Sun Joe 20VIONLTE-HT20 20 in. 20-Volt Cordless Electric Hedge Trimmer Kit with 2.0 Ah Battery Charger Replacement Part List
R OPERATOR’S MANUAL A Division of Snow Joe®, LLC CORDLESS HEDGE TRIMMER 20 VOLT | RECHARGEABLE| 20-INCH Model 20ViONLTE-HT20 IMPORTANT! Form No. SJ-20ViONLTE-HT20-880E-M 5.Use the right tool – Do not use this machine for any job except that for which it was intended. Safety Instructions 6. Dress properly – Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry as such articles can become caught in moving parts. Wear a protective covering to contain long hair. Wearing rubber gloves and substantial non-slip footwear is recommended when working outdoors. All Operators Must Read These Instructions Before Use 7. Avoid accidental starting – Do not carry the hedge trimmer with your finger on the switch. Make sure the switch is off before inserting the battery. Always follow these safety guidelines. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury or death. mCAUTION! Moving parts will continue to run for several General Safety WARNINGS! seconds after turning off the machine. You and any other operator of this hedge trimmer must read, understand, and follow these instructions in their entirety. Failure to follow these instructions may result in ELECTRIC SHOCK, FIRE, and/or serious PERSONAL INJURY. 8. Moving parts – Keep hands and feet away from moving parts. Keep guards in place and in proper working order. 9. Do not force the tool – It will perform better with less likelihood of personal or mechanical injury if it is used at the rate for which it was designed. m Notice the personal safety alert symbol used in this manual to draw your attention to a WARNING given along with the particular operating instruction. This means that the operation requires special ATTENTION, CAUTION, and AWARENESS. 10. Do not overreach – Keep proper footing and balance at all times. mWARNING! This unit can be dangerous! Careless or 11. Use safety glasses – Also use safety footwear, snugfitting clothing, protective gloves, hearing, and head protection. mWARNING! The moving blades can cut you. Keep 12. Remove the battery – Remove the battery when it is not in use, before servicing it, when changing accessories, and when performing any other maintenance task. improper use can cause serious injury. hands and feet away from the blades and the cutting area. 13. Store idle tool indoors – When not in use, the hedge trimmer should be stored indoors in a dry and high or locked-up place out of the reach of children. Before using the hedge trimmer, familiarize yourself with the controls, especially how to stop the hedge trimmer in an emergency. The only individuals who should use the hedge trimmer are those who thoroughly understand these instructions and know how to properly operate the unit. Children should never be allowed access to the hedge trimmer. 14. Maintain the hedge trimmer with care – Keep the cutting edges sharp and clean for optimal performance and to reduce the risk of injury. Keep the handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools. Follow the additional recommendations described in the maintenance section of this manual. Retain this manual for future reference and reread it at the start of each trimming season. 1. Keep work area clean and well-lit – Cluttered, dark areas invite accidents. 2. Replacement parts – When servicing this unit, use only identical replacement parts. Replace or repair damaged cords immediately. 15. Avoid dangerous environments – Do not use the hedge trimmer in rain or in damp or wet locations. Do not operate the hedge trimmer in gaseous or explosive atmospheres or use the hedge trimmer near flammable or combustible liquids. Motors in these tools normally spark, and the sparks might ignite fumes. 3. Keep children, bystanders, and pets away – All spectators, including pets, should be kept a safe distance away from the work area. 4. Know your product – Know how to start and stop the machine. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls. © 2017 by Snow Joe®, LLC All rights reserved. Original instructions. 16. Stay alert – Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate the hedge trimmer when you are 1 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other medication. from the cutter blades. 11. Do not use the hedge trimmer if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired. 17. Check for damaged parts – Before further use of the appliance, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other condition that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced. Contact the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563) for assistance. 12. Use the hedge trimmer and accessories in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from intended use could lead to a hazardous situation. Training 1. Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the product. Additional Safety Rules for Hedge Trimmer 2. Never allow people unfamiliar with these instructions or children to use the product. Local regulations can restrict the age of the operator. 3. Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their property. 1. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or key left attached to the rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury. Preparation 2. If devices or facilities are available for the extraction and collection of dust, ensure these are connected or properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dust related hazards. 1. This product can cause serious injuries. Read the instructions carefully for the correct handling, preparation, maintenance, starting and stopping of the product. Become familiar with all controls and the proper use of the product. 3. Remove any blade that has been damaged. Always make sure that the blade is installed correctly and securely fastened before each use. Failure to do so can cause serious injury. 2. Never allow children to use the hedge trimmer. 3. Never operate the product while people, especially children, or pets are nearby. 