Radio Shack | 23-226 | User's Manual | Radio Shack 23-226 User's Manual

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Cat. No. 23-226
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
FAST CHARGER
For Nickel-Cadmium Racing Battery Packs
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FEATURES
Your Radio Shack Fast Charger is perfect for charging your remote-controlled
racing car battery packs. It can fully
charge a 4.8-volt, 7.2-volt, or 9.6-volt
nickel-cadmium battery pack in as
quickly as one hour! (High-capacity 7.2volt, 1700 mAh and 9.6-volt, 950 mAh
battery packs require 11/2–2 hours to fully charge.)
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this charger to rain or
moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
Its features include:
Automatic Battery Type Selection —
automatically selects the battery type
(4.8-, 7.2-, or 9.6-volt) when you snap
the battery into the charger’s battery
compartment, for foolproof charging.
This symbol is intended to alert you to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the charger’s enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the charger’s
case.
Charge Indicator — lights when the
battery pack is charging, automatically
turns off when the battery pack finishes
charging, and flashes when the battery
pack fails to charge.
!
Short Circuit Protection — prevents
damage if the output connector is accidentally shorted. The red CHARGE indicator flashes when a short circuit is
detected.
This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this charger.
Not recommended for outdoor use.
Safety Guard Protection Timer — prevents damage to the battery pack if the
charging time is out of limit.
© 1996 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
DANGER: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for this battery
charger. Before you use the battery charger, read all the instructions and cautionary
markings in this manual and on the battery charger, the battery, and the product that
uses the battery.
Warning: To reduce the risk of injury:
• Charge only nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries
could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
• Unplug the charger from the outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
• Do not disassemble the charger; take it to a qualified service technician when
service or repair is required. Improper reassembly may result in a risk of electric
shock or fire.
• Do not use an attachment not recommended or sold by Radio Shack or this
could result in a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
Caution: To reduce the risk of damage:
• Do not expose the charger to rain or excessive moisture.
• Do not operate the charger if it has been dropped or damaged in any way. Take it
to a qualified service technician for repair.
• Do not operate the charger with a damaged cord or plug — replace them immediately. To reduce the risk of damage to the electric plug and cord:
– Make sure the cord is not located where it will be stepped on, tripped over, or
otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
– Disconnect the charger by pulling the cord’s plug rather than the cord.
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OPERATION
Follow these steps to charge a battery
pack.
Always use a battery pack until it can
no longer provide the necessary power.
1. Slide the battery connector of the
battery pack you want to charge
into the CHARGING JACK.
Cautions:
• This charger works only with 4.8volt, 7.2-volt and 9.6-volt nickelcadmium battery packs. Charging
other types of battery packs could
damage the battery packs.
(illus)
• Be sure the battery pack is rated at
4.8 V, 7.2 V, or 9.6 V.
• Avoid charging fully-charged battery packs. Doing so can damage
the battery pack or cause it to lose
some of its storage capacity.
Warning: Connect or disconnect
the battery plug only when the AC
cord is disconnected. Otherwise,
arcing and burning might result.
• Charge battery packs only at room
temperature (65-80×F). Charging
battery packs in hot areas can permanently reduce the battery pack’s
power capacity.
Notes:
• If the connector does not fit, turn
it over and try again. Do not force
it.
• To protect battery packs, allow
them to cool for 20 minutes before
recharging them.
• If you want to charge a 4.8 volt
nickel-cadmium battery pack,
plug the small end of the supplied adapter cord fully into the
battery pack’s connector. Then
plug the adapter cord’s large end
fully into the CHARGING JACK.
• Charge only one battery pack at a
time.
(illus)
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2. Insert the battery pack into the
compartment
in
the
battery
charger.
(illus)
• If the battery pack you want to
charge is a new one or has not
been used for more than 3
months, leave it in the charger
for 24 hours, even if the
CHARGE indicator turns off.
Caution: Be sure to insert the battery pack into the upper side of the
comprtment first. Then secure the
battery pack in place so it pushes
down the applicable voltage selector sensors and the two latches at
the lower side of the compartment.
• If the CHARGE indicator flashes,
check the battery connection.
4. When the CHARGE indicator turns
off, unplug the charger’s AC cord
then disconnect the battery pack.
3. Plug the AC cord into a standard
AC outlet.
Notes:
• High-capacity 7.2-volt, 1700
mAh, and 9.6-volt, 950 mAh battery packs might require two
charging cycles to fully charge.
(illus)
• When you disconnect a 4.8-volt
or 9.6-volt battery pack from the
compartment, be sure to take
out the lower part of the battery
pack first.
Notes:
• After 7 seconds, the charger
automatically selects the appropriate charging current.
• When you disconnect a 7.2-volt
battery pack from the compartment, take out the upper part of
the battery pack first.
• The CHARGE indicator lights
when the battery pack is charging, automatically turns off when
the battery pack finishes charging, and flashes when the battery pack fails to charge.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Charging Current @ 120V 60Hz:
Battery Pack 7.2V ............................................................................... 1.5A ± 10%
Battery Pack 9.6V ............................................................................... 0.8A ± 10%
Battery Pack 4.8V ............................................................................... 0.8A ± 10%
Charging Current @ 120V ± 12.5% 60Hz:
Battery Pack 7.2V ............................................................................... 1.5A ± 25%
Battery Pack 9.6V ............................................................................... 0.8A ± 25%
Battery Pack 4.8V ............................................................................... 0.8A ± 25%
Constant Trickle Charge Current (all battery types) .................................... 32 ± 7 mA
Safety Guard Protection Timer ............................................... 70 minutes ± 5 minutes
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to
change and improvement without notice.
RADIO SHACK LIMITED WARRANTY
This product is warranted against defects for 90 days from date of purchase from Radio Shack company-owned stores and authorized Radio Shack franchisees and dealers. Within this period, we will
repair it without charge for parts and labor. Simply bring your Radio Shack sales slip as proof of
purchase date to any Radio Shack store. Warranty does not cover transportation costs. Nor does it
cover a product subjected to misuse or accidental damage.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RADIO SHACK MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. Some states do not permit limitation or exclusion of
implied warranties; therefore, the aforesaid limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to the purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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