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Instruction
manual
Generator
Model
DTE325
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IMPORTANT
Please make certain that the person who is to use this equipment
carefully reads and understands these instructions before starting
operations.
The Model and Serial No. plate is located on the frame. Record
these numbers in the spaces below and retain for future reference.
Model No.
PROFESSIONAL POWER TOOLS
Type
Serial No.
Copyright © 2000 PORTER-CABLE Corporation
Part No. D21678-014-1
SPECIFICATION
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MODEL
DTE325
HORSE POWER
RATED/SURGE WATTS
VOLTAGE
AMPERAGE
PHASE
HERTZ
ENGINE SPEED
MAX. AMBIENT TEMP.
FUEL CAPACITY
RUN TIME @ 50%/100%
6.0
3250/4000
120
25.0A
SINGLE
60 Hz
3600 RPM
104° F
.87 GALLON
2.5/1.6 HRS
This product is not equipped with a spark arresting muffler. If the product will be used around
flammable materials, or on land covered with materials such as agricultural crops, forest, brush, grass, or other
similar items, then an approved spark arrester must be installed and is legally required in the state of California. It
is a violation of California statutes section 130050 and/or sections 4442 and 4443 of the California Public
Resources Code, unless the engine is equipped with a spark arrestor, as defined in section 4442, and maintained
in effective working order. Spark arresters are also required on some U. S. Forest service land and may also be
legally required under other statutes and ordinances.
This product may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm. This warning is given in compliance with California Proposition 65, as detectable amounts of
chemicals subject to proposition 65 may be contained in this product.
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WARRANTY
PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION warrants to the original purchaser that each new electric generator and service part is
free from defects in material and workmanship, and agrees to repair or replace under this warranty any defective product or
part as follows from the original date of purchase.
2 YEARS – Limited warranty on electric generator alternators and 1 year limited warranty on all other parts.
90 Days – Service parts
Engine warranties are the responsibility of the engine manufacturer. Warranties of merchandise sold by Porter-Cable
which has been manufactured by and identified as the product of another company are the responsibility of the manufacturer of that product.
THIS WARRANTY IS NOT TRANSFERABLE AND DOES NOT COVER
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Products sold damaged or incomplete, sold “as is,” sold reconditioned, or used as rental equipment.
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Delivery, installation, or normal adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
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Damage or liability caused by shipping, improper handling, improper installation, improper maintenance, improper
modification, or the use of accessories and/or attachments not specifically recommended by PORTER-CABLE for the
product.
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Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, or the failure to install, operate, maintain, and store the
product according to the instructions in the owner’s manual.
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Damage caused by cold, heat, rain, excessive humidity, corrosive environments and materials, or other contaminants.
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Expendable items that become worn during normal use such as fuel filters, air cleaners, spark plugs, and engine oil.
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Cosmetic defects that do not interfere with product functionality.
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Freight costs from customer to Porter-Cable.
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Repair and transportation costs of products or parts determined not to be defective.
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ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE THAT MAY RESULT FROM
ANY DEFECT, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
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IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
WARRANTY SERVICE is available by delivering or shipping the defective product or part to any Porter-Cable authorized
warranty service location. To determine the nearest authorized warranty service location, call the toll free number, 1-888559-8550, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specific instructions regarding servicing arrangements and scheduling may vary
depending on the type and size of the product and the availability of repair parts.
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DO NOT return the defective product to the retailer.
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Retain the original cash register sales receipt as proof of purchase for warranty work.
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Purchasers should contact Porter-Cable directly if they do not receive satisfactory results from the authorized
warranty service center.
Porter-Cable Corporation
4825 Highway 45 North
P.O. Box 2468
Jackson, TN 38302-2468
1-888-559-8550
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SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
This manual contains information that
is important for you to know and understand. This information relates to
protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS.
To help you recognize this information, we use symbols to the right.
Please read the manual and pay attention to these sections.
URGENT SAFETY INFORMATION - A HAZARD THAT WILL CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY
OR LOSS OF LIFE.