4. Hold the hedge trimmer by insulated gripping surfaces only, because the cutter blade may contact hidden wiring. Cutter blades contacting a "live" wire may electrify exposed metal parts of the power tool and could give the operator an electric shock. 4. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, which can be caught in moving parts. Use of sturdy gloves, non-skid footwear and safety glasses is recommended. 5. Maintain a firm grip on both handles while cutting with the blade. Keep the blade away from body. 5. Wear eye protection and stout shoes at all times while operating the product. 6. Hold hedge trimmer properly, e.g., with both hands if two handles are provided. Loss of control can cause personal injury. 6. If the cutting attachment strikes any foreign object or the product starts making any unusual noise or vibration, switch the product off, remove the battery, allow the product to stop and take the following steps: 7. Check the hedge for foreign objects before operation, e.g., center fences. Take care that the cutting device does not come in contact with wire or other metal objects. 8. Service on the product must be performed by qualified repair personnel only. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in injury to the user or damage to the product. – inspect for damage; – check for, and tighten, any loose parts; – have any damaged parts replaced or repaired with parts having equivalent specifications. Operation 9. Keep all parts of the body away from the cutting blade. Do not remove cut material or hold material to be cut when blades are moving. Make sure the switch is off and the battery is removed when clearing jammed material. A moment of inattention while operating the hedge trimmer may result in serious personal injury. 1. Use the product only in daylight or good artificial light. 2. Never operate the product with damaged guards or shields or without guards or shields in place. 3. Keep hands and feet away from the cutting device at all times and especially when switching on the motor. 10. Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the cutting blade stopped. When transporting or storing the hedge trimmer always keep the blade covered. Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will reduce possible personal injury 4. Before using the product and after any impact, check for signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary. 5. Always remove the battery 2 – whenever leaving the product unattended; – adjusting the working position of the cutting device; – before clearing a blockage; – before checking, cleaning or working on the product; – after striking a foreign object; – whenever the product starts vibrating abnormally. 6. Plan your work schedule to spread any high vibration tool use across a longer period of time. Emergency Familiarize yourself with the use of this product by means of this instruction manual. Memorize the safety directions and follow them to the letter. This will help to prevent risks and hazards. 6. While operating the hedge trimmer, always ensure that the operating position is safe and secure, especially when using steps or a ladder. 1. Always be alert when using this product, so that you can recognize and handle risks early. Fast intervention can prevent serious injury and damage to property. 7. Do not operate the hedge trimmer with a damaged or excessively worn cutting device. 2. Switch off and remove the battery if there are malfunctions. Have the product checked by a qualified professional and repaired, if necessary, before you operate it again. 8. Always ensure that all handles and guards are fitted when using the hedge trimmer. Never attempt to use an incomplete hedge trimmer or one fitted with an unauthorized modification. Residual Risks 9. Always use two hands to operate a hedge trimmer fitted with two handles. Even if you are operating this product in accordance with all the safety requirements, potential risks of injury and damage remain. The following dangers can arise in connection with the structure and design of this product: 10. Always be aware of your surroundings and stays alert for possible hazards of which you may not be aware due to the noise of the product. 1. Health defects resulting from vibration emission if the product is being used over long periods of time or not adequately handled and properly maintained. 11. Take care against injury to feet and hands from the cutting device. 12. Always ensure that the air vents are kept clear of debris. 2. Injuries and damage to property due to broken cutting attachments or the sudden impact of hidden objects during use. 13. Wear slip-resistant foot protection and protective clothing when using this product. 14. Always keep proper footing and operate the product only when standing on a fixed, secure and level surface. Change working positions regularly to avoid tiredness and ensure a comfortable working position at all times. 3. Danger of injury and property damage caused by flying objects. mWARNING! This product produces an electromagnetic 15. Never use replacement parts or accessories not provided or recommended by the manufacturer. field during operation. This field may under some circumstances interfere with active or passive medical implants! To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, we recommend persons with medical implants to consult their doctor and the medical implant manufacturer before operating this product. 16. The use of this product may be restricted by regional or local regulations. Vibration + Noise Reduction To reduce the impact of noise and vibration emission, limit the time of operation, use low-vibration and low-noise operating modes as well as wear personal protective equipment. Take the following points into account to minimise the vibration and noise exposure risks. 1. Only use the product as intended by its design and these instructions. 2. Ensure that the product is in good condition and well maintained. 3. Use correct attachments for the product and ensure they are in good condition. 4. Keep tight grip on the handles/grip surface. 