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MEGAFORCE 6500 Portable Generator Owner’s Manual TM o call u the the st r unit gen ore, 1-80 helpline erator 0-2 at Pro Que blems Bef ? sti ore bac takin ons? g yo kt M-F 70-1 8-5 408 CT Model No. 10061 (6,500 Watt AC Generator) Manual No. B4379 Revision 4 (1/24/2001) Visit our Generac website: www.generac-portables.com This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Generac Portable Products MegaForceTM 6,500 Watt Generator EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION This generator is an engine-driven, revolving field, alternating current (AC) generator. It was designed to supply electrical power for operating compatible electrical lighting, appliances, tools and motor loads. This manual contains information for a generator that operates 120 and/or 240 Volt, single phase, 60 Hz devices that require up to 6,500 watts (6.5 kW) of power that pull up to 54.1 Amps at 120 Volts or 27 Amps at 240 Volts. SAFETY RULES This generator set was designed and manufactured for specific applications. Do Not attempt to modify the unit or use it for any application it was not designed for. If you have any questions about your generator’s application, ask your Dealer or consult the factory. The manufacturer could not possibly anticipate every circumstance that might involve a hazard. For that reason warnings in the manual and warnings on tags or decals affixed to the unit are not all-inclusive. If you intend to handle, operate or service the unit by a procedure or method not specifically recommended by the manufacturer, first make sure that such a procedure or method will not render this equipment unsafe or pose a threat to you and others. Read this manual carefully and become familiar with your generator set. Know its applications, its limitations and any hazards involved. CAUTION! Do Not exceed the generator’s wattage/amperage capacity. Add up the rated watts of all devices you are connecting to generator receptacles at one time. This total should not be greater than 6,500 watts. In most cases rated watts of the electrical device can be found on the device nameplate. If the device nameplate gives only volts and amps, multiply volts times amps to obtain watts (volts x amps = watts). The MegaforceTM 6500 portable generator features: · 120/240 Volt, 30 Amp locking receptacle. · 120 Volt 30 Amp locking receptacle. · 120 Volt, 20 Amp GFCI receptacle. · Low Oil Shutdown: Automatically shuts down the engine if oil drops below safe operation level. · Seven gallon overhead fuel tank with fuel gauge. · The generator’s revolving field is driven at about 3600 rpm by a 13 h.p. engine. WARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. CAUTION! Do Not tamper with engine governed speed. High operating speeds are dangerous and increase risk of personal injury or damage to equipment. The generator supplies correct rated frequency and voltage only when running at proper governed speed. Incorrect frequency and/or voltage can damage some connected electrical loads. Operating at excessively low speeds imposes a heavy load. When adequate engine power is not available engine life may be shortened. WARNING! You must isolate the generator from the electric utility by opening the electrical system’s main circuit breaker or main switch if this unit is used for backup power. Failure to isolate the generator from the power utility may result in injury or death to electric utility workers and damage to the generator due to a backfeed of electrical energy. Whenever unit is providing backup power, the electrical utility must be notified. WARNING! Generator exhaust gases contain DEADLY carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide, if breathed in sufficient concentrations, can cause unconsciousness or death. Operate this equipment outdoors where adequate ventilation is available. The Emission Control System for this generator is warranted for standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. For warranty information refer to the engine owner’s manual. 2 Generac Portable Products MegaForceTM 6,500 Watt Generator · The generator produces a very powerful voltage that can cause serious injury or death by electrocution. Never touch bare wires or receptacles. Never permit a child or any unqualified person to operate the generator. · Never handle any kind of electrical cord or device while standing in water, while barefoot or while hands or feet are wet. Death or serious injury from electrocution may result. · Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in any damp or highly conductive area (such as metal decking or steel work). · Never use worn, bare, frayed or otherwise damaged electrical cords with the generator. Death, serious injury and property damage from electrical shock may result. · Gasoline is highly FLAMMABLE and its vapors are EXPLOSIVE. Never allow smoking, open flames, sparks or heat in the vicinity while handling gasoline. Avoid spilling gasoline on a hot engine. Comply with all laws regulating storage and handling of gasoline. · Do Not overfill the fuel tank. Always allow room for fuel expansion. If tank is overfilled, fuel can overflow onto a hot engine and cause a FIRE or an EXPLOSION. · Never store a generator with fuel in the tank where gasoline vapors might reach an open flame, spark or pilot light (as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer). FIRE or an EXPLOSION may result. · The unit requires an adequate flow of cooling air for its continued proper operation. Never operate the unit inside any room or enclosure where the free flow of cooling air into and out of the unit might be obstructed. Allow at least 2 feet of clearance on all sides of generator, even while operating unit outdoors, or you could damage the unit. See “Cold Weather Operation ” on page 10. · Never start or stop the unit with electrical loads connected to receptacles with the connected devices turned ON. Start the engine and let it stabilize before connecting any electrical loads.
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