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Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EU2000i o2001-2008 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. – See page 81 for Initial Use Instructions 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.
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. 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 (see page 75 ) to fully understand its coverage and your responsibilities of ownership. 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 .11 COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS 11 CONTROLS .13 Engine Switch .13 Starter Grip .13 Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever 14 Choke Lever 14 Eco-Throttle Switch .15 Parallel Operation Outlets .15 AC Circuit Protector .16 DC Receptacle 16 DC Circuit Protector .16 FEATURES 17 Ground Terminal 17 Output Indicator .18 Overload Indicator .18 Oil Alert Indicator .19 BEFORE OPERATION 20 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? .20 Knowledge 20 IS YOUR GENERATOR READY TO GO? .20 Check the Engine 21 3 CONTENTS OPERATION .22 SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS 22 STARTING THE ENGINE .23 STOPPING THE ENGINE .26 AC OPERATION 28 AC Applications 30 AC PARALLEL OPERATION 31 AC Parallel Operation Applications 32 DC OPERATION 34 ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM .37 STANDBY 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 45 ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK .46 ENGINE OIL CHANGE 48 ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS .49 AIR CLEANER SERVICE .50 MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING 52 SPARK PLUG SERVICE 53 SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE .55 STORAGE .57 STORAGE PREPARATION .57 Cleaning 57 Fuel 57 Engine Oil .60 STORAGE PRECAUTIONS 61 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE .61 4 CONTENTS TRANSPORTING .62 TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS 63 ENGINE WILL NOT START 63 ENGINE LACKS POWER 64 NO POWER AT THE AC RECEPTACLES .65 NO POWER AT THE DC RECEPTACLES .65 TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION .66 TECHNICAL INFORMATION .66 Serial Number Location 66 Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation .67 Emission Control System Information .68 Air Index 70 Specifications .71 Wiring Diagram 72 CONSUMER INFORMATION 73 Dealer Locator Information .73 Honda Publications 73 Customer Service Information 74 Distributor’s Limited Warranty .75 Emission Control System Warranty .76 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS .81 ENGINE OIL 81 FUEL 82 BEFORE OPERATION 85 INDEX .86 QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION Inside back cover 5 GENERATOR SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed for use with electrical equipment that has suitable power requirements. Other uses can result in injury to the operator or damage to the generator and other property. Most injuries or property damage can be prevented if you follow all instructions in this manual and on the generator. The most common hazards are discussed below, along with the best way to protect yourself and others. Operator Responsibility Know how to stop the generator quickly in case of emergency.
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