Harbor Freight Tools NiMH/NiCd Battery Quick Charger Product manual

Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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Keep this manual and the receipt in a safe and dry place for future reference.
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Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally. Due to continuing
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Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
Read this material before using this product.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
Power Input
120 VAC / 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.
9. Do not cover the vents of the Battery
Charger, place on a hard surface.
10. Keep this Battery Charger out of the
reach of children.
When using electrical appliances, basic
safety precautions should always be
followed including the following:
1. CAUTION: Risk of shock! Dry location
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.
8. Always wear ANSI-approved safety
goggles during use.
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11. Unplug the Charger from outlet when
not in use.
12. Do not operate this Battery Charger with
a damaged cord or plug or after any
malfunctions. Do not use if it has been
damaged in any manner.
13. Do not use outdoors.
14. Do not use this Battery Charger for
other than intended use.
15. WARNING: The cord of this product
contains lead and/or di (2-ethylhexyl)
phthalate (DEHP), chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
(California Health & Safety Code
§ 25249.5, et seq.)
16. Maintain labels and nameplates.
These carry important information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
17. The warnings, precautions, and
instructions discussed in this instruction
manual cannot cover all possible
conditions and situations that may
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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.
Power Cord Safety
3. Slide the Battery Type Switch to select
the correct type of battery. For NickelCadmium batteries, set the Battery Type
Switch to the NiCd position. For NickelMetal Hydride batteries, set the Battery
Type Switch to the NiMH position. See
1. A short power supply cord is to be
provided to reduce risks resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a
4. Plug the Charger into a correct
longer cord.
household electric outlet. The LED (CH
2. Longer extension cords are available
1, CH 2, CH 3 or CH 4) will glow red
and may be used if care is exercised
color to indicate the proper charging.
in their use. Follow all directions when
After the proper charge time is reached
using a long extension cord.
(5 hours for NiCd and 8 hours for NiMH,
3. If a long extension cord is used,
except for 9V of both types, and NiMH
D Cells), the red lights will turn off and
a.the marked electrical rating of the
the trickle charge is on. The charged
(detachable power supply cord or)
batteries are now ready for use. See
extension cord should be at least as
great as the electrical rating of the
5. Unplug the Battery Charger and remove
all batteries when not in use.
b.if the appliance is of the grounded
type, the extension cord should be a
Note: When 9V batteries are placed in the
grounding type 3-wire cord, and
Charger the green light at the top of the
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 over.
1. Place the Battery Charger on a flat,
smooth, dry surface near an electrical
2. Insert 1 to 4, D, C, AA, AAA batteries,
or 1 to 2 9V batteries in the Battery
Compartment. DO NOT MIX NiCd
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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
Note: Unplug and then re-plug the Battery
Charger each time you recharge the
empty batteries, to reset the charger.
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Note: Replacement parts are not available for this product.
Possible Solution
The Charge Indicator Light(s) do
not illuminate when battery(ies) are
1. Make sure the Power Cord/Plug of the 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 Battery Charger and/or the
batteries feel warm to the touch.
This is normal and should not be cause for concern.
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet
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 our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us
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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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