Information for preventing damage to
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION - A
HAZARD THAT MIGHT CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE.
Information that you should pay
special attention to.
equipment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS •
When using this product basic precautions should always be followed
including the following:
RISK OF ELECTROCUTION AND FIRE
HAZARD
Attempting to connect generator
directly to the electrical system of
any building structure.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
Back feeding electricity through a
building’s electrical system to the
outside utility feed lines could endanger repair persons attempting to
restore service.
Attempting to connect to the incoming
utility service could result in electrocution.
Restoration of electrical service while
the generator is connected to the
incoming utility could result in a fire or
serious damage if an isolator switch is
not installed.
HOW TO PREVENT IT
Never backfeed electricity through
a structure's electrical system.
To connect to a structure's electrical system in a safe manner,
always have a Double-Throw
Transfer Switch installed by a
qualified electrician and in compliance with local ordinances. (When
installing a Double-Throw Transfer Switch, a minimum of 10
gauge wiring must be used.)
Failure to use a double throw transfer
switch when connecting to a
structure's electrical system can
damage appliances and WILL VOID
the manufacturer's warranty.
Improper storage of extension
cord
Extension cord can come into contact
with hot engine parts resulting in
damage. Using a damaged extension
cord can result in electrocution or
death.
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Never fold handle over hot engine
with extension cord wrapped on
storage bracket.
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE GENERATOR.
RISK OF ELECTROCUTION AND FIRE (cont’d)
HAZARD
Operation of generator in rain,
wet, icy, or flooded conditions.
Use of worn, damaged, undersized
or ungrounded extension cords.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
Water is an excellent conductor of
Operate generator in a clean, dry,
electricity! Water which comes in
well ventilated area. Make sure
contact with electrically charged
hands are dry before touching unit.
components can transmit electricity to
the frame and other surfaces, resulting
in electrical shock to anyone contacting
them.
Contact with worn or damaged extension cords could result in electrocution.
Inspect extension cords before use
and replace with new cord if
required.
Use of undersize extension cords
could result in overheating of the wires
or attached items, resulting in fire.
Use proper size (wire gauge)
cordset for application see chart in
the Assembly section of this
manual.
Use of ungrounded cordsets could
prevent operation of circuit breakers
and result in electrical shock.
Placing generator on or against
highly conductive surface, such as
a steel walkway or metal roof.
HOW TO PREVENT IT
Accidental leakage of electrical current
could charge conductive surfaces in
contact with the generator.
Always use a cordset having a
grounding wire with an appropriate
grounding plug. DO NOT use an
ungrounded plug.
Place generator on low conductivity
surface such as a concrete slab.
ALWAYS operate generator a
minimum of six feet from any
conductive surface.
Improper connection of items to
generator.
Exceeding the load capacity of the
generator by attaching too many
items, or items with very high load
ratings to it could result in overheating
of some items or their attachment
wiring resulting in fire or electrical
shock.
Operation of unit when damaged,
or with guards or panels removed.
Attempting to use the unit when it has
been damaged, or when it is not
functioning normally could result in fire
or electrocution.
Removal of guarding could expose
electrically charged components and
result in electrocution.
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Read the load rating chart and
instructions in the Wattage Calculation section. Make sure that the
summation of electrical loads for all
attachments does not exceed the
load rating of the generator.
Do not operate generator with
mechanical or electrical problem.
Have unit repaired by an Authorized Service Center.
Do not operate generator with
protective guarding removed.
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE GENERATOR.
RISK OF FIRE
HAZARD
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
HOW TO PREVENT IT
Attempting to fill the fuel tank while
the engine is running.
Gasoline and gasoline vapors can
become ignited by coming in contact
with hot components such as the
muffler, engine exhaust gases, or from
an electrical spark.
Turn engine off and allow it to cool
before adding fuel to the tank. Equip
area of operation with a fire extinguisher certified to handle gasoline
or fuel fires.
