GPC900 | Black&Decker GPC900 POWERBRUSH instruction manual

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Intended use
Your Black & Decker cordless pole scrubber has been
designed for light cleaning and scrubbing surfaces.
This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Your Black & Decker charger has been designed for charging
Black & Decker batteries of the type supplied with this tool.
General safety rules
Warning! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/
or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings
listed below refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool
or battery operated (cordless) power tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
1. Work area
a. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust.
Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or
fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating
a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of
electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric
shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
electric shock.
3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a
power tool while you are tired or under the influence
of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power tools may
result in serious personal injury.
b. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off position before plugging in.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
plugging in power tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on.
A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the
power tool may result in personal injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times.
This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected
situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts.
Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in
moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used.
Use of these devices can reduce dust related hazards.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
b. Do not use the power tool 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.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source before
making any adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
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e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in
accordance with these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of power tool, taking
into account the working conditions and the work to
be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Battery tool use and care
a. Ensure the switch is in the off position before
inserting battery pack.
Inserting the battery pack into power tools that have the
switch on invites accidents.
b. Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer.
A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may
create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
c. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs.
Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury
and fire.
d. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects like paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
screws, or other small metal objects that can make
a connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns
or a fire.
e. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally
occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help.
Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
6. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts.
This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is
maintained.
Additional safety instructions
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
Do not force small tools or attachments to do the job of a
heavy-duty tool. The tool will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was intended. Do not force the tool.
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Do not use the tool for purposes not intended, for example, do
not use a circular saw to cut tree limbs or logs.
Warning! The use of any accessory or attachment or
performance of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk of
personal injury.
Before use, carefully check the tool and mains cable for
damage. Check for misalignment and seizure of moving parts,
breakage of parts, damage to guards and switches and any
other conditions that may affect its operation. Ensure that the
tool will operate properly and perform its intended function.
Do not use the tool if any part is damaged or defective. Do not
use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Have any
damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced by an
authorised repair agent. Never attempt any repairs yourself.
Additional safety instructions for pole scrubbers
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Before use, clean and inspect the brush for trapped debris.
Do not scrub with solvents, acids, caustics, poisons, oils,
flammable liquids or similar products.
Always position yourself out of the path of cleaning.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
Wear ear protection whenever the sound level seems
uncomfortable.
Hold the tool firmly with both hands when the motor is
running.
Always remove the battery from the tool when storing or
transporting the tool.
Only use genuine replacement parts and accessories.
Never stand directly under the area you are cleaning.
Never use the tool on a ladder or unstable support.
Do not extend the tool above shoulder height.
Warning symbols
The following warning symbols are found on the tool:
Read the instruction manual before use.
Keep bystanders away.
Wear eye protection.
Do not incinerate the battery.
Electrocution hazard. Keep at least 10 m away from
overhead lines.
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Recommended for use on most painted surfaces.
Not recommended for use on painted surfaces.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
chargers
Batteries
 Never attempt to open for any reason.
 Do not expose the battery to water.
 Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
 Charge only at ambient temperatures between 4 °C and
40 °C.
 Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
 When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
Chargers
 Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the
battery in the tool with which it was supplied. Other
batteries could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
 Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
 Have defective cords replaced immediately.
 Do not expose the charger to water.
 Do not open the charger.
 Do not probe the charger.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Fail safe isolating transformer. The mains supply is
electrically separated from the transformer output.
The charger automatically shuts off if the ambient
temperature becomes too high. As a consequence
the charger will be inoperable. The charger must be
disconnected from the mains supply and taken to an
authorised service centre for repair.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Electrical safety
Your charger is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the mains voltage
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Warning! Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Features
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On/off switch
Main handle
Brush head
Brush
Brush head lock clip
Extension tube (orange)
Extension tube (green)
Battery compartment
Fig. A
9. Soft brush, 20 cm (8")
10. Firm brush, 20 cm (8")
11. Firm brush, 10 cm (4")
Fig. B
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Charger
Charger receptacle
Charging indicator
End of charge indicator
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. C)
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Open the battery compartment (8) by turning the battery
cover (16) counterclockwise.
To fit the battery (17), line it up with the receptacle (18) on
the tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push
until the battery snaps into place.
To remove the battery, pull the battery out of the receptacle.
Replace the battery cover by turning it clockwise.
Fitting the battery cap (fig. D)
Warning! Fit the cap (19) to the battery (17) for transportation
and storage.
Fitting and removing the brush head (fig. E)
Warning! Remove the battery from the tool when fitting or
removing brushes.
 Push the brush connector (20) towards the brush head (3).
 To fit the brush (4), push it into the brush head.
 To remove the brush, pull the brush out of the brush head.
 Release the brush connector.
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Extending the brush head (fig. F)
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 4 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Fitting one extension tube
 Align the groove on the outside of the coupling end of the
handle (2) with the tongue on the inside of the coupling
end of the extension tube (6).
 Push the extension tube onto the handle.
 Slide the collar (21) down and rotate clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
 Align the groove on the outiside of the coupling end of the
extension tube (6) with the tongue on the inside of the
coupling end of the brush head (3).
 Push the brush head (3) onto the extension tube.
