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Multi-VoltagePower Bank and Charger

OWNER’S MANUAL — Please read before using this equipment.

Your RadioShack Multi-VoltagePower Bank and Charger combines an AC to DC power adapter, charger, and DC to DC converter to provide a portable power supply. Whether you are at home or in other countries, you can use it as a battery charger forNickel-MetalHydride(Ni-MH)AA batteries or an AC to DC adapter with AC power input ranging from 90V to 240V. When traveling, you can install fourNi-MHAA batteries and the DC to DC converter provides voltages of 3/4.5/6/7.5/9V to your portable DC device. Its features include:

Overload/Short Circuit Protection — protects the charger and batteries from damage caused by overloads and short circuits.

Charging Protection — detects battery charge status and stops charging when the batteries are fully charged.

Safety Guard Timer — automatically stops charging after 4 hours to prevent battery overcharging.

Reverse Polarity Protection — protects the charger and batteries from damage due to incorrectly installed batteries.

Three LED Status Indicators — let you know if the power bank is charging, receiving power or providing DC output.

Your charger is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC standards.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

CAUTION

!

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

DO NOT OPEN.

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF

ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE

COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICE-

ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVIC-

ING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

This symbol is intended to inform you that important operat-

! ing and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Danger: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, carefully follow these instructions.

This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for your charger. Before using the charger, read all the instructions and

cautionary markings in this manual, on the charger, on the batteries to be charged, and on the products that use the batteries.

Warnings: To reduce the risk of injury:

Charge only Ni-MHbatteries with this charger. Other types of batteries might burst, causing personal injury and damage.

Unplug the charger from the AC outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.

Do not disassemble the charger; take it to a qualified service technician when service or repair is required. Improper reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.

Do not use an attachment not recommended or sold by RadioShack or this could result in a risk of fire, electric shock, injury to persons, or damage to personal property.

Cautions: To reduce the risk of damage:

Do not expose the charger to rain or excessive moisture.

Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, or been dropped or damaged in any way. Take it to a qualified service technician for repair.

Do not use an extension cord. Its use could result in fire or electric shock.

Do not operate the charger if the cord or plug is damaged. Have the charger repaired. Never alter the provided AC plug. If it does not fit into the AC outlet, have a qualified service technician install the proper outlet. Improper connection can result in an electric shock.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

FCC STATEMENT

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Warning: Changes or modifications to this charger not expressly approved by RadioShack may cause interference and void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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 communications. 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.

© 2001 RadioShack Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem still exists.

A QUICK LOOK AT YOUR CHARGER

POWER Indicator

 

CHARGING

 

 

Indicator

 

 

 

3V/4.5V/6V/

 

 

7.5V/9V

Left (#1)

 

 

Right (#2)

 

DC Output

Chambers

 

Jack

 

Battery

DC OUTPUT Indicator

 

 

 

Chamber

 

 

Cover

 

SELECTING THE RIGHT

ADAPTAPLUGADAPTER

An Adaptaplug adapter allows you to match the size and polarity of your portable device’s DC input jack.

One Adaptaplug adapter, of your choice, comes with the power bank when you purchase it. Other sizes are available at your local RadioShack store.

Adapter Compatibility

The power adapter’s output voltage setting must be exactly the same number as the voltage your portable device requires. Also, the power adapter’s current must be equal to or more than the current your portable device requires.

Device’s Rating

Adapter’s Maximum

Output Current

 

 

 

 

 

3, 4.5, or 6VDC

1000mA

 

 

7.5VDC

800mA

 

 

9VDC

660mA

 

 

1.Set the output selector switch to the correct setting for your portable device (3/4.5/6/7.5/9VDC).

2.If the power jack on your portable device is marked , alignTIP on the power cord with+ on the Adaptaplug.

If the power jack is marked , alignTIP on the power cord with – on the Adaptaplug.

Important:

Your portable device must be rated 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, or 9VDC (see “Adapter Compatibility” on Page 2).

Plugging the adapter into a portable device that has different ratings could damage the portable device or the adapter.

Be sure to set the correct tip polarity. Incorrect tip polarity can damage the portable device or the adapter.

USING AS AN AC TO DC ADAPTER

1.Disconnect the charger from AC power to change the output voltage selector.

Caution: Do not change the3/4.5/6/7.5/9V setting while the charger is connected to AC power. Doing so could damage the charger.

2.Use a flat-bladescrewdriver to rotate3/4.5/6/7.5/9V to the desired output voltage.

3.Insert the supplied DC output cord’s plug into the charger’s DC output jack.

4.For devices which require 3/4.5/6/7.5/9V DC power, connect an Adaptaplug adapter to the output socket of the supplied DC cord, taking care to orient the plug for proper polarity. Then insert the other end of the Adaptaplug into the device’s power jack.

5.Plug the charger into a standard AC outlet. The POWER and DC OUTPUT indicators light.