Sparks, fire, hot objects
Cigarettes, sparks, fires, or other hot
objects can cause gasoline or gasoline
vapors to ignite.
Add fuel to tank in well ventilated
area. Make sure there are no sources
of ignition near the generator.
Improper storage of fuel
Improperly stored fuel could lead to accidental ignition. Fuel improperly secured
could get into the hands of children or
other unqualified persons.
Store fuel in a OSHA approved container designed to hold gasoline. Store
container in secure location to prevent use by others.
Inadequate ventilation for generator
Materials placed against or near the generator or operating the generator in areas where the temperature exceeds 104°
F. ambient (such as storage rooms or garages) can interfere with its proper ventilation features causing overheating and
possible ignition of the materials or
buildings.
Operate generator in a clean, dry,
well ventilated area a minimum of four
feet from any building, object or wall.
DO NOT OPERATE UNIT INDOORS OR IN ANY CONFINED
AREA.
Tampering with factory set engine
speed settings.
Engine speed has been factory set to
provide safe operation. Tampering with
the engine speed adjustment could result in overheating of attachments and
could cause a fire.
Never attempt to “speed-up” the engine to obtain more performance.
Both the output voltage and frequency will be thrown out of standard by this practice, endangering
attachments and the user.
Overfilling the fuel tank – fuel spillage.
Spilled fuel and its vapors can become
ignited from hot surfaces or sparks.
Use care in filling the tank to avoid
spilling fuel. Make sure fuel cap is
secured tightly and check engine
for fuel leaks before starting
engine. Move generator away from
refueling area or any spillage before
starting engine. Allow for fuel
expansion. Keep maximum fuel
level 1/2 inch below the tip of the
fuel tank. Never refuel with the
engine running.
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READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE GENERATOR.
Risk of Injury and Property Damage When
Transporting Generator
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
HAZARD
Fire, Inhalation, Damage to Vehicle
Surfaces
Fuel or oil can leak or spill and could
result in fire or breathing hazard, serious injury or death can result. Fuel or oil
leaks will damage carpet, paint or other
surfaces in vehicles or trailers.
HOW TO PREVENT IT
If generator is equipped with a fuel
shut-off valve, turn the valve to the
off position before transporting to
avoid fuel leaks. If generator is not
equipped with a fuel shut-off valve,
drain the fuel from tank before transporting. Transport fuel only in an OSHA
approved container. Always place
generator on a protective mat when
transporting to protect against damage to vehicle from leaks. Remove
generator from vehicle immediately
upon arrival at your destination
RISK OF BREATHING - INHALATION HAZARD
HAZARD
Gasoline engines produce toxic carbon monoxide exhaust fumes.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
Breathing exhaust fumes will cause serious injury or death.
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HOW TO PREVENT IT
Operate generator in clean, dry, well
ventilated area. Never operate unit
in enclosed areas such as garages,
basements, storage, sheds, or in any
location occupied by humans or animals. Keep children, pets and others away from area of operating unit.
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE GENERATOR.
RISK OF UNSAFE OPERATION
HAZARD
Operation of generator in careless
manner.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
All sources of energy include the potential for injury. Unsafe operation or maintenance of your generator could lead to
serious injury or death to you or others.
HOW TO PREVENT IT
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Operation of voltage sensitive appliances without a voltage surge protector.
Any gasoline operated household generator will incur voltage variations causing damage to voltage sensitive appliances or could result in fire.
Review and understand all of
the operating instructions and
warnings in this manual.
Become familiar with the
operation and controls of the
generator. Know how to shut it
off quickly.
Equip area of operation with a
fire extinguisher certified to
handle gasoline or fuel fires.
Keep children or others away
from the generator at all times.
Always use a U.L. listed voltage sensitive surge protector to connect voltage sensitive appliances (TV, computer, stereo, etc.). Failure to use a
U.L. listed voltage surge protector will void the warranty on your
generator.
Notice: A multiple outlet strip is not
a surge protector. Make sure you use
a U.L. listed voltage surge protector.
