Use and Care Manual

13. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs,
ush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek
medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause
irritation or burns. (This advice is considered correct
for conventional NiMh, NiCd, lead acid and lithium-ion
cell types. If this advice is incorrect for a cell design
that diers from these, then the correct advice may be
14. Do not use a battery pack or appliance that is damaged
or modied. Damaged or modied batteries may exhibit
unpredictable behavior resulting in re, explosion or risk of
15. Do not expose a battery pack or appliance to re or
excessive temperature. Exposure to re or temperature
above 266ºF (130°C) may cause explosion.
16. Follow all charging instructions and do not charge the
battery pack or appliance outside of the temperature
range specied in the instructions. Charging improperly
or at temperatures outside of the specied range may
damage the battery and increase the risk of re.
Information about the charger and the
charging process
1. Please check the data marked on the rating plate of the
battery charger. Be sure to connect the battery charger
to a power supply with the voltage marked on the rating
plate. Never connect it to a dierent mains voltage.
2. Protect the battery charger and its cord from damage.
Keep the charger and its cord away from heat, oil and
sharp edges. Have damaged cords repaired without delay
by a qualied technician at an authorized Snow Joe
Sun Joe
dealer or call the Snow Joe
+ Sun Joe
customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE
3. Electrical plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
grounded appliances. Unmodied plugs and matching
outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
4. Keep the battery charger, battery pack(s) and the cordless
tool out of the reach of children.
5. Do not use the supplied battery charger to charge other
cordless tools.
6. During periods of heavy use, the battery pack will become
warm. Allow the battery pack to cool to room temperature
before inserting it into the charger to recharge.
7. Do not overcharge batteries. Do not exceed the maximum
charging times. These charging times only apply to
discharged batteries. Frequent insertion of a charged or
partially charged battery pack will result in overcharging
and cell damage. Do not leave batteries in the charger for
days on end.
8. Never use or charge batteries if you suspect that it has
been more than 12 months since the last time they were
charged. There is a high probability that the battery pack
has already suered dangerous damage (exhaustive
9. Charging batteries at a temperature below 41°F (5°C) will
cause chemical damage to the cells and may cause a re.
10. Do not use batteries that have been exposed to heat
during the charging process, as the battery cells may have
suered dangerous damage.
11. Do not use batteries that have suered curvature or
deformation during the charging process or those that
exhibit other atypical symptoms (gassing, hissing,
cracking, etc.).
12. Never fully discharge the battery pack (maximum
recommended depth of discharge is 80%). A complete
discharge of the battery pack will lead to premature aging
of the battery cells.
1. Wear suitable work clothes. Wear safety goggles.
2. Protect your cordless tool and the battery charger from
moisture and rain. Moisture and rain can cause dangerous
cell damage.
3. Do not use the cordless tool or the battery charger near
vapors and ammable liquids.
4. Use the battery charger and cordless tools only in dry
conditions and at an ambient temperature of 41ºF – 105°F
(5°C – 40.5°C).
5. Do not keep the battery charger in places where the
temperature is liable to reach over 105°F (40.5°C).
In particular, do not leave the battery charger in a car that
is parked in the sunshine.
6. Protect batteries from overheating. Overloads,
overcharging and exposure to direct sunlight will result
in overheating and cell damage. Never charge or work
with batteries that have been overheated – replace them
immediately, if possible.
7. Store the charger and your cordless tool only in dry
locations with an ambient temperature of 41ºF – 105°F
(5°C – 40.5°C). Store your lithium-ion battery pack in a
cool, dry place at a temperature of 77°F (25°C). Protect
the battery pack, charger and cordless tool from humidity
and direct sunlight. Only place fully charged batteries in
8. Prevent the lithium-ion battery pack from freezing.
Battery packs that were stored below 32°F (0°C) for more
than 60 minutes must be discarded.
9. When handling batteries, be wary of electrostatic charge.
Electrostatic discharges can damage the electronic
protection system and the battery cells. Avoid electrostatic
charging and never touch the battery poles.