5. Maintain this product in accordance with these instructions and keep it well lubricated (where appropriate). 3 Battery & Charger Safety Instructions • Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely necessary – Using the wrong, damaged or improperly wired extension cord poses a risk of fire and electric shock. If an extension cord must be used, plug the charger into a properly wired 16 gauge or larger extension cord with the female plug matching the male plug on the charger. Make sure that the extension cord is in good electrical condition. We pay a great deal of attention to the design of every battery pack to ensure that we supply you with batteries that are safe, durable and have a high energy density. The battery cells have a wide range of safety devices. Each individual cell is initially formatted and its electrical characteristic curves are recorded. This data is then used exclusively to be able to assemble the best possible battery packs. • Charger iCHRG20 is rated for 120 volt AC only – The charger must be plugged into an appropriate receptacle. • Use only recommended attachments – Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the battery charger or battery pack manufacturer may result in risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury. Despite all the safety precautions, caution must always be exercised when handling batteries. The following points must be obeyed at all times to ensure safe use. Safe use can only be guaranteed if undamaged cells are used. Incorrect handling of the battery pack can cause cell damage. • Unplug charger when not in use – Make sure to remove battery packs from unplugged chargers. mWARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, always unplug the charger before performing any cleaning or maintenance. Do not allow water to flow into the charger. Use a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) to reduce shock hazards. IMPORTANT! Analyses confirm that incorrect use and poor care of high-performance batteries are the main factors responsible for personal and/or product damage. mWARNING! Use only approved replacement batteries; • Do not burn or incinerate battery packs – Battery packs may explode, causing personal injury or damage. Toxic fumes and materials are created when battery packs are burned. other batteries may damage the hedge trimmer and cause it to malfunction, which can lead to serious personal injury. mCAUTION! To reduce the risk of injury, charge the • Do not crush, drop or damage battery packs – Do not use the battery pack or charger if they have sustained a sharp blow, been dropped, run over or have been damaged in any way (i.e. pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on, etc.). EcoSharp® LITE iBAT20-LTE lithium-ion battery pack only in its designated lithium-ion charger, the iCHRG20. Other types of chargers present risk of fire, personal injury and damage. Do not wire a battery pack to a power supply plug or car cigarette lighter. Such misuse will permanently disable or damage the battery pack. • Do not disassemble – Incorrect reassembly may pose a serious risk of electric shock, fire or exposure to toxic battery chemicals. If the battery or charger are damaged, please contact an authorized Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® dealer or call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563). • Avoid dangerous environments – Do not charge the battery pack in rain, snow or in damp or wet locations. Do not use the battery pack or charger in the presence of explosive atmospheres (gaseous fumes, dust or flammable materials) because sparks may be generated when inserting or removing the battery pack, which could lead to a fire. • Battery chemicals cause serious burns – Never let a damaged battery pack contact the skin, eyes or mouth. If a damaged battery pack leaks battery chemicals, use rubber or neoprene gloves to safely dispose of it. If skin is exposed to battery fluids, wash the affected area with soap and water and rinse with vinegar. If eyes are exposed to battery chemicals, immediately flush with water for 20 minutes and seek medical attention. Remove and dispose of contaminated clothing. • Charge in a well-ventilated area – Do not block the charger vents. Keep them clear to allow for proper ventilation. Do not allow smoking or open flames near a charging battery pack. Vented gases may explode. NOTE: The safe temperature range for the battery is 32°F (-4°C) to 113°F (45°C). Do not charge the battery outside in freezing weather; charge it at room temperature. • Maintain charger cord – When unplugging the charger, pull the plug, not the cord, from the receptacle to reduce the risk of damage to the electrical plug and cord. Never carry the charger by its cord or yank it by the cord to disconnect it from the receptacle. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges. Make sure the cord will not be stepped on, tripped over or subjected to damage or stress when the charger is in use. Do not use the charger with a damaged cord or plug. Replace a damaged charger immediately. • Do not short circuit – A battery pack will short circuit if a metal object makes a connection between the positive and negative contacts on the battery pack. Do not place a battery pack near anything that may cause a short circuit, such as paper clips, coins, keys, screws, nails and other metallic objects. A short-circuited battery pack poses a risk of fire and severe personal injury. 4 Information about the charger and the charging process • Store your battery pack and charger in a cool, dry place – Do not store the battery pack or charger where temperatures may exceed 104ºF (40ºC), such as in direct sunlight or inside a vehicle or metal building during the summer. 1. Please check the data marked on the rating plate of the battery charger. Be sure to connect the battery charger to a power supply with the voltage marked on the rating plate. Never connect it to a different mains voltage. Information about the battery 2. Protect the battery charger and its cord from damage. Keep the charger and its cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges. Have damaged cords repaired without delay by a qualified technician at an authorized Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® dealer or call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563). 