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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. Keep this owner’s manual handy, so 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.
INTRODUCTION 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 all 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 Distributor’s Limited Warranty to fully understand its coverage and your responsibilities of ownership. The Distributor’s Limited Warranty 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 and is supported by the parts and service divisions of American Honda. Your 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 Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol 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 .6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION .6 Operator Responsibility .6 Carbon Monoxide Hazards 6 Electric Shock Hazards 7 Fire and Burn Hazards .7 Refuel With Care 8 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS 9 CONTROLS & FEATURES .10 COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS 10 CONTROLS .12 Fuel Valve Lever .12 Engine Switch .12 Recoil Starter 13 EcoThrottleTM Switch 13 Voltage Selector Switch 14 AC Circuit Protectors 14 Folding Handle .15 FEATURES 16 Ground Terminal 16 Output Indicator .17 Overload Indicator .17 Oil Alert Indicator .18 i-MonitorTM 19 Fuel Gauge 22 BEFORE OPERATION 23 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? .23 Knowledge 23 IS YOUR GENERATOR READY TO GO? .23 Check the Engine 24 Maintenance cover 24 3 CONTENTS OPERATION .25 SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS 25 STARTING THE ENGINE .26 Starting the engine with remote control (optional part) 29 STOPPING THE ENGINE .30 Stopping the engine with remote control (optional part) 31 AC OPERATION 32 AC Applications 34 AC Receptacle Selection 35 ECOTHROTTLETM SYSTEM 37 STAND BY POWER 38 Connections to a Building’s Electrical System 38 System Ground 38 Special Requirements 39 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 40 THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE 40 MAINTENANCE SAFETY .41 Safety Precautions .41 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .42 REFUELING 43 FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS 44 ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK .45 ENGINE OIL CHANGE 46 ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS .47 AIR CLEANER SERVICE .48 FOAM AIR FILTER CLEANING 49 SEDIMENT CUP CLEANING 50 SPARK PLUG SERVICE 51 SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE .53 BATTERY SERVICE 55 FUSE .58 STORAGE .59 STORAGE PREPARATION .59 Cleaning 59 Fuel 59 Engine Oil .62 STORAGE PRECAUTIONS 63 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE .63 4 CONTENTS TRANSPORTING .64 TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS 65 ENGINE PROBLEMS 65 GENERATOR PROBLEMS .67 TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION .68 TECHNICAL INFORMATION .68 Serial Number Location 68 Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation .69 Oxygenated Fuels 70 Emission Control System Information .71 Air Index 73 Specifications .74 Wiring Diagram 76 CONSUMER INFORMATION 77 Honda Publications 77 Customer Service Information 78 ASSEMBLY 79 SAFETY .79 The Importance of Proper Assembly .79 Important Safety Precautions .80 ASSEMBLY .81 Unpacking .81 Loose Parts .
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