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Models 01938-0&01815-0Part No. 192384GS Rev. 2 (02/17/05)

Briggs & Stratton Power Products Home Generator

Owners Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Approved Transfer Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Installation Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

For the Home or Business Owner: . . . . . . . . . . . 5

For the Installing Dealer/Contractor: . . . . . . . . . 5

OWNER ORIENTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Fuel Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Power Decrease at High Altitude or High

Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Generator Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Generator Clearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

Essential Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Essential Circuit Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8

UNPACKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Delivery Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Shipment Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

KNOW YOUR HOME STANBY GENERATOR . . . . . . . . 9

KNOW YOUR SYSTEM CONTROL PANEL . . . . . . . . . 10

Access Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

To remove an access door: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

To install an access door: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

BEFORE INITIAL START-UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Oil Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Battery Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 12

Gaseous Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 12

AUTOMATIC OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 13

Checking Automatic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 13

Servicing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 13

Setting Exercise Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 13

FAULT DETECTION SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 14

Reset Fault Detection System . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 14

No LED - Discharged Battery . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 14

Low Battery Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 14

Low Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 14

Low Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 15

Engine Fail To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 15

Low Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 15

Engine Overspeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 15

Oil Temperature High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 15

GENERATOR MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 16

Changing Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 16

To Clean the Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 16

When Calling the Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 16

STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 16

TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 17

ESPAÑOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

18-35

FRANÇAIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

36-52

Copyright © 2005 Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without the express written permission of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES

The safety alert symbol () is used with a signal word (DANGER, CAUTION,WARNING), a pictorial and/or a safety message to alert you to hazards.DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,will result in death or serious injury.WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,could result in death or serious injury.CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,might result in minor or moderate injury.CAUTION, when usedwithout the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in equipment damage. Follow safety messages to avoid or reduce the risk of injury or death.

The manufacturer cannot possibly anticipate every possible circumstance that might involve a hazard.The warnings in this manual, and the tags and decals affixed to the unit are, therefore, not all-inclusive.If you use a procedure, work method or operating technique that the manufacturer does not specifically recommend, you must satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and others.You must also make sure that the procedure, work method or operating technique that you choose does not render the generator unsafe.

NOTE: Your generator is equipped with a spark arrester muffler.The spark arrester must be maintained in effective working order by the owner/operator. In the State of California, a spark arrester is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.

WARNING

Only qualified electricians and gaseous fuel technicians should attempt installation of this system, which must strictly comply with applicable codes, standards and regulations.

DANGER

Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen gas during recharging.

Slightest spark will ignite hydrogen and cause explosion.

Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is extremely caustic.

Contact with battery contents will cause severe chemical burns.

A battery presents a risk of electrical shock and high short circuit current.

DO NOT dispose of battery in a fire.

DO NOT allow any open flame, spark, heat, or lit cigarette during and for several minutes after charging a battery.

DO NOT open or mutilate the battery.

Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves.

Remove watches, rings, or other metal objects.

Use tools with insulated handles.

WARNING

Running generator gives off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poison gas.

Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea, fainting or death.

Operate generator ONLY outdoors.

Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other openings.

WARNING

Running engines produce heat.Temperature of muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed 150°F (65°C).

Severe burns can occur on contact.

Combustible debris, such as leaves, grass, brush, ect. can catch fire.

DO NOT touch hot surfaces.

Allow equipment to cool before touching.

The generator enclosure must be at least 5 feet from structures having combustible walls and/or other combustible materials.

Keep at least 3 feet of clearance on all sides of generator enclosure for adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing.

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WARNING

Generator produces powerful voltage.

Failure to properly ground generator can result in electrocution.

Failure to isolate generator from power utility can result in death or injury to electric utility workers due to backfeed of electrical energy.

When using generator for backup power, notify utility company.

DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles.

DO NOT use generator with electrical cords which are worn, frayed, bare or otherwise damaged.

DO NOT handle generator or electrical cords while standing

in water, while barefoot, or while hands or feet are wet.

If you must work around a unit while it is operating, stand on an insulated dry surface to reduce shock hazard.

DO NOT allow unqualified persons or children to operate or service generator.