Operating generator while suspended Generator will not operate properly and
will cause damage to the generator and
could cause serious injury or death to you
or others.
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Never operate generator while suspended or in an unlevel position.
Always operate generate on a flat,
level surface.
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE GENERATOR.
RISK OF HOT SURFACES
HAZARD
Contact with hot engine and generator components.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
Contact with hot surfaces, such as engines exhaust components, could result
in serious burns.
HOW TO PREVENT IT
During operation, touch only the control surfaces of the generator. Keep
children away from the generator at
all times. They may not be able to
recognize the hazards of this product.
RISK OF MOVING PARTS
HAZARD
Contact with moving parts can result
in serious injury.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
The generator contains parts which rotate at high speed during operation.
These parts are covered by guarding to
prevent injury.
HOW TO PREVENT IT
Never operate generator with guarding or cover plates removed. Avoid
wearing loose fitting clothing or jewelry which could be caught by moving parts.
RISK FROM LIFTING
HAZARD
Lifting a very heavy object.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
Serious injury can result from attempting to lift too heavy an object.
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HOW TO PREVENT IT
The generator is too heavy to be lifted
by one person. Obtain assistance
from others before you try to move
it.
ASSEMBLY
OBTAINING ELECTRICITY FROM THE
GENERATOR
Read this manual. Do not attempt to operate
equipment until you have read this Manual for
Safety, Operation, and Maintenance Instructions.
NOTE: This manual is a general manual. Information in this manual may or may not pertain to your
model. Please read carefully.
NOTE: Left and right describes the location of a
part with the operator facing the outlet panel.
1. Use of extension cords directly from the generator
to the appliance, lights, tools, etc.
2. Use of a double-throw transfer switch installed
directly to the main electrical supply outside of
house.
Extension Cords
When using an appliance or tool at a considerable
distance from the generator, a 3-wire extension cord
that has a 3-blade grounding plug and a 3-slot receptacle that accepts the tool's plug MUST be used in
order to reduce the risk of electrical shock. A cord of
adequate size must be used. Using the following chart
to determine the minimum wire size required.
REMOVE GENERATOR FROM CARTON
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Open carton from top.
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Cut carton along dotted lines.
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Remove all carton inserts.
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Remove generator through opening in carton.
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Fold handles up into operating position and tighten
knobs securely.
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There are basically 2 ways to obtain electricity from a
generator:
Remove shipping block from
under the generator head by
unscrewing the bolt and
remove the wood block. It is
very important that this is
removed before starting your
generator. See Figure 1.
Extension Cord Wire Gauge Chart
Cord
Length
Wire Gauge
Size
Amperage
0 to 100 ft.
12 ga.
*Up to 20 amp draw
0 to 100 ft.
10 ga.
Up to 30 amp draw
*NOTE: When amperage exceeds 20 amps; a 12 gauge
extension cord should not be used for long distances.
Figure 1
An extension cord that is hot to the touch is
overloaded. Repair or replace damaged extension cords immediately.
Double Throw Transfer Switch
Never operate the unit with handles in the
folded position.
IMPORTANT: Before any attempt to start your generator be sure to check engine oil (See Engine Operator's
manual)
GROUNDING THE GENERATOR
A grounding lug is supplied with the generator for use
when required by local electrical ordinances. Refer to
article 250 of the National Electrical Code to clarify any
needed grounding information. Your local electric
company or a certified electrician should be able to
help you with this information.
NOTE: Your engine is already grounded to the frame by
a grounding strap.
Grounding Lug
Figure 2
Potential hazards exist when a portable electric generator is connected to the main electrical supply coming
into the house. It is at that point that the electrical
generator could feed back into the utility company's
system causing possible electrocution of workers who
are repairing the electrical lines.
To avoid back feeding of electricity into utility systems,
a double-throw transfer switch must be installed
between the generator and utility power. The DoubleThrow Transfer Switch should be installed by a licensed electrician and in compliance with all state and
local electrical codes. (When installing a DoubleThrow Transfer Switch, a minimum of 10 gauge
wiring must be used.)
