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2VPXTM HAND VAC

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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GO TO WWW.BLACKANDDECKER.COM/NEWOWNER

TO REGISTER YOUR NEW PRODUCT.

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1-800-544-6986

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Catalog Number VPX2102

To purchase a replacement filter call 1-888-678-7278.

SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE UNIT.

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.

WARNING: 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.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury:

DO NOT use outdoors or on wet surfaces.

DO NOT leave vacuum with battery installed. Remove battery from tool when not in use and before servicing.

DO NOT allow vacuum to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.

USE ONLY as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer's recommended attachments.

DO NOT use with damaged cord or plug. If vacuum is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center.

DO NOT pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

DO NOT handle plug or vacuum with wet hands.

KEEP hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.

TURN OFF all controls before removing battery.

USE EXTRA CARE when cleaning on stairs.

DO NOT use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present.

DO NOT pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.

STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use, the vacuum should be stored in a dry, high or locked up place – out of reach of children.

MAINTAIN TOOL WITH CARE. Keep fan area clean for best and safest performance. Follow instructions for proper maintenance.

DO NOT attempt to repair the vacuum. To assure product safety and reliability, repairs, maintenance, and adjustments should be performed by authorized Black and Decker service centers.

DO NOT unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.

DO NOT use without filter in place.

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DO NOT use in areas where explosive vapors may be present.

DO NOT use to pick up explosive dust, or in areas where air contains explosive dust such as coal, grain, or other combustible material.

Static shocks are possible in dry areas or when the relative humidity of the air is low. This is only temporary and does not affect the use of the vacuum. To reduce the frequency of static shocks, add moisture to the air with a console or installed humidifier.

DO NOT put any objects into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair and everything that may reduce air flow.

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 place outlet of vacuum near eyes or ears when operating.

DISCONNECT BATTERY PACK FROM VACUUM BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS, CHANGING ACCESSORIES, SERVICING, MOVING, OR STORING THE VACUUM. Such preventative safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.

AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Be sure the switch is in the OFF position before inserting the battery pack.

USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the instruction manual for recommended accessories. The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.

NEVER LEAVE VACUUM RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN POWER OFF.

KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN AND WELL LIT. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.

AVOID BODY CONTACT WITH GROUNDED SURFACES SUCH AS PIPES, RADIATORS, RANGES AND REFRIGERATORS. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.

DO NOT OVERREACH. KEEP PROPER FOOTING AND BALANCE AT ALL TIMES.

Proper footing and balance enables better control of the vacuum in unexpected situations.

USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.

DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT TURN IT ON OR OFF. Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.

SERVICE MUST BE PERFORMED ONLY BY QUALIFIED REPAIR PERSONNEL.

Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.

WHEN SERVICING, USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE MAINTENANCE SECTION OF THIS MANUAL. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.

This appliance is intended for household use only.

The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions are as follows:

V..................

volts

A ..................

amperes

Hz................

hertz

W..................

watts

min ..............

minutes

 

 

 

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alternating current

 

 

 

 

 

direct current

no

no load speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Class I Construction

 

 

 

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earthing terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(grounded)

 

 

 

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safety alert symbol

 

 

 

 

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Class II Construction

…/min ..........

revolutions or reciprocation

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(double insulated)

 

 

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per minute

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FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

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Figure A

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1. On/off slide switch

 

2. Bowl release button

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3. Dust bowl

5

4. Batterycompartment

3

5. Battery release button

 

6. Depleted Battery Indicator

 

B

C

D

F

E

G

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H

 

 

I

J

 

 

K

L

 

M

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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 onlyBlack & Decker VPXTM

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 Black & Decker VPXTM branded charger. Black & Decker VPXTM chargers and battery packs are specifically designed to work together.

These chargers are not intended for any uses other than charging Black & Decker 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.

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.

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.

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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

INTRODUCTION

Black & Decker VPXTM chargers are designed to chargeBlack & Decker VPXTM battery packs in approximately5-6hours. The charger requires no adjustment and is designed to be as easy as possible to operate. Simply place your battery pack into the receptacle of a plugged in charger and it will automatically charge the pack. As you add new chargers to yourBlack & Decker VPXTM system, utilize the “daisy chain” feature to power multiple chargers from a single outlet.

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 charger, 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 Black & Decker 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.

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 carry-on luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected from short circuits. So when transporting individual batteries, make sure that the battery terminals are protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and cause a short circuit.

STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS

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.

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CHARGING PROCEDURE

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 5- 6 hours) The pack is fully charged and may be used at this time or left on the charger.

4.Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may be greatly diminished.