In case of an accident caused by electrical shock, immediately shut down the source of electrical power and contact the local authorities. Avoid direct contact with the victim.

Before performing any maintenance on the generator, disconnect the battery cable indicated by a NEGATIVE, NEG or(-) first.When finished, reconnect that cable last.

After your Home Standby Generator is installed, the generator may crank and start without warning any time there is a power failure.To prevent possible injury, always set the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to OFF AND remove the

15 Amp fuse BEFORE working on the equipment.

WARNING

Propane and Natural Gas are extremely flammable and explosive.

Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or death.

Install the fuel supply system according to applicable fuel-gascodes.

Before placing the Home Standby Generator into service, the fuel system lines must be properly purged and leak tested.

After the generator is installed, you should inspect the fuel system periodically.

NO leakage is permitted.

DO NOT operate engine if smell of fuel is present or other explosive conditions exist.

DO NOT smoke around the generator.Wipe up any oil spills immediately. Ensure that no combustible materials are left in the generator compartment. Keep the area near the generator clean and free of debris.

CAUTION

Excessively high operating speeds increase risk of injury and damage to generator.

Excessively low speeds impose a heavy load.

DO NOT tamper with governed speed. Generator supplies correct rated frequency and voltage when running at governed speed.

DO NOT modify generator in any way.

CAUTION

Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can damage generator and/or electrical devices connected to it.

See “Essential Circuits” on page 7.

Start generator and let engine stabilize before connecting electrical loads.

CAUTION

Improper treatment of generator can damage it and shorten its life.

Use generator only for intended uses.

If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or contact Briggs and Stratton.

Operate generator only on level surfaces.

Adequate, unobstructed flow of cooling and ventilating air is critical to correct generator operation.

The Oil Service door and/or the Control Panel door must be installed whenever the unit is running.

DO NOT expose generator to excessive moisture, dust, dirt, or corrosive vapors.

Despite the safe design of the Home Standby Generator, operating this equipment imprudently, neglecting its maintenance or being careless can cause possible injury or death.

Remain alert at all times while working on this equipment. Never work on the equipment when you are physically or mentally fatigued.

DO NOT start engine with air cleaner or air cleaner cover removed.

DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.

DO NOT use the generator or any of its parts as a step. Stepping on the unit can cause stress and break parts.This may result in dangerous operating conditions from leaking exhaust gases, fuel leakage, oil leakage, ect..

If connected devices overheat, turn them off and disconnect them from generator.

Shut off generator if:

-electricaloutput is lost;

-equipmentsparks, smokes, or emits flames;-unitvibrates excessively.

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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

This manual contains important instructions that should be followed during installation and maintenance of the generator and battery.

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for your purchase of a Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generator (HSG).This product is intended for use as an optional home standby system which provides an alternate source of electric power and to serve loads such as heating, refrigeration systems, and communication systems that, when stopped during any power outage, could cause discomfort, or the like.This product DOES NOT qualify for emergency standby as defined by NFPA 70 (NEC).

Briggs and Stratton has made every effort to provide for a safe, streamlined and cost-effectiveinstallation. Because each installation is unique, it is impossible to know of and advise the trade of all conceivable procedures and methods by which installation might be achieved. Neither could we know of possible hazards and/or the results of each method or procedure. For these reasons,

Only current licensed electrical and plumbing contractors should attempt HSG installations.

Installations must strictly comply with all applicable codes, industry standards and regulations.

Your Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generator is supplied with this “Owners Manual”, a separate “Installation Manual” (part number 192385GS) and a Warranty Sheet (part number 190881GS).These are important documents and should be retained by the owner after the installation has been completed.

Approved Transfer Switches

The Home Standby Generator should be used ONLY with the following UL approved Transfer Switches. Connection to any transfer switch not listed below will void your equipment warranty.

