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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. Thank you for purchasing a Honda generator. 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. This owner’s manual describes the operation and maintenance of the Honda Generator: EB5000X All information in this publication is based on the latest product information available at the time of printing.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. This manual should be considered a permanent part of the generator and should remain with it if it is resold. Safety Messages Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided important safety messages in this manual and on the generator. Please read these messages carefully. A safety message alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others. Each safety message is preceded by a safety alert symbol A and one of three words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These mean m follow B follow B You WILL instructions. be KILLED be KILLED or SERIOUSLY or SERIOUSLY follow HURT HURT if you if you don’t don’t You CAN instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t instructions. Each message tells you what the hazard is, what can happen, what you can do to avoid or reduce injury. Damage Prevention Messages and You will also see other important word NOTICE. This word means: /-TEiq Your generator don’t follow instructions. messages that are preceded by the or other property could be damaged if you The purpose of these messages is to help prevent generator, other property, or the environment. damage to your 1 CONTENTS SAFETY . 4 Safety Label Locations . Safety Information COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION . CONTROLS . Engine Switch . Recoil Starter Fuel Valve . Choke Rod . Voltage Selector Switch (Dual Voltage System) . Ground Terminal Oil Alert System . System . Auto-throttle Circuit Breaker Circuit Protector . Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Receptacle GENERATOR USE Connections to a Building’s Electrical System Ground System Special Requirements AC Applications AC Operation AC Receptacle Selection System . Auto-throttle High Altitude Operation . PRE-OPERATION CHECK Engine Oil . Fuel Recommendation STARTING THE ENGINE/STOPPING THE ENGINE . . MAINTENANCE Maintenance Schedule Emission Control System Engine Oil Change . Air Cleaner Service Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning Spark Plug Service . . Spark Arrester Maintenance . NEAO OWNER’S MANUAL CAREFUUV. r WabNlNfJ “nn ” “`U DONOTUSE INDOORS. EXHAUST CONTAINS GAS POISONOUS CARBON MONOXIDE. DANS ENDROIT A DU ATTEP ” NE PASUTILISER UNDUGAZ. FERME CAUSE wd RISQUE D’EMPOISONNEMENT ATENClfJN NOLOUSE LUGARES EN CERRAOOS POROUE MONOXIDE EL DE CARBON0 VENENOSO. ES 4 5 SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Read and understand this owner’s manual before operating your generator. You can help prevent accidents by being familiar with your generator’s controls, and by observing safe operating procedures. Operator l l Responsibility l Know how to stop the generator quickly in case of emergency. Understand the use of all generator controls, output receptacles, and connections. Be sure that anyone who operates the generator receives proper instruction. Do not let children operate the generator without parental supervision.
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