place.
12 Volt Outlet Fails to Deliver Power
Note: Make sure ON/OFF Safety Switch and Area Light are Turned OFF During
• Check that Jump-Starter has a full charge.
• Make sure a proper 12 volt adapter connection has been established.
• Check that Jump-Starter 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.
LED Area Light Does Not Come On
Recharge As This May Slow Recharge
SPECIFICATIONS
Replacement Parts
For replacement parts (bulbs, 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
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.
Jump-Start Clamps:
300 amps – heavy-duty copper
Jumper Cables:
#6AWG welding cable
Instant Amps:
300
5 Second Amp:
225
Battery High Density
AGM:
12 volt, 9 amp/hour, sealed, lead-acid
Worklight Bulb:
Accessory Outlet
Protection:
Long-life LED
5 amps, self-resetting breaker
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
heavy-duty 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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