1. The battery pack supplied with your cordless hedge trimmer is only partially charged. The battery pack has to be charged completely before you use the tool for the first time. 2. For optimum battery performance, avoid low discharge cycles by charging the battery pack frequently. 3. Store the battery pack in a cool place, ideally at 77°F (25°C) and charged to at least 40%. 3. Electrical plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with grounded appliances. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock. 4. Lithium-ion batteries are subject to a natural aging process. The battery pack must be replaced at the latest when its capacity falls to just 80% of its capacity when new. Weakened cells in an aged battery pack are no longer capable of meeting the high power requirements needed for the proper operation of your hedge trimmer, and therefore pose a safety risk. 4. Keep the battery charger, battery pack(s) and the cordless tool out of the reach of children. 5. Do not use the supplied battery charger to charge other cordless tools. 6. During periods of heavy use, the battery pack will become warm. Allow the battery pack to cool to room temperature before inserting it into the charger to recharge. 5. Do not throw battery packs into an open fire as this poses a risk of explosion. 6. Do not ignite the battery pack or expose it to fire. 7. Do not overcharge batteries. Do not exceed the maximum charging times. These charging times only apply to discharged batteries. Frequent insertion of a charged or partially charged battery pack will result in overcharging and cell damage. Do not leave batteries in the charger for days on end. 7. Do not exhaustively discharge batteries. Exhaustive discharge will damage the battery cells. The most common cause of exhaustive discharge is lengthy storage or non-use of partially discharged batteries. Stop working as soon as the performance of the battery falls noticeably or the electronic protection system triggers. Place the battery pack in storage only after it has been fully charged. 8. Never use or charge batteries if you suspect that it has been more than 12 months since the last time they were charged. There is a high probability that the battery pack has already suffered dangerous damage (exhaustive discharge). 8. Protect batteries and the tool from overloads. Overloads will quickly result in overheating and cell damage inside the battery housing even if this overheating is not apparent externally. 9. Charging batteries at a temperature below 50°F (10°C) will cause chemical damage to the cells and may cause a fire. 9. Avoid damage and shocks. Immediately replace batteries that have been dropped from a height of more than one meter or those that have been exposed to violent shocks, even if the housing of the battery pack appears to be undamaged. The battery cells inside the battery may have suffered serious damage. In such instances, please read the waste disposal information for proper battery disposal. 10. Do not use batteries that have been exposed to heat during the charging process, as the battery cells may have suffered dangerous damage. 11. Do not use batteries that have suffered curvature or deformation during the charging process or those that exhibit other atypical symptoms (gassing, hissing, cracking, etc.) 10. If the battery pack suffers overloading and overheating, the integrated protective cutoff will switch off the equipment for safety reasons. 12. Never fully discharge the battery pack (maximum recommended depth of discharge is 80%). A complete discharge of the battery pack will lead to premature aging of the battery cells. IMPORTANT! Do not press the ON/OFF switch any more if the protective cut-off has been activated. This may damage the battery pack. 11. Use only original battery packs. The use of other batteries poses a fire risk and may result in injuries or an explosion. 5 Protection from environmental influences 1. Wear suitable work clothes. Wear safety goggles. 2. Protect your cordless tool and the battery charger from moisture and rain. Moisture and rain can cause dangerous cell damage. 3. Do not use the cordless tool or the battery charger near vapors and flammable liquids. 4. Use the battery charger and cordless tools only in dry conditions and at an ambient temperature of 50 – 104°F (10 – 40°C). 5. Do not keep the battery charger in places where the temperature is liable to reach over 104°F (40°C). In particular, do not leave the battery charger in a car that is parked in the sunshine. 6. Protect batteries from overheating. Overloads, overcharging and exposure to direct sunlight will result in overheating and cell damage. Never charge or work with batteries that have been overheated – replace them immediately, if possible. 7. Store the charger and your cordless tool only in dry locations with an ambient temperature of 50 – 104°F (10 – 40°C). Store your lithium-ion battery pack in a cool, dry place at a temperature of 50 – 68°F (10 – 20°C). Protect the battery pack, charger and cordless tool from humidity and direct sunlight. Only place fully charged batteries in storage (charged to at least 40%). 8. Prevent the lithium-ion battery pack from freezing. Battery packs that were stored below 32°F (0°C) for more than 60 minutes must be discarded. 9. When handling batteries, be wary of electrostatic charge. Electrostatic discharges can damage the electronic protection system and the battery cells. Avoid electrostatic charging and never touch the battery poles. 