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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Battery charger
  • Model/name: GAL 3680 CV
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GAL 3680 CV
GBA 14,4 V ...
GBA 36 V ...
GBA 18 V ...
GBA 14,4 V ...
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ledge. This charger can be used by
children aged 8 and by persons
tal limitations or a lack of experi-
ence or knowledge if a person re-
sponsible for their safety
supervises them or has instructed
them in the safe operation of the
charger and they understand the
associated dangers. Otherwise,
there is a danger of operating errors
and injuries.
Supervise children. This will ensure
that children do not play with the
Cleaning and user maintenance of
the battery charger shall not be
made by children without supervi-
Only charge Bosch lithium-ion
batteries with a capacity over
1.3 Ah (more than 4 battery cells).
The battery voltage must match
the battery charging voltage of the
charger. Do not charge non-re-
chargeable batteries. Otherwise
there is danger of fire and explosion.
Keep the battery charger away from rain or
moisture. Penetration of water in the battery
charger increases the risk of an electric shock.
 Keep the battery charger clean. Contamination can lead
to danger of an electric shock.
 Before each use, check the battery charger, cable and
plug. If damage is detected, do not use the battery
ly using original spare parts. Damaged battery chargers,
cables and plugs increase the risk of an electric shock.
 Do not operate the battery charger on easily inflamma-
ble surfaces (e. g., paper, textiles, etc.) or surround-
ings. The heating of the battery charger during the charg-
ing process can pose a fire hazard.
 In case of damage and improper use of the battery, va-
pours may be emitted. Ventilate the area and seek
medical help in case of complaints. The vapours can irri-
tate the respiratory system.
 Do not cover the ventilation slots of the battery charg-
er. Otherwise, the battery charger can overheat and no
longer operate properly.
Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted with a
BS 1363/A approved electric plug with internal fuse (ASTA
approved to BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it should be
cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an author-
ised customer service agent. The replacement plug should
have the same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a possible
shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains sock-
et elsewhere.
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to the illustra-
tion of the battery charger on the graphics page.
1 Battery pack*
2 Green battery charge indicator
3 Red battery charge indicator
4 Charging compartment
5 Battery charge-control indicator*
6 Temperature control indicator*
7 Cable reel
*Accessories shown or described are not part of the standard de-
livery scope of the product. A complete overview of accessories
can be found in our accessories program.
Technical Data
Battery Charger GAL 3680 CV
Article number 2 607 225 ...
2 607 226 ...
Battery charging voltage
(automatic voltage detection) V 14.4–36
Charging current A 8.0
Allowable charging temperature
range °C 0 – 45
Charging time for battery
capacity, approx. (80%) 100%
– 1.3 Ah min (10) 25
– 1.5 Ah min (10) 25
– 2.0 Ah min (15) 30
– 2.6 Ah min (15) 30
– 3.0 Ah min (20) 35
– 4.0 Ah min (25) 35
– 5.0 Ah min (35) 45
– 6.0 Ah min (35) 50
Number of battery cells 4 – 30
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003 kg 0.9
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Starting Operation
 Observe the mains voltage! The voltage of the power
supply must correspond with the data given on the name-
plate ofthe battery charger. Battery chargers markedwith
230 V can also be operated with 220 V.
Charging Procedure
The charging procedure starts as soon as the mains plug of
the battery charger is plugged into the socket outlet and the
battery 1 is inserted into the charging compartment 4.
Due to the intelligent charging method, the charging condi-
tionofthebatteryisautomaticallydetectedand thebatteryis
charged with the optimum charging current, depending on
battery temperature and voltage.
This gives longer life to the battery and always leaves it fully
charged when kept in the charger for storage.
Meaning of the Indication Elements
Flashing Green Battery Charge Indicator 2
The rapid-charging procedure is signalled by a
flashing green battery charge indicator 2.
The battery can be removed at any time and
Note: The charging procedure is only possible when the bat-
tery temperature is within the allowable charging tempera-
ture range, see “Technical Data” section.
Once approx. 80 % of the battery capacity has
been reached, the flashingofthe greenbattery
charge indicator slows down. The rapid-charg-
ing process is now completed. If the battery re-
mains in the charger, the charging process will be completed
in the Long Life charging mode.
