Carrier 17KW Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
US
C
LISTED
10, 15 & 20kW Air-cooled,
Automatic Standby Generators
1-855-GEN-INFO
Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................. 1
Read This Manual Thoroughly ................................................1
Safety Rules................................................. 1
Contents ...............................................................................1
Operation and Maintenance....................................................1
How to Obtain Service ...........................................................1
Standards Index.....................................................................3
General Information .................................... 4
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
1.11
1.12
1.13
1.14
1.15
Unpacking/Inspection .....................................................4
Protection Systems ........................................................4
NEC Requirement for Arc Fault Circuit
Interruption Breaker for Bedrooms ..................................4
Emission Information......................................................4
The Generator ................................................................5
Specifications ................................................................5
Ready to Run .................................................................6
Fuel Requirements and Recommendations ......................6
Fuel Consumption ..........................................................6
Reconfiguring the Fuel System........................................7
Location .........................................................................7
Battery Requirements ...................................................10
Battery Installation ........................................................10
The Battery ..................................................................10
Battery Charger ............................................................11
Operation ................................................... 14
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
Maintenance .............................................. 19
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
4.11
4.12
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Activate the Generator ..................................................11
Before Initial Startup .....................................................11
Check Transfer Switch Operation ..................................13
Electrical Checks ..........................................................13
Generator Tests Under Load..........................................13
Checking Automatic Operation ......................................14
Fuse .............................................................................19
Checking the Engine Oil Level .......................................19
Changing the Engine Oil ................................................20
Changing the Engine Air Cleaner ...................................21
Spark Plug(s) ...............................................................21
Battery Maintenance .....................................................22
Adjusting GT-530/990/999 Valve Clearance ...................22
Cooling System ............................................................23
Attention After Submersion ...........................................23
Corrosion Protection.....................................................23
Out of Service Procedure ..............................................23
Service Schedule .........................................................25
Troubleshooting ........................................ 26
5.1
Troubleshooting Guide ..................................................26
Appendix .................................................... 27
6.1
Post Installation Start-up and
Adjustments............................................... 11
Control Panel Interface .................................................14
Automatic Transfer Operation........................................15
Sequence of Automatic Operation .................................15
Manual Transfer Operation ............................................16
Side Compartment .......................................................17
Protection Systems ......................................................18
Menu System Navigation ..............................................27
Notes .......................................................... 29
Installation Diagrams ................................ 30
Warranty..................................................... 34
Safety Rules
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing this compact, high performance, air-cooled,
engine-driven generator. It is designed to automatically supply electrical
power to operate critical loads during a utility power failure.
This unit is factory installed in an all-weather, aluminum enclosure and is
intended exclusively for outdoor installation. This generator will operate
using either vapor withdrawn liquid propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).
NOTE:
This generator is suitable for supplying typical residential loads such
as Induction Motors (sump pumps, refrigerators, air conditioners,
furnaces, etc.), Electronic Components (computer, monitor, TV, etc.),
Lighting Loads and Microwaves.
READ THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY
If any portion of this manual is not understood, contact the nearest Dealer
for starting, operating and servicing procedures.
SAFETY RULES
Throughout this publication, and on tags and decals affixed to the generator, DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and NOTE blocks are used to alert
personnel to special instructions about a particular operation that may be
hazardous if performed incorrectly or carelessly. Observe them carefully.
Their definitions are as follows:
The operator is responsible for proper and safe use of the equipment. The
manufacturer strongly recommends that the operator read this Owner's
Manual and thoroughly understand all instructions before using this
equipment. The manufacturer also strongly recommends instructing other
users to properly start and operate the unit. This prepares them if they
need to operate the equipment in an emergency.
CONTENTS
This manual contains pertinent owner’s information for these models:
• 9 kW NG, 10 kW LP, V-twin GT-530 Engine
• 15 kW NG, 15 kW LP, V-twin GT-990 Engine
• 18 kW NG, 20 kW LP, V-twin GT-999 Engine
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
It is the operator's responsibility to perform all safety checks, to make sure
that all maintenance for safe operation is performed promptly, and to have
the equipment checked periodically by a Dealer. Normal maintenance service and replacement of parts are the responsibility of the owner/operator
and, as such, are not considered defects in materials or workmanship
within the terms of the warranty. Individual operating habits and usage
contribute to the need for maintenance service.
Proper maintenance and care of the generator ensures a minimum number
of problems and keep operating expenses at a minimum. See a Dealer for
service aids and accessories.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
INDICATES A HAZARDOUS SITUATION OR ACTION WHICH, IF
NOT AVOIDED, WILL RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
When the generator requires servicing or repairs, contact a Dealer for
assistance. Service technicians are factory-trained and are capable of
handling all service needs.
Indicates a hazardous situation or action which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
When contacting a Dealer about parts and service, always supply the
complete model number and serial number of the unit as given on its data
decal, which is located on the generator. See section "The Generator" for
decal location.
Model No. _________________ Serial No. ______________
Indicates a hazardous situation or action which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
Data Label Sample
NOTE:
Notes contain additional information important to a procedure
and will be found within the regular text body of this manual.
These safety warnings cannot eliminate the hazards that they
indicate. Common sense and strict compliance with the special
instructions while performing the action or service are essential to
preventing accidents.
Four commonly used safety symbols accompany the DANGER,
WARNING and CAUTION blocks. The type of information each
indicates is as follows:
This symbol points out important safety information that,
not followed, could endanger personal safety and/or
nifproperty
of others.


This symbol points out potential fire hazard.

This symbol points out potential electrical shock hazard.

This symbol points out potential explosion hazard.
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Safety Rules
THESE INSTRUCTIONS – The manufacturer suggests that these rules for safe operation be copied and posted near the unit’s
installation site. Safety should be stressed to all operators and potential operators of this equipment.
nSAVE
Study these SAFETY RULES carefully before installing, operating
or servicing this equipment. Become familiar with this Owner’s
Manual and with the unit. The generator can operate safely, efficiently and reliably only if it is properly installed, operated and
maintained. Many accidents are caused by failing to follow simple
and fundamental rules or precautions.
The manufacturer cannot anticipate every possible circumstance
that might involve a hazard. The warnings in this manual, and on
tags and decals affixed to the unit are, therefore, not all-inclusive. If
using a procedure, work method or operating technique the manufacturer does not specifically recommend, ensure that it is safe for
others. Also make sure the procedure, work method or operating
technique utilized does not render the generator unsafe.
the safe design of this generator,
operating this equipment imprudently, neglectnDespite
ing its maintenance or being careless can
cause possible injury or death. Permit only
responsible and capable persons to install,
operate and maintain this equipment.
these machines. Ensure all steps are taken to
Potentially lethal voltages are generated by
render the machine safe before attempting to
work on the generator.
Parts of the generator are rotating and/or
hot during operation. Exercise care near running generators.
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must always comply with applicable codes, standards, laws and regulanInstallation
tions.
running generator gives off carbon monan odorless, colorless poison gas.
nAoxide,
Breathing in carbon monoxide can cause
headaches, fatigue, diziness, nausea, vomitting, confusion, fainting, siezures or death.
GENERAL HAZARDS
• For safety reasons, the manufacturer recommends that this equipment be installed, serviced and repaired by a Service Dealer or
other competent, qualified electrician or installation technician who
is familiar with applicable codes, standards and regulations. The
operator also must comply with all such codes, standards and
regulations.
• The engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, which
can be DEADLY. This dangerous gas, if breathed in sufficient
concentrations, can cause unconsciousness or even death.
Do NOT alter or add to the exhaust system or do anything that
might render the system unsafe or in noncompliance with applicable codes and standards.
2
• Install a battery operated carbon monoxide alarm indoors,
according to manufacturer's instructions/recommendations.
• Adequate, unobstructed flow of cooling and ventilating air is
critical to correct generator operation. Do not alter the installation or permit even partial blockage of ventilation provisions,
as this can seriously affect safe operation of the generator. The
generator MUST be installed and operated outdoors only.
• Keep hands, feet, clothing, etc., away from drive belts, fans,
and other moving or hot parts. Never remove any drive belt or
fan guard while the unit is operating.
• When working on this equipment, remain alert at all times.
Never work on the equipment when physically or mentally
fatigued.
• Inspect the generator regularly, and contact the nearest Dealer
for parts needing repair or replacement.
• Before performing any maintenance on the generator, disconnect its battery cables to prevent accidental start up. Disconnect
the cable from the battery post indicated by a NEGATIVE, NEG
or (–) first, then remove the POSITIVE, POS or (+) cable. When
reconnecting the cables, connect the POSITIVE cable first, the
NEGATIVE cable last.
• Never use the generator or any of its parts as a step. Stepping
on the unit can stress and break parts, and may result in dangerous operating conditions from leaking exhaust gases, fuel
leakage, oil leakage, etc.
EXHAUST HAZARDS
• Generator engine exhaust contains DEADLY carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless poisonous gas. Breathing carbon
monoxide can cause: dizziness, throbbing temples, nausea,
muscular twitching, headache, vomiting, weakness and sleepiness, inability to think clearly, fainting, unconsciousness or
even death. If you experience any carbon monoxide poisoning
symptoms, move into fresh air and immediately seek medical
attention.
• NEVER use inside a home or a garage EVEN IF doors and windows are open. Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows,
doors and vents.
ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
• All generators covered by this manual produce dangerous
electrical voltages and can cause fatal electrical shock. Utility
power delivers extremely high and dangerous voltages to the
transfer switch as does the standby generator when it is in
operation. Avoid contact with bare wires, terminals, connections, etc., while the unit is running. Ensure all appropriate
covers, guards and barriers are in place, secured and/or locked
before operating the generator. If work must be done around
an operating unit, stand on an insulated, dry surface to reduce
shock hazard.
• Do not handle any kind of electrical device while standing in water, while barefoot, or while hands or feet are wet.
DANGEROUS ELECTRICAL SHOCK MAY RESULT.
Safety Rules
• The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires the frame and external
electrically conductive parts of the generator to be connected to
an approved earth ground. Local electrical codes also may require
proper grounding of the generator electrical system.
• After installing this home standby electrical system, the generator may crank and start at any time without warning. When this
occurs, load circuits are transferred to the STANDBY (generator) power source. To prevent possible injury if such a start and
transfer occur, always set the generator’s AUTO/OFF/MANUAL
switch to its OFF position before working on equipment and
remove the 15A fuse from the generator control panel.
• In case of accident caused by electric shock, immediately shut
down the source of electrical power. If this is not possible,
attempt to free the victim from the live conductor. AVOID DIRECT
CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM. Use a nonconducting implement,
such as a dry rope or board, to free the victim from the live
conductor. If the victim is unconscious, apply first aid and get
immediate medical help.
• Never wear jewelry when working on this equipment. Jewelry
can conduct electricity resulting in electric shock, or may get
caught in moving components causing injury.
FIRE HAZARDS
• For fire safety, the generator must be installed and maintained
properly. Installation must always comply with applicable
codes, standards, laws and regulations. Adhere strictly
to local, state and national electrical and building codes.
Comply with regulations the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) has established. Also, ensure that the
generator is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions and recommendations. Following proper installation, do nothing that might alter a safe installation and render
the unit in noncompliance with the aforementioned codes,
standards, laws and regulations.
• Keep a fire extinguisher near the generator at all times.
Extinguishers rated “ABC” by the National Fire Protection
Association are appropriate for use on the standby electric
system. Keep the extinguisher properly charged and be familiar
with its use. Consult the local fire department with any questions pertaining to fire extinguishers.
EXPLOSION HAZARDS
• Do not smoke around the generator. Wipe up any fuel or oil
spills immediately. Ensure that no combustible materials are left
in the generator compartment, or on or near the generator, as
FIRE or EXPLOSION may result. Keep the area surrounding the
generator clean and free from debris.
• Gaseous fluids such as natural gas and liquid propane (LP)
gas are extremely EXPLOSIVE. Install the fuel supply system
according to applicable fuel-gas codes. Before placing the
home standby electric system into service, fuel system lines
must be properly purged and leak tested according to applicable code. After installation, inspect the fuel system periodically
for leaks. No leakage is permitted.
STANDARDS INDEX
In the absence of pertinent standards, codes, regulations and
laws, the published information listed below may be used for
installation guidance for this equipment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
NFPA No. 37, STATIONARY COMBUSTION ENGINES AND
GAS TURBINES, available from the National Fire Protection
Association, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210.
NFPA No. 76A, ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, available same as Item 1.
NFPA No. 54, NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, available same as
Item 1.