The electrician should also install a sub-panel to isolate
the circuits you would want to use during an emergency or electrical power outage. Your generator will
not be large enough to handle the load of all the lights,
appliances, TV, etc. at one time. To select which items
to run during the electrical power outage, see Wattage
Calculation section in this manual.
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR GENERATOR
Read this General Manual and Safety Rules before
operation of your Generator. Compare the illustration
in your parts manual with your generator to familiarize
yourself with the location of various controls and
adjustments. Save all manuals for future references.
Never fill fuel tank completely. Fill tank to 1/2"
below the bottom of the filler neck to provide
space for fuel expansion. Wipe any fuel spillage
from engine and equipment before starting
engine.
GENERATOR CAPACITY
IMPORTANT: Exceeding the rated capacity of your
generator can result in serious damage to your generator and connected electrical devices. See the Wattage
Calculation section in this manual to assist you in
determining the appliances and tools that can be ran
with the wattage capacity of your generator.
Never fill fuel tank indoors. Never fill fuel tank
when engine is running or hot. Do not smoke
when filling fuel tank.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Each receptacle has a circuit breaker to protect the
generator from overloading. If the circuit breaker trips,
unplug all electrical loads from the generator. Let the
circuit breaker cool down. Push circuit breaker button
to reset.
BEFORE START UP
Never run engine indoors or in enclosed, poor
ventilated areas, engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
3. Make sure generator is grounded in accordance
with local requirements.
4. All electrical loads MUST be disconnected
This generator has been shipped from the
factory without oil in the crankcase. Operating
the unit without oil can damage the engine.
Always check engine oil level before every start.
Running engine low of oil or out of oil could
result in serious damage to the engine.
Follow the steps listed below before starting generator:
1. Check engine oil. Refer to the Engine Operator's
Manual for correct grade and quantity of oil.
2. Check fuel level, fill as required. Make sure generator is turned off and has been allowed time to cool
down. Use clean, fresh, regular unleaded gasoline
with a minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix oil with
gasoline.
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Engine speed has been factory set to provide
safe operation. Tampering with the engine
speed adjustment could result in overheating of
attachments and could cause a fire. Never
attempt to “speed-up” the engine to obtain
more performance. Both the output voltage and
frequency will be thrown out of standard by this
practice, endangering attachments and the user.
You MUST unplug any load from the generator
before starting to prevent permanent damage to
any appliances.
TO START THE ENGINE
STOPPING ENGINE
1. Disconnect all electrical loads.
2. Turn ON/OFF switch to "OFF" position.
Never run engine indoors or in enclosed, poor
ventilated areas, engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
1. On the engine there is a ON/OFF switch located on
the front panel of the engine. Place this switch to
the "ON" position
CONNECTING ELECTRICAL LOADS
2. Push primer button three times. Wait two seconds
between each push. In cold weather (50ºF/10ºC or
below) push five times.
NOTE: Primer may be needed to restart a warm
engine after a short shutdown.
3. Grasp handle on rope starter and pull slowly until
resistance is felt. Let the rope rewind slowly. Pull
rope with a rapid full arm stroke. Let rope rewind
slowly. Repeat if necessary.
IMPORTANT: Allow generator to run at no load for 5
minutes upon each initial start-up to allow engine and
generator to stabilize.
1. Let engine run and warm up for five minutes after
starting with no electrical load.
Connect loads in the following manner to prevent
damage to equipment:
2. Connect inductive load equipment first, inductive
loads consist of refrigerators, freezers, water
pumps, air conditioners, or small hand tools.
Connect the items that require the most wattage
first. See Wattage Calculation Section in this
manual.
3. Connect the lights next.
4. Voltage sensitive equipment should be the last
equipment connected to the generator. Plug voltage
sensitive appliances such at TV's, VCR's, microwaves, ovens, computers, and cordless telephones into a UL listed voltage surge protector,
then connect the UL listed voltage surge protector
to the generator.