50A Nema 1 enclosure, BSPP Model 01917

50A Nema 3R enclosure, BSPP Model 01918

100A Nema 3R enclosure, BSPP Model 01813

100A Nema 3R enclosure w/ main line disconnect, BSPP Model 01928

200A Nema 3R enclosure, BSPP Model 01814

200A Nema 3R enclosure w/ main line disconnect, BSPP Model 01929

Installation Assistance

For the Home or Business Owner:

To help you make informed choices and communicate effectively with your installation contractor(s),

Read and understand the

Owner Orientation Section of this manual BEFORE contracting or starting

your HSG installation.

To arrange for proper installation, contact the store at which you purchased your Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generator, your dealer, a licensed electrician or your utility power provider.

The HSG Warranty is VOID unless the system is installed by licensed electrical and plumbing professionals.

For the Installing Dealer/Contractor:

For most applications, the Installation manual contains all the information required to properly install and start the Home Standby Generator.This Owner’s Manual describes essential circuit selection, routine operation and owner maintenance procedures.

If you need more information, call 1-800-743-4115,between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM CT.

The Emission Control System for this generator is warranted for standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

OWNER ORIENTATION

This section provides Home Standby Generator owners with the information necessary to achieve the most satisfactory and cost effective installation possible.

The illustrations are for typical circumstances and are meant to familiarize you with the installation options available with your Home Standby Generator. A thorough understanding of these options will provide fundamental control over the cost of your installation, as well as ensure your final satisfaction and security.

Federal and local codes, appearance, noise levels, fuel types, and distances are the factors that must be considered when negotiating with an installation professional. Remember that as the distance from the existing electrical service and gaseous fuel supply increases, equal compensations in piping and wiring materials must be allowed for.This is necessary to comply with local codes and overcome electrical voltage drops and gaseous fuel pressure drops.

The factors mentioned above will have a direct affect on the overall price of your Home Standby Generator installation.

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NOTE: In some areas you may need to acquire electrical permits for installing the Home Standby Generator, building permits for installing gas lines, and permits for noise allowances.Your installer should check your local codes AND obtain the permits before installing the system.

Fuel Factors

An important consideration affecting the entire installation is the type of fuel used by your Home Standby Generator. The system was factory tested and adjusted using natural gas as a fuel. Liquid propane (LP) may also be used as a fuel (see the Installation Manual).

Although there are specific factors that are inherent to each of these fuels, your location and the duration of possible utility interruptions should guide your selection of fuel type. For urban installations, Natural Gas (if available) should be your fuel of choice. For remote installations, a Liquefied Petroleum (LP) tank might better meet your needs.

For proper engine function, the following fuel guidelines are recommended:

Use clean, dry fuel, free of moisture or any particulate material. Using fuels outside the following recommended values may cause performance problems.

In engines set up to run on propane (LP) gas, commercial grade HD5 propane with a minimum fuel energy of 2500 BTUs/ft3 with maximum propylene content of 5% and butane and heavier gas content of 2.5% and minimum propane content of 90%.

WARNING

Propane and Natural Gas is extremely flammable and explosive.

Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or death.

The Home Standby Generator is equipped with an automatic safety gas “fuel shut-off”valve.

DO NOT operate the equipment if the “fuel shut-off”valve is missing or inoperative.

Power Decrease at High Altitude or High Temperature

Air density is less at high altitudes, resulting in less available engine power. Specifically, engine power will decrease 3.5% for each 1,000 feet (300 meters) above sea level and 1% for each 10° F (5.6°C) above 77°F (25°C). Make sure you and your installer consider these factors when determining total generator load.

Generator Location

The actual physical location of your HSG has a direct affect on:

1.The amount of plumbing required to fuel your generator.

2.The amount of wiring required to control and connect your generator.

NOTE: Specific location guidelines are discussed in the Installation Manual. Acquaint yourself with that information and confer with your installer. Be sure to ask how your site might affect installation costs and compliance with local codes and standards.

Home Standby Generator Location

Before installing generator, consult with homeowner and convey the following guidelines which may affect the desired location.

Generator Clearances

WARNING

Running generator gives off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poison gas.

Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea, fainting or death.

Operate generator ONLY outdoors.

Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other openings.

The generator enclosure must be at least 5 ft. (152 cm) from structures having combustible walls and/or other combustible materials. Leave at least 3 ft. (92 cm) all around the enclosure including the roof, for adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing.