NFPA No. 58, AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FOR
STORAGE AND HANDLING OF LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS,
available same as Item 1.
NFPA No. 70, NFPA HANDBOOK OF NATIONAL ELECTRIC
CODE, available same as Item 1.
Article X, NATIONAL BUILDING CODE, available from the
American Insurance Association, 85 John Street, New York,
N.Y. 10038.
AGRICULTURAL WIRING HANDBOOK, available from the Food
and Energy Council, 909 University Avenue, Columbia, MO
65201.
ASAE EP-3634, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF
FARM STANDBY ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, available from the
American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2950 Niles Road,
St. Joseph, MI 49085.
NFPA No. 30, FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
CODE, available same as Item 1.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects
and other reproductive harm.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
This product contains or emits chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and
other reproductive harm.
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General Information
1.2
Only qualified electricians or contractors
should attempt such installations, which must
comply strictly with applicable codes, standards and regulations.
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1.1
UNPACKING/INSPECTION
After unpacking, carefully inspect the contents for damage.
• This standby generator set is ready for installation with a factory
supplied and pre-mounted base pad and has a weather protective enclosure that is intended for outdoor installation only.
• This UL listed standby generator set may be packaged with an
automatic transfer switch with built in load center. The combination transfer switch and load center is pre-wired with a two
foot and 30 foot conduit. Circuit breakers for emergency circuit
connections are included (if equipped).
• This UL listed, 2-pole switch is rated at 100 or 200 AC amperes
at 250 volts maximum. The 100 Amp transfer switch is for
indoor use only. The 200 Amp transfer switch is for indoor/
outdoor use (if equipped).

If this generator is used to power electrical load
circuits normally powered by a utility power
source, it is required by code to install a transfer switch. The transfer switch must effectively
isolate the electrical system from the utility
distribution system when the generator is operating (NEC 700, 701 & 702). Failure to isolate an
electrical system by such means will result in
damage to the generator and also may result in
injury or death to utility power workers due to
backfeed of electrical energy.
If any loss or damage is noted at time of delivery, have the
person(s) making the delivery note all damage on the freight bill
or affix their signature under the consignor's memo of loss or
damage.
If a loss or damage is noted after delivery, separate the damaged
materials and contact the carrier for claim procedures.
“Concealed damage” is understood to mean damage to the contents of a package that is not in evidence at the time of delivery,
but is discovered later.
To properly open the roof, press down on the center top lip and
release the latch. If pressure is not applied from the top, the roof
may appear stuck. Always verify that the side lock is unlocked
before attempting to lift the roof.
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PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Unlike an automobile engine, the generator may have to run for
long periods of time with no operator present to monitor engine
conditions. For that reason, the engine is equipped with the following systems that protect it against potentially damaging conditions:
1. Low Oil Pressure Sensor
6. Low Battery
2. High Temperature Sensor
7. Under-frequency
3. Overcrank
8. Undervoltage
4. Overspeed
9. Overvoltage
5. RPM Sensor
10. Internal Failure
There are readouts on the control panel to notify personnel that
one of these failures has occurred. There is a Status message on
the display that displays when all of the conditions described in the
"Ready to Run" section are true.
1.3
NEC REQUIREMENTS
Local code enforcement may require that AFCI’s be incorporated
into the transfer switch distribution panel. The Transfer Switch provided with this generator has a distribution panel that will accept
AFCI’s.
Siemens Part No. Q115AF - 15A or Q120AF - 20A can be obtained
from a local electrical wholesaler and will simply replace any of
the single pole circuit breakers supplied in the Transfer Switch
distribution panel.
1.4
EMISSION INFORMATION
The Environmental Protection Agency requires that this generator
complies with exhaust emission standards. This generator is certified to meet the applicable EPA emission levels. Additional information regarding the requirements set by the EPA is as follows:
The generator is certified for use as a stationary engine for standby
power generation. Any other use may be a violation of federal and/
or local laws. It is important to follow the maintenance specifications in the "Maintenance" section to ensure that the engine complies with the applicable emission standards for the duration of the
engine’s life. This engine is certified to operate on Liquid Propane
fuel and pipeline Natural Gas. The emission control system on the
generator consists of the following:
• Fuel Metering System
• Carburetor/mixer assembly
• Fuel regulator
• Air Induction System
• Intake pipe/manifold
• Air cleaner
• Ignition System
• Spark plug
• Ignition module
The Emissions Compliance Period referred to on the Emissions
Compliance Label indicates the number of operating hours for
which the engine has been shown to meet Federal emission
requirements. See the table below to determine the compliance
period for the generator. The displacement of the generator is listed
on the Emissions Compliance Label.
General Information
Displacement
< 66 cc
 66 cc < 225 cc
 225 cc
Category
Compliance Period
1.6
SPECIFICATIONS
A
300 Hours
1.6.1
GENERATOR
B
125 Hours
C
50 Hours
A
500 Hours
B
250 Hours
C
125 Hours
A
1000 Hours
B
500 Hours
Rated AC Frequency
60 Hz
C
250 Hours
Battery Requirement
Group 26R, 12 Volts and 525 CCA Minimum
Model
10kW
Rated Voltage
41.6
62.5
83.3
45 Amp
65 Amp
100 Amp
Phase
1
Number of Rotor Poles
2
Weight (unit only in lbs.)
1.5
Figure 1.1 – 10kW, V-twin, GT-530 Engine
(door removed)
Oil
Dipstick
Data Label
(see sample)
Control
Panel
Exhaust
Enclosure
Air
Filter
1.6.2
Model
10 kW
15 kW
20 kW
GT-530
GT-990
GT-999
18
32
36
992cc
999cc
Number of Cylinders
Rated Horsepower @
3,600 rpm*
Battery Compartment
This unit is tested in accordance to UL 2200 standards with an operating temperature of 20 °F (-29
°C) to 122 °F. (50 °C). For areas where temperatures
fall below 32 °F (0 °C), a cold weather kit is highly
recommended. When operated above 77º F (25º C)
there may be a decrease in engine power. (Please
reference the engine specifications section).
ENGINE
Type of Engine
Oil Filter
Displacement
2
530cc
Cylinder Block
Figure 1.2 – 15 and 20kW, V-twin,
GT-990/GT-999 Engine (door removed)
Air Filter
Overhead Valves
Ignition System
Spark Plug Gap
Data Label
(see sample)
Aluminum w/Cast Iron Sleeve
Valve Arrangement
Recommended Spark Plug
Oil
Dipstick
Compression Ratio
Control
Panel
Solid-state w/Magneto
BPR6HS
RC14YC
RC12YC
0.76 mm
(0.030 inch)
1.02 mm
(0.040 inch)
0.76 mm
(0.030 inch)
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Starter
Circuit
Breakers
Oil Capacity Including Filter
12 VDC
Approx. 1.7 Qts
Recommended Oil Filter
Exhaust
Enclosure
Recommended Air Filter
Operating RPM
Fuel Inlet
(back)
Fuel
Regulator
Composite Base
Oil Filter
450
These generators are rated in accordance with UL2200, Safety Standard for Stationary
Engine Generator Assemblies; and CSA-C22.2 No. 100-04 Standard for Motors and
Generators.
* Natural Gas ratings will depend on specific fuel Btu content. Typical derates are
between 10-20% off the LP gas rating.
** Circuits to be moved must be protected by same size breaker. For example, a 15 amp
circuit in the main panel must be a 15 amp circuit in the transfer switch.
Fuel Inlet
(back)
Fuel
Regulator
421
Aluminum
Normal Operating Range
Circuit
Breaker
Composite Base
353
Enclosure
THE GENERATOR
20kW
240
Rated Maximum Load Current
(Amps) at 240 Volts (LP)*
Main Circuit Breaker
15kW
Approx. 1.9 Qts
Approx. 1.9 Qts
Part # 070185F
Part # 0E9581
Part # 0C8127
Part # 0G5894
3,600
* Engine power is subject to and limited by such factors as fuel Btu content, ambient
temperature and altitude. Engine power decreases about 3.5 percent for each 1,000
feet above sea level; and also will decrease about 1 percent for each 6 C (10 F) above
16 C (60 F) ambient temperature.
Battery Compartment
5
General Information
1.7
READY TO RUN
The "Ready to Run" on the display is ready when all of the following
conditions are true:
1.
2.
3.
The AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is set to the AUTO position.
The utility voltage being supplied to the unit is being sensed
by the PCB. If the utility sense voltage is not connected to the
unit or if it is below approximately 150-160 volts AC, then
the system will display the message "No Utility Present". This
indicates that if the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is placed in
the Auto position, the generator will start.
No alarms are present, for example, low oil pressure, high
temperature, etc.
1.8
FUEL REQUIREMENTS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS
With LP gas, use only the vapor withdrawal system. This type of
system uses the vapors formed above the liquid fuel in the storage
tank.
The engine has been fitted with a fuel carburetion system that
meets the specifications of the 1997 California Air Resources
Board for tamper-proof dual fuel systems. The unit will run on
natural gas or LP gas, but it has been factory set to run on natural
gas. Should the primary fuel need to be changed to LP gas, the
fuel system needs to be reconfigured. See the reconfiguring the
Fuel System section for instructions on reconfiguration of the fuel
system.
Recommended fuels should have a Btu content of at least 1,000
Btus per cubic foot for natural gas; or at least 2,520 Btus per
cubic foot for LP gas. Ask the fuel supplier for the Btu content of
the fuel.
Required fuel pressure for natural gas is five (5) inches to seven
(7) inches water column (0.18 to 0.25 psi); and for liquid propane, 10 inches to 12 inches of water column (0.36 to 0.43 psi).
The primary regulator for the propane supply is NOT INCLUDED
with the generator.
NOTE:
All pipe sizing, construction and layout must comply with NFPA
54 for natural gas applications and NFPA 58 for liquid propane
applications. Once the generator is installed, verify that the fuel
pressure NEVER drops below four (4) inches water column for
natural gas or 10 inches water column for liquid propane.
Prior to installation of the generator, the installer should consult
local fuel suppliers or the fire marshal to check codes and regulations for proper installation. Local codes will mandate correct routing of gaseous fuel line piping around gardens, shrubs and other
landscaping to prevent any damage.
Special considerations should be given when installing the unit
where local conditions include flooding, tornados, hurricanes,
earthquakes and unstable ground for the flexibility and strength of
piping and their connections.
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Use an approved pipe sealant or joint compound on all threaded
fitting.
All installed gaseous fuel piping must be purged and leak tested
prior to initial start-up in accordance with local codes, standards
and regulations.
1.9
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Nat. Gas
Unit
1/2 Load
LP Vapor
Full Load
1/2 Load
Full Load
9/10 kW
102
156
1.25/46
1.93/70
15 kW
183
261
1.61/59
2.57/94
18/20 kW
206
294
1.89/69
2.90/106
* Natural gas is in cubic feet per hour.
** LP is in gallons per hour/cubic feet per hour.
*** Values given are approximate.
Verify that gas meter is capable of providing enough fuel flow to
include household appliances.
1.9.1
BTU FLOW REQUIREMENTS - NATURAL GAS
BTU flow required for each unit based on 1000 BTU per cubic
foot.
• 9kW — 156,000 BTU/Hour
• 15kW — 261,000 BTU/Hour
• 18kW — 294,000 BTU/Hour

(LP) gas are highly explosive. Even
propane
the slightest spark can ignite such fuels and
Gaseous fuels such as natural gas and liquid
cause an explosion. No leakage of fuel is
permitted. Natural gas, which is lighter than
air, tends to collect in high areas. LP gas is
heavier than air and tends to settle in low
areas.
NOTE:
A minimum of one approved manual shut-off valve must be
installed in the gaseous fuel supply line. The valve must be easily accessible. Local codes determine the proper location.
General Information
1.10 RECONFIGURING THE FUEL
SYSTEM
To reconfigure the fuel system from NG to LP, follow these steps:
NOTE:
Figure 1.5 - 15 & 20kW,
GT-990/GT-999 (Airbox Cover Removed)
Fuel Selection Lever - "In" Position for Natural Gas Fuel
The primary regulator for the propane supply is NOT INCLUDED
with the generator. A fuel pressure of 10 to 12 inches of water
column (0.36 to 0.43 psi) to the fuel inlet of the generator MUST
BE SUPPLIED.
1.
2.
Open the roof.
For 10kW units: Loosen clamp and slide back the air inlet
hose.
• Slide fuel selector on carburetor out towards the back of the
enclosure (Figures 1.3 and 1.4).
• Return the inlet hose and tighten clamp securely.
For 15 and 20kW units: remove the air cleaner cover.
