Briggs & Stratton 040213 User Manual

Size:
3.26 Mb
Download

Operator’s Manual

Manual del Operario

Manuel de l'Utilisation

Models / Modelos / Modèles

040212

040213

040229

040234

Questions? Help is just a moment away! Preguntas? La ayuda es justa un momento lejos!

Vous avez des questions? Vous n'avez pas besoin d'aller loin pour trouver de l'aide!

Call: Home Generator Helpline

Llamada: Línea Directa de Generador de Hogar

Appelez: Ligne Directe de Génératrice la

Maison - 1-800-743-4115M-F8-5CT

Web: www.homegeneratorsystems.com

12000 / 15000

Home Generator System

Manual No. 194689GS Rev. 2 (01/16/06)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

Hazard Symbols and Meanings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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

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

For the Home Owner: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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

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

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

Power Decrease at High Altitude or High

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

Home Generator System Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Generator Clearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

General Location Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

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

Essential Circuit Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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

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

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

KNOW YOUR HOME GENERATOR SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . 9

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

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

To Open an Access Door: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

To Close 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

Transfer Switch Fault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 15

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

. . 16

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

. . 16

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

. . 16

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

. . 16

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

. . 16

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

. . 17

NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 18

WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 19

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

20-37

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

38-64

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.

2

SAFETY RULES

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Hazard Symbols and Meanings

Toxic Fumes

Rotating Parts

Electrical Shock

Hot Surface

Explosion

Fire

Explosive Pressure

Chemical Burn

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 can 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.

Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles or structures causing a fire.

DO NOT touch hot surfaces and avoid hot exhaust gases.

Allow equipment to cool before touching.

Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) clearance on all sides of generator including overhead.

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property require equipment powered by an internal combustion engine to have a spark arrester, maintained in effective working order, complying to USDA Forest service standard 5100-1Cor later revision. In the State of California a spark arrester is required under section 4442 of the California Public resources code. Other states may have similar laws.

3

SAFETY RULES

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 Generator System is installed, the generator may crank and start without warning any time there is a power failure.To prevent possible injury, always set the system switch to OFF AND remove the 15 Amp fuseBEFORE 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 Generator System 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 Fiil, Oil Drain and the Control Panel doors 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 Generator System, 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, etc..

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.

4

INSTALLATION

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 Generator System (HGS).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 HGS installations.

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

Your Briggs & Stratton Home Generator System is supplied with this “Operator’s Manual” and a separate “Installation Manual”.These are important documents and should be retained by the owner after the installation has been completed.

Installation Assistance

For the Home 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 HGS installation.

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

The HGS 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 Generator System.This Operator’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 Generator System 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 Generator System. 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 Generator System installation.

NOTE: In some areas you may need to acquire electrical permits for installing the Home Generator System, 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.

5

INSTALLATION

Fuel Factors

An important consideration affecting the entire installation is the type of fuel used by your Home Generator System. 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 Generator System 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 HGS 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 Generator System Location

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

Generator Clearances

WARNING

Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles or structures causing a fire.

Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) clearance on all sides of generator including overhead.

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.

WARNING

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

Breathing carbon monoxide can 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.

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 in a location where sump pump discharge, rain gutter down spouts, roof run-off,landscape irrigation, or water sprinklers will not flood the unit or spray the enclosure and enter any air inlet our outlet openings.

Install the unit where the location of any services such as phone, electrical, fuel, air conditioning, irrigation, including covered, concealed and underground services will not be affected or obstructed.

6

INSTALLATION

Figure 1 — Home Generator System Clearances

Exhaust Port

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.

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 Generator System 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 Generator System 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 Generator System 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

7

INSTALLATION

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 nameplate does not list wattage, multiply volts times the ampere rating to determine watts (Volts xAmps =Watts).

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 Generator System:

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 Generator System 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 Generator System, you must 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.

Delivery Inspection

After removing the carton, carefully inspect the Home Generator System 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 Generator System is supplied with:

Home Generator System

Pre-attachedmounting pad

One 24” flexible hook-uphose

Installation and start-upmanual

Operator’s manual

Illustrated parts list manual

Installation checklist

Two access door keys

Four lifting hole plugs

Oil fill spout

One spare 15A fuse

2 Pole connector - 240V from house

10 Pole connector - Sensing and control wires

Air intake engine cover

Alternator cover

Diagnostic LED kit (red LED/plate/screws (2))

8

FEATURES AND CONTROLS

KNOW YOUR HOME GENERATOR SYSTEM

Read this operator’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.

Exhaust Port

15 Amp Fuse

Oil Dip Stick

Control Panel

(see page 10)

Oil Fill Cap

Air Cleaner

Oil Filter Oil Drain Hose

 

Battery

Control Panel Door Opening

Engine Label

Fuel Inlet

Oil Fill Door Opening

Oil Drain Door Opening

Unit Data Decal

15 Amp Fuse — Protects the DC control circuits.

Air Cleaner — Protects engine by filtering dust and debris out of intake air.

Battery — 12 Volt DC, 55Amp-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 (located on base) — Identifies unit by serial number.

9

FEATURES AND CONTROLS

KNOW YOUR SYSTEM CONTROL PANEL

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

15 Amp

Service Tool

Fuse

 

Digital

Display

System Switch

Circuit

Manual Over-Ride Breaker

Switch

Set Exercise

Switch

15 Amp Fuse — Protects the Home Generator System

Service Tool — For use by qualified service personnel

DC control circuits. If the fuse has ‘blown’ (melted open)

ONLY.

or was removed, the engine cannot crank or start. Replace

Set Exercise Switch — Used to set the exercise cycle

the fuse using only an identical ATO 15A fuse.

start time and day-of-the-week.Exercise cycle only occurs

 

Circuit Breaker — Protects the system from shorts and

in AUTO mode.

other over-currentconditions. Must be ON to supply

System Switch — Thistwo-positionswitch is the most

power to the Automatic Transfer Switch.

important control on the system and is used as follows:

 

Digital Display — Displays the total number of hours the

AUTO” position is the normal operating position. If a

generator has been running and fault codes. Used to

 

utility power outage is sensed, the system will start the

schedule maintenance tasks and troubleshooting

 

 

generator.When utility power is restored, lets the engine

operational problems with the Home Generator System. All

 

 

stabilize internal temperatures, shuts off the generator,

fault conditions are described in the section “Fault

 

 

and waits for the next utility power outage.

Detection System”.

 

OFF” position turns off running generator, prevents

 

Manual Over-RideSwitch— With system switch in

unit from starting and resets any detected faults.

AUTO position, push the manual over-rideswitch to start

 

the generator. Push the manual over-rideswitch again to

 

turn off the generator

 

10