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The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can build up to dangerous levels in closed areas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause unconsciousness or death. Never run the generator in a closed, or even partly closed area where people may be present. The generator is a potential source of electrical shock if misused. Do not expose the generator to moisture, rain or snow.
Do not let the generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands. Keep this owner’s manual handy so that you can refer to it at any time. This owner’s manual is considered a permanent part of the generator and should remain with the generator if resold. The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. Congratulations on your selection of a Honda generator. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest generators on the market. We want to help you get the best results from your new generator and to operate it safely. This manual contains the information on how to do that; please read it carefully. As you read this manual, you will find information preceded by a symbol. That information is intended to help you avoid damage to your generator, other property, or the environment. We suggest you read the warranty policy to fully understand its coverage and your responsibilities of ownership. The warranty policy is a separate document that should have been given to you by your dealer. When your generator needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that your Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing Honda generators. Your authorized Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns. Best Wishes, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 1 A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this generator safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others. Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining a generator. You must use your own good judgement. You will find important safety information in a variety of forms, including: Safety Labels on the generator. and one preceded by a safety alert symbol Safety Messages of three signal words, DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings Safety Section Instructions such as IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. such as GENERAT OR SAF ET Y. how to use this generator correctly and safely. please This entire book is filled with important safety information read it carefully. 2 CONTENTS GENERATOR SAFETY . 5 Safety Label Locations 5 Important Safety Information . 6 COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION . 8 CONTROLS . 10 Engine Switch . 10 Starter Grip . 10 Fuel Valve Lever . 11 Choke Rod . 11 Voltage Selector Switch (Dual Voltage System) . 12 Ground Terminal 12 Oil Alert System . 13 Auto Throttle System . 13 Circuit Breaker 14 Circuit Protector . 15 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) 16 GENERATOR USE 20 Connections to a Building’s Electrical System 20 Ground System .20 Special Requirements 20 AC Applications 21 AC Operation 22 AC Receptacle Selection 23 Auto Throttle System . 29 High Altitude Operation . 30 PRE-OPERATION CHECK 31 Engine Oil . 31 Refueling . 32 Fuel Recommendations . 33 STARTING THE ENGINE/STOPPING THE ENGINE . 34 MAINTENANCE . 36 The Importance of Maintenance . 36 Maintenance Safety . 37 Maintenance Schedule 38 Engine Oil Change . 39 Air Cleaner Service 40 Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning 41 Spark Plug Service . 42 Spark Arrester Maintenance . 43 3 TRANSPORTING/STORAGE . 44 TROUBLESHOOTING 47 TECHNICAL INFORMATION . 49 Emission Control System Information . 49 Air Index 51 WIRING DIAGRAM 52 SPECIFICATIONS . 54 ASSEMBLY . 57 WARRANTY SERVICE INFORMATION 65 DEALER LOCATOR INFORMATION 65 CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION . 65 Honda PUBLICATIONS 66 INDEX . 67 4 GENERATOR SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATION These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury.
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