Black & Decker GSC500 Instruction manual

Powerful Solutions
(Original instructions)
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Intended use
Your Black & Decker sprayer has been designed to spray a
range of water based lawn and garden chemicals such as
insecticides, fungicides, weed killers and fertilizers. This
product is intended for consumer use only.
General safety rules
u Read all instructions including Material Safety Data
Sheets (MSDS), and container labels provided with the
u Read all safety warnings designated by the m symbol,
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), container labels
provided with the chemicals and all instructions.
u 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.
1. Work area safety
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.
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.
Additional safety instructions for sprayers
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
u Read all instructions and safety precautions for equipment
and spray material before operation any equipment.
u Comply with all appropriate local, state and national codes
governing ventilation, fire prevention and operation.
u Keep sprayer out of reach of children.
u Hearing protection is recommended for extended use.
u Use eye protection to keep particles out of eyes.
Hazardous vapours
Insecticides and other materials may be harmful if inhaled
causing severe nausea, fainting or poisoning.
a. Use a respirator or mask whenever there is a chance that
vapours may be inhaled. Read all instructions with the
spray material and mask to ensure that it will provide the
necessary protection against the inhalation of harmful
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high humidity.
Read the manual prior to operation.
Do not dispose of in fire.
Keep bystanders away.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this tool.
Wear a respirator or mask.
Use only non-flammable liquids.
u Before using any pesticide or other spray materials in this
sprayer, read the label on its original container thoroughly
and follow its directions. Some spray materials are dangerous
and should not be used in this sprayer as they can damage the
sprayer and cause serious bodily injury or property damage.
u Before any use, be sure anyone using this sprayer reads and
understands all safety instructions and other information
contained in this manual.
u Do not operate gardening appliances in gaseous or explosive
atmospheres. Motors in these appliances normally spark
and sparks might ignite fumes.
u Do not use commercials grade chemicals or for commercial
or industrial purposes. Use only consumer grade water-based
lawn and garden chemicals.
u Do not use caustic (alkali) self heating or corrosive (acid)
liquids in this sprayer as these can corrode metal parts or
weaken hose and seals.
u Do not use hot or boiling liquids in sprayer as this may
weaken tank and hose.
u Do not leave residue or spray material in the tank after
using sprayer.
u Do not smoke while spraying or spray where spark of
flame is present.
u Do thoroughly inspect both inside and outside of sprayer
before each use.
u Do empty, clean and drain both tank and hose after each
use according to directions.
Do not use guns for spraying flammable materials.
Do not spray any material where the hazard is not known.
u Use only non-flammable liquids.
Personal safety
a. Additional personal safety equipment such as
appropriate gloves and a respirator or mask must be
used when handling chemicals. Safety equipment used
for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
b. Do not spray yourself, any person or animal. Keep
hands and other body parts away from the discharge.
In case of skin injection, seek medical attention
immediately. The sprayed material may pierce the skin
and be injected to your body.
c. Do not treat injection as a simple cut. Spray is able to
inject toxins into the body and cause serious bodily injury.
In the event that injection occurs, seek medical attention
d. Beware of any hazards presented by the material
being sprayed. Consult the markings on the container
or the information supplied by the manufacturer of the
material to be sprayed, including requirements for the
use of personal protective equipment. Manufacturer's
instructions must be followed to reduce the risk of fire and
personal injury, derived from toxins, carcinogens, etc.
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
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using any
tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular breaks.
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).
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 safety.
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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 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 tool.
u When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
u 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.
u Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
u Have defective cords replaced immediately.
u Do not expose the charger to water.
u Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
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 unit must be
disconnected from the mains supply and taken to an
authorised service centre for repair..
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.
1.On/off switch
2.Carrying strap
4.Wand handle
5.Tank cap
6.Suction tube
8.Power head
Assembly and adjustment
Warning! Make sure that the sprayer is switched off.
Attaching the carrying strap (fig. A)
Attach the clips (10) of the strap (2) to the openings (11)
on the power head.
Assembling the spray wand (fig. B)
Insert the wand (3) into the wand handle (4) until it locks
into place.
u Tighten the cap (12) onto the handle.
Fitting the nozzle (fig. C)
Screw the nozzle (7) onto the handle tip (13).
Adjusting the cone type nozzle
Turn the nozzle (7) clockwise for narrow misting applications.
Turn the nozzle (7) counterclockwise for wide misting
Removing and replacing the power head (fig. D & E)
Unscrew the tank cap (5) (fig. D1).