• Slide the selector lever out towards the back of the enclosure
(Figures 1.5 and 1.6).
• Return the air cleaner cover and tighten the two thumb
screws.
3. Close the roof.
4. Reverse the procedure to convert back to natural gas.
Figure 1.6 - 15 & 20kW,
GT-990/GT-999 (Airbox Cover Removed)
Fuel Selection Lever - "Out" Position for Liquid Propane
(Vapor) Fuel
Figure 1.3 - 10kW, GT-530 (Inlet Hose Slid Back)
Fuel Selection
Lever - "In"
Position for
Natural Gas
Fuel
1.11 LOCATION
Figure 1.4 - 10kW, GT-530 (Inlet Hose Slid Back)
Fuel Selection
Lever - "Out"
Position for
Liquid Propane
(Vapor) Fuel
engine exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which can be DEADLY. This dannThe
gerous gas, if breathed in sufficient con-
centrations, can cause unconsciousness or
even death. This generator must be installed
properly, in strict compliance with applicable
codes and standards. Following installation,
do nothing that might render the system
unsafe or in noncompliance with such codes
and standards.
Operate the generator outdoors ONLY.
• Keep exhaust gases from entering a confined
area through windows, doors, ventilation, crawl
spaces or other openings (Figure 1.7).
• It is highly recommended that carbon monoxide detector(s) be installed indoors according
to the manufacturer's instructions/recommendations.
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General Information
Figure 1.7 – Generator Clearances
• The generator must be mounted safely per
applicable codes and the manufacturer's specifications. Do NOT alter or add to the exhaust
system, or do anything that might render the
exhaust system unsafe or in noncompliance
with applicable codes and standards.
1.11.1
GENERATOR
Install the generator set, in its protective enclosure, outdoors,
where adequate cooling and ventilating air is always available
(Figure 1.7). Consider these factors:
• The installation of the generator must comply strictly with
NFPA 37, NFPA 54, NFPA 58, and NFPA 70 standards.
• 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, consider using a windbreak to protect the unit.
• Install the generator on high ground where water levels will not
rise and endanger it.
• Allow sufficient room on all sides of the generator for maintenance and servicing. This unit must be installed in accordance
with current applicable NFPA 37 and NFPA 70 standards; as
well as any other federal, state and local codes for minimum
distances from other structures. DO NOT install under wooden
decks or structures unless there is at least four (4) feet of clearance above the generator, three (3) feet of clearance on sides
and front, and 18 inches of clearance at back of unit.
• Install the unit where rain gutter down spouts, roof run-off,
landscape irrigation, water sprinklers or sump pump discharge
does not flood the unit or spray the enclosure, including any air
inlet or outlet openings.
• Install the unit where services will not be affected or obstructed,
including concealed, underground or covered services such as
electrical, fuel, phone, air conditioning or irrigation.
• Where strong prevailing winds blow from one direction, face the
generator air inlet openings to the prevailing winds.
• Install the generator as close as possible to the fuel supply, to
reduce the length of piping.
• Install the generator as close as possible to the transfer switch.
REMEMBER THAT LAWS OR CODES MAY REGULATE THE
DISTANCE AND LOCATION.
• The genset must be installed on a level surface. The base frame
must be level within two (2) inches all around.
• The generator is typically placed on pea gravel or crushed
stone. Check local codes if a concrete slab is required. If a
concrete base slab is required, all federal, state and local codes
should be followed. Special attention should be given to the
concrete base slab which should exceed the length and width
of the generator by a minimum of six (6) inches (0.152 meters)
on all sides.
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1.11.2
INSTALLATION GUIDELINES FOR STATIONARY
AIR-COOLED 10, 15 AND 20 KW GENERATORS
The National Fire Protection Association has a standard for the
installation and use of stationary combustion engines. That
standard is NFPA 37 and its requirements limit the spacing of an
enclosed generator set from a structure or wall (Figure 1.8).
NFPA 37, Section 4.1.4, Engines Located Outdoors. Engines, and
their weatherproof housings if provided, that are installed outdoors
shall be located at least 5 ft. from openings in walls and at least 5
ft. from structures having combustible walls. A minimum separation shall not be required where the following conditions exist:
1.
The adjacent wall of the structure has a fire resistance rating
of at least 1 hour.
2. The weatherproof enclosure is constructed of noncombustible materials and it has been demonstrated that a fire within
the enclosure will not ignite combustible materials outside the
enclosure.
Annex A — Explanatory Material
A4.1.4 (2) Means of demonstrating compliance are by means
of full scale fire test or by calculation procedures.
Because of the limited spaces that are frequently available for
installation, it has become apparent that exception (2) would be
beneficial for many residential and commercial installations. With
that in mind, the manufacturer contracted with an independent
testing laboratory to run full scale fire tests to assure that the
enclosure will not ignite combustible materials outside the enclosure.
The criteria was to determine the worst case fire scenario within
the generator and to determine the ignitability of items outside the
engine enclosure at various distances. The enclosure is constructed of non-combustible materials and the results and conclusions
from the independent testing lab indicated that any fire within the
generator enclosure would not pose any ignition risk to nearby
combustibles or structures, with or without fire service personnel
response.
General Information
Figure 1.8 – Installation Guidelines
No windows or openings in the wall permitted
within 5 feet from any point of the generator.
60 inches
36 inches
These guidelines are based upon fire
testing of the generator enclosure and
the manufacturer’s requirement for air
flow for proper operation. Local codes
may be different and more restrictive
than what is described here.
Existing Wall
18 inches
Minimum Distance
Top of Generator
36 inches
60 inches
36 inches
Clearance from windows,
doors, any openings in the
wall, shrubs or vegetation
over 12” in height
Clearance from the ends and front of the
generator should be 36 inches. This
would include shrubs, trees and any
kind of vegetation. Clearance at the top
should be a minimum of 60 inches from
any structure, overhang or projections
from the wall. The generator should not
be placed under a deck or other
structure that is closed in and would limit
or contain air flow.
60” Minimum
60” Recommended
Minimum From Ends
Generator
18 inches
Minimum
This drawing supersedes installation instructions in all Carrier air-cooled installation and owner’s manuals dated
previous to May 26, 2007.
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General Information
Figure 1.9 – Battery Cable Connections
Based on this testing and the requirements of NFPA 37, Sec 4.1.4,
the guidelines for installation of the generators listed above are
changed to 18 inches (457mm) from the back side of the generator to a stationary wall or building. For adequate maintenance and
airflow clearance, the area above the generator should be at least
4 feet with a minimum of 3 feet at the front and ends of the enclosure. This would include trees, shrubs and vegetation that could
obstruct airflow. See the diagram on the reverse of this page and
the installation drawing within the owner’s manual for details.
Generator exhaust contains DEADLY carbon monoxide gas. This
dangerous gas can cause unconsciousness or death. Do not place
the unit near windows, doors, fresh air intakes (furnaces, etc.) or
any openings in the building or structure, including windows and
doors of an attached garage.

OFF position, the generator can crank
toanditsstart
as soon as the battery cables are
If the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is not set
connected. If the utility power supply is not
turned off, sparking can occur at the battery
posts and cause an explosion.
1.12 BATTERY REQUIREMENTS
See the Specifications section for correct battery size and rating.
1.13 BATTERY INSTALLATION
Fill the battery with the proper electrolyte fluid if necessary and
have the battery fully charged before installing it.
Before installing and connecting the battery, complete the following steps:
1. Set the generator's AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to OFF.
2. Turn off utility power supply to the transfer switch.
3. Remove the 7.5A fuse from the generator control panel.
Battery cables were factory connected at the generator (Figure
1.9). Connect cables to battery posts as follows:
4.
5.
6.
Connect the red battery cable (from starter contactor) to the
battery post indicated by a positive, POS or (+).
Connect the black battery cable (from frame ground) to the
battery post indicated by a negative, NEG or (—).
Install the battery post covers (included).
NOTE:
Dielectric grease should be used on battery posts to aid in the
prevention of corrosion.
NOTE:
Damage will result if battery connections are made in reverse.
NOTE:
In areas where temperatures regularly fall below 32° F (0° C) it
is recommended that a pad type battery heater be installed to
aid in cold climate starting.
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1.14 THE BATTERY

battery is capable of exploding.
A battery presents a risk of electrical shock
and high short circuit current. The following
Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. The
precautions are to be observed when working on batteries:
• Remove the 7.5A fuse from the generator control panel.
• Remove watches, rings or other metal objects.
• Use tools with insulated handles.
• Wear rubber gloves and boots.
• Do not lay tools or metal parts on top of the
battery.
• Disconnect charging source prior to connecting
or disconnecting battery terminals.
not open or mutilate the battery.
Released electrolyte has been known to
nDo
be harmful to the skin and eyes, and to be
toxic.
electrolyte is a dilute sulfuric acid that
is harmful to the skin and eyes. It is electrinThe
cally conductive and corrosive.
The following procedures are to be observed:
• Wear full eye protection and protective clothing.
• Where electrolyte contacts the skin, wash it off
immediately with water.
• Where electrolyte contacts the eyes, flush thoroughly and immediately with water and seek
medical attention.
Post Installation Start-up and Adjustments
• Spilled electrolyte is to be washed down with
an acid neutralizing agent. A common practice
is to use a solution of 1 pound (500 grams)
bicarbonate of soda to 1 gallon (4 liters) of
water. The bicarbonate of soda solution is to
be added until the evidence of reaction (foaming) has ceased. The resulting liquid is to be
flushed with water and the area dried.
Lead-acid batteries present a risk of fire
because they generate hydrogen gas. The following procedures are to be followed:
• DO NOT SMOKE when near the battery.
• DO NOT cause flame or spark in battery area.
• Discharge static electricity from body before
touching the battery by first touching a grounded metal surface.
Be sure the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is
set to the OFF position before connecting
the battery cables. If the switch is set to
AUTO or MANUAL, the generator can crank
and start as soon as the battery cables are
connected.
Be sure the utility power supply is turned off
and the 7.5A fuse is removed from the generator control panel, or sparking may occur at
the battery posts as the cables are attached
and cause an explosion.
Servicing of the battery is to be performed or supervised by personnel knowledgeable of batteries and the required precautions.
Keep unauthorized personnel away from batteries.

n


See the Specifications section for the correct size and rating when
replacing the battery. Have these procedures performed at the
intervals specified in the “Service Schedule.” A negative ground
system is used. Battery connections are shown on the wiring diagrams. Make sure the battery is correctly connected and terminals
are tight. Observe battery polarity when connecting the battery to
the generator set.
1.15 BATTERY CHARGER
NOTE:
The battery charger is integrated into the control module in all
models.
It operates as a "Smart Charger" which ensures output is continually optimized to promote maximum battery life and charging levels
are at safe conditions.
2.1
ACTIVATE THE GENERATOR
When battery power is applied to the generator during the installation process, the controller will light up. However, the generator still
needs to be activated before it will automatically run in the event
of a power outage.
Activating the generator is a simple one time process that is guided
by the controller screen prompts. Once the product is activated,
the controller screen will not prompt you again, even if you disconnect the generator battery.
After obtaining your activation code, please complete the following
steps at the generator’s control panel in the Activation Chart.
2.2
BEFORE INITIAL START-UP
NOTE:
These units have been run and tested at the factory prior to
being shipped and do not require any type of break-in.
NOTE:
This unit comes filled with oil from the factory. Check the oil
level and add the appropriate amount if necessary.
Before starting, complete the following:
1.
Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN)
position.
2. Set the generator's AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to the OFF
position.
3. Turn OFF all breakers on the load center of the transfer box (T1
and T2).
4. Turn OFF all loads connected to the transfer switch terminals
T1 and T2.
5. Check the engine crankcase oil level and, if necessary, fill to
the dipstick FULL mark with the recommended oil. Do not fill
above the FULL mark.
6. Check the fuel supply. Gaseous fuel lines must have been
properly purged and leak tested in accordance with applicable
fuel-gas codes. All fuel shutoff valves in the fuel supply lines
must be open.
During initial start up only, the generator may exceed the normal
number of start attempts and experience an “over crank” fault (See
the "Overcrank" section). This is due to accumulated air in the fuel
system during installation. Reset the control board and restart up
to two more times, if necessary. If unit fails to start, contact the
local dealer for assistance.
NOTE:
There is a warning on the LCD display when the battery needs
service.
operate the engine with the oil level
below the “Add” mark on the dipstick. Doing
nNever
this could damage the engine.
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Post Installation Start-up and Adjustments
ACTIVATION CHART
CHOOSE LANGUAGE
TROUBLESHOOTING
Display Reads:
Language
English
Escape
Use ARROW keys to scroll to desired language. Press ENTER to select.
