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This product intended for household use.
• The battery must be removed from the appliance before it is recycled.
• The battery is to be recycled as lithium-ion battery.
Universal AC/DC Power Adapter
1. Remove the wall adapter and charger from the carton.
2. Note the charger comes standard with a universal AC voltage wall adapter and interchangeable plugs
3. To attach the desired plug to the wall adapter, align the slots on the plug to the ribs on the wall adapter and slide into place. The pug will click into place when properly attached. To remove, locate the button marked push on the wall adapter. Press the button and slide the plug from the wall adapter. The plugs for the various countries all attach and remove using the same method.
4. Connect the power cord to the back of the charger and then insert the transformer into an AC outlet.
To charge, plug wall adapter into 100-240V, 50/60 cycle AC electrical outlet or as noted on the unit. make sure the proper input plug is attached to the wall adapter. Plug power cord directly into back of charging stand. The battery pack may be charged while on the clipper or separately. To charge the battery pack while in the unit, place clipper into the pocket on the charging stand. Note: the clipper should be charged with the switch in the OFF position. To charge the battery pack separately, remove the battery pack by pressing the tab on the back of the battery, sliding the battery out and placing in the pocket on the charger.
Before using your clipper for the first time, make sure the battery has been fully charged. Note that it is normal for the clipper and wall adapter t feel warm to the touch when charging. This is especially true if the battery has been deeply discharged as indicated by the clipper indicator light turning red while the clipper is running. The clipper should be charged with the switch in the OFF position. To start clipper, move power switch to ON position. To stop clipper, move power switch back to original position.
Stand Charging Indicator Lights
When the clipper is running, a green clipper indicator light means the battery has a strong charge. The light will turn yellow as the battery start to run down indicating the battery has only a partial charge remaining. When the light turns red, the battery may not hold enough charge to complete a large clipping job, and should be recharged as soon as possible if the clipper power OFF, move the power switch to the OFF position and place battery or clipper in the charging stand.
Automatically powering off protects the lithium-ion battery and is not a malfunction. The clipper will resume normal operation when it is recharged. You clipper is equipped with five cutting speeds adjustment button on the front of the unit. to start your clipper, move the power switch to the ON position.to increase your blade speed, slide the button towards the blade of the clipper. To decrease your blade speed, slide the button away from the blade of the clipper. Your will see on the LED display that when your change the speed, the LED’s adjust accordingly. To shut your clipper OFF, move the power switch to the OFF position. The unit will power ON in the last speed setting you were in when your turned the unit OFF.
Note: if charging stand indicator light is flashing, dirt or debris may have collected on the charging contacts of the clipper, battery pack and /or the charging base, prohibiting proper electrical connection. To clean these contacts, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe them clean. The charging stand indicator light will turn off if the battery is too hot to charge. When the battery has cooled, normal charging will resume.
Battery Indicator Lights
When the battery is not in the clipper, press and release the charge level button on the bottom of the battery pack to see the charge level indicator light. A green light means there is sufficient charge. A red light means there is medium to low charge (less than 15 minutes). No light means the battery requires immediate charging.
Replacing the Battery Pack
To remove the battery pack form the clipper, press the tab on the back of the battery pack and slide the battery out. To replace the battery pack, slide the battery into the clipper.
The internal mechanism of your motor clipper has been permanently lubricated by the factory. Other than the recommended maintenance describe in this manual, no other maintenance should be performed, except by Andis Company, or an Andis authorized service station.
Removing Blade Set
To remove blade set, first make sure your clipper motor is switched off, then push down on blade with one or both thumbs and slide blade off blade hinge. If your blade hinge should snap closed and is flush with the clipper, use a small standard screwdriver to pry the tongue of the hinge out. Note: Hair may accumulate in the front cavity of the housing under the blade. If this happens, you can clean out the hair by brushing out the cavity with a small brush or an old toothbrush while the blade is off the clipper.
Replacing or Changing Blade Set
To replace or change your blade set, slide bracket onto the hinge of the clipper, and with the clipper turned ON, push the blade towards the clipper to lock into position.
Due to the high speed nature of Andis Clippers, pleas check for blade heat often, especially on close cutting blades. If blades are too hot, dip the blades only into Andis Blade Care Plus or apply Andis Cool Care Plus and then Andis Clipper Oil. If you have detachable blade unit, you can change your blade in order to maintain a comfortable temperature; using multiple blades of the same size is popular among groomers.