6 Safety Symbols The following table depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate. Symbols Descriptions Symbols Descriptions READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S) – Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the user manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate. SAFETY ALERT – Indicates a precaution, a warning, or a danger. WARNING! Do not expose the unit to rain or wet conditions. WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION – For protection against injury, wear ear defenders and safety goggles. Wear protective gloves and nonslip footwear when using the machine and handling debris. DANGER! ROTATING BLADES – Keep hands and feet away from openings while the trimmer is running. Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the work area. Indoor use only. Only use battery charger indoors. 7 Know Your Cordless Hedge Trimmer Read the owner’s manual and safety instructions carefully before operating the cordless hedge trimmer. Compare the illustration below to the cordless hedge trimmer in order to become familiar with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. 5 4 6 2 1 3 7 8 9 10 11 15 12 13 14 1. Blade cover 6. On/Off trigger 2. Safety guard 7. Battery compartment 3. Front handle 8. Cutting blade 4. Safety hand button 9. Charger plug indicator 10. Charger base indicator 5. Rear handle Technical Data 11. EcoSharp® lithium-ion charger (iCHRG20) 12. Push lock button 13. Push button for battery indicator 14. Battery charge level indicator 15. Lithium-iON LITE battery (iBAT20-LTE) Battery Voltage* 20 V D.C. Blade Material Rust-resistant steel blades Battery Capacity 2.0 Ah Blade Length 20 in. (51 cm) Charging Time 70 min (for full charge) Cutting Diameter (Max) 0.62 in. (1.6 cm) Battery Run Time (max) 40 min Weight (hedge trimmer) 4.9 lbs (2.2 kg) No Load Speed 1200 ± 10% rpm Weight (hedge trimmer + battery) 5.7 lbs (2.6 kg) Blade Movement Dual-action *Initial no-load voltage, when fully charged, peaks at 21 volts; nominal voltage under typical load is 20 volts. 8 Unpacking 2. Secure the safety guard on the unit by the 2 safety guard screws (Fig. 2). Your hedge trimmer is ready to use. Carton Contents Fig. 2 • Cordless hedge trimmer • Safety guard • Blade cover Safety guard Safety guard screw • Safety guard screws (2) • 20 V 2.0 Ah EcoSharp® LITE battery Safety guard screw • EcoSharp® battery charger • Manuals with registration card Battery Pack Operation 1. Carefully remove the cordless hedge trimmer and check to see that all of the above items are supplied. The equipment is powered by a lithium-ion battery. The battery pack is completely sealed and maintenance free. 2. Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping. If you find damaged or missing parts, DO NOT return the unit to the store. Please call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563). Battery Charge Level Indicator The battery pack is equipped with a push button for checking the charge level. Simply press the push button to read off the battery charge level from the LEDs of the battery indicator: NOTE: Do not discard the shipping carton and packaging material until you are ready to use the cordless hedge trimmer. The packaging is made of recyclable materials. Properly dispose of these materials in accordance with local regulations or save the packaging for long-term product storage. • All 4 level monitoring LEDs are lit: Battery charge level is maximum. • 3 level monitoring LEDs are lit: Battery charge level is high. IMPORTANT! The equipment and packaging material are not toys. Do not let children play with plastic bags, foils, or small parts. These items can be swallowed and pose a suffocation risk! • 2 level monitoring LEDs are lit: Battery charge level is decreasing. Stop work as soon as possible. • 1 level monitoring LED is lit: Battery is flat. Stop work IMMEDIATELY and charge the battery. Otherwise the battery’s service life will be greatly shortened. Assembly mWARNING! The hedge trimmer must be fully assembled before operation! Do not use a hedge trimmer that is only partly assembled or assembled with damaged parts! Lights Follow the assembly instructions step-by-step and use the figures provided as a visual guide to easily assemble the hedge trimmer. Charge level button The battery is at 25% capacity and requires charging Do not insert the battery before it is completely assembled. NOTE: Take care of small parts that are removed during assembly or when making adjustments. Keep them secure to avoid loss. The battery is at 50% capacity and requires charging soon The battery is at 75% capacity 1. Align the safety guard with the cutting head as shown, and put the safety guard on the unit (Fig. 1). Fig. 1 Light Indicators The battery is at full capacity NOTE: If the charge level button does not appear to be working, place the battery pack on the charger and charge as needed. Safety guard Immediately after using the battery pack, the charge level button may display a lower charge than it will if checked a few minutes later. The battery cells “recover” some of their charge after resting. 9 Charger Operation mWARNING! Charge only EcoSharp Fig. 4 green LITE iBAT20-LTE lithium-ion battery packs in compatible EcoSharp® iCHRG20 lithium-ion battery chargers. Other types of batteries may cause personal injury and damage. ® Charged red Charging To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not allow water to flow into the charger. When to Charge the EcoSharp® LITE iBAT20-LTE Lithium-Ion Battery NOTE: The EcoSharp® LITE iBAT20-LTE lithium-ion battery packs do not develop a "memory" when charged after only a partial discharge. Therefore, it is not necessary to run down the battery pack before placing it into the charger. 