If the wrong language is chosen, it can be
changed later using the “edit” menu.
Press ENTER to begin the activation process.
If ESCAPE is pressed instead of ENTER,
your generator will only run in manual mode
(for test purposes) and NOT ACTIVATED will
be displayed. You will need to remove the
generator control panel fuse and disconnect
the T1, N1, N2 connector in the external
connection box (if equipped), or disconnect
utility input (main breaker) to the transfer
switch for 3-5 seconds and reconnect. Then
begin with Step 1.
+
Enter
Display Reads:
Activate me (ENT) or
ESC to run in manual
Escape
Enter
Display Reads:
To Activate go to
www.activategen.com
Escape
If you do not have your activation code,
go to www.activategen.com or call
1-888-9ACTIVATE (922-8482).
If you already have your activation code,
wait 3-5 seconds for the next display.
Enter
ENTER ACTIVATION CODE (Passcode)
Display Reads:
Use ARROW keys to scroll and find the first
number of your Activation Code.
Serial 123456789
Passcode XXXXX +/-
Press ENTER to select.
Escape
Use ESCAPE to correct previous digits.
Enter
Display Reads:
“SELECT HOUR (0-23)”
“6
+”
Escape
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Enter
Repeat this step until all digits have been
entered.
Activation is complete when all digits are
entered above and your screen shows this
display.
Follow the controller prompts to continue
setting the time function. Refer to your
Owner’s Manual with questions.
What happens if “Wrong Passcode Try
Again” appears?
Reenter the activation code. If a second
attempt is unsuccessful, check the number
against the code given on activategen.com.
If it is correct and the generator will not
accept it, contact 1-888-9ACTIVATE (9228482).
Post Installation Start-up and Adjustments
2.3
CHECK TRANSFER SWITCH
OPERATION
Refer to the "Manual Transfer Operation" section, of the owner’s
manual for procedures.
tion until all power voltage supplies to the
Do not attempt manual transfer switch operatransfer switch have been positively turned
off. Failure to turn off all power voltage supplies will result in extremely hazardous and
possibly fatal electrical shock.
2.4
ELECTRICAL CHECKS
Complete electrical checks as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the generator's main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN)
position.
Set the generator's AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to the OFF
position.
Turn OFF all breakers on the load center of the transfer box (T1
and T2).
Turn on the utility power supply to the transfer switch using the
means provided (such as a utility main line circuit breaker).
“hot.” Contact with “hot” parts will result in
The transfer switch is now electrically
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
extremely hazardous and possibly fatal
electrical shock. Proceed with caution.
Use an accurate AC voltmeter to check utility power source
voltage across transfer switch terminals N1 and N2. Nominal
line-to-line voltage should be 240 volts AC.
Check utility power source voltage across terminals N1 and
the transfer switch neutral lug; then across terminal N2 and
neutral. Nominal line-to-neutral voltage should be 120 volts
AC.
When certain that utility supply voltage is compatible with
transfer switch and load circuit ratings, turn OFF the utility
power supply to the transfer switch.
On the generator panel, set the Auto/Off/ Manual switch to
MANUAL. The engine should crank and start.
Let the engine warm up for about five minutes to allow internal temperatures to stabilize. Then, set the generator’s main
circuit breaker to its ON (or closed) position.
age is now supplied to the transfer switch.
Proceed with caution! Generator power voltContact with live transfer switch parts will
result in dangerous and possibly fatal electrical shock.
10. Connect an accurate AC voltmeter and a frequency meter
across transfer switch terminal lugs E1 and E2. Voltage
should be 240-244 at a frequency of 59.5-60.5 Hertz.
11. Connect the AC voltmeter test leads across terminal lugs E1
and neutral; then across E2 and neutral. In both cases, voltage
reading should be 120-122 volts AC.
12. Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN)
position. Let the engine run at no-load for a few minutes to
stabilize internal engine generator temperatures.
13. Set the generator's AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to OFF. The
engine should shut down.
NOTE:
It is important not to proceed until certain that generator AC
voltage and frequency are correct and within the stated limits.
2.5
GENERATOR TESTS UNDER
LOAD
To test the generator set with electrical loads applied, proceed as
follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN) position.
Turn OFF all breakers on the load center of the transfer box (T1
and T2).
Set the generator's AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to OFF.
Turn OFF the utility power supply to the transfer switch,
using the means provided (such as a utility main line circuit
breaker).
tion until all power voltage supplies to the
Do not attempt manual transfer switch opera-
transfer switch have been positively turned
off. Failure to turn off all power voltage supplies will result in extremely hazardous and
possibly fatal electrical shock.
5. Manually set the transfer switch to the STANDBY position, i.e.,
load terminals connected to the generator's E1/E2 terminals.
The transfer switch operating lever should be down.
6. Set the generator's AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to MANUAL.
The engine should crank and start immediately.
7. Let the engine stabilize and warm up for a few minutes.
8. Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its ON (or CLOSED)
position. Loads are now powered by the standby generator.
9. Turn ON the load center of the transfer switch (T1 and T2).
10. Connect an accurate AC voltmeter and a frequency meter
across terminal lugs E1 and E2.
• Voltage should be greater than 240 volts and frequency
should be 60 Hz.
11. Let the generator run at full rated load for 20-30 minutes.
Listen for unusual noises, vibration or other indications of
abnormal operation. Check for oil leaks, evidence of overheating, etc.
12. When testing under load is complete, turn OFF electrical
loads.
13. Set the generator's main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN)
position.
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Operation
14. Let the engine run at no-load for a few minutes.
15. Set the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to OFF. The engine should
shut down.
2.6
CHECKING AUTOMATIC
OPERATION
To check the system for proper automatic operation, proceed as
follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Set generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN) position.
Check that the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is set to OFF.
Turn OFF the utility power supply to the transfer switch, using
means provided (such as a utility main line circuit breaker).
Manually set the transfer switch to the UTILITY position, i.e.,
load terminals connected to the utility power source side.
Turn ON the utility power supply to the transfer switch,
using the means provided (such as a utility main line circuit
breaker).
Set the generator's main circuit breaker to its ON (or CLOSED)
position.
Set the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to AUTO. The system is
now ready for automatic operation.
Turn OFF the utility power supply to the transfer switch.
With the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch at AUTO, the engine should
crank and start when the utility source power is turned OFF after
a 10 second delay. After starting, the transfer switch should
connect load circuits to the standby side after a five (5) second
delay. Let the system go through its entire automatic sequence of
operation.
With the generator running and loads powered by generator AC
output, turn ON the utility power supply to the transfer switch. The
following should occur:
• After about 15 seconds, the switch should transfer loads back
to the utility power source.
• About one minute after re-transfer, the engine should shut
down.
3.1
CONTROL PANEL INTERFACE
3.1.1
USING THE AUTO/OFF/MANUAL SWITCH
(FIGURE 3.1)
the switch set to AUTO, the engine may
crank and start at any time without warning.
nWith
Such automatic starting occurs when utility
1.
2.
3.
power source voltage droops below a preset
level or during the normal exercise cycle. To
prevent possible injury that might be caused
by such sudden starts, always set the switch
to OFF and remove the fuses before working on or around the generator or transfer
switch. Then, place a “DO NOT OPERATE”
tag on the generator panel and on the transfer switch.
“AUTO” Position – Selecting this switch activates fully automatic system operation. It also allows the unit to automatically start and exercise the engine every seven days with the
setting of the exercise timer (see the Setting the Exercise
Timer section).
“OFF” Position – This switch position shuts down the engine.
This position also prevents automatic operation.
“MANUAL” Position – Set the switch to MANUAL to crank
and start the engine. Transfer to standby power will not occur
unless there is a utility failure.
3.1.2
SETTING THE EXERCISE TIMER
This generator is equipped with an exercise timer. Once it is set,
the generator will start and exercise every seven days, on the day
of the week and at the time of day specified. During this exercise
period, the unit runs for approximately 12 minutes and then shuts
down. Transfer of loads to the generator output does not occur
during the exercise cycle unless utility power is lost.
Figure 3.1 – 10, 15 & 20kW
Generator Control Panel
MAIN FUSE
7.5 AMP
AUTO OFF MANUAL
Escape
14
Enter
Operation
INSTALLATION ASSISTANT
Display Interface Menus
Interconnect System Self Test Feature (follow the on-screen
prompts)
The LCD display is organized as detailed below:
Upon power up, this controller will go through a system self test
which will check for the presence of utility voltage on the DC
circuits. This is done to prevent damage if the installer mistakenly
connects AC utility power sense wires into the DC terminal block.
If utility voltage is detected, the controller will display a warning
message and lock out the generator, preventing damage to the
controller. Power to the controller must be removed to clear this
warning.
Utility voltage must be turned on and present at the N1 and N2
terminals inside the generator control panel for this test to be
performed and pass.
NOTE:
DAMAGE CAUSED BY MISWIRING OF THE INTERCONNECT
WIRES IS NOT WARRANTABLE!
This test will be performed each time the controller is powered
up.
Upon first power up of the generator, the display interface will
begin an installation assistant. The assistant will prompt the user
to set the minimum settings to operate. These settings are simply: Current Date/Time and Exercise Day/Time. The maintenance
intervals will be initialized when the exercise time is entered (Figure
3.1).
The exercise settings can be changed at any time via the "EDIT"
menu (see Appendix, "Menu System").
If the 12 volt battery is disconnected or the fuse removed, the
Installation Assistant will operate upon power restoration. The
only difference is the display will only prompt the customer for the
current Time and Date.
IF THE INSTALLER TESTS THE GENERATOR PRIOR TO
INSTALLATION, PRESS THE “ENTER” KEY TO AVOID SETTING
UP THE EXERCISE TIME. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT WHEN
THE CUSTOMER POWERS UP THE UNIT, HE WILL STILL BE
PROMPTED TO ENTER AN EXERCISE TIME.
NOTE:
The exerciser will only work in the AUTO mode and will not work
unless this procedure is performed. The current date/time will
need to be reset every time the 12 volt battery is disconnected
and then reconnected, and/or when the fuse is removed.
Low Speed Exercise
15 and 20kW units will run at 2,400 RPM on Low Speed
Exercize.
• The “Home” page, this page is the default page which will be
displayed if no keys are pressed for 30 seconds. This page
normally shows the current Status message and the current
date and time. The highest priority active Alarm and/or Warning
will be automatically posted on this page as well as flashing
the backlight when such an event is detected. In the case of
multiple Alarms or Warnings, only the first message will be
displayed. To clear an Alarm or Warning, see the Protection
Systems section - Clear Alarm.
• The display backlight is normally off. If the user presses any
key, the backlight will come on automatically and remain on for
30 seconds after the last key was pressed.
• The “Main Menu” page will allow the user to navigate to all other
pages or sub-menus by using the Left/Right and Enter keys.
This page can be accessed at any time with several presses of
the dedicated Escape key. Each press of the Escape key takes
you back to the previous menu until the main menu is reached.
This page displays the following options: HISTORY; STATUS;
EDIT; AND DEBUG. (See the Appendix - "Menu System".)
3.2
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER
OPERATION
To select automatic operation, do the following:
1.
Make sure the transfer switch main contacts are set to their
UTILITY position, i.e., loads connected to the utility power
source (Figure 3.1).
2. Be sure that normal UTILITY power source voltage is available to transfer switch terminal lugs N1 and N2 (Refer to the
Electrical Data section).
3. Set the generator’s AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to AUTO.
4. Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its ON (or CLOSED)
position.
With the preceding steps complete, the generator will start automatically when utility source voltage drops below a preset level.
After the unit starts, loads are transferred to the standby power
source. Refer to the Sequence of Automatic Operation section.
3.3
SEQUENCE OF AUTOMATIC
OPERATION
3.3.1
UTILITY FAILURE
Initial Conditions: Generator in Auto, ready to run, load being supplied by utility source. When utility fails (below 60% of nominal),
a 10 second (optionally programmable) line interrupt delay time is
started. If the utility is still gone when the timer expires, the engine
will crank and start. Once started, a five (5) second engine warmup timer will be initiated. When the warm-up timer expires, the
control will transfer the load to the generator. If the utility power is
restored (above 80% of nominal) at any time from the initiation of
the engine start until the generator is ready to accept load (5 second warm-up time has not elapsed), the controller will complete
the start cycle and run the generator through its normal cool down
cycle; however, the load will remain on the utility source.
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Operation
3.3.2
CRANKING
The system will control the cyclic cranking as follows: 16 second
crank, seven (7) second rest, 16 second crank, seven (7) second
rest followed by three (3) additional cycles of seven (7) second
cranks followed by seven (7) second rests.