Care and Servicing or Your Andis Clipper Blades
Blades should be oiled before, during and after each use. If your clipper blades leave streaks or slow down, it’s a sure sign blades need oil. The clipper should be held in the position shown in Figure N to prevent oil from getting into the motor. Place a few drops of Andis Clipper Oil on the front and side of the cutter blades. Wipe excess oil off blades with a soft dry cloth. Spray lubricants contain insufficient oil for good lubrication, but are an excellent clipper blade coolant. Discontinue use fo broken or nicked blades to prevent injury. You can clean the excess hair form your blades by using a small brush or worn out toothbrush. To clean the blades we suggest immersing the blades only into a shallow pan of Andis Blade Care Plus, while the clipper is running. Any excess hair and dirt that has accumulated between the blades should come out. After cleaning, turn your clipper off and dry blades with a soft, dry cloth and start clipping again.
If upon cleaning your blades you find that the blades will still not cut, there may be a few fine pieces of hair trapped between the upper and lower blades. If this happens you will need to snap the blade off the clipper. Proceed to slide the upper blade to one side, without loosening the tension spring or moving the upper blade completely out from under the tension spring. Wipe the surface between the blades clean with a dry cloth, and then place a drop of clipper oil where the upper and lower blades meet and also in the guide slot of the tension spring. Now slide the upper blade to the opposite side of the lower blade and repeat this process. After completing this procedure, slide the upper blade, centering it over the lower blade. Handle or store your Andis clipper with the blade down so excess oil will not run into the clipper case.
Changing The Blade Drive Assembly
If your clipper blades no longer cut properly (be sure to try more than one blade, since the blade currently being used may be dull), it could be that your blade drive assembly needs replacement.
To change the blade drive assembly:
1. Remove blade set
2. Remove drive cap by grabbing both sides at top and sliding off
3. Remove blade drive mounting screws.
4. Note: Before removing blade drive assembly, note the way it is positioned (this will help you in reassembly). Remove blade drive assembly
5. Drive bearing should be at its lowest position, if not, move it with your finger to lowest position
6. Put on new drive assembly align screw holes and press down
7. Reassemble blade drive by mounting screw
8. Replace drive cap by sliding back on clipper into position
9. Replace blade
Use Guidelines for Lithium-ion Batteries
1. The lithium-ion battery included with your clipper does not develop a memory effect like a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), or nickel cadmium (NiCd) battery. You can return the clipper to the charger at any time for full charge, or even use the battery before a charge cycle is complete. Like most rechargeable batteries, lithium-ion batteries perform best when used frequently.
2. For maximum battery life, store the clipper in a partially discharged condition if the unit will be unused for several months. To discharge the battery, run the clipper just until the yellow light turns ON.
3. Avoid locating the clipper near heat vents, radiators, or in direct sunlight. Optimum charging will result where the temperature is stable. Sudden increases in temperature can result in the battery receiving less than a full charge.
4. Many factors influence lithium-ion battery life. A battery that has received heavy use or is more than a year old may not give the same run-time performance as a new battery pack.
5. New lithium-ion batteries, unused for a period of time, may not accept a full charge. This is normal and does not indicate a problem with the battery or charger. The battery will accept a full charge after several cycles of clipper use and recharging.
6. Disconnect the charger or the clipper form the AC outlet if extended period of non-use are anticipated
Safe Rules for charger and Battery Pack
1. Do not insert metallic objects into the battery pocket of the charger base
2. Do not expose the charger to excessively dirty locations. If the charger pocket becomes clogged with dust or hair, unplug the charger and gently remove hair or other debris with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner.
3. To clean external parts of the charger, use a soft brush or damp cloth. Do not use harsh abrasives, detergents, or solvents
4. Do not use the charger designed for the Andis DBLC-2 clipper to attempt to charge any other battery.
5. The battery contains an overload protection feature. In extreme cases, overload protection may cause the battery to enter into a safety mode, protecting the clipper circuitry. The battery will reset once the situation has been corrected and the unit has been cycled on and off. Do not attempt to power any product other than the Andis DBLC-2 clipper with this lithium-ion battery.
6. For maximum battery life, do not store clipper or charger under 50°F or over 104°F
7. Do not expose the charger or clipper to excessively damp conditions.
8. Take care not to drop the charge or the clipper. Do not attempt to use a damaged charger.
Care and Servicing of the Electrical System
Your clipper, battery and charger are an integrated electrical system. Good electrical contact must be maintained for the motor to deliver full power and lithium-ion battery to charge properly. Limited or erratic performance caused by dire or age can be corrected in the majority of cases.
Factory Repair Service
When the blades of your Andis clipper become dull after repeating use, it is advised to purchase a new set of blades available through your Andis supplier or through an Andis authorized service station. Some blade sets can be sharpened contact Andis Company for information on sharpening. To find an Andis authorized service station near you log on to www.andis.com or contact our customer service department at 1-800-558-9441.