Black & Decker 1VPX VPX3101 User Manual
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 1
Catalog Number VPX3101
S AVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
VEA EL ESPAÑOL EN LA CONTRAPORTADA.
INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA. ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 2
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL APPLIANCES
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t use appliances in damp or wet locations. Don’t use appliances in the rain.
•KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept at a distance from work area.
•STORE IDLE APPLIANCES INDOORS. When not in use, appliances should be stored indoors in dry, and high or
•USE RIGHT APPLIANCE. Do not use the appliance for any job except that for which it is intended.
•DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and substantial,
•USE SAFETY GLASSES AND OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Use safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields, complying with applicable safety standards and, when needed, a face shield. Also use face or dust mask if operation is dusty. This applies to all persons in the work area. Also use a hard hat, hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes and dust collection systems when specified or required. Safety glasses or the like are available at extra cost at your local dealer or Black & Decker Service Center.
ABUSE CORD. Never carry appliance by cord or yank it to disconnect from
receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
•DISCONNECT APPLIANCES. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories such as blades and the like.
•AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don’t carry
•GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) protection should be provided on the circuits or outlets to be used. Receptacles are available having built in GFCI protection and may be used for this measure of safety.
•USE OF ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS. The use of any accessory or attachment not recommended for use with this appliance could be hazardous. Note: Refer to the accessory section of this manual for further details.
•STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate tool when you are tired.
•CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, 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 conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Have defective switches replaced by authorized service center. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
•DO NOT OPERATE portable electric tools near flammable liquids or in gaseous or explosive atmospheres. Certain components in these tools normally spark, and the sparks might ignite fumes.
•EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
•OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords intended for use outdoors and so marked.
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 3
Recommended Minimum Wire Size for Extension Cords
Total Length of Cord
Wire Size AWG
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
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.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions are as follows:
.no load speed
.Class I Construction
.safety alert symbol
.Class II Construction
.revolutions or reciprocation
WARNING: RISK OF UNSAFE OPERATION. When using tools or equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of personal injury. Improper operation, maintenance or modification of tools or equipment could result in serious injury and property damage. There are certain applications for which tools and equipment are designed. Black & Decker strongly recommends that this product NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which it was designed. Read and understand all warnings and operating instructions before usingany tool or equipment. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY:
•Follow these instructions and those published by the manufacturer of any equipment you intend to use with this VPX power source. Review cautionary markings on these products.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR VPX POWER SOURCE
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD: Do not operate VPX power source with damaged 120 volt AC or USB outlets; or if the VPX power source has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way. Do not disassemble the VPX power source; take it to a qualified service technician when service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire, and will void warranty.
WARNING: Keep the VPX power source out of the reach of children and pets. The VPX power source generates the same potentially lethal AC power as a normal household wall outlet. Treat the outlet with respect!
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 4
WARNING: This VPX power source is not intended for use with grounded
WARNING: Use caution when inserting a polarized twin blade AC plug into the AC outlet. The prongs of an AC plug can become bent from misuse. If an AC plug is improperly inserted into the AC outlet, a bent prong can slip outside the VPX power source and become a shock hazard.
WARNING: EXPLOSION HAZARD: This equipment employs components that tend to produce arcs or sparks. DO NOT use in compartments containing batteries or flammable materials.
•Use of an attachment not supplied, recommended or sold by Black & Decker specifically for use with this VPX power source may result in a risk of electrical shock and injury to persons.
•NEVER submerge this VPX power source in water; do not expose it to rain, snow or use when wet.
•To reduce risk of electric shock, disconnect the VPX battery before attempting maintenance or cleaning. Turning off controls without disconnecting the VPX battery
will not reduce this risk.
WARNING: FIRE HAZARD: Let the VPX power source cool down to ambient temperature before charging.
• Storing the VPX power source at temperatures over 170° F (77° C) for over two hours may cause damage to battery and possible fire.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, THIS UNIT SHOULD ONLY BE OPERATED BY ADULTS; IT IS NOT FOR USE BY CHILDREN.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE:
•Provide adequate ventilation and refrain from placing items on or around the VPX power source during operation. Unit may overheat and thermal shutdown will occur.
•Proper cooling is essential when operating this VPX power source. Do not place it near a heat source or in direct sunlight.
•The VPX power source may become uncomfortably warm, reaching 165° F (74°C) under extended high power operation. During operation, keep it away from materials that may be a ffected by high temperatures. Do not operate the VPX power source in a pocket.
•Do not use the VPX power source if the casing is broken or if it emits an unusual odor, produces excessive heat, or leaks. Avoid contact with any substance that leaks from the VPX power source . Do not attempt to open the VPX power source. Do not insert any object into the VPX power source or use any device to pry at the casing.
•Do not insert foreign objects into the AC outlet or USB charging port. This may cause VPX power source to short circuit.