Choke Operation
1.
2.
The 990/999cc engines have an electric choke in the air
box that is automatically controlled by the electronic control
board.
The 530cc engines have an electric choke on the divider panel
air inlet hose that is automatically controlled by the electronic
control board.
Failure to Start
This is defined as any of the following occurrences during cranking:
1.
Not reaching starter dropout within the specified crank cycle.
Starter dropout is defined as four (4) cycles at 1,000 RPM.
2. Reaching starter dropout, but then not reaching 2200 RPM
within 15 seconds. In this case the control board will go into
a rest cycle for seven (7) seconds, then continue the rest of
the crank cycle.
During a rest cycle the start and fuel outputs are de-energized and
the magneto output is shorted to ground.
Cranking Conditions
The following notes apply during cranking cycle.
1.
Starter motor will not engage within five (5) seconds of the
engine shutting down.
2. The fuel output will not be energized with the starter.
3. The starter and magneto outputs will be energized together.
4. Once the starter is energized the control board will begin looking for engine rotation. If it does not see an RPM signal within
three (3) seconds it will shut down and latch out on RPM
sensor loss.
5. Once the control board sees an RPM signal it will energize the
fuel solenoid, drive the throttle open and continue the crank
sequence.
6. Starter motor will disengage when speed reaches starter
dropout.
7. If the generator does not reach 2200 RPM within 15 seconds,
re-crank cycle will occur.
8. If engine stops turning between starter dropout and 2200
RPM, the board will go into a rest cycle for seven (7) seconds
then re-crank (if additional crank cycles exist).
9. Once started, the generator will wait for a hold-off period
before starting to monitor oil pressure and oil temperature
(refer to the Alarm Messages section for hold-off times).
10. During Manual start cranking, if the Mode switch is moved
from the Manual position, the cranking stops immediately.
11. During Auto mode cranking, if the Utility returns, the cranking
cycle does NOT abort but continues until complete. Once the
engine starts, it will run for one (1) minute, then shut down.
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3.3.3
LOAD TRANSFER
The transfer of load when the generator is running is dependent
upon the operating mode as follows:
1.
Manual
• Will not transfer to generator if utility is present.
• Will transfer to generator if utility fails (below 65% of nominal
for 10 consecutive seconds.
• Will transfer back when utility returns for 15 consecutive
seconds. The engine will continue to run until removed from
the Manual mode.
2. Auto
• Will start and run if Utility fails for 10 consecutive seconds.
• Will start a five (5) second engine warm-up timer.
• Will not transfer if utility subsequently returns.
• Will transfer to generator if utility is still not present.
• Will transfer back to utility once utility returns (above 75% of
nominal) for 15 seconds.
• Will transfer back to utility if the generator is shut down for
any reason (such as the switch is in the OFF position or a
shutdown alarm.
• After transfer, will shut down engine after one (1) minute
cool-down time.
3. Exercise
• Will not exercise if generator is already running in either Auto
or Manual mode.
• During exercise, the controller will only transfer if utility fails
during exercise for 10 seconds, and will switch to Auto
mode.
3.3.4
UTILITY RESTORED
Initial Condition: Generator supplying power to customer load.
When the utility returns (above 80% of nominal), a 15 second
return to utility timer will start. At the completion of this timer, if
the utility supply is still present and acceptable, the control will
transfer the load back to the utility and run the engine through a
one (1) minute cool down period and then shut down. If utility fails
for three (3) seconds during this cool down period, the control
will transfer load back to the generator and continue to run while
monitoring for utility to return.
3.4
MANUAL TRANSFER
OPERATION
3.4.1
TRANSFER TO GENERATOR POWER SOURCE
To start the generator and activate the transfer switch manually,
proceed as follows:
1.
2.
3.
Set the generator’s AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to OFF.
Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN)
position.
Turn OFF the utility power supply to the transfer switch
using the means provided (such as a utility main line circuit
breaker).
Operation
5.
manually until all power voltage supplies to
Do not attempt to activate the transfer switch
4.
the switch have been positively turned off.
Failure to turn off all power voltage supplies
may result in extremely hazardous and possibly fatal electrical shock.
Use the manual transfer handle inside the transfer switch to
move the main contacts to their STANDBY position, i.e., loads
connected to the standby power source (Figure 3.2).
Figure 3.2 – Manual Transfer Switch Operation
6.
7.
Use the manual transfer handle inside the transfer switch to
move the main contacts back to their UTILITY position, i.e.,
loads connected to the utility power source (Figure 3.2).
Turn ON the utility power supply to the transfer switch using
the means provided.
Set the system to automatic operation as outlined in Automatic
Transfer Operation section.
3.5
SIDE COMPARTMENT
(FIGURES 3.3 & 3.4)
Local codes may require this compartment to be locked. A hasp is
provided so the owner can secure the compartment with their own
padlock. Check local codes in the area.
3.5.1
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
This is a 2-pole breaker rated according to the Specifications section.
3.5.2
EXTERIOR READY LIGHTS
• Green LED ‘Ready’ light is on when utility is present and switch
is in AUTO indicating the generator is ready and when the generator is running.
• Red LED ‘Alarm’ light is on when the generator is OFF or a fault
is detected. (See the Protections Systems section.)
• Yellow LED ‘Maintenance’ light (See the Protections Systems
section.)
3.5.3
5.
6.
7.
To crank and start the engine, set the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL
switch to MANUAL.
Let the engine stabilize and warm up for a few minutes.
Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its ON (or CLOSED)
position. The standby power source now powers the loads.
3.4.2
TRANSFER BACK TO UTILITY POWER SOURCE
When utility power has been restored, transfer back to that source
and shut down the generator. This can be accomplished as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN)
position.
Let the engine run for a minute or two at no-load to stabilize
the internal temperatures.
Set the generator’s AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to its OFF (or
OPEN) position. The engine should shut down.
Check that utility power supply to the transfer switch is turned
OFF.
120 VAC GFCI OUTLET & 15 AMP BREAKER
These models are equipped with an external, 15 amp, 120 volt,
GFCI convenience outlet that is located in a compartment on the
right side of generator (Figure 1.3).
When the generator is running, in the absence of utility power, this
outlet may also be used to power items outside your home such
as lights or power tools. This outlet may also be used when utility
power is present by running the generator in manual mode. This
outlet does not provide power if the generator is not running. This
outlet is protected by a 15 amp circuit breaker in the same compartment as the outlet. (Do not use when the generator is running
in exercise mode.)
Figure 3.3 – Side Compartment
until all power voltage supplies to
manually
the switch have been positively turned off.
Do not attempt to activate the transfer switch
Failure to turn off all power voltage supplies
may result in extremely hazardous and possibly fatal electrical shock.
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Operation
Figure 3.4 – Open Side Compartment
120V GFCI Outlet
Figure 3.5 – Low Oil Pressure and
High Temperature Switches
15 Amp Outlet Breaker
Low Oil Switch
High Temp Switch
Loos
en
Oil Filter
LED Indicator Lights
Main Circuit Breaker
3.6
PROTECTION SYSTEMS
3.6.1
ALARMS
Highest Priority (Latching) Displayed on the control panel and the
external red LED. They must be cleared before the alarm message
goes away. The alarm log records each occurrence (see Appendix
- "Menu System").
Low Oil Pressure (Shutdown Alarm)
A five (5) second delay on start-up and seven (7) second delay
once the engine is running.
This switch (Figure 3.5) has normally closed contacts that are
held open by engine oil pressure during operation. Should the oil
pressure drop below the five (5) PSI range, switch contacts close
and the engine shuts down. The unit should not be restarted until
oil level is verified.
High Engine Temperature (Shutdown Alarm – Auto Reset)
A 10 second delay on start-up and one (1) second delay before
shutdown. Auto reset when the condition clears and restart the
engine if a valid start signal is still present.
Oil
Drain
Hose
Over Speed (Shutdown Alarm)
4320 RPM for three (3) seconds or 4500 RPM immediately. This
feature protects the generator from damage by shutting it down
if it happens to run faster than the preset limit. This protection
also prevents the generator from supplying an output that could
potentially damage appliances connected to the generator circuit.
Contact the nearest Dealer if this failure occurs.
RPM Sense Loss (Shutdown Alarm)
During cranking, if the Control Board does not see a valid RPM
signal within three (3) seconds, it will shut down and lock out on
RPM sense loss. While engine is running, if RPM signal is lost for
one (1) second the Control Board will shut the engine down, wait
15 seconds, then re-crank the engine. If no RPM signal is detected
within the first three (3) seconds of cranking, the Control Board
will shut the engine down and latch out on RPM sensor loss. If the
RPM signal is detected, the engine will start and run normally. If
the RPM signal is subsequently lost again, the Control Board will
try one more re-crank attempt before latching out and displaying
the RPM sensor failure message.
This switch’s contacts (Figure 3.5) close if the temperature should
exceed approximately 144° C (293° F), initiating an engine shutdown. Once the oil temperature drops to a safe level the switch’s
contacts open again.
Under-frequency (Shutdown Alarm)
Over Crank (Shutdown Alarm)
Internal Fault (Shutdown Alarm)
This occurs if the engine has not started within the specified crank
cycle. (See "Cranking" section.)
This alarm cannot be cleared, call service dealer.
NOTE:
The oil drain hose may be routed in the opposite direction as
shown in figure.
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After starting, if the generator stays under frequency for more
than 30 seconds it will shut down. The under-frequency setting is
55 Hz.
Undervoltage (Shutdown Alarm)
If the generator voltage falls below 85% of nominal for more than
10 seconds, it shuts down.
Maintenance
Overvoltage (Shutdown Alarm)
If the generator voltage rises above 110% of rating for greater than
three (3) seconds, an alarm will be issued and the unit will shut
down.
If the generator voltage rises above 130% of rating for greater than
0.2 seconds, an alarm will be issued and the unit will shut down.
Clear Alarm
Clear the alarm by setting the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to the
OFF position. Press the ENTER key to unlatch any active fault and
clear the corresponding alarm message.
3.6.2
COMMON ALARM RELAY
The common alarm relay will be activated if there is a shutdown
alarm. It will not activate on warnings or indicate that the AUTO/
OFF/MANUAL switch is in the OFF position. The OFF position will
clear the alarms and the relay. The relay will not be used to indicate
a generator is not activated.
The common alarm terminals are wired to a set of potential-free
(dry) contacts on the Nexus contoller board. These Normally Open
(N.O.) contacts close when an alarm condition occurs and are
used to activate a remote signaling device. The circuit is rated for
a maximum of 130mA at 24 VDC.
3.6.3
WARNINGS
Second Priority (Non-latching) Displayed on the control panel
and the external yellow LED. Warnings automatically clear when
the monitored condition goes away. Warnings are recorded in the
alarm log. Warnings cannot cause shutdowns.
NOTE:
Since most maintenance alerts will occur at the same time
(most have two (2) year intervals), only one will appear on the
display at any one time. Once the first alert is cleared, the next
active alert will be displayed.
4.1
FUSE
4.2
CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL
LEVEL
The 7.5 amp fuse on the control panel protects the DC control
circuit against overload (Figures 3.1 and 3.2). This fuse is wired
in series with the battery output lead to the panel. If this fuse element has melted open, the engine will not be able to crank or start.
Replace this fuse using only an identical 7.5 amp replacement
fuse. Whenever the fuse is removed or replaced, the exercise timer
needs to be reset.
For oil capacities, see the Specifications section. For engine oil
recommendations, see the Engine Oil Recommendations section.
When power outages necessitate running the generator for extended periods of time, the oil level should be checked daily.
To check the engine oil level, proceed as follows (Figures 4.1 and
4.2):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Low Battery
The Control Board monitors battery voltage and displays a warning if the battery voltage falls below 11.9 volts for one (1) minute.
Warning is automatically cleared if the battery voltage rises above
12.4 volts. Battery voltage is not monitored during the crank
cycle.
Exercise Set Error
If the exercise period becomes corrupted, a warning message
will be displayed. This message will only clear when the exercise
period is reset.
3.6.4
MAINTENANCE ALERTS
5.
6.
7.
If the generator is running during a utility outage, first turn OFF
all associated loads running in the residence. Second, turn the
generator's main circuit breaker to the OFF position.
Move the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to the OFF position.
Remove the dipstick and wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
Completely insert the dipstick; then, remove it again. The oil
level should be at the dipstick “Full” mark. If necessary, add
oil to the “Full” mark only. DO NOT FILL ABOVE THE “FULL”
MARK.