Remove the suction tube (6) from the tank (9).
u Release the latch (14) by pressing it downward (fig. E).
u Raise the back of the power head (8) and move it forward
(fig. D2).
u Pull off the power head (8).
u To attach the power head (8), align the slots (15) in the power
head with the tabs (16) on top of the tank (9) (fig. D2 & D3).
u Move the power head (8) backward until it locks into place.
u Fit the bracket (17) over the latch attachment (18) (fig. E).
u Push the latch (14) upward until it locks into place.
u Place the suction tube (6) in the tank.
u Replace the tank cap (5) and tighten it.
u Use safety equipment.
u Only spray in well-ventilated areas.
u Only use recommended chemicals as described in the
safety instructions.
Charging the battery (fig. F)
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.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Pull out the socket cover (19).
Insert the charger plug (20) into the charger connector (21) at
the rear of the appliance.
u Plug in the charger.
u Switch on at the mains.
u Leave the appliance connected to the charger for 14-18 hours.
Whilst charging, the charger may become warm. This is
normal and does not indicate a problem. The appliance can
be left connected to the charger indefinitely.
u Before using the appliance, unplug the charger and
disconnect the appliance from the charger.
u Replace the socket cover (19).
Warning! The appliance does not operate while it is
connected to the charger.
Filling the tank (fig. D1)
Unscrew the tank cap (5).
Remove the suction tube (6) from the tank (9).
u Fill the tank with an appropriate liquid.
Warning! Only use appropriate chemicals as described in the
safety instructions.
Switching on and off
To switch on, press the button (1).
To switch off, release the button (1).
u Always spray downwind, away from people and animals.
u Only use nozzles specified by the manufacturer.
u If the nozzle clogs, switch off the appliance immediately.
Cleaning and maintenance
u Do not store chemicals in the appliance.
u Do not use aggressive or abrasive cleaning agents.
u Always read and follow the manufacturer's instructions on
the cleaning agent you use.
u Dispose of the contaminated liquid in accordance with
local regulations.
Cleaning the tank
The appliance should be cleaned after use.
u Remove the power head (8).
u If there is any liquid left, drain the liquid back into the
original container or store in an appropriate container.
u Fill the tank (9) to 1/3 of its volume with clean water and soap.
Warning! Do not use flammable liquids for cleaning.
u Replace the power head (8).
u Spray the contents of the tank until the tank (9) is empty.
u Repeat the previous instruction as many times as
Cleaning the filter (fig. D1)
If the stream of the liquid weakens the filter can be clogged.
To clean the filter proceed as follow:
u Unscrew the tank cap (5).
u Remove the suction tube (6) from the tank (9).
u Clean the filter with warm soapy water.
Storing (fig. G & H)
Warning! Do not store in locations where the temperature is
below 0 °C.
u Clean and dry all parts of the appliance when not in use
for more than one day.
u Attach the wand handle (4) onto the side clips (22) (fig. G).
u Fit the hose (23) with the Velcro fastener (24) to the power
head (8) (fig. H).
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
Black & Decker and Piranha accessories are engineered to
high quality standards and designed to enhance the
performance of your tool. By using these accessories you will
get the very best from your tool.
If the tool does not operate correctly, check the following.
Possible cause Action
The stream of liquid Filter clogged.
Check the filter at the
weakens or stops.
end of the suction tube.
Clean the filter with
warm soapy water.
Weak battery.
Recharge the battery.
Suction tube not all Push the suction tube the
way down in the completely down.
The unit will not start. Battery not charged. Check the battery charging requirements.
Protecting the environment
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.
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
Battery (fig. I & J)
Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many times. If you
want to dispose of the product yourself, the battery must be
removed as described below and disposed of in accordance
with local regulations.
u Disconnect the appliance from the power supply before
removing the battery.
u Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
u Do not dispose of the battery in fire as this may result in
an explosion.
u Preferably discharge the battery by operating the
appliance until the motor stops.
u Remove the power head (8).
u Remove the screws (25) from the bottom (fig. I).
u Remove the screws (26) from the side.
u Open the housing.
u Remove both sides of the housing (27).
u Remove the battery cover (28) (fig. J).
u Pull the battery out of the appliance.
u Pull off the terminal clips (29).
u Place the battery in suitable packaging to ensure that the
terminals cannot be short-circuited.
u Take the battery to your service agent or a local recycling
station. Collected batteries will be recycled or disposed of
Technical data
GSC500 H2
Input voltage
Output voltage
Approx. charging time
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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 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:
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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Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 76.5 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 87.5 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Hand/arm weighted vibration 0.26 m/s2
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