GWC1800 | Black&Decker GWC1800 BLOWER VAC Type H1 instruction manual

(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker cordless sweeper has been designed
for leaf clearing. This appliance is intended for consumer and
outdoor use only.
General appliance safety warnings
Warning! When using mains-powered/cordless
appliances, basic safety precautions, including
the following, should always be followed to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, personal
injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before using the appliance, be familiar with the controls and the proper use of
the appliance.
u The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk of
personal injury.
The term "appliance" in all of the warnings listed below refers
to your mains operated (corded) appliance or battery operated
(cordless) appliance.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
Using your appliance
Always take care when using the appliance.
u Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas
invite accidents.
u Only use the appliance in daylight or good artificial light.
u Do not operate your appliance in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
u Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the instructions to use the appliance, local regulations may restrict
the age of the operator.
u Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or touch the appliance supply cord.
u Keep children, bystanders and animals away while
operating an appliance. Distractions can cause you to lose
u The appliance is not to be used as a toy.
u Do not immerse the appliance in water.
u Do not open body casing. There are no userserviceable
parts inside.
Personal safety
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating an appliance. Do not use an appliance while you are tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating an appliance may result in serious personal
u Where required, use personal protective equipment. Protective equipment such as eye protection, dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
u Prevent unintentional starting. Make sure that the switch
is in the off-position before connecting to a power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the appliance. Carrying appliances with your finger on the switch
or energising appliances that have the switch on invites
u Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the appliance in
unexpected situations.
u 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.
Appliance use and care
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for breakage of parts, damage to switches
and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
u Do not use the appliance if the switch does not turn it on
and off. Any appliance that cannot be controlled with the
switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
u Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the
battery pack from the appliance before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing appliances. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
appliance accidentally.
u Where applicable, keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
u Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or defective.
u Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
u Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Electrical safety
Appliance plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) appliance. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
(Original instructions)
Do not expose appliance to rain or wet conditions. Water
entering a appliance will increase the risk of electric
u Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the appliance. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
u When operating an appliance outdoors, use an extension
cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
u If operating an appliance in a damp location is unavoidable, use a Residual Current Device (RCD) protected
supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
After Use
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry,
well ventilated place out of the reach of children.
u Children should not have access to stored appliances.
u When the appliance is stored or transported in a vehicle
it should be placed in the boot or restrained to prevent
movement following sudden changes in speed or direction.
Have your appliance serviced by a qualified repair person
using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure
that the safety of the appliance is maintained.
Additional Safety instructions for blow vacs
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of any
accessory or attachment or performance of any operation
with this appliance other than those recommended in this
instruction manual can present a risk of personal injury and/or
damage to property.
u To protect your feet and legs while operating the appliance, always wear heavy duty footwear and long trousers.
u Always switch off your product, allow the fan to stop and
remove the plug from the socket when:
The supply cable has become damaged or entangled.
You leave your product unattended.
Checking, adjusting, cleaning or working on your
If the appliance starts to vibrate abnormally.
u Do not place the inlet or outlet of the sweeper near eyes
or ears when operating. Never blow debris in the direction
of bystanders.
u Do not use in the rain or leave outdoors while it is raining.
u Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst your product is
switched on during blow mode. Walk, never run.
u Do not place your unit down on gravel while it is switched
u Always be sure of your footing, particularly on slopes. Do
not overreach and keep your balance at all times.
Do not place any objects into the openings. Never use if
the openings are blocked - keep free of hair, lint, dust and
anything that may reduce the airflow.
Warning! Always use your product in the manner outlined in
this manual. Your product is designed to be used in an upright
mode and if it is used in any other way it may result in injury.
Never run your product whilst lying on it’s side or upside down.
u The operator or user is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to other people or their property.
u Do not carry the appliance by the cable.
u Always direct the cable to the rear away from the appliance.
Warning! If a cord becomes damaged during use, disconnect
the supply cord from the mains supply immediately. Do not
touch the supply cord before disconnecting the supply.
u Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to clean your
product. Use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt.
u Replacement fans are available from a Black & Decker
service agent. Use on Black & Decker recommended
spare parts and accessories.
u Keep all nuts bolts and screws tight to make sure that the
appliance is in a safe working condition.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Residual risks.
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
u Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
u Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or accessories.
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular
u Impairment of hearing.
u Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when
using your tool (example:- working with wood, especially
oak, beech and MDF.)
(Original instructions)
Labels on Appliance
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Warning! Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear suitable ear protection when operating this
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity or
leave outdoors while it is raining.