Place generator in a well ventilated area which will allow for removal of deadly exhaust gas. DO NOT install generator where exhaust gas could accumulate and enter inside or be drawn into a potentially occupied building. Ensure exhaust gas is kept away from any windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other openings that can allow exhaust gas to collect in a confined area (Figure 1). Prevailing winds and air currents should be taken into consideration when positioning generator.

General Location Guidelines

Install the unit outdoors ONLY.

Place the unit in a prepared location that is flat and has provisions for water drainage.

Install the unit where air inlet and outlet openings will not become obstructed by leaves, grass, snow, etc. If prevailing winds will cause blowing or drifting, you may need to construct a windbreak to protect the unit.

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Figure 1 — Home Standby Generator Clearances

Exhaust

 

Port

Exhaust port must be

 

 

5 ft (152 cm) minimum

 

distance from building

 

openings

Install the generator as close as possible to the Transfer Switch to reduce the length of wiring and conduit.

Install the generator as close as possible to the fuel supply to reduce length of pipes.

IMPORTANT: Laws or local codes may regulate the distance to the fuel supply.

The Home Standby Generator is shipped already attached to its mounting pad. Unless mandated by local code, a concrete slab is not required.

If mandated by local code, construct a concrete slab at least 3 inches thick and 6 inches longer and wider than the unit. Attach unit to slab with 1/4” diameter (minimum) masonry anchor bolts long enough to retain the unit.

Essential Circuits

As a Home Standby Generator owner, it is important that you clearly identify the circuits in your building that are "essential" to you.

It is important that your installer understand which circuits you want to include as "Essential Circuits". Depending on the power consumed by these circuits, most or all of them can be switched to the Home Standby Generator for the duration of normal power interruption.

The wattage reference guide shown in Figure 2 will assist you with your decision-makingprocess. It provides the wattage used by many ordinary household devices. Use it as a guide when selecting your essential circuits. Review this information with your installer and ask about any technical considerations that might affect the cost of your installation.

Figure 2 — Wattage Reference Guide

 

Device

Running

 

Watts

 

 

 

Air Conditioner (12,000 Btu)*

1700

 

Air Conditioner (24,000 Btu)*

3800

 

Air Conditioner (40,000 Btu)*

6000

 

Battery Charger (20 Amp)

500

 

Circular Saw (6-1/2")

800 to 1000

 

Clothes Dryer (Electric)*

5750

 

Clothes Dryer (Gas)*

700

 

Clothes Washer*

1150

 

Coffee Maker

1750

 

Compressor (1 HP)*

2000

 

Compressor (1/2 HP)*

1400

 

Compressor (3/4 HP)*

1800

 

Curling Iron

700

 

Dehumidifier*

650

 

Electric Blanket

400

 

Electric Range (per element)

1500

 

Electric Skillet

1250

 

Freezer*

700

 

Furnace Fan (3/5 HP)*

875

 

Garage Door Opener*

500 to 750

 

Hair Dryer

1200

 

Hand Drill

250 to 1100

 

Iron

1200

 

Jet Pump*

800

 

Light Bulb

100

 

Microwave Oven

700 to 1000

 

Milk Cooler*

1100

 

Oil Burner on Furnace

300

 

Oil Fired Space Heater (140,000 Btu)

400

 

Oil Fired Space Heater (30,000 Btu)

150

 

Oil Fired Space Heater (85,000 Btu)

225

 

Radio

50 to 200

 

Refrigerator

700

 

Slow Cooker

200

 

Submersible Pump (1 HP)*

2000

 

Submersible Pump (1/2 HP)*

1500

 

Submersible Pump (1-1/2HP)*

2800

 

Sump Pump*

800 to 1050

 

Table Saw (10")*

1750 to 2000

 

Television

200 to 500

 

Toaster

1000 to 1650

*Allow three (3) times listed watts for starting device

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Essential Circuit Selection

When selecting the essential circuits that will be switched to “Standby Power,” it is important that the sum of the combined circuit loads does not exceed the wattage/amperage capacity of the generator.To help you with your selection of essential circuits, please consider the following:

Add up the total wattage of all electrical devices to be connected at one time.This total should NOT be greater than the generator’s wattage capacity.

