Black & Decker BDH2000PL 20V MAX Instruction manual

Catalog Numbers
Bdh2000PL 20V MAX*
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*Maximum initial battery pack voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Measured
under a workload, nominal voltage is 18.
It is important for you to read and understand this manual.
The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING
PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially haz­ard­ous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or mod­er­ate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
When using an electrical appliances, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Some household dust contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm such as
asbestos and lead in lead based paint.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury:
• Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Do not
allow to be used as a toy.
• Shock Hazard. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put unit or charging
base in water or other liquid.
• Do not use dry hand vacs to pick up liquids, toxic substances, flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present.
• Do not use wet/dry hand vacs to pick up toxic substances, flammable or combustible
liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present.
• Do not operate in the presence of explosives and/or flammable fumes or liquids.
• Shock Hazard. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or charger or after
the appliance malfunctions, is left outdoors, dropped into water or is damaged in any
manner. Return the appliance to any authorized service facility.
• Do not use dry hand vacs outdoors or on wet surfaces. • Do not abuse the cord. Never carry the charger or base by the cord or yank to
disconnect from an outlet; instead grasp the charger and pull to disconnect. Keep
cord away from heated surfaces. Do not pull cord around sharp edges or corners.
• Do not allow the cord to hang over the edge of a table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
The unit should be placed or mounted away from sinks and hot surfaces.
• Do not use an extension cord. Plug the charger directly into an electrical outlet.
• Use the charger only in a standard electrical outlet (120V/60Hz).
• Do not attempt to use the charger with any other product; do not attempt to charge this product
with any other charger. Use only the charger supplied by the manufacturer to recharge.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
• Do not insert accessories when unit is running.
• Shock Hazard. Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
• Do not put any object into unit openings. Do not use with any openings blocked; keep
free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
• Fire Hazard. Do not vacuum burning or smoking materials, such as lit cigarette butts,
matches or hot ashes.
• Do not charge the unit outdoors
• Do not use on or near hot surfaces.
• Use extra caution when cleaning on stairs.
• This appliance is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial use.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
• Unplug the charger from outlet before any routine cleaning or maintenance.
• This product includes rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries. Do not incinerate batteries as
they will explode at high temperatures.
• If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area
with mild soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the
open eye for 15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the
battery electrolyte for Lithium Ion batteries is composed of a mixture of liquid organic
carbonates and lithium salts.
Do not look into the air vents when the unit is switched on, as
sometimes there is a possibility of small debris being discharged from the air vents, especially
after cleaning / replacement of the filters as debris inside the unit can be disturbed.
• The charger supplied with this product is intended to be plugged in such that it is
correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.
• Do not disassemble or open, drop (mechanical abuse), crush, bend or deform,
puncture, or shred.
• Do not modify or remanufacture, attempt to insert foreign objects into the battery,
immerse or expose to water or other liquids, or expose to fire, excessive heat including
soldering irons, or put in microwave oven.
• Only use the battery / tool with a charging system specified by the manufacturer/supplier.
• Do not short-circuit a battery or allow metallic or conductive objects to contact both
battery terminals simultaneously.
• Dispose of used batteries promptly according to the manufacturer/supplier’s instructions.
• Improper battery use may result in a fire, explosion, or other hazard.
• Battery / tool usage by children should be supervised.
. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary warnings on
battery charger and product using battery. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury,
use this charger only with this product. Batteries in other products may burst
causing personal injury or damage.
3. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
4. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black+Decker may result in a
risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
5. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than cord
when disconnecting charger.
6. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or
otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
7. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in a risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
8. Use only the supplied charger when charging your tool. The use of any other
charger could damage the tool or create a hazardous condition.
9. Use only one charger when charging.
10.Do not attempt to open the charger. There are no customer serviceable parts inside.
Return to any authorized Black+Decker service center.
11.DO NOT incinerate the tool or batteries even if they are severely damaged or
completely worn out. The batteries can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials
are created when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
12. Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the charger
may ignite the dust or fumes.
