MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Cordless 18V 1/2 Gallon Portable Vacuum
Aspirateur portatif sans fil 1/2 gallon 18 V
Aspiradora inalámbrica portátil de 1,8 litros (1/2 galón) de 18 V
INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO
Y PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA. ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE
INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286
(JUN09) Part No. N037112 DC515 Copyright © 2005, 2009
The following are trademarks for one or more DEWALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme; the
“D” shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array
of lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.
Deﬁ nitions: Safety Guidelines
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal word. Please read
the manual and pay attention to these symbols.
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.
NOTICE: indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if not avoided,
may result in property damage.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL,
CALL US TOLL FREE AT 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258)
Important Safety Warnings and
TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY
• Before any use, be sure everyone using this vacuum reads and understands all safety
instructions and other information contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in instructing others.
When using an electric vacuum, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce
risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING VACUUM
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
• DO NOT leave vacuum with battery installed. Remove battery from tool when not in use and
• DO NOT allow vacuum to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or
• USE ONLY as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer's recommended
• 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
• 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
• 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 D
• DO NOT unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• DO NOT use without filter in place.
• 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.
• TO AVOID spontaneous combustion, empty tank after each use.
• 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.
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment such as dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• 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
• AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Be sure the switch is in the OFF position before
inserting the battery pack or plugging the vacuum into a wall outlet.
• USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the instruction manual for recommended
accessories. The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
• NEVER STAND ON VACUUM. Serious injury could occur if the vacuum is tipped.
• NEVER LEAVE VACUUM RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN POWER OFF.
• KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN AND WELL LIT. Cluttered benches and dark areas
• AVOID BODY CONTACT WITH GROUNDED SURFACES SUCH AS PIPES, RADIATORS,
RANGES AND REFRIGERATORS. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body
• 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, non-skid
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.
• DON’T EXPOSE VACUUM TO RAIN. Store indoors.
• WHEN OPERATING A VACUUM OUTSIDE, USE AN OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORD
MARKED “W-A” OR “W.” These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of
Additional Speciﬁ c Safety Rules for All Battery
• A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a separate battery pack must be
recharged only with the specified charger for the battery. A charger that may be
suitable for one type of battery may create a risk of fire when used with another battery.
• Use battery operated tool only with the specifically designed battery pack. Use of any
other batteries may create a risk of fire.
• Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the switch in the locked or off position
before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such
preventative safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
• 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 sparks, burns, or a fire.
• 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
................... alternating current
...............direct current ...................alternating or direct current
....................Class I Construction
o ....................no load speed
........................(grounded) ....................earthing terminal
....................Class II Constr uction .....................safety alert symbol
........................(double insulated) BPM ................beats per minute
…/min .............per minute RPM ................revolutions per minute
IPM..................impacts per minute
Important Safety Instructions for All Battery Packs
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to include catalog number and voltage.
Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of chargers and battery packs.
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 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.
• NEVER force battery pack into charger. DO NOT modify battery pack in any way
to fit into a non-compatible charger as battery pack may rupture causing serious
personal injury. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of batteries
• Charge the battery packs only in D
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
• 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
DANGER: Electrocution hazard. 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). Electric shock or electrocution may result. Damaged battery packs should be
returned to service center for recycling.
NOTE: Battery storage and carrying caps are provided for use whenever the
battery is out of the tool or charger. Remove cap before placing battery in
charger or tool.
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. without battery cap. 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.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR NICKEL CADMIUM (NiCd) OR NICKEL METAL
• 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.
• A small leakage of liquid from the battery pack cells may occur under extreme usage
or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a failure.
However, if the outer seal is broken:
a. and the battery liquid gets on your skin, immediately wash with soap and water for
b. and the battery liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of
10 minutes and seek immediate medical attention. (Medical note: The liquid is 25-35%
solution of potassium hydroxide.)
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LITHIUM ION (Li-Ion)
• 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.
• 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.
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp oration) Seal on the nickel
cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries (or battery packs) indicate
that the costs to recycle these batteries (or battery packs) at the end of their
useful life have already been paid by D
EWALT. In some areas, it is illegal to place
spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries in the trash or
municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally
RBRC™ in cooperation with D
EWALT and other battery users, has established programs in
the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal
hydride or lithium ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources
by returning the spent nickel cadmium and nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion
batteries to an authorized D
EWALT 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
RBRC™ is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
Important Safety Instructions for All Battery Chargers
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains important safety and operating
instructions for battery chargers.
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on charger, battery
pack, and product using battery pack.
DANGER: Electrocution hazard. 120 volts are present at charging terminals. Do not probe
with conductive objects. Electric shock or electrocution may result.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger. Electric shock may
CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge only DEWALT rechargeable
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
exposed charging contacts inside 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.
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any chargers other than the ones in
this manual. The charger and batter y pack are specifically designed to work together.
• These chargers are not intended for any uses other than charging D
rechargeable batteries. Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or
• Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
• Pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting charger. 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.
• 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.
• 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. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. When using more than one extension to
make up the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum
wire size. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge
number, the heavier the cord.
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