 Slide the collar (22) down and rotate clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
8 hour charger
 To charge the battery (17), remove it from the tool and
slide the charger receptacle (13) onto the battery.
 Plug in the charger (12).
The battery will be fully charged in approx. 8 hours. It can be
removed at any time or left in the connected charger indefinitely.
The maximum reach can be achieved by fitting the extension
tubes between the the brush head (3) and the handle (2).
Fitting two extension tubes
 Fit one extension tube as described above.
 Align the groove on the outside of the coupling end of
extension tube (7) with the tongue on the inside of the
coupling end of the extension tube (6).
 Push the extension tube (7) onto the other extension tube.
 Slide the collar (22) down and rotate clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
 Align the groove on the outiside of the coupling end of the
extension tube (7) with the tongue on the inside of the
coupling end of the brush head (3).
 Push the brush head (3) onto the extension tube (7).
 Slide the collar (23) down and rotate clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
 Use the tool on wet or soapy surfaces.
 Use the tool with 1 extension for short reach applications.
 Use the tool with 2 extensions for extra long reach
applications
 If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
 If possible, keep the battery connected to the charger and
the charger plugged in whenever the tool is not in use.
Charging the battery (fig. B)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were
easily done before. When charging the battery for the first
time, or after prolonged storage, it will only accept an 80%
charge. After several charge and discharge cycles, the battery
will attain full capacity. The battery may become warm while
charging; this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
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1 hour charger
 To charge the battery (17), remove it from the tool and
insert it into the charger (12). The battery will only fit into
the charger in one way. Do not force. Be sure that the
battery is fully seated in the charger.
 Plug in the charger.
Check if the red charging indicator (14) lights up. If the green
end of charge indicator (15) lights up now instead, the battery
is too hot and cannot be charged. If this happens, remove the
battery from the charger, let the battery cool down for approx.
1 hour and re-insert it.
After approx. 1 hour of charging, the red charging indicator will
stop lighting and the green end of charge indicator will light
up. The battery is now fully charged.
 Remove the battery from the charger.
Switching on and off (fig. G)
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To switch the tool on, set the on/off switch (1) to position I.
To switch the tool off, set the on/off switch to position O.
Changing the operating mode (fig. H & I)
The tool can be set into pivot mode or fixed mode. The pivot
mode enables a free rotatation of the brush head. The fixed
mode restricts the rotation of the brush head. The brush head
can be fixed at any angle within 80° of rotation.
 Pull out the lock clip (5).
 For the pivot mode, rotate the clip 180° to the unlock symbol.
 For the fixed mode, rotate the clip 180° to the lock symbol.
 Push the clip back until it locks into place.
Using the tool in pivot mode
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Hold the tool as shown in fig. J & K.
Using the tool in fixed mode
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Hold the tool as shown in fig. L.
Hints for optimum use
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Use the pivot mode for contoured surface and cleaning
large areas with a back and forth motion.
Use the fixed mode for aggressive scrubbing and cleaning
with a side to side motion.
Cleaning, maintenance and storage
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over
a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
remove the battery from the tool. Unplug the charger before
cleaning it.
After use and before storage
Warning! Wear proper gloves and eye protection when
cleaning the tool.
 After use, carefully clean the brushes.
 Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
 Make sure all switches are free of debris before and after
use.
Storage
When the tool will not be used for several months,
ideally leave the battery connected to the charger.
Otherwise proceed as follows:
 Fully charge the battery.
 Remove the battery from the tool.
 Store the tool and battery in a secure and dry location.
 The storage temperature must always remain in the range
of +5 °C to +40 °C. Place the battery on a level surface.
 Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.
If the tool does not operate correctly, check the following.
Possible cause
Battery not installed properly.
Battery discharged.
Lock-off button not actuated.
Battery will
not charge.
Pole connections not properly
tightened.
Battery not installed properly.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand for
raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com
Batteries
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Troubleshooting
Fault
Tool will not
start.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Action
Check the battery
installation.
Fit a (fully) charged
battery.
Observe the starting
procedure.
Check the
connections.
Check the battery
installation.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
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Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard batteries
with due care for our environment:
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from the
tool.
NiCd and NiMH batteries are recyclable. Take them to any
authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
Technical data
Voltage
No-load speed
Max. pole length
Weight (without battery)
VDC
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kg
GPC900
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3.25
Battery
Voltage
Capacity
Weight
VDC 18
Ah 1.5
kg 0.9
Charger
Input voltage
Approx. charging time
Weight
8 hr
VAC 230
h 8
kg 0.4
1 hr
230
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EC declaration of conformity
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC, EN 55014, EN 60335 &
EN 61000
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
1-11-2006
Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
States of the European Union and the European Free Trade
Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24 months
from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees to
replace defective parts, repair products subjected to fair wear
and tear or replace such products to ensure minimum
inconvenience to the customer unless:
 The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes;
 The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
 The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
 Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk
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up to date on new products and special offers. Further
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Australia
Black & Decker (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
20 Fletcher Road, Mooroolbark,
Victoria, 3138
Tel. 03-8720 5100
Fax 03-9727 5940
New Zealand
Black & Decker
81 Hugo Johnston Drive
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. 09 579 7600
Fax 09 579 8200
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
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Helpline 01753 574277
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