13. If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash area with mild
soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for
three minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery
electrolyte is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions are as follows:
or AC........alternating current
min...............minutes load speed
or current
.................Class I Construction
..................earthing terminal alert symbol
.................Class II Construction
.../min or rpm........ revolutions or reciprocation
(double insulated)
per minute
Product Features
1. On/off switch
2. Pivot lock button
3. Charging indicator
4. Dust collector
5. Bowl release button
6. Crevice tool
7. Brush tool
8. Dust bowl door
9. Dust bowl door release
10. Removable dust bowl
11. Charging base
Adjusting the dust
collector (fig. A - C)
The dust collector (4) has a brush (7) that can
be folded forward for dusting and upholstery
• The dust collector (4) is stored under the
• Press the pivot lock button (2) and rotate
the dust collector (4) to the required position.
• Release the pivot lock button (2) to lock
the dust collector in position
• The dust collector can be extended by
pulling the crevice tool (6) until it locks into
• The crevice tool can be retracted by
pressing the raised button on the crevice
tool and pushing the crevice tool back into
the dust collector.
• The dust collector should be returned to
the storage position under the appliance
after use and while charging the appliance.
• Before first use, the battery must be
charged for at least 24 hours.
• Plug the appliance into the charger
whenever power gets low.
Charging the battery (fig. D)
Charge only at
ambient temperatures between 50°F (10°C)
and 104°F (40°C). The charger supplied with
this product is intended to be plugged in
such that it is correctly oriented in a vertical
or floor mount position.
To charge the appliance: D
• Make sure the appliance is switched off.
The battery will not be charged with the on/
off On/Off switch (1) in the On position.
• Plug the charging base (11) into a
standard 120 Volt 60 Hz electrical outlet.
• Lower the appliance onto the charging
base. The blue LED (3) in the base of the
appliance will illuminate to indicate that it
is charging.
• When charging is complete, the LED will
turn off.
• The charger may become warm during
charging. This is normal and does not
indicate a problem.
While it is safe to leave the appliance
connected to the charger indefinitely,
to reduce power consumption, we
recommend unplugging the charger after
24 hours.
Switching on and off
(fig. E)
• To switch the appliance on, slide the on/
off switch (1) forward to position I.
• To switch the appliance off, slide the on/
off switch (1) back to position 0.
Optimizing the suction
Rotating the bowl agitates the filter to remove
dirt; however, in order to keep the suction force
optimized, the dust container and filters must
be cleaned regularly during use.
Cleaning the filters (fig.
F - H)
Projectile/Respiratory Hazard: Never use the appliance
without the filters. Optimum dust collection will only be achieved with clean filters.
Do not turn
appliance on when dust container is removed.
Both the plastic pre-filter (12) and the
pleated filter (13) are re-usable and should
be cleaned regularly.
• Pull the door latch (9) and open the
transparent door (8).
• Remove the pre-filter (12) from the
appliance by twisting the filter to the
right and pulling it from the appliance.
• Remove the pleated filter from the prefilter by pulling firmly.
• Tap the filters vigorously to remove
loose dust.
• If necessary, wash the two filters (12
and 13) in warm, soapy water.
• Make sure that the filters are dry
before refitting them to the appliance.
• Refit the pleated filter into the plastic
• Refit the pre-filter into the dust container (10)
until it locks into place.
• Close the transparent door and
make sure it clicks into place. Refit to
Cleaning the dust
container (fig. I, J)
Projectile/Respiratory Hazard: Never use the appliance
without the filters. Optimum dust collection will only be achieved with clean filters.
Do not turn
appliance on when dust container is removed.
• Push and hold the release bowl button
(5) on the dust collector.
• Rotate the handle toward the bottom of
the appliance.
• Pull the dust container to the side, and
away from the base of the appliance.
NOTE: You can then remove the filters
as described above, or remove only the
pleated filter (13) by pulling it firmly from the
now exposed side.
• Once filters are removed, wipe the dust
container with a damp cloth, or rinse with
warm soapy water and allow to dry as
shown in figure J.
• To replace the dust container, with the
filters installed slide the container back
onto the base and rotate the handle toward
the front of the appliance until an audible
click is heard. Ensure that the container is
fully fastened back onto the base.