The rated wattage of lights can be taken from light bulbs. The rated wattage of tools, appliances and motors can usually be found on a data plate or decal affixed to the device.

If the appliance, tool or motor does not give wattage, multiply 120 Volts times the ampere rating to determine watts (Volts xAmps =Watts).

turn off any non essential loads. Failure to turn off non essential loads could overload the generator causing it to shut down. Some examples of non essential loads are as follows:

Pool pump

Hot tub

Electric hot tub and/or pool heaters

Central air conditioners

Electric hot water heaters

Electric range and/or oven

Arc welder

Non essential electric heaters

UNPACKING

Refer to the Installation Manual for detailed unpacking instructions, if desired.

Some electric motors (induction types) require about three times more watts of power for starting than for running.This surge lasts for only a few seconds. Be sure you allow for this high starting wattage when selecting electrical devices that will be energized by the Home Standby Generator:

Figure the watts required to start the largest motor.

Add that to the total running watts of all other connected loads.

This Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generator complies with the following “stationary standby power rating”:

The standby power rating is applicable for supplying power for the duration of normal power interruption. NO sustained overload capability is available for this rating.

This rating is applicable to installations served by a reliable normal utility source.This rating is only applicable to variable loads with an average load factor of 80% of the standby rating.The standby rating is only applicable for optional standby power where the generator set serves as the backup to the normal utility source.

Use the “Wattage Reference Guide” provided and mark those circuits you consider “critical” or “essential”. Make sure you and your installer consider the system’s altitude above sea level and the ambient temperature range when determining total generator load.

IMPORTANT: When using the 100 Amp or 200 Amp transfer switch with the Home Standby Generator, you must

Delivery Inspection

After removing the carton, carefully inspect the Home Standby Generator for any damage that may have occurred during shipment.

IMPORTANT: If loss or damage is noted at time of delivery, have the person(s) making delivery note all damage on the freight bill and affix his signature under the consignor's memo of loss or damage. If loss or damage is noted after delivery, separate the damaged materials and contact the carrier for claim procedures. Missing or damaged parts are not warranted.

Shipment Contents

The Home Standby Generator is supplied with:

Home standby generator

Attached mounting pad

One 24” flexible fuel hook-uphose

Installation manual (P/N 192385GS)

Owner’s manual (P/N 192384GS)

Illustrated parts list manual (P/N 193208GS for model 01815 or P/N 193918GS for model 01938)

Product warranty sheet (P/N 190881GS)

Installation checklist (P/N 190840GS)

Three access door keys

Four lifting hole plugs

Oil fill spout

Touch-uppaint

One spare 15 Amp fuse

Diagnostic LED kit (diode/plate/decal/pin connectors (2))

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KNOW YOUR HOME STANDBY GENERATOR

Read this owner’s manual and safety rules before operating your generator.

Compare the illustrations with your generator to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.

 

Control Panel

 

 

(see page 10)

 

Exhaust

 

 

 

Port

15 Amp Fuse

 

 

 

 

Oil Drain Hose

 

 

 

Oil Fill Cap

 

 

Air Cleaner

Oil Dip Stick

Fuel Inlet

Battery

Unit

 

 

 

Data

 

 

Oil

Decal

 

 

Filter

 

 

 

Engine Label

Battery Door Opening

Control Panel Door Opening

Oil Service Door Opening

15 Amp Fuse — Protects the DC control circuits.

Air Cleaner — Uses a dry type filter element and foam precleaner to limit the amount of dirt and dust drawn into the engine.

Battery — 12 Volt DC, 33Amp-Hoursealed battery provides power to start the engine. Battery receives trickle charge whenever generator is not running.

Control Panel — Used for various test, operation and maintenance functions. See “KNOW YOUR SYSTEM CONTROL PANEL” on the next page.

Engine Label — Identifies engine model and type.