Switch the tool off. Before performing any
maintenance on the tool, remove the battery
from the tool.
Keep people and animals at least 6 m away from
the work area.
Keep bystanders away.
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
u Never attempt to open for any reason.
u Do not expose the battery to water.
u Do not expose the battery to heat.
u Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
u Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
u Charge only using the charger provided with the applaince/tool. Using the wrong charger could result in an
electric shock or overheating of the battery.
u When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
Do not damage/deform the battery pack either by puncture
or impact, as this may create a risk of injury and fire. Do
not charge damaged batteries.
u Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the batteries Carefully wipe the
liquid off using a cloth. Avoid skin contact.
u In case of skin or eye contact, follow the instrucitons
Warning! The battery fluid may cause personal injury or
damage to property. In case of skin contact, immediately rinse
with water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs seek medical
attention. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately with clean
water and seek medical attention.
Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
Your charger has been desinged for a specific voltage. 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.
u Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the battery in the applaince/tool with which it was supplied. Other
batteries could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
u Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
u 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.
u Do not expose the charger to water.
u Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
u The appliance/tool/battery must be placed in a well ventilated area when charging.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
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. Never attempt to replace the charger
unit with a regular mains plug.
(Original instructions)
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.
1. Blow tube
2. Blower
3. On/Off switch
4. Battery
5. Feet
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that
the appliance is switched off and the battery is
Warning! Always wear protective gloves when
working with your cordless sweeper.
Blow tube assembly (fig. A)
The blow tubes (1) must be assembled before use.
u Align the square latches (6) on the side of the blow tubes
u Push the blow tubes (1) firmly into each other until the
square latches (6) click into place.
Note! The blow tubes can be separated for storage by pressing in the square latches (6) on the side of the blow tube and
pulling them apart.
Mounting the blow tube (fig. B)
Align the square latches (6) on the side of the blow tube
(1) with the square latches (7) on the nozzle (8).
u Push the blow tube (1) firmly onto the nozzle (8) until the
square latches (6 & 7) click into place.
Note! The blow tubes can be separated from the nozzle by
pressing in the square latches (7) on the side of the nozzle
and pulling them apart.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. C)
To fit the battery (4), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
u To remove the battery, push the release button (9) while at
the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. D)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were easily
done before. The battery may become warm while charging;
this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 10 °C or above 40 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger
will begin to charge automatically when the cell temperature warms up or cools down.
u To charge the battery (4), insert it into the charger (10).
The battery will only fit into the charger in one way. Do
not force. Be sure that the battery is fully seated in the
u Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (11) will blink.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (11)
switches to continuously on. The charger and the battery can
be left connected indefinitely. The LED will switch on as the
charger occasionally tops up the battery charge.
u Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Switching on and off (fig. E)
Warning! Use both hands to grip the product firmly when
switching on.
u To switch the appliance on, slide the on/off switch (3)
u To switch the appliance off, slide the on/off switch (3)
Your Black & Decker appliance has been designed to operate
over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper appliance care and regular cleaning.
u Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
u Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
u Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
switch off.
(Original instructions)
Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool/appliance
and charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
u Keep the appliance clean and dry.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
u Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 3 A.
Protecting the environment
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
u NiCd, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries are recyclable. Place
the battery(s) in a suitable packaging to ensure that the
terminals cannot be short-circuited. Take them to any
authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
u Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
u Do not dispose of the battery(s) in a fire as this may result
in a risk of personal injury or an Explosion.
Technical data
GWC1800L (H1)
No Load Speed
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
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.
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.
Air Volume
905902** (typ. 1)
Input voltage
100 - 240
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.
Output voltage
8 - 20
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.
Hand/Arm weighted vibration value according to EN 60745:
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
Vibration emission value (ah) 1.7 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
LWA (measure sound power) 84 dB(A), Uncertainty = 3 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 87 dB(A), Uncertainty = 3 dB(A)
(Original instructions)
EC declaration of conformity
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, 2004/108/EC
EN 60335-1
These products also comply with Directive 2004/108/EC and
2011/65/EU. For more information, please contact Black &
Decker at the following address or refer to the back of the
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
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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
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:
u The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
u The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
u The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
u 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
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Partial support - Only parts shown available
Nur die aufgefuerten teile sind lieferbar
Reparation partielle - Seules les pieces indiquees sont disponibles
Supporto parziale - Sono disponibili soltanto le parti evidenziate
Solo estan disponibles las peizas listadas
So se encontram disponiveis as pecas listadas
Gedeeltelijke ondersteuning - alleen de getoonde onderdelen
zijn beschikbaar
11 - 12 - 12
H1 - H2
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