CHARGE INDICATORS

Replace Pack:

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,re-insertbattery pack. If problem persists, try a different battery pack to determine if the charger is OK. If the new pack charges correctly, then the original pack is defective and should be returned to a service center for recycling. If the new battery pack gives the same trouble indication as the original, have charger tested at an authorized service center. 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 power-incord (which plugs into the electrical outlet) and apower-outcord (which plugs into the next charger).

To connect chargers in a daisy chain:

1.) Plug the power-incord into an electrical outlet.

2.) Remove the power-incord from the next charger and plug in thepower-outcord from the charger that is now plugged into the outlet.

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.

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°- 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 122°F (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.

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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.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK (FIGURE D, E)

CAUTION: Make certain thelock-offbutton is engaged to prevent switch actuation before removing or installing battery.

Installing the battery pack:

Insert the metal terminal end of the battery pack into the product 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 handle. Insert the battery pack into the charger (figure B) as described in the charger section of this manual.

SWITCHING ON AND OFF (FIGURE F)

To start, slide the On/Off switch forward (i.e. “O”= Off, “I” = On). To stop, slide the switch back.

If the tool does not turn on, check to see if one of the two Black & Decker VPXTM battery packs is depleted. To determine which pack is depleted, pull the trigger and observe the label on the back of the tool above the batteries. Remove the battery pack corresponding to the the light which is illuminated and place in charger. To insure optimal runtime, remove both battery packs and place in charger.

BATTERY LED INDICATORS (FIGURE G)

This product is equipped with electronics which will shut-offthe power when either battery pack is depleted. If the tool stops suddenly, one of battery packs may be depleted. An LED on the back of the tool handle will indicate which battery pack is depleted. In order to illuminate the indicator the trigger must be pulled. To insure optimal runtime, remove both battery packs and place in charger.

Two battery indicators are located on the back of the tool above the batteries. If battery power is depleted while using your drill driver, you can determine which battery needs to be recharged.

To check battery status:

Squeeze the trigger and observe which LED is illuminated.

Remove the battery pack corresponding to the the light which is illuminated

Place battery pack in charger.

CLEANING THE PRODUCT (FIGS . H-M)

WARNING: Never use the hand vac without its filters.

NOTE: The filters arere-usable.Do not confuse them with disposable dust bags, and do not throw them away when the product is emptied. We recommend that you replace the filters every6-9months depending on frequency of use. (Use catalog numberVF08 filter). FIG. H - Remove the dust bowl by pressing the dust bowl release button and pulling the

bowl down and out. To replace the bowl, place it back onto the handle and click firmly into position. Important: For best vacuum results, empty bowl after every use. FIG. I - Empty the debris from the bowl and wash if necessary (seefigure L).

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FILTERS

FIG. J, K - To remove the filters, twist the outer (plastic) filter in a clockwise direction. Shake or lightly brush any loose dust off the outer filter. Remove the inner filter and shake, tap or lightly brush outside surface to remove loose dust. Both filters can be rinsed as shown infigure L.CAUTION: Filter must be dry beforere-assembling.Ensure both filters are in place before operating.

FIG. L - Wash the filters using warm, soapy water and ensure that they are completely dry before using it again. The cleaner the filters are, the better the product will perform. It is very important that the filter is correctly in position before use. The dust bowl can also be washed in warm soapy water.CAUTION: Filters must be dry beforere-assembling.

IMPORTANT: Maximum dust collection will only be obtained with clean filters and an empty dust bowl. If dust begins to fall back out of the product after it is switched off, this indicates that the bowl is full and requires emptying.

FIG. M - Never immerse the product in water. A damp cloth and soapy water should be used to clean the exterior of the motor section. Always ensure the product is completely dry beforere-useor storing.

ACCESSORIES

A crevice tool is built-into the nozzle and can be extended as shown infigure N by pulling the extension piece until it locks into position.

The extension can be retracted by depressing the area at the back of the extension and pushing the extension back into the nozzle. Additional accessories are stored on the product (figure O) and are fitted into the nose of the product for use.

NOTE: Replacement filters can be purchased from most local/national retailers that sell vacuums, or by calling1-888-678-7278.Look for catalog numberVF08 filter.

MAINTENANCE

Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the vac. Never let any liquid get inside the vac; never immerse any part of the vac into a liquid.

NOTE: Make sure the vacuum is completely dry before using it.

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 organizations, always using

identical replacement parts.

THE RBRC™ SEAL

The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the lithium ion battery (or battery pack) indicates that the costs to recycle thebattery (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 ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent lithium 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.

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 www.blackanddecker.com

FULL TWO-YEARHOME USE WARRANTY

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective product 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 (usually 30 to 90 days

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