Exhaust Port High-performancemuffler lowers engine noise to comply with most residential codes.

Oil Dip Stick — Used to check the engine oil level.

Oil Drain Hose — Provided to facilitate oil changing.

Oil Fill Cap — Remove to service the engine with recommended oil.

Oil Filter — Filters engine oil to prolong system life.

Unit Data Decal — Identifies unit by serial number.

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KNOW YOUR SYSTEM CONTROL PANEL

Compare this Control Panel illustration with your generator to familiarize yourself with the location of these important controls:

Set Exercise

Switch

Circuit

Breaker

Diagnostic

LED

Hour Meter

15 Amp

AUTO/OFF/MANUAL

Switch

Fuse

 

15 Amp Fuse — Protects the Home Standby Generator DC control circuits. If the fuse has ‘blown’ (melted open) or was removed, the engine cannot crank or start. Replace the fuse using only an identical BUS AGC 15A fuse.

AUTO/OFF/MANUAL Switch — This three-position switch is the most important control on the system and is used as follows:

AUTO” position is the normal operating position. If a utility power outage is sensed, the system will start the generator.When utility power is restored, lets the engine stabilize internal temperatures, shuts off the generator, and waits for the next utility power outage.

OFF” position turns off running generator, prevents unit from starting and resets any detected faults.

MANUAL” position starts the engine after a short amount of time. It is used for maintenance or diagnostic functions.

Circuit Breaker — Protects the system from shorts and otherover-currentconditions. Must be ON to supply power to the Automatic Transfer Switch.

Diagnostic LED — Used for troubleshooting operational problems with the Home Standby Generator. All fault conditions are described in the section “Fault Detection System”.

Hour Meter — The hour meter records the total number of hours the generator has been running and is used to schedule maintenance tasks.

Set Exercise Switch — Used to set the exercise cycle start time andday-of-the-week.Exercise cycle only occurs in AUTO mode.

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Owners Manual

Access Doors

The Home Standby Generator is equipped with an enclosure that has four access doors (Figure 3).The doors are named for a significant component located behind them. Starting with the side that has the fuel connection and proceeding clockwise, the doors are named:

Oil Service door

Air Intake door

Control Panel door

Battery door

Each Home Standby Generator is equipped with three identical keys.These keys fit the locks that secure the Oil Service and Control Panel doors.

CAUTION

DO NOT operate the Home Standby Generator unless the Oil Service and/or Control Panel doors are installed.

Failure to install Oil Service and/or Control Panel doors while operating the Home Standby Generator will cause overheating.

To Remove an Access Door:

1.Insert key into lock of access door you wish to remove and turn one quarter turn clockwise.

NOTE: The key is retained in the lock when the locks are open.

2.Grasp door’s lift handle and pull door upwards until security pins are free of lower base.

3.With security pins free, pull lift handle outward (away) from unit while pulling door down and out of upper

door channel.The door will come free of generator enclosure.

The Battery door does not have a lock and the Air Intake door does not have a lock or lift handle.The Air Intake door is opened by lifting on the louvers instead of a lift handle. However, you must remove the door lock screws, found directly above the center of the doors.

WARNING

Running engines produce heat.Temperature of exhaust port and nearby areas can reach or exceed 600°F (316°C).

Severe burns can occur on contact.

DO NOT touch hot surfaces.

Allow equipment to cool before touching.

To Install an Access Door:

1.Support door by grasping lift handle or louver. Guide top of door into generator enclosure.

2.Lift door up into its upper channel until security pins clear sill of enclosure.

3.Push lower half of door into door recess until it is flush with sides.

4.Seat door by pushing it down until rubber coated security pins engage and door rests on mounting sill.

5.If installing a lockable door, turn key one quarter turn counterclockwise. Remove key.

6.If installing air intake or battery door, replace the door lock screw.

Figure 3 — Enclosure Access Doors

Door Lock

Screw

Air

Intake

 

 

Door

 

 

Fuel

Inlet

 

Service

Door

Oil

 

 

 

Exhaust

Port

Lock

Screw

Battery

Door

 

 

Panel

Door

Control

 

 

 

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