•Grip the VPX power source carefully when inserting or removing an AC plug. Keep your fingers clear of the AC outlet. Ensure that your fingers do not contact the prongs of an AC plug when the plug is partially inside the VPX power source.
•Always turn the VPX power source off and unplug all devices prior to storage or transportation of the VPX power source.
CAUTION: Some chargers for small rechargeable batteries can be damaged if connected to the VPX power source. Do not use the VPX power source with the following appliances:
b)Battery chargers used in hand power tools. These chargers display a warning label stating that dangerous voltages are present at the charger battery terminals.
• ALWAYS turn the VPX power source OFF when it is not in use.
CAUTION: Do not connect live AC power to the VPX power source outlets. This will damage the VPX power source, and the damage is not covered by warranty.
•Do not connect any AC load that has its neutral conductor connected to ground to the VPX power source.
•The VPX power source will not operate high wattage appliances or equipment that
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 5
produce heat, such as hair dryers, microwave ovens and toasters. It only powers up to 10 watts for 10 minutes, or 8 watts continuous.
•This VPX power source has not been tested for use with medical devices.
•Read this Instruction Manual before using this VPX power source.
•See instruction manual for use in countries other than the U.S.A.
•This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for choosing the VPX power source. A convenient, easy to carry, rechargeable portable power source that supplies energy for 115 volt AC and USB powered personal electronic devices.
This VPX power source can be used to operate and recharge personal electronics for up to 1.5 hours, such as digital/video cameras, MP3 players, cell phones, PDA’s, and more. Please read this Instruction Manual carefully before use to ensure optimum performance and to avoid damage to this product or devices that you are using with it.
•Manual ON/OFF Push button
•5 Volt DC USB Power Port with protective cover
•Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack
(battery and charger sold seperately)
• 120 Volt AC Power Outlet with
• 10 watt output for 10 minutes or 8 watts
• Electronic circuit protection prevents
damage due to overload/ insufficient ventilation (overheat condition) /low battery capacity
• Compact size, efficient and quiet
USB Power Port
Inverter Status LED Indicator
115 Volt AC Receptacle
ON/OFF Push Button
5.) Battery Compartment
6.) Battery Release Button (on battery)
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 6
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR BATTERY CHARGERS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains important safety instructions for battery chargers.
•Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on charger, battery pack, and product using battery pack.
WARNING: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge onlyVPXTM
batteries. Other types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage. CAUTION: Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged in to the power supply,
the charger can be shorted by foreign material. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity. Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger.
•DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with anything other than a VPXTM branded charger. VPXTM chargers and battery packs are specifically designed to work together.
•These chargers are not intended for any uses other than charging VPXTM rechargeable batteries.Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
•Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
•Pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting charger or when disconnecting cords using the daisy chain feature. This will reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord.
•Make sure that cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
•Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result in risk of fire, electric shock, or electrocution.
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 7
•An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge) for safety. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable, that is 16 gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. When using more than one extension to make up the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
•Do not operate charger with damaged cords or plugs — have them replaced immediately.
•Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way.
•Do not disassemble charger. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock, electrocution or fire.
•Disconnect the charger from the outlet before attempting any cleaning. This will reduce the risk of electric shock. Removing the battery pack will not reduce this risk.
•The charger is designed to operate on standard household electrical power (120 Volts). Do not attempt to use it on any other voltage.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
VPXTM chargers are designed to chargeVPXTM battery packs in approximately
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION FOR BATTERY PACKS
WARNING: For safe operation, read this manual and manuals originally supplied with tool before using the charger.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack and charge r, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging procedures outlined.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
•Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials are created when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
•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.
•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 is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
•Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory irritation. Provide fresh air. If symptoms persists, seek medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
•Charge the battery packs only in VPXTM chargers.
•DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may cause premature cell failure.
•Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the
temperature may reach or exceed 105°F (40˚C) (such as outside sheds or metal buildings in summer).
WARNING: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that has received a sharp blow, been dropped, run over or damaged in any way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on). Damaged battery packs should be returned to service center for recycling.
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 8
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects can contact exposed battery terminals.For example, do not place battery in aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws, keys, etc.
Transporting batteries can possibly cause fires if the battery terminals inadvertently come in contact with conductive materials such as keys, coins, hand tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes (i.e., packed in suitcases and
1.Always store batteries charged.
2.The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away from direct sunlight and excess heat or cold.
3.Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may be greatly diminished.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the battery pack. 2. Insert the battery pack into the charger (figure B).Be sure the pack is fully
seated in the charger. While charging, the red (charging) LED will flash continuously (slowly) indicating that the charging process has started.
3. The completion of charge is indicated by the red LED becoming solid. (approximately
4. Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may be greatly diminished.
These chargers are designed to detect certain problems that can arise with battery packs which would be indicated by the red light flashing at a fast rate. If this occurs,
Note: It may take as long as fifteen minutes for the charger to determine that the pack is defective.
