Universal NiCd/NiMH
Fast battery charger
Set up And Operating Instructions
Distributed exclusively by Harbor Freight Tools®.
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93011
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Read this material before using this product.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
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Copyright© 2008 by Harbor Freight Tools®. All rights reserved. No portion of this manual or any
artwork contained herein may be reproduced in any shape or form without the express written
consent of Harbor Freight Tools. Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally.
Due to continuing improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described
herein. Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
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Power Input
120 V~ / 60 Hz / 12 W
Power Output
400 mA
Battery Types
NiCd & NiMH
Battery Sizes
AAA, AA, C, D and 9V
Charging Capacity
D, C, AA & AAA - Charge up to FOUR each.
9V - Charge up to TWO each.
Charging Time
NiCd Cells: AAA, AA, C, D - 5 Hours
NiCd 9V, 110 mAh: 10 Hours*
NiMH Cells: AAA, AA, C - 8 Hours
NiMH D Cells - 16 Hours^
NiMH 9V, 150-160 mAh: 15 Hours*
*This battery’s charge time needs to be monitored manually.
^This battery needs more than one cycle to fully charge.
You will need this manual for
the safety warnings and precautions,
assembly, operating, inspection,
maintenance and cleaning procedures,
parts list and assembly diagram. Keep
When using electrical
your invoice with this manual. Write the
appliances, basic safety
invoice number on the inside of the front
cover. Write the product’s serial number in precautions should always
the back of the manual near the assembly be followed including the
diagram, or write month and year of
purchase if product has no number. Keep following:
this manual and invoice in a safe and dry
1. CAUTION: Risk of shock! Dry location
place for future reference.
use only.
2. Charge ONLY NiCd or NiMH type
rechargeable batteries. Other types
of batteries may burst causing injury
and/or property damage.
3. Do not open housing.
4. Do not overcharge batteries.
5. Do not charge NiCd or NiMH batteries
at the same time.
6. Do not charge damaged batteries.
7. Follow all manual instructions.
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8. Always wear ANSI-approved safety
goggles during use.
9. Do not cover the vents of the Fast
Battery Charger, place on a hard
10. Keep this Fast Battery Charger out of
the reach of children.
11. Unplug the Charger from outlet when
not in use.
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Power Cord Safety
1. A short power supply cord is to be
provided to reduce risks resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord.
12. Do not operate this Fast Battery Char- 2. Longer extension cords are available
and may be used if care is exercised
ger with a damaged cord or plug or
in their use. Follow all directions when
after any malfunctions. Do not use if
using a long extension cord.
it has been damaged in any manner.
13. Do not use outdoors.
14. Do not use this Fast Battery Charger
for other than intended use.
15. This Fast Battery Charger has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. To reduce
the risk of electric shock, this plug is
intended to fit into a polarized outlet
only one way. If the plug does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If
it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not change the plug in
any way.
3. If a long extension cord is used,
a.the marked electrical rating of the
(detachable power supply cord or)
extension cord should be at least
as great as the electrical rating of
the appliance,
b.if the appliance is of the grounded
type, the extension cord should be
a grounding type 3-wire cord, and
c.the longer cord should be arranged
so that it will not drape over the
counter top or tabletop where it can
be pulled on by children or tripped
16. Maintain labels and nameplates.
These carry important information. If
unreadable or missing, contact Harbor
When unpacking, check to make
Freight Tools for a replacement.
sure that the item is intact and undamaged. If any problem exists, please call
17. The warnings, precautions, and
Harbor Freight Tools at the number shown
instructions discussed in this instrucon the cover of this manual as soon as
tion manual cannot cover all possible
conditions and situations that may
occur. It must be understood by the
operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built
into this product, but must be supplied
by the operator.
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1. Place the Fast Battery Charger on
a flat, smooth, dry surface near an
electrical outlet.
2. Insert 1 to 4, D, C, AA, AAA batteries,
or 1 to 2 9V batteries in the Battery
Compartment. DO NOT MIX NiCd
The charged batteries are now ready
for use. See illustration.
5. Unplug the Fast Battery Charger and
remove all batteries when not in use.
Note: When 9V batteries are placed in
the Charger the green light at the top
of the Charger will come on. After
10 Hours for NiCd (110 mAh) and
15 hours for NiMH (150-160 mAh),
remove the 9V batteries from the
Charger. The 9V batteries are now
ready for use.
Note: The charging of 9V batteries is by
manual control. You must observe the
charging time. Periodically check the
condition of the charger and batteries. Do not over charge the batteries.
The green light will stay on until you
remove the 9V batteries from the Battery Compartment.
3. Slide the Battery Type Switch to
select the correct type of battery. For
Nickel-Cadmium batteries, set the
Note: Unplug and then re-plug the Fast
Battery Type Switch to the NiCd posiBattery Charger each time you retion. For Nickel-Metal Hydride battercharge the empty batteries, to reset
ies, set the Battery Type Switch to the
the charger.
NiMH position. See illustration.
4. Plug the Charger into a correct house- Record Product’s Serial Number
hold electric outlet. The LED (CH 1,
CH 2, CH 3 or CH 4) will glow red col- Note: If product has no serial number,
or to indicate the proper charging. Afrecord month and year of purchase
ter the proper charge time is reached
(5 hours for NiCd and 8 hours for
Note: Replacement parts are not availNiMH, except for 9V of both types,
able for this product.
and NiMH D Cells), the red lights will
turn off and the trickle charge is on.
Possible Solution
The Charge Indicator Light(s) do
not illuminate when battery(ies) are
1. Make sure the Power Cord/Plug of the Fast Battery
Charger is plugged into a working 120 Volt, grounded,
electrical outlet.
2. Disconnect the Power Cord/Plug from its electrical outlet.
Check to make sure each battery is inserted properly into
the Battery Compartment.
The Fast Battery Charger and/or the
batteries feel warm to the touch.
This is normal and should not be cause for concern.
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high quality and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this
product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days
from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or
indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside
our facilities, criminal activity, improper installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of
maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property,
or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of
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with transportation charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the
complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we
will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may elect to refund the
purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will
return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that
the defect resulted from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must
bear the cost of returning the product.
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