3. Place the battery pack into the charger by sliding the pack as shown to lock it into position. When you insert the battery into the charger, the light on the charging base will illuminate red to indicate that the battery is charging (Fig. 5). • Use the battery charge indicator lights to determine when to charge your EcoSharp® LITE iBAT20-LTE lithium-ion battery pack. 4. When the charger base light turns green, the battery is fully charged (Fig. 5). • You can "top-off" your battery pack's charge before starting a big job or after a long day of use. Fig. 5 Charging the Battery red green Charging 1. Pull the push lock button on the battery to pull the battery pack out of the equipment (Fig. 3). Charged Fig. 3 Push lock button NOTE: If the charger plug light remains green while the charger base light alternately flashes red and green, this indicates a temperature abnormality (i.e. that the battery pack is either too hot or too cold). Plug light 2. Check that the mains voltage is the same as that marked on the rating plate of the battery charger. Then, insert the charger's plug into the electrical wall outlet. When you plug in the charger, the light on the charging plug will illuminate red. When fully charged, the light will illuminate green (Fig. 4). Green Base light Flashing red/green Temperature abnormal 5. A fully discharged pack with an internal temperature in the normal range will fully charge in 70 mins (between 32ºF/0ºC and 113ºF/45ºC). Heavily cycled battery packs may take longer to charge completely. 6. If the light indicators does not come on at all, check that the battery pack is fully seated into the bay. Remove the pack and reinsert. If the problem persists, contact an authorized Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® dealer or call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563) for assistance. 10 7. When charging is complete, remove the battery from the charger by pulling the push lock button and sliding the battery backward to unlock it from the charger (Fig. 6). Holding the Trimmer Before operating the hedge trimmer, stand in the operating position and perform the following checks: 1. You are wearing all of the necessary personal protective equipment, including protective gloves, non-slip footwear, safety goggles, ear defenders, and close-fitting clothing. Fig. 6 2. You are holding the unit firmly with both hands. Your right arm is slightly bent and is holding the rear handle, and your left arm is straight and is holding the front handle. 3. You are standing with proper footing and are holding the hedge trimmer so that the cutting blades are always away from your body. Push lock button 8. Timely recharging of the battery will help prolong the battery's life. You must recharge the battery pack when you notice a drop in the equipment's power. IMPORTANT! Never allow the battery pack to become fully discharged as this will cause irreversible damage to the battery. Charging a Hot or Cold Battery Pack A red and green flashing indicator light on the charger base indicates that the battery pack temperature is outside the charging range. Once the pack is within the acceptable range, normal charging will take place and the red light will be continuous. Hot or cold battery packs may take longer to charge. mWARNING! Always keep both hands on the hedge trimmer handles. Never hold shrubs with one hand and operate the hedge trimmer with the other. Improper handling of the hedge trimmer could result in serious injury. Starting + Stopping mWARNING! Ensure the blade does not touch any objects before turning on the hedge trimmer. mCAUTION! Starting, stopping, and restarting an DC motor repeatedly within a few seconds can generate a great deal of heat and damage the motor. To protect the life of your cordless hedge trimmer, always wait at least five seconds after stopping before restarting the hedge trimmer. 1. Insert the battery in the battery compartment (Fig. 7). Fig. 7 Lithium-Ion Charging Status Battery Pack Temperature Charger Base Indicator Light Charging Status Too hot Flashing Not charging Normal range Red Normal charging Too cold Flashing Not charging Battery Battery compartment 2. To start the tool, press and hold the hand safety switch, then squeeze the trigger switch (Fig. 8). Operation mWARNING! Always wear safety goggles or safety Fig. 8 Safety hand button glasses with side shields when operating power tools. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury. mWARNING! Do not use any attachments or accessories On/Off trigger not recommended by the manufacturer of this product. The use of attachments or accessories not recommended can result in serious personal injury. 3. To turn the tool OFF, release the On/Off trigger and the safety hand button (Fig. 8). 11 NOTE: Do not press the On/Off trigger until you are ready to make a cut. NOTE: This unit requires pressing and holding the safety hand button and the On/Off trigger at the same time to keep it running. Fig. 10 Cutting Procedures mWARNING! Never cut near electric cords or power lines. If the blade jams on any electrical cable, DO NOT TOUCH THE BLADE. IT CAN CONDUCT ELECTRICITY AND FATALLY SHOCK YOU! Instead, continue to hold the hedge trimmer by the insulated rear handle, and lay it down and away from you in a safe manner. Make sure that electrical service to the damaged electrical cable is disconnected before attempting to free the hedge trimmer blade. Contact with the blade, other conductive parts of the hedge trimmer, or live electric cords or power lines will result in death by electrocution or serious injury. mWARNING! Clear the area to be cut before each use. Remove all objects such as cords, lights, wire, or loose string which can become entangled in the cutting blade and create a risk of electric shock and serious personal injury. 1. When trimming new growth, use a wide sweeping action so that the stems are fed directly into the blade. Do not try to cut branches that are thicker than 0.62 in. (1.6 cm) or those that are obviously too large to feed into the blade. Use lopping shears, a hand saw, or a pruning saw to cut out thick branches first. If a substantial cut is necessary, cut a little at a time in several passes. Cut both sides of the hedge first and then the top. Care + Maintenance mATTENTION! Before performing any cleaning or maintenance, remove the battery from the battery compartment. Never touch the moving blades. mWARNING! Never spray or clean the hedge shears with water. 1. Clean the hedge shears with a dry towel, particularly the ventilation slits, after each use, or use a brush in the event of heavy soiling. Spray the blades with lightweight machine oil after each use. 2. To perform a horizontal cut, hold the hedge trimmer with the blade tilted 5-10 degrees to your cutting object; this makes the operation easier and ensures a better cut (Fig. 9). 