Continuous Lighting of the Green Battery Charge
Indicator 2
Continuous lighting of the green battery
charge indicator 2 indicates that the battery is
fully charged.
Afterwards, the battery can be removed for immediate use.
When the battery is not inserted, continuous lighting of the
battery charge indicator 2 indicates that the mains plug is in-
serted in the socket and that the battery charger is ready for
indicator 3 shows that the temperature of the
battery is outside of the permitted charge-tem-
perature range, see section “Technical Data”.
The charging process begins as soon as the permitted tem-
perature range has been reached.
Flashing Red Battery Charge Indicator 3
A flashing red battery charge indicator 3 indi-
cates a different malfunction of the charging
procedure, see section “Troubleshooting –
Causes and Corrective Measures”.
Indications on 36 V Batteries
During the charging procedure, the three green charge-con-
trol indicators 5 of the battery light up one after the other
and briefly go out. The battery is fully charged when the three
green indicators light up continuously. After approx.
5 minutes after the battery has been fully charged, the three
green indicators go out again.
When the red temperature control indicator 6 lights up
when placing the battery into the charger, the temperature of
the battery is not within the charge-temperature range (see
section “Technical Data”). The battery cannot be charged un-
til after the allowable operating temperature range has been
Troubleshooting – Causes and Corrective
Working Advice
With continuous or several repetitive charging cycles without
interruption, the charger can warm up. This is not meaningful
and does not indicate a technical defect of the battery charg-
A significantly reduced working period after charging indi-
cates that the battery is used and must be replaced.
Battery Cooling (Active Air Cooling)
The fan control integrated into the charger monitors the tem-
perature of the inserted battery. If the battery temperature is
above approx. 10 °C, the battery will be cooled by a fan. The
fan generates a ventilation sound when switched on.
If the fan is not running, the battery temperature is within the
optimum charge-temperature range or the fan is defective. In
this case, the charging time of the battery may increase.
80 %
Cause Corrective Measure
Flashing red battery charge indicator 3
No charging procedure possible
Battery not (properly)
Properly insert battery into
battery charger
Battery contacts
Clean the battery contacts
(e.g. by inserting and remov-
ing the battery several times)
or replace the battery
Battery pack defective Replace the battery
Battery charge indicators 2 or 3 do not light up
Mains plug of battery charger
not plugged in (properly)
Insert mains plug (fully) into
the socket outlet
Socket outlet, mains cable or
battery charger defective
Check the mains voltage;
have the battery charger
checked by an authorised
after-sales service agent for
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Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to
be done by Bosch or an authorized Bosch service agent in or-
der to avoid a safety hazard.
After-sales Service and Application Service
Our after-sales service responds to your questions concern-
ing maintenance and repair of your product as well as spare
parts. Exploded views and information on spare parts can al-
so be found under:
Bosch’sapplicationserviceteam willgladlyanswerquestions
concerning our products and their accessories.
In all correspondence and spare parts orders, please always
include the 10-digit article number on the type plate of the
battery charger.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
At you can order spare parts or arrange
the collection of a product in need of servicing or repair.
Tel. Service: (0344) 7360109
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: (01) 4666700
Fax: (01) 4666888
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: (01300) 307044
Fax: (01300) 307045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: (0800) 543353
Fax: (0800) 428570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 3 95415555
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: (011) 4939375
Fax: (011) 4930126
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Tel.: (031) 7012120
Fax: (031) 7012446
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Tel.: (021) 5512577
Fax: (021) 5513223
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: (011) 6519600
Fax: (011) 6519880
Battery chargers, accessories and packaging should be sort-
ed for environmental-friendly recycling.
Do not dispose of battery chargers into household waste!
Only for EC countries:
According to the European Guideline
2012/19/EU for Waste Electrical and Elec-
tronic Equipment and its implementation
into national right, battery chargers that are
no longer usable must be collected sepa-
rately and disposed of in an environmental
correct manner.
Subject to change without notice.
Description et performances du pro-
Il est impératif de lire toutes
les consignes de sécurité et
toutes les instructions. Le
non-respect des avertisse-
mentsetinstructions indiqués
ci-après peut conduire à une électrocution, un incendie et/ou
de graves blessures.
Garder précieusement ces instructions.
ses fonctions et que vous êtes capable de l’utiliser sans ré-
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