Install the dipstick.
Reset the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to its original position.
If the generator was running during a utility outage, first turn
the generator's main circuit breaker back to the ON position.
Second, turn ON needed loads in the residence.
operate the engine with the oil level
below the “Add” mark on the dipstick. Doing
nNever
this could damage the engine.
Third priority
Maintenance Message
When a maintenance period expires, a warning message will
be displayed. The alert can be reset by pressing the Enter key,
which will cause the user to be prompted to confirm the action.
Resetting will clear the alert and reset the maintenance counters
for all conditions annunciated. The history log will record the alert.
The maintenance counter will not accumulate without battery
power. Once battery power is restored, the set time prompt will be
displayed. The maintenance counters will be adjusted to the new
time and date.
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Maintenance
Figure 4.1 — Oil Dipstick, 10kW
S AE 3 0
1 0 WW-30
Synthetic
Synt
het i c 5
5W-30
W- 3 0
Figure 4.2 — Oil Dipstick and Fill, 15 & 20kW
attempt to crank or start the engine
before it has been properly serviced with the
nAny
recommended oil may result in an engine
failure.
4.3.3
OIL & OIL FILTER CHANGE PROCEDURE
To change the oil, proceed as follows:
1.
Start the engine by moving the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to
MANUAL and run until it is thoroughly warmed up. Then shut
OFF the engine by moving the switch to the OFF position.
2. Immediately after the engine shuts OFF, pull the oil drain hose
(Figure 4.4) free of its retaining clip. Remove the cap from the
hose and drain the oil into a suitable container.
3. After the oil has drained, replace the cap onto the end of the
oil drain hose. Retain the hose in the clip.
Change the engine oil filter as follows:
1.
4.3
CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL
Hot oil may cause burns. Avoid prolonged
or repeated skin exposure with used oil.
Thoroughly wash exposed areas with soap.
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4.3.1
ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS
All oil should meet minimum American Petroleum Institute (API)
Service Class SJ, SL or better. Use no special additives. Select the
appropriate viscosity oil grade according to the expected operating
temperature.
• SAE 30 Î Above 32° F
• 10W-30 Î Between 40° F and -10° F
• Synthetic 5W-30 Î 10° F and below
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3.
4.
OIL CHANGE INTERVALS
See the "Service Schedule" section.
4.3.2
2.
5.
6.
7.
8.
With the oil drained, remove the old oil filter by turning it
counterclockwise.
Apply a light coating of clean engine oil to the gasket of the
new filter. See the Specifications section for recommended
filter.
Screw the new filter on by hand until its gasket lightly contacts
the oil filter adapter. Then, tighten the filter an additional 3/4 to
one turn (Figure 4.4).
Refill with the proper recommended oil (see the Engine Oil
Recommendations section). See the Specifications section
for oil capacities.
Start the engine, run for one (1) minute, and check for leaks.
Shutdown and recheck oil level, add as needed. DO NOT
OVER FILL.
Reset the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to the AUTO position.
Dispose of used oil at a proper collection center.
NOTE:
The oil drain hose may be routed in the opposite direction as
shown in Figure 4.4.
Maintenance
Figure 4.4 – Oil Drain Hose and Filter
Low Oil Switch
High Temp Switch
4.4.2
See "The Generator" section for the location of the air cleaner. Use
the following procedure (Figure 4.6):
1.
2.
Loos
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
en
Oil Filter
10KW GENERATORS
Lift the roof and remove the door.
Turn the worm gear clamp screw counterclockwise to loosen.
Pull the old filter off the divider panel hub.
Wipe away dust or debris from the panel hub.
Install the new air cleaner onto the hub.
Turn the worm gear clamp screw clockwise to tighten.
Replace door and roof.
Figure 4.6 — 10kW Engine Air Cleaner
Oil
Drain
Hose
4.4
CHANGING THE ENGINE AIR
CLEANER
4.4.1
15 & 20KW GENERATORS
See "The Generator" section for the location of the air cleaner. Use
the following procedures (Figure 4.5):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Lift the roof and remove the door.
Turn the two screws counterclockwise to loosen.
Remove the cover and air filter.
Wipe away dust or debris from inside of the air box and
around edges.
5. Install the new air cleaner into the air box.
6. Install the cover. Turn the two cover screws clockwise to
tighten.
See the Service Schedule section for air cleaner maintenance. See
the Specifications section for air filter replacement part number.
Figure 4.5 — 15 & 20kW Engine Air Cleaner
Air Filter
4.5
1.
2.
Screw
3.
Cover
SPARK PLUG(S)
Reset the spark plug(s) gap or replace the spark plug(s) as necessary. See the Service Schedule section for maintenance requirements.
Clean the area around the base of the spark plug(s) to keep
dirt and debris out of the engine.
Remove the spark plug(s) and check the condition. Replace
the spark plug(s) if worn or if reuse is questionable. See the
Service Schedule section for recommended inspection. Clean
by scraping or washing using a wire brush and commercial
solvent. Do not blast the spark plug(s) to clean.
Check the spark plug gap using a wire feeler gauge. Adjust
the gap to 0.76 mm (0.030 inch) for 10 and 20kW; and 1.02
mm (0.040 inch) for 15kW by carefully bending the ground
electrode (Figure 4.8).
Figure 4.8 – Setting the Spark Plug Gap
Filter
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Maintenance
4.6
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
The battery should be inspected per the "Service Schedule" section. The following procedure should be followed for inspection:
1.
Inspect the battery posts and cables for tightness and corrosion. Tighten and clean as necessary.
Check the battery fluid level of unsealed batteries and, if necessary, fill with Distilled Water Only. Do not use tap water in
batteries.
Have the state of charge and condition checked. This should
be done with an automotive-type battery hydrometer.
2.
3.


A battery presents a risk of electrical shock
and high short circuit current. The following
Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. The
battery is capable of exploding.
precautions are to be observed when working on batteries:
• Remove the 7.5A fuse from the generator control panel.
• Remove watches, rings or other metal objects.
• Use tools with insulated handles.
• Wear rubber gloves and boots.
• Do not lay tools or metal parts on top of the
battery.
• Disconnect charging source prior to connecting
or disconnecting battery terminals.
Do not open or mutilate the battery.
Released electrolyte has been known to
be harmful to the skin and eyes, and to be
toxic.
n
electrolyte is a dilute sulfuric acid that
is harmful to the skin and eyes. It is electrinThe
cally conductive and corrosive. The follow•
•
•
•
ing procedures are to be observed:
Wear full eye protection and protective clothing.
Where electrolyte contacts the skin, wash it off
immediately with water.
Where electrolyte contacts the eyes, flush thoroughly and immediately with water and seek
medical attention.
Spilled electrolyte is to be washed down with
an acid neutralizing agent. A common practice
is to use a solution of 1 pound (500 grams)
bicarbonate of soda to 1 gallon (4 liters) of
water. The bicarbonate of soda solution is to
be added until the evidence of reaction (foaming) has ceased. The resulting liquid is to be
flushed with water and the area dried.
because they generate hydrogen gas. The
Lead-acid batteries present a risk of fire
following procedures are to be followed:
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• DO NOT SMOKE when near the battery.
• DO NOT cause flame or spark in battery area.
• Discharge static electricity from body before
touching the battery by first touching a grounded metal surface.
sure the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is
set to the OFF position before connecting
nBe
the battery cables. If the switch is set to
AUTO or MANUAL, the generator can crank
and start as soon as the battery cables are
connected.

and the 7.5A fuse is removed from the generBe sure the utility power supply is turned off
ator control panel, or sparking may occur at
the battery posts as the cables are attached
and cause an explosion.
4.7
ADJUSTING GT-530/990/999
VALVE CLEARANCE
After the first six (6) months of operation, check the valve clearance in the engine, adjust if necessary.
Important: If feeling uncomfortable about doing this procedure
or the proper tools are not available, please contact the Dealer for
service assistance. This is a very important step to ensure longest
life for the engine.
To check valve clearance:
• The engine should be cool before checking. If valve clearance is
0.002" - 0.004" (0.05 - 0.1mm), adjustment is not needed.
• Remove spark plug wires and position wires away from plugs.
• Remove spark plugs.
• Make sure the piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC) of its compression stroke (both valves closed). To get the piston at TDC,
remove the intake screen at the front of the engine to gain
access to the flywheel nut. Use a large socket and socket
wrench to rotate the nut and hence the engine in a clockwise
direction. While watching the piston through the spark plug
hole. The piston should move up and down. The piston is at
TDC when it is at its highest point of travel.
To adjust valve clearance (if necessary), (Figure 4.9):
• Make sure the engine is at 60° to 80° F.
• Make sure that the spark plug wire is removed from the spark
plug and out of the way.
• Remove the four screws attaching the valve cover.
• Loosen the rocker jam nut. Use a 10mm allen wrench to turn
the pivot ball stud while checking clearance between the rocker
arm and the valve stem with a feeler gauge. Correct clearance
is 0.002-0.004 inch (0.05-0.1 mm).
NOTE:
Hold the rocker arm jam nut in place as the pivot ball stud is
turned.
Maintenance
Figure 4.10 – Cooling Vent Locations
When valve clearance is correct, hold the pivot ball stud in place
with the allen wrench and tighten the rocker arm jam nut. Tighten
the jam nut to 174 in/lbs. torque. After tightening the jam nut,
recheck valve clearance to make sure it did not change.
• Install new valve cover gasket.
• Re-attach the valve cover.
Figure 4.9 - Valve Clearance Adjustment
Jam Nut
Pivot Ball
Stud
Rocker
Arm
Valve
Stem
4.9
ATTENTION AFTER
SUBMERSION
If the generator has been submerged in water, it MUST NOT be
started and operated. Following any submersion in water, have
a Dealer thoroughly clean, dry and inspect the generator. If the
structure (ex. home) has been flooded, it should be inspected by
a certified electrician to ensure there won't be any electrical problems during generator operation or when utility is returned.
4.10 CORROSION PROTECTION
Periodically wash and wax the enclosure using automotive type
products. Frequent washing is recommended in salt water/coastal
areas. Spray engine linkages with a light oil such as WD-40.
NOTE:
Start all four screws before tightening or it will not be possible
to get all the screws in place. Make sure the valve cover gasket
is in place.
4.11 OUT OF SERVICE PROCEDURE
• Install spark plugs.
• Re-attach the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
• Repeat the process for the other cylinder.
If the generator cannot be exercised every seven days, and will
be out of service longer than 90 days, prepare the generator for
storage as follows:
4.8
COOLING SYSTEM
Air inlet and outlet openings in the generator compartment must
be open and unobstructed for continued proper operation. This
includes such obstructions as high grass, weeds, brush, leaves
and snow.
Without sufficient cooling and ventilating air flow, the engine/generator quickly overheats, which causes a rapid shut down. (See
Figure 4.10 for vent locations.)
Make sure the doors and roof are in place during operation as
running the generator with them removed can effect cooling air
movement.
hot and remains hot after shutdown. High
The exhaust from this product gets extremely
grass, weeds, brush, leaves, etc. must
remain clear of the exhaust. Such materials may ignite and burn from the heat of the
exhaust system.
4.11.1
REMOVAL FROM SERVICE
1.
2.
Start the engine and let it warm up.
Close the fuel shutoff valve in the fuel supply line and allow
the unit to shut down.
3. Once the unit has shut down, switch to the OFF position.
4. Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or OPEN)
position.
5. Set the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to OFF and turn off the utility power to the transfer switch. Remove the 7.5A fuse from
the generator control panel. Disconnect the battery cables as
outlined in “General Hazards”.
6. While the engine is still warm from running, drain the oil
completely. Refill the crankcase with oil. See ”Engine Oil
Recommendations".
7. Attach a tag to the engine indicating the viscosity and classification of the oil in the crankcase.
8. Remove the spark plug(s) and spray fogging agent into the
spark plug(s) threaded openings. Reinstall and tighten the
spark plug(s).
9. Remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry room on a
wooden board. Never store the battery on any concrete or
earthen floor.
10. Clean and wipe the entire generator.
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Maintenance
4.11.2
RETURN TO SERVICE
To return the unit to service after storage, proceed as follows:
1.
Verify that utility power is turned off and that the AUTO/OFF/
MANUAL switch is set to OFF.
2. Check the tag on the engine for oil viscosity and classification.
Verify that the correct recommended oil is used in the engine
(see the Engine Oil Recommendations section). If necessary,
drain and refill with the proper oil.
3. Check the state of the battery. Fill all cells of unsealed batteries to the proper level with distilled water. DO NOT USE
TAP WATER IN THE BATTERY. Recharge the battery to 100
percent state of charge, or, if defective, replace the battery.