2. Store the hedge trimmer in the blade cover provided. Store the hedge trimmer in a dry location out of the reach of children. 3. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts can create a hazard or cause product damage. Please contact an authorized Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® dealer or call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563) for all replacement parts and accessories for your product. Fig. 9 5º – 10º 3. To perform a vertical cut, start trimming at the bottom and sweep up for even cutting. Swing the blades in an arc towards the outsides of the hedge so that the cuttings are swept on the ground (Fig. 10). 12 Lubricate the Blades Cleaning the Hedge Trimmer 1. Stop the motor and remove the battery. For easier operation and longer blade life, lubricate the hedge trimmer blade before and after each use. 1. Stop the motor and remove the battery. 2. Lay the hedge trimmer on a flat surface. Apply lightweight machine oil along the edge of the top blade (Fig. 11). Fig. 11 2. Clean dirt and debris from the body of the hedge trimmer using a damp cloth and mild detergent. NOTE: Do not use any strong detergents on the plastic housing or the handle. These parts can be damaged by certain aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and by solvents such as kerosene. Storage 1. Stop the motor and remove the battery. 2. Clean the hedge trimmer thoroughly before storing. 3. Always place the blade cover on the blade before storing or transporting the hedge trimmer. Use caution to avoid the sharp teeth of the blade. 4. Store the hedge trimmer indoors, in a dry place that is inaccessible to children. Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts. 5. Always store the hedge trimmer in a place that is inaccessible to children. The ideal storage temperature is between 50ºF and 86ºF (10ºC and 30ºC). If you will be using the hedge trimmer for an extended period, it is advisable to stop work intermittently in order to re-oil the blade. NOTE: Do not oil while the hedge trimmer is running. 1. Stop the motor and remove the battery. 2. Lubricate the hedge trimmer as described above. 3. Insert the battery and resume use. Sharpening the Blades The blade must be re-sharpened if cutting performance and behavior begin to deteriorate (i.e. if blades frequently snag on branches). 6. We recommend using the original package for storage or covering the product with a suitable cloth or enclosure to protect it against dust. Recycling + Disposal The product comes in a package that protects it against damage during shipping. Keep the package until you are sure that all parts have been delivered and the product is functioning properly. Recycle the package afterwards. WEEE symbol. Waste electrical product should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with you local authority or local store for recycling advice. 1. Stop the motor and remove the battery. Clamp the blade in a vise. 2. File the exposed cutting surface of each blade tooth with a smooth round file. Be sure to retain the original angle of the tooth when filing. 3. Remove the blade from the vise, and power on the motor until the unsharpened edges of the remaining blade teeth are exposed. 4. Remove the battery and repeat the sharpening procedure as necessary. mWARNING! Do not operate the hedge trimmer with dull or damaged cutting blades. This may cause overload and will give unsatisfactory cutting results. Battery Caution + Disposal Always dispose of your battery pack according to federal, state, and local regulations. Contact a recycling agency in your area for recycling locations. mCAUTION! Even discharged battery packs contain some energy. Before disposing, use electrical tape to cover the terminals to prevent the battery pack from shorting, which could cause a fire or explosion. 13 mWARNING! To reduce the risk of injury or explosion, never burn or incinerate a battery pack even if it is damaged, dead, or completely discharged. When burned, toxic fumes and materials are emitted into the surrounding atmosphere. 1. Batteries vary according to device. Consult your manual for specific information. 2. Install only new batteries of the same type in your product (where applicable). 3. Failure to insert batteries in the correct polarity, as indicated in the battery compartment or manual, may shorten the life of the batteries or cause batteries to leak. 4. Do not mix old and new batteries. 5. Do not mix Alkaline, Standard (Carbon-Zinc), or Rechargeable (Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, or Lithium-Ion) batteries. 6. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. 7. Batteries should be recycled or disposed of as per state and local guidelines. Service + Support If your Sun Joe® iON cordless hedge trimmer requires service or maintenance, please call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563). Model + Serial Numbers When contacting the company or reordering parts, you will need to provide the model and serial numbers of your product. These are found on the decal affixed to the housing or handle of your cordless hedge trimmer. Copy these numbers into the space provided below. Record the following numbers from the housing or handle of your new product: 2 0 V Model #: i O N L T E - H T 2 0 Serial #: 14 iCHRG20 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mWARNING! Any changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Class B device: NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. 