Replacing the filters
The filters should be replaced every
6 to 9 months and whenever worn or damaged. Replacement filters are available from
your Black+Decker dealer (cat. no. PVF110):
• Remove the old filters as described above.
• Fit the new filters as described above.
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the
tool; never immerse the main body of the appliance into a liquid.
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and
adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized service
centers or other qualified service personnel, always using identical replacement parts.
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
• Unit will not start.
• Battery not charged.
• Check battery charging requirements.
• Battery will not charge. • Charger not plugged in. • Plug charger into a working
outlet. Refer to “Important
Charging Notes” for more details.
• Check current at receptacle by
plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
• Check to see if receptacle is
connected to a light switch which
turns power off when you turn out
the lights. • Surrounding air • Move charger and tool to a temperature too hot or surrounding air temperature
too cold.
of above 40 degrees F(4.5°C) or
below 105 degrees F (+40.5°C).
For assistance with your product, visit our website for the
location of the service center nearest you or call the Black+Decker help line at
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or
authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call:
The use of any accessory not recommended for use with
this tool could be hazardous.
This product uses Lithium Ion rechargeable and recyclable batteries. When the batteries
no longer hold a charge, they should be removed from the Vac and recycled. They must
not be incinerated or composted.
The batteries can be taken for disposal to a Black+Decker, Company-Owned or
Authorized Service Center. Some
local retailers are also participating in a national
recycling program (see “RBRC Seal”). Call your local retailer for details. If you bring
the batteries to a Black+Decker Company-Owned or Authorized Service Center, the
Center will arrange to recycle old batteries. Or, contact your local municipality for proper
disposal instructions in your city/town.
To remove the battery pack for disposal:
1.) First, before attempting to disassemble the product, turn it on and leave it on until
the motor completely stops insuring a complete discharge of the batteries.
2.) Remove dust collector.
3.) Using a phillips screwdriver, remove the two exposed screws near the front of handle
securing the battery housing.
4.) Lift the housing cover away from the assembly, exposing the batteries.
5.) Lift out the battery assembly and detach the lead connection.
6.) Dispose of batteries as per recommended guidelines.
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the LI-ION battery
(or battery pack) indicates that the costs to recycle the battery (or battery pack) at the
end of its useful life have already been paid by Black+Decker.
RBRC™ in cooperation with Black+Decker and other battery users, has
established programs in the United States to facilitate the collection of spent
LI-ION batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources
by returning the spent LI-ION battery to an authorized Black+Decker service
center or to your local retailer for recycling. You may also contact your local recycling
center for information on where to drop off the spent battery. RBRC™ is a registered
trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
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
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.
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. This Class B digital
apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Service Information
All Black+Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers
with efficient and reliable power tool service. Whether you need technical advice, repair,
or genuine factory replacement parts, contact the Black+Decker location nearest you. To
find your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory under “Tools—Electric”
or call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit
Black+Decker (U.S.) Inc. warranties this product to be free from defects in material or
workmanship for a period of two (2) years following the date of purchase, provided
that the product is used in a home environment. This limited warranty does not cover
failures due to abuse, accidental damage or when repairs have been made or attempted
by anyone other than Black+Decker and its Authorized Service Centers. A defective
product meeting the warranty conditions set forth herein will be replaced or repaired at
no charge in either of two ways:
The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer
from whom it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer).Returns
should be made within the time period of the retailer’s policy for exchanges. Proof of
purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for its specific return policy
regarding time limits for returns or exchanges. The second option is to take or send
the product (prepaid) to a Black+Decker owned or authorized Service Center for
repair or replacement at Black+Decker’s option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black+Decker owned and authorized service centers are listed under “Tools–Electric” in
the yellow pages of the phone directory or online at
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. Should you have
any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black+Decker Service Center. This
product is not intended for commercial use, and accordingly, such commercial use of
this product will void this warranty. All other guarentees, express or implied, are hereby
LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For
products sold in Latin America, check country specific warranty information contained in
the packaging, call the local company or see the website for such information.
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