If the battery pack is too hot or too cold, the LED will alternately blink fast and slow, one flash at each speed and repeat.
DAISY CHAIN (FIGURE C)
Single and dual port chargers can be electrically connected in any order up to a maximum of 4 chargers. Each charger has a
To connect chargers in a daisy chain:
1.) Plug the
2.) Remove the
3.) Repeat this process for the remaining chargers.
Chargers that are daisy chained together operate independently as though each one was plugged into a sperate outlet therefore a battery can be removed from anywhere along the daisy chain without affecting the other chargers.
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 9
LEAVING THE BATTERY IN THE CHARGER
The charger and battery pack can be left connected indefinitely with the LED illuminated. You may see the LED return to flashing (charging) state, as the charger will occasionally “top off “ the battery charge.
IMPORTANT CHARGING NOTES
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged when the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F (18°C- 24°C). DO NOT charge the battery pack in an air temperature below +40°F (+4.5°C), or above +105°F (+40.5°C). This is important and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery pack if the pack temperature is below approximately 32°F (0°C) or above 122F (50°C). The battery pack should be left in the charger and the charger will begin to charge automatically when the cell temperature warms up or cools down.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to touch while charging. This is a normal condition, and does not indicate a problem. To facilitate the cooling of the battery pack after use, avoid placing the charger or battery pack in a warm environment such as in a metal shed, or an uninsulated trailer.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly:
a. Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
b. Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns power off when you turn out the lights.
c. Move charger and battery pack to a location where the surrounding air temperature is approximately 65°F - 75°F (18°- 24°C).
d. If charging problems persist, take the tool, battery pack and charger to your local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs which were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE to use under these conditions. Follow the charging procedure. You may also charge a partially used pack whenever you desire with no adverse affect on the battery pack.
5. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity. Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
6. Do not freeze or immerse charger in water or any other liquid.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger.
CAUTION: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If the plastic housing of the battery pack breaks or cracks, return to a service center for recycling.
TO MAXIMIZE BATTERY LIFE:
1. Remove the batteries from the charger after the charging is completed. 2. Store the batteries at room temperature or below.
3. Recharge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will be greatly diminished if the battery sits too long after being discharged.
INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK (FIGURE D, E)
Installing the battery pack:
Insert the metal terminal end of the battery pack into the VPX power source until you hear the lock snap into place and the VPXTM logo shows through the window as shown infigure D.
CAUTION: The battery can only be inserted in one direction. If the battery does not fit, remove and reverse the orientation. Do not force it.
Removing the battery pack:
Press the release button as shown in figure E and firmly pull the battery pack out of the VPX power source. Insert the battery pack into the charger (figure B) as described in the charger section of this manual.
HOW THE VPX POWER SOURCE WORKS
The VPX power source is an electronic device that converts low voltage DC (direct
90521888 VPX3101 1VPX Inverter 7/31/07 10:15 AM Page 10
current) electricity from a battery to 115 volt AC (alternating current) household power. In designing the VPX power source, Black & Decker has incorporated design techniques previously employed in computer power supplies. The result of these design innovations is a smaller, lighter and
The VPX power source converts power in two stages. The first stage is a
VPX POWER SOURCE OUTPUT WAVEFORM
The AC output waveform of this VPX power source is known as a modified sine wave. It is a stepped waveform that has characteristics similar to the sine wave shape of utility power. This type of waveform is suitable for most AC loads, including linear and switching power supplies used in electronic equipment, transformers, and small motors.
The modified sine wave produced by this VPX power source has an RMS (root mean square) voltage of 115 volts. Most AC voltmeters (both digital and analog) are sensitive to the average value of the waveform rather than the RMS value. They are calibrated for RMS voltage under the assumption that the waveform measured will be a pure sine wave.
These meters will not correctly read the RMS voltage of a modified sine wave. NonTRUE RMS meters will read about 20 to 30 volts low when measuring the output of this VPX power source. For accurate measurement of the output voltage of this VPX power source, use a TRUE RMS reading voltmeter such as a Fluke 87, Fluke 8080A, Beckman 4410 or Triplett 4200.
115 VOLT AC OUTPUT
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PROPERTY DAMAGE:
•Certain rechargeable devices are designed to be charged by plugging them directly into an AC receptacle. These devices may damage the VPX power source or the charging circuit.
•When using a rechargeable device, monitor its temperature for the initial ten minutes of use to determine if it produces excessive heat. If excessive heat is produced, this indicates the device should not be used with this VPX power source.
USING THE VPX POWER SOURCE
Insert a fully charged VPX battery pack into the VPX power source (see Installing and Removing the Battery Pack, Figure D) turn on the VPX power source by pressing the ON/OFF push button. Plug a USB and/ or AC powered device into the VPX power source.