15 Optional Accessories mWARNING! ALWAYS use only authorized Snow Joe + Sun Joe® replacement parts and accessories. NEVER use replacement parts or accessories that are not intended for use with this hedge trimmer. Contact Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® if you are unsure whether it is safe to use a particular replacement part or accessory with your hedge trimmer. The use of any other attachment or accessory can be dangerous and could cause injury or mechanical damage. ® Accessories 1 Item Ecosharp® LITE 20 V 2.0 Ah Lithium-iON Battery Charging Time: 70 min (for full charge) Battery Run Time (Max): 40 min 2 Ecosharp® LITE 20 V 2.5 Ah Lithium-iON Battery Charging Time: 90 min (for full charge) Battery Run Time (Max): 55 min Model iBAT20-LTE iBAT20-LT 3 EcoSharp® 20 V Lithium-iON battery charger 4 iCHRG20 SJWB Universal wall bracket with mounting hardware (Fits most Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® tools, including blower vac models SBJ601E+ SBJ603E + SBJ605E) NOTE: Accessories are subject to change without any obligation on the part of Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® to provide notice of such changes. Accessories can be ordered online at snowjoe.com or via phone by contacting the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563). 16 NOTES 17 NOTES 18 SNOW JOE® + SUN JOE® CUSTOMER PROMISE ABOVE ALL ELSE, Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® are dedicated to you, our customer. We strive to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Unfortunately, there are times when a product does not work or breaks under normal operating conditions. We think it’s important that you know what you can expect from us. That’s why we created the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® promise. OUR PROMISE: Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® warrant new products for two years from the date of purchase. If your product does not work, or there’s an issue with a specific part, we will fix this by either sending you a free replacement part or by sending you a new or comparable product at no charge. How cool is that! Before you know it, you’ll be back in action cutting, sawing, mowing, washing and…? PRODUCT REGISTRATION: WHAT IS NOT COVERED? Snow Joe®, LLC (“Snow Joe® + Sun Joe®”) strongly encourages you to register your purchase. You can register online at snowjoe.com/ProductRegistration, or by printing and mailing in a registration card available online from our website, or calling our Customer Service Department at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563), or by e-mailing us at [email protected]. Failure to register your product purchase will not diminish your warranty rights. However, registering your purchase will allow Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® to better serve you with any of your customer service needs. This Warranty does not apply to the Machines that have been used commercially or in non-household applications. This Warranty does not cover cosmetic changes that do not affect performance. This Warranty is only valid if the Machine is used and maintained in accordance with the instructions, warnings and safeguards contained in the owner’s manual. Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® will not be responsible for the cost of any unauthorized warranty repairs. This warranty does not cover any cost or expense incurred by the purchaser in providing substitute equipment or service during reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use of this product while waiting for a replacement part or unit under this warranty. WHO CAN SEEK WARRANTY COVERAGE? Wearing parts like belts, augers, chains and tines are not covered under this warranty, and can be purchased at snowjoe.com or by calling 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563). Batteries are covered in full for 90-days from the date of purchase. This Warranty is extended by Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® to the owner of this Machine (a “Machine” consists of a product powered by a motor) for residential and personal household use only. This Warranty does not apply to products used for commercial, rental or re-sale purposes. Should ownership of this machine change during the 2-year period, please update the Machine’s owner information at snowjoe.com/ProductRegistration. Repair, replacement or refund of the purchase price are the exclusive remedies of purchaser and the sole liability of Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® under this warranty. No employee or representative of Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® is authorized to make any additional warranty or any modification to this warranty which may be binding upon Snow Joe® + Sun Joe®. Accordingly, purchaser should not rely upon any additional statements made by any employee or representative of Snow Joe® + Sun Joe®. In no event, whether based on contract, indemnity, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, shall Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or revenue. WHAT IS COVERED? Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® warrants to the owner that if this Machine fails within 2 years from the date of purchase due to a defect in material or workmanship or as a result of normal wear and tear from ordinary household use, Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® will send a replacement part or product, as needed, free of charge and with free shipping to the original purchaser. If, in Snow Joe® + Sun Joe®’s sole discretion, the failed Machine cannot be repaired with a part, Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® will elect to either (A) send a new Machine at no charge and with free shipping or (B) refund the full purchase price to the owner. Some states do not allow limits on warranties. In such states, the above limitations may not apply to you. Outside the USA, other warranties may apply. 19 snowjoe.com mWARNING! This product or its power cord contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. mWARNING! Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known [to the State of California] to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • lead from lead-based paints, • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and • arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specifically designed to filter out microscopic particles. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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