If the DC OUTPUT indicator turns off when the charger is in use, the output current is beyond specifications and the overload/short circuit protection is activated. Disconnect the charger from AC power then from the device. Check the current requirement of your portable device.

If the required current is within specification (See “Adapter Compatibility” on Page 2), wait for at least 10 seconds before reconnecting the adapter. Reconnect the adapter to the device first, then to AC power. If the indicator still flashes or turns off, the power bank or your portable device may be defective.

If the required current does not match this adapter’s current, do not use this power bank.

USING AS A DC TO DC CONVERTER

You can use the power bank as a DC to DC converter to power devices which require 3/4.5/6/7.5/9V of DC power.

You must insert four Ni-MHAA batteries into the chambers or the power supply will not provide DC power to the device you want to power.

Cautions:

Use only fresh, fully charged batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries.

1.Follow Steps 2–4under “Using as an AC to DC Adapter” to connect the DC cord to the charger.

2.Lift the battery chamber cover and insert four fully charged rechargeable Ni-MHAA batteries into the battery chambers as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and–)marked inside each bay.

3.Close the battery chamber cover. If the cable is connected to the DC output jack, the DC OUTPUT indicator lights.

To conserve power when the charger is in standby, always disconnect the DC cord from the charger.

If the DC OUTPUT indicator turns off when the charger is in use, the output current is beyond specifications and the overload/short circuit protection is activated or the batteries might be low. Disconnect the DC cord from the charger and check the current requirement of your portable device (see “Adapter Compatibility” on Page 2).

If the required current is within specification (see “Adapter Compatibility” on Page 2), wait at least 10 seconds. Reconnect the DC cord to the charger, then to the device. If the indicator still flashes or turns off, the power bank or your portable device may be defective.

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If the required current does not match this adapter’s current, do not use this power bank.

When the batteries are low, the DC OUTPUT indicator turns off or flashes. Recharge or replace the batteries.

Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

If you do not plan to use the charger with batteries for a month, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

CARE

Keep the charger dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and store the charger only in normal temperature environments. Handle the charger carefully; do not drop it. Keep the charger away from dust and dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.

Modifying or tampering with the charger’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If your charger is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.

USING AS A CHARGER

You can charge two or four AA size Ni-MHbatteries with this charger.

Notes:

It is normal for the batteries to become warm while charging.

See “Specifications” for indoor and outdoor charging temperatures. Cold batteries will not charge fully. If the area is too warm, the batteries can permanently lose their ability to charge.

Be sure the DC output cord is disconnected from the power bank. The charger will not operate when the DC output cord is connected.

1.Lift the battery chamber cover and insert two or four Ni-MHAA rechargeable batteries into the charging chamber(s) as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and–)marked inside the bay’s chamber.

Note: To charge only twoNi-MHAA batteries, insert them into the left (#1) chamber.

2.Plug the charger into a standard AC outlet. The POWER and CHARGING indicators light.

Notes:

If the CHARGING indicator flashes, a faulty battery or shortcircuit exists, or an alkaline battery is in the chambers. Replace the battery. If the CHARGING indicator still flashes, contact your local RadioShack store for assistance.

If the supplied DC cord’s plug is connected to the charger’s output jack, the charger does not charge the batteries and the CHARGING indicator does not light. The DC OUTPUT indicator lights. Once the DC cord is disconnected from the charger, the charger starts charging the batteries and the CHARGING indicator lights.

If you have been charging batteries in the left chamber for over five minutes and you install batteries in the right chamber, the charger does not charge the batteries in the right chamber.

3.When the batteries are fully charged, the CHARGING indicator turns off. Unplug the charger from the AC outlet, then remove the batteries from the charger or you may begin using it as a DC to DC power bank for your portable device.

SPECIFICATIONS

Input Voltage

 

AC/DC Adapter ....................................................

AC 90–240V,50/60Hz

DC/DC Converter ....................................................................

DC 4–7V

 

(4 × Ni-MHAA batteries)

Maximum Output Voltage Current (mA)

 

for each Output Voltage ................................................

3.0V ± 5%, 1000 mA

 

4.5V ± 5%, 1000 mA

 

6.0V ± 5%, 1000 mA

 

7.5V ± 5%, 800 mA

 

9.0V ± 5%, 660 mA

Charging Current ...............................................................................

600 mA

Safety Timer ......................................................................................

4 hours

Trickle Charge Current ........................................................................

40 mA

Battery Leakage Current .................................................................

< 0.5 mA

Operating Temperature

 

Indoor ...............................................................................

32° to 113° F

 

(0° to 45° C)

Outdoor .............................................................................

–4°to 140° F

 

(–18°to 60° C)

Storage Temperature ..............................................................

–13°to 140° F

 

(–25°to 60° C)

Dimension (HWD) ......................................................

51/16 × 33/16 × 1 Inches

 

(128 × 81 × 25 mm)

Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.

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Limited Ninety-DayWarranty

This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack companyowned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.

This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-upservice adjustment or reinstallation.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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