See “Specifications,” for type and size.
4. Clean and wipe the entire generator.
5. Make sure the 7.5A fuse is removed from the generator control panel. Reconnect the battery. Observe battery polarity.
Damage may occur if the battery is connected incorrectly.
6. Open the fuel shutoff valve.
7. Insert the 7.5A fuse into the generator control panel. Start the
unit by moving the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to MANUAL.
Allow the unit to warm up thoroughly.
8. Stop the unit by setting the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to
OFF.
9. Turn on the utility power to the transfer switch.
10. Set the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch to AUTO.
11. The generator is now ready for service.
NOTE:
If the battery was dead or disconnected, the exercise timer, current date and time must be reset.
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4.11.3
ACCESSORIES
There are performance enhancing accessories available for the
air-cooled generators.
• Cold Weather Kits are recommended in areas where temperatures regularly fall below 32° F (0° C).
• Scheduled Maintenance Kits include all pieces necessary to
perform maintenance on the generator along with oil recommendations.
• Auxiliary Transfer Switch Lockout enables any of the transfer
switches to completely lock out one large electrical load by
tying into its control system.
• Touch-up Paint Kits are very important to maintain the look and
integrity of the generator enclosure. These kits include touch-up
paint and instructions if the need should arise.
For more details on accessories, please contact a Dealer.
Maintenance
4.12 SERVICE SCHEDULE
ATTENTION: It is recommended that all service work
be performed by the nearest Dealer.
SYSTEM/COMPONENT
PROCEDURE
FREQUENCY
X = Action
R = Replace as Necessary
* = Notify Dealer if Repair is
Needed.
W = Weekly
Inspect
Change
Clean
M = Monthly
Y = Yearly
FUEL
Fuel lines and connections*
X
M
X
M or 24 hours of
continuous operation.
LUBRICATION
Oil level
Oil
X
2Y or 200 hours
of operation.**
Oil filter
X
2Y or 200 hours
of operation.**
COOLING
X
X
W
Remove corrosion, ensure
dryness
X
X
M
Clean and tighten battery
terminals
X
X
M
Check charge state
X
R
EVERY 6 M
Electrolyte level
X
R
EVERY 6 M
Air cleaner
X
R
2Y or 200 hours
Spark plug(s)
X
R
2Y or 200 hours
Enclosure louvers
BATTERY
ENGINE AND MOUNTING
GENERAL CONDITION
Vibration, Noise, Leakage, Temperature*
COMPLETE TUNE-UP*
X
M
TO BE COMPLETED BY A DEALER
2Y or 200 hours
* Contact the nearest dealer for assistance if necessary.
** Change oil and filter after first eight (8) hours of operation and then every 200 hours thereafter, or 2 years, whichever occurs first. Change
sooner when operating under a heavy load or in a dusty or dirty environment or in high ambient temperatures.
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Troubleshooting
5.1
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
The engine will not crank.
Cause
Correction
1.
Fuse blown.
1.
3.
4.
Correct short circuit condition, replace 7.5A
fuse in generator
control panel.
Tighten, clean or replace
as necessary.
*
Charge or replace battery.
2.
Loose, corroded or defective
battery cables.
Defective starter motor.
Dead Battery.
2.
1.
2.
3.
Replenish fuel/Turn on fuel valve.
*
*
4.
5.
6.
Clean, re-gap or replace plug(s).
Reset valve lash.
Verify choke plate moves freely.
1.
Check, replace air cleaner.
2.
3.
Air cleaner plugged
or damaged.
Fouled spark plug(s).
Fuel pressure incorrect.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Fuel selector in wrong position.
Choke remains closed.
4.
5.
Clean, re-gap or replace plug(s).
Confirm fuel pressure to regulator
is 10-12” water column (0.36-0.43 psi) for
LP, and 5-7” water column (0.18-0.25 psi)
for natural gas.
Move selector to correct position.
Verify choke plate moves freely.
The AUTO/OFF/MANUAL
switch is set to OFF, but
the engine continues
to run.
1.
2.
Defective switch.
AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch
wired incorrectly.
Defective control board.
1.
2.
*
*
3.
*
There is no AC output
from the generator.
1.
1.
2.
Main line circuit breaker is in
the OFF (or OPEN) position.
Generator internal failure.
2.
Reset circuit breaker
to ON (or CLOSED).
*
There is no transfer to
standby after utility
source failure.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Defective transfer switch coil.
Defective transfer relay.
Transfer relay circuit open.
Defective control logic board.
1.
2.
3.
4.
*
*
*
*
Unit consumes large
amounts of oil.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine over filled with oil.
Improper type or viscosity of oil.
Damaged gasket, seal or hose.
Engine breather defective.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Adjust oil to proper level.
See "Engine Oil Recommendations".
Check for oil leaks.
*
3.
4.
The engine cranks but
will not start.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The engine starts hard
and runs rough.
1.
3.
Out of fuel.
Defective fuel solenoid (FS).
Open #14 wire from
engine control board.
Fouled spark plug(s).
Valve lash out of adjustment.
Choke not operating.
*Contact the nearest Dealer for assistance.
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Appendix
6.1
MENU SYSTEM NAVIGATION
6.1.1
CHANGING SETTINGS (EDIT MENU)
To get to the MENU, use the "Esc" key from any page. It may need
to be pressed many times before getting to the menu page. The
currently selected menu is displayed as a flashing word. Navigate
to the menu required by using the +/- keys. When the menu
required is flashing, press the ENTER key. Depending on the menu
selected, there may be a list of choices presented. Use the same
navigation method to select the the desired screen (refer to the
Menu System diagram).
To change a setting such as display contrast, go to the EDIT menu
and use the +/- keys to navigate to the setting to change. Once
this setting is displayed (e.g. Contrast), press the ENTER key to go
into the edit mode. Use the +/- keys to change the setting, press
the ENTER key to store the new setting.
NOTE:
If the ENTER key is not pressed to save the new setting, it will
only be saved temporarily. The next time the battery is disconnected, the setting will revert back to the previous setting.
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28
ENTER
+/-
ESC
ALARM LOG
RUN LOG
ESC
Use the “ENTER” key
to select items or
enter data.
Use the “+/-” key
to navigate through
the menu.
Press the “ESCAPE” key
to jump back up through
the menu levels.
HISTORY
STATE
HOURS UNDER
LOAD
BATTERY
VOLTAGE
RESET
MAINTENANCE
TIME/DATE
LANGUAGE
CONTRAST
EDIT
GENERATOR
FREQUENCY
VERSIONS
ESC
EXERCISE
TIME/SPEED
ESC
COMMAND
ESC
MAIN MENU
ENGINE
RPM
ENGINE
HOURS
DISPLAY
STATUS
Password is entered
on this page.
ESC
INPUTS
OUTPUTS
DEBUG
DISPLAYS
ESC
QT TEST
Appendix
Notes
29
Installation Diagrams
30
Drawing 0J3244-A
Drawing 0J3244-A
Installation Diagrams
31
Installation Diagrams
32
Drawing 0J3381-A
Drawing 0J3381-A
Installation Diagrams
33
Warranty
FOR GENERATORS 10KW AND BELOW
FEDERAL EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac) are pleased to explain the
Emission Control System warranty on your new 2008 and later equipment. New equipment that use small spark-ignited engines
must be designed, built, and equipped to meet stringent anti-smog standards for the federal government. Generac will warrant
the emission control system on your generator for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect,
unapproved modification or improper maintenance of your equipment.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the: carburetor, ignition system, fuel system, catalytic converter, and other
associated emission-related components (if equipped).
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This emission control system is warranted for two years. If, during such warranty period, any emission-related part on your
equipment is found to be defective in materials or workmanship, repairs or replacement will be performed by a Generac
Authorized Warranty Service Dealer.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the generator owner, you are responsible for the completion of all required maintenance as listed in your factory supplied
Owner's Manual. For warranty purposes, Generac recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your
generator, but Generac cannot deny warranty solely due to the lack of receipts.
As the generator owner, you should be aware that Generac may deny any and/or all warranty coverage or responsibility if your
generator, or a part/component thereof, has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications, or
the use of counterfeit and/or "grey market" parts not made, supplied or approved by Generac.
You are responsible for contacting a Generac Authorized Warranty Dealer as soon as a problem occurs. The warranty
repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either your selling dealer or a Generac Authorized Warranty Service Dealer. To
locate the Generac Authorized Warranty Service Dealer nearest you, call our toll free number:
1-800-333-1322
IMPORTANT NOTE: This warranty statement explains your rights and obligations under the Emission Control System Warranty
(ECS Warranty), which is provided to you by Generac pursuant to federal law. See also the "Generac Limited Warranties for
Generac Power Systems, Inc.," which is enclosed herewith on a separate sheet, also provided to you by Generac. Note that this
warranty shall not apply to any incidental, consequential or indirect damages caused by defects in materials or workmanship or
any delay in repair or replacement of the defective part(s). This warranty is in place of all other warranties, expressed or implied.
Specifically, Generac makes no other warranties as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
The ECS Warranty applies only to the emission control system of your new equipment. If there is any conflict in terms between the
ECS Warranty and the Generac Warranty, the Generac Warranty shall apply. Both the ECS Warranty and the Generac Warranty
describe important rights and obligations with respect to your new engine.
Warranty service can be performed only by a Generac Authorized Warranty Service Facility. When requesting warranty service,
evidence must be presented showing the date of the sale to the original purchaser/owner.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Generac at the following
address:
ATTENTION WARRANTY DEPARTMENT
GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
P.O. BOX 297 • WHITEWATER, WI 53190
Part 1
Part No. 0H1911 Rev. A 01/09
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Warranty
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
Emission Control System Warranty (ECS warranty) for equipment using small spark-ignited engines:
(a) Applicability: This warranty shall apply to equipment that uses small off-road engines. The ECS Warranty period shall begin
on the date the new equipment is purchased by/delivered to its original, end-use purchaser/owner and shall continue for 24
consecutive months thereafter.
(b) General Emissions Warranty Coverage: Generac warrants to the original, end-use purchaser/owner of the new engine or
equipment and to each subsequent purchaser/owner that the ECS when installed was:
(1) Designed, built and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations; and
(2) Free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part at any time during the ECS
Warranty Period.
(c) The warranty on emissions-related parts will be interpreted as follows:
(1) Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Owner's Manual shall be
warranted for the ECS Warranty Period. If any such part fails during the ECS Warranty Period, it shall be repaired or
replaced by Generac according to Subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall
be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period.
(2) Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection as specified in the Owner's Manual shall be warranted
for the ECS Warranty Period. A statement in the Owner’s Manual to the effect of "repair or replace as necessary" shall not
reduce the ECS Warranty Period. Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for the
remainder of the ECS Warranty Period.
(3) Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Owner's Manual shall be warranted
for the period of time prior to first scheduled replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the first scheduled
replacement, the part shall be repaired or replaced by Generac according to Subsection (4) below. Any such emissionsrelated part repaired or replaced under the ECS warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for that part.
(4) Repair or replacement of any warranted, emissions-related part under this ECS Warranty shall be performed at no charge
to the owner at a Generac Authorized Warranty Service Facility.
(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (4) above, warranty services or repairs must be provided at Generac
Authorized Service Facilities.
(6) When the engine is inspected by a Generac Authorized Warranty Service Facility, the purchaser/owner shall not be held
responsible for diagnostic costs if the repair is deemed warrantable.
(7) Throughout the ECS Warranty Period, Generac shall maintain a supply of warranted emission-related parts sufficient to
meet the expected demand for such parts.
(8) Any Generac authorized and approved emission-related replacement parts may be used in the performance of any ECS
warranty maintenance or repairs and will be provided without charge to the purchaser/owner. Such use shall not reduce
Generac ECS Warranty obligations.
(9) Unapproved, add-on, modified, counterfeit and/or "grey market" parts may not be used to modify or repair a Generac
engine. Such use voids this ECS Warranty and shall be sufficient grounds for disallowing an ECS Warranty claim. Generac
shall not be held liable hereunder for failures of any warranted parts of Generac equipment caused by the use of such an
unapproved, add-on, modified, counterfeit and/or "grey market" part.
EMISSION RELATED PARTS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING (IF EQUIPPED):
1) FUEL METERING SYSTEM
A. CARBURETOR AND INTERNAL PARTS
B. PRESSURE REGULATOR
2) AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM
A. INTAKE MANIFOLD
B. AIR FILTER
3) IGNITION SYSTEM
A. SPARK PLUGS
B. IGNITION COILS / MODULE
4) AIR INJECTION SYSTEM
A. PULSE AIR VALVE
5) EXHAUST SYSTEM
A. CATALYST
B. THERMAL REACTOR
C. EXHAUST MANIFOLD
Part 2
Part No. 0H1911 Rev. A 01/09
35
Warranty
FOR GENERATORS 13KW AND ABOVE
United States Environmental Protection Agency Warranty Statement
Warranty Rights, Obligations and Coverage
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac), are pleased to explain the
Emission Control System Warranty on your new stationary emergency engine. If during the warranty period, any emission control
system or component on your engine is found defective in materials or workmanship Generac will repair your engine at no cost
to you for diagnosis, replacement parts and labor provided it be done by a Generac Authorized Warranty Service Facility. Your
emission control system may include parts such as the fuel metering, ignition, and exhaust systems and other related emission
related components listed below. Generac will warrant the emissions control systems on your 2009 and later model year engines
provided there has been no abuse, neglect, unapproved modification or improper maintenance of your engine. For engines less
than 130 HP the warranty period is two years from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser. For engines greater than or equal to
130 HP the warranty period is three year from the date of the engine being placed into service.
Purchaser’s/Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
As the engine purchaser/owner you are responsible for the following. 1.) The engine must be installed and configured in accordance to the Generac’s installation specifications. 2.) The completion of all maintenance requirements listed in your Owner’s Manual. 3.) Any engine setting adjustment must be done in accordance and consistent with the instructions in the Owner’s Manual. 4.)
Any emission control system or component must be maintained and operated appropriately in order to ensure proper operation of
the engine and control system to minimize emissions at all times.
Generac may deny any/or all Emission Control System Warranty coverage or responsibility of the engine, or an emission control system or component on your engine thereof, if it has failed due to abuse, neglect, unapproved modification or improper
maintenance, or the use of counterfeit and/or ‘gray market’ parts not made, supplied or approved by Generac. Warranty service/
scheduled maintenance can be arranged by contacting your selling dealer or a Generac Authorized Warranty Service dealer,
888-GENERAC (888-436-3722) or www.generac.com for the dealer nearest you. The purchaser/owner shall be responsible for any
expenses or other charges incurred for service calls and/or transportation of the product to/from the inspection or repair facilities.
The purchaser/owner shall be responsible for any and/or all damages or losses incurred while the engine is being transported/
shipped for inspection or warranty repairs. Contact Generac Power Systems Inc. for additional Emission Control System Warranty
related information, Generac Power Systems, Inc. P.O. Box 8, Waukesha, WI 53187, Phone 888-GENERAC (888-436-3722) or
www.generac.com
Emission Related Parts Include the Following (if so equipped)
1)
Fuel Metering System
1.1) Gasoline Carburetor assembly and internal components
a) Fuel filter, b) Carburetor, c) Fuel Pump
1.2) Carburetion assembly and its components
a) Fuel controller, b) Carburetor and its gaskets,
c) Mixer and it gaskets, d) Primary gas regulator
e) Liquid vaporizer
1.3) Fuel Regulator
2)
Air Induction System including
a) Intake pipe/manifold, b) Air cleaner
3) Ignition System including
a) Spark plug, b) Ignition module,
c) Ignition coil, d) Spark plug wirers
4) Exhaust system
a) Catalyst assembly, b) Exhaust manifold,
c) Muffler, d) Exhaust pipe, e) Muffler gasket
5) Crankcase Breather Assembly including
a) Breather connection tube, b) PCV valve
6) Oxygen Sensor
7) Diagnostic Emission-Control System
Part 1
Part No. 0H1916 Rev A
36
Warranty
United States Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Requirements
Purchaser’s/Owner’s Recordkeeping Responsibilities
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac), are pleased to explain
your recordkeeping requirements for compliance with Subpart JJJJ – Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition
Internal Combustion Engines as listed in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 Part 60. As the engine purchaser/
owner who operates and maintains their certified emergency stationary engine and emission control system according to applicable emission related guidelines as specified in this Owner’s Manual you are required to meet the following notification and
recordkeeping requirements to demonstrate compliance. 1.) Maintain documentation that the engine is certified to meet emission
standards. 2.) Recordkeeping of maintenance conducted. 3.) Recordkeeping of the provision allowing natural gas engines to
operate using propane for a maximum of 100 hours per year as an alternate fuel solely during emergency operations provided the
engine is not certified to operate on propane. 4.) Meet all compliance notifications submitted to the purchaser/owner and maintain
all supporting documentation. 5.) Recordkeeping of hours of operation, including what classified the operation as emergency and
how many hours are spent for non-emergency operation. For emergency engines greater than or equal to 130 HP, recordkeeping of hours of operation begins January 1, 2011. For emergency engines less than 130 HP, recordkeeping of hours of operation
begins January 1, 2009; Engines are equipped with non-resettable hour meters to facilitate recordkeeping.
Specific Air Quality Management or Air Pollution Control Districts may have different and additional record keeping/ reporting
requirements. Your permit to construct and/or operate the engine may be contingent upon compliance with those requirements.
Check with your local Air Quality Management or Air Pollution Control District for specific requirements.
Emergency stationary internal combustion engines (ICE) may be operated for the purpose of maintenance checks and readiness
testing, provided that the tests are recommended by Federal, State or local government, Generac, or the insurance company
associated with the engine. Maintenance checks and readiness testing of such units is limited to 100 hours per year. There is no
time limit on the use of emergency stationary ICE in emergency situations. The purchaser/owner may petition the Administrator for
approval of additional hours to be used for maintenance checks and readiness testing, but a petition is not required if the owner
maintains records indicating that Federal, State, or local standards require maintenance and testing of emergency ICE beyond 100
hours per year. Emergency stationary ICE may operate up to 50 hours per year in non-emergency situations, but those 50 hours
are counted towards the 100 hours per year provided for maintenance and testing. The 50 hours per year for non-emergency situations cannot be used for peak shaving or to generate income for a facility to supply power to an electric grid or otherwise supply
power as part of a financial arrangement with another entity. For purchaser/owner of emergency engines, any operation other than
emergency operation, maintenance and testing, and operation in non-emergency situations for 50 hours per year, as permitted in
this section is prohibited.
If you operate and maintain your certified emergency stationary SI internal combustion engine and emissions control systems in
accordance to the specifications and guidelines in this Owner’s Manual EPA will not require engine performance testing. If not,
your engine will be considered non-certified and you must demonstrate compliance according to Subpart JJJJ – Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines as listed in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations Title 40
Part 60.
Emission-Related Installation Instructions
Your certified emergency stationary engine has pre-set emission control systems or components that require no adjustment. Inspection and replacement of an emissions related component is required to be done so in accordance with the requirements cited
in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Warranty Statement or can be arranged by contacting your selling dealer
or a Generac Authorized Warranty Service dealer, 888-GENERAC (888-436-3722) or www.generac.com for the dealer nearest you.
Failing to follow these instructions when installing a certified engine in a piece of nonroad equipment violates federal law 40 CFR
1068.105 (b), subject to fines or penalties as described in the Clean Air Act.
Part 2
Part No. 0H1916 Rev A
37
Warranty
GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS "FIVE YEAR" LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
HONEYWELL AIR-COOLED EMERGENCY GENERATORS
For a period of five (5) years from the date of successful activation of the unit, Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac) will, at its option, repair or replace any part(s) which,
upon examination, inspection, and testing by Generac or an Authorized/Certified Honeywell Generator Dealer, or branch thereof, is found to be defective under normal use
and service, in accordance with the warranty schedule set forth below. Any equipment that the purchaser/owner claims to be defective must be examined by the nearest
Authorized/Certified Honeywell Generator Dealer, or branch thereof. Repair or replacement pursuant to this limited warranty shall not renew or extend the original warranty
period. Any repaired product shall be warranted for the remaining original warranty period only. This warranty applies only to Honeywell Generators used in "Standby"
applications, as Generac has defined Standby, provided said generator has been initially installed and/or inspected on-site by an Authorized/Certified Honeywell Generator
Dealer, or branch thereof. It is highly recommended that scheduled maintenance, as outlined by the generator owner’s manual, be performed by an Authorized/Certified
Honeywell Generator Dealer, or branch thereof. This will verify service has been performed on the unit throughout the warranty period.
***This warranty only applies to units sold for use in the US and Canada.***
WARRANTY SCHEDULE
YEARS ONE and TWO – Limited comprehensive coverage on mileage, labor and parts listed.
• All COMPONENTS
YEARS THREE, FOUR AND FIVE — Limited comprehensive coverage on parts listed.
• COMPONENTS — Major mechanical or major electrical.
GUIDELINES:
Travel allowance is limited to 100 miles maximum and three (3) hours maximum (per occurrence, whichever is less), round trip from the nearest Authorized/Certified
Honeywell Generator Dealer; and only applies to permanently wired and mounted units. Any additional required travel expense will not be covered by Generac.
1. This warranty only applies to permanently wired and mounted units.
2. All warranty repairs, must be performed and/or addressed by an Authorized/Certified Honeywell Generator Dealer, or branch thereof.
3. Units that have been resold are not covered under the Generac Warranty, as this Warranty is not transferable.
4. Unit enclosure is only covered during the first year of the warranty provision.
5. Use of Non-Generac replacement part(s) will void the warranty in its entirety.
6. Generac may choose to Repair, Replace or Refund a piece of equipment.
7. Warranty Labor Rates are based on normal working hours. Additional costs for overtime, holiday or emergency labor costs for repairs outside of normal business hours
will be the responsibility of the customer.
8. Warranty Parts shipment costs are reimbursed at ground shipment rates. Costs related to requests for expedited shipping will be the responsibility of the customer.
9. Batteries are warranted by the battery manufacturer.
10. Verification of required maintenance may be required for warranty coverage.
THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Costs of normal maintenance (i.e. tune-ups, associated part(s), adjustments, loose/leaking clamps, installation and start-up).
Any failure caused by contaminated fuels, oils, coolants/antifreeze or lack of proper fuels, oils or coolants/antifreeze.
Units sold, rated or used for "Prime Power", "Trailer Mounted" or "Rental Unit" applications as Generac Power Systems has defined Prime Power,Trailer Mounted or Rental
Unit. Contact a Generac Power Systems Distributor for Prime Power, Trailer Mounted or Rental Unit definition and warranty.
Failures caused by any external cause or act of God such as, but not limited to, collision, fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, riot or wars, lightning, earthquake, windstorm,
hail, volcanic eruption, water or flood, tornado, hurricane, terrorist acts or nuclear holocaust.
Products that are modified or altered in a manner not authorized by Generac Power Systems in writing.
Failures due, but not limited to, normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, or improper installation or sizing.
Any incidental, consequential or indirect damages caused by defects in materials or workmanship, or any delay in repair or replacement of the defective part(s).
Damage related to rodent and/or insect infestation.
Failure due to misapplication, misrepresentation, or bi-fuel conversion.
Telephone, facsimile, cellular phone, satellite, Internet, or any other communication expenses.
Rental equipment used while warranty repairs are being performed (i.e. rental generators, cranes, etc.).
Modes of transportation deemed abnormal
Steel enclosures that are rusting due to improper installation, location in a harsh or saltwater environment or scratched where integrity of paint applied is compromised.
Any and all expenses incurred investigating performance complaints unless defective Generac materials and/or workmanship were the direct cause of the problem.
Starting batteries, fuses, light bulbs, engine fluids, and overnight freight cost for replacement part(s).
THIS WARRANTY IS IN PLACE OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, SPECIFICALLY, GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES AS TO
THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Any implied warranties which are allowed by law, shall be limited in duration to the terms of the express
warranty provided herein. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to purchaser/owner.
GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS ONLY LIABILITY SHALL BE THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PART(S) AS STATED ABOVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS, INC. NEGLIGENCE.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to purchaser/ owner. Purchaser/owner
agrees to make no claims against Generac Power Systems, Inc. based on negligence. This warranty gives purchaser/owner specific legal rights. Purchaser/owner also may
have other rights that vary from state to state.
Honeywell International Inc. makes no representations on warranties with respect to this product.
The Honeywell trademark is used under license form Honeywell International Inc.
GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS, INC. • P.O. BOX 8 • Waukesha, WI 53187 • Ph: 855-GEN-INFO
To locate the nearest Authorized Dealer and to download schematics, exploded parts views and parts lists,
visit our website: www.honeywellgenerators.com
Part No. 0J2936
Manual Part No. 0J2935
Revision A (01/11)
Revision A (01/25/11)
Printed in U.S.A.