Failure to connect and operate equipment in
this sequence can cause damage to equipment
and will void the warranty on your generator.
Follow the wattage calculation table in the
Wattage Calculation section of this manual.
Overloading the generator will cause power
fluctuations and can damage equipment and
appliances.
Porter-Cable Corporation will only be
responsible for damage to customer's
equipment when the generator is determined to
be defective. This determination will only be
made by an authorized representative of PorterCable Corporation and this decision will be final.
Porter-Cable Corporation reserves the right to
inspect the electrical connections at the
customer's site of operation and test the
generator for proper operation before any
determination of liability is made. Failure to
maintain the equipment or wiring for inspection
will void any claim for damages by the
customer. Porter-Cable Corporation will not be
responsible for equipment damaged as a result
of voltage surges, improper operation or
improper installation of the generator.
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MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES TABLE
Before each
use
Every 25
Hours of Every
Season
Every 50
Hours of Every
Season
Every 100
Hours of Every
Season
MAINTENANCE TASK
Check oil level
X
See Note 2
See Note 1
Change oil
Clean Air Filter Assembly
X
Check Spark Plug
Prepare Unit for Storage
X
Prepare unit for storage if it is to remain idle for more than 30 days.
Note 1: Change oil after first two (2) operating hours and every 50 operating hours thereafter, more often if operated in
extreme dusty or dirty conditions.
Note 2: Check oil after 5 hours of operation
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
GENERATOR MAINTENANCE
The warranty of the generator does not cover items that
have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To receive full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain the generator as instructed in this manual.
Your generator should be kept clean and dry at all
times. The generator should not be stored or operated
in environments that includes excessive moisture, dust
or any corrosive vapors. If these substances are on the
generator, clean with a cloth or soft bristle brush. Do
not use a garden hose or anything with water pressure
to clean the generator. Water may enter the cooling air
slots and could possibly damage the rotor, stator and
the internal windings of the generator head.
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Refer to the Engine Operator's manual for service and
maintenance of the engine.
STORAGE
If you are going to store your generator for more than 30
days, use the following information as a guide to
prepare the generator for storage.
Never store generator with fuel in the tank indoors
or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas, where
fumes can reach an open flame, spark or pilot light
as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or
other gas appliances.
Engine Preparation
4. Disconnect the spark plug wire and remove the
spark plug.
5. Add one teaspoon of oil through the spark plug
hole.
6. Place rag over spark plug hole and pull the recoil a
few times to lubricate the combustion chamber.
7. Replace the spark plug, but do not connect the
spark plug wire.
NOTE: If a fuel stabilizer is not used, all gasoline
must be drained from the tank and carburetor to
prevent gum deposits from forming on these parts and
causing possible malfunction of the engine.
Generator
1. Add fuel stabilizer to fuel tank to minimize the
formation of fuel gum deposits during storage.
2. Run engine at least 5 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to enter the fuel system.
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Clean the generator as outlined in the Maintenance
Section on this manual.
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Check that cooling air slots and openings on
generator are open and unobstructed.
3. Next shut off engine.
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WATTAGE CALCULATIONS
IMPORTANT
Never exceed the rated capacity of your generator. Serious damage to the generator or appliance could result from
an overload.
1. Starting and running wattage requirements should always be calculated when matching a generators
wattage capacity to the appliance or tool.
2. There are two types of electrical appliances that can be powered by your generator:
A.
B.
C.
Items such as radios, light bulbs, television sets, and microwaves have a "resistive load". Starting
wattage and running wattage are the same.
Items such as refrigerators, air compressors, washer, dryer, and hand tools that use an electrical
motor have an "inductive load". Inductive load appliances and tools require approximately 2 to 4 times
the listed wattage for starting the equipment. This initial load only lasts for a few seconds on start-up
but is very important when figuring your total wattage to be used.
Always start your largest electric motor first, and then plug in other items, one at a time.
NOTE: On 120-volt loads the maximum starting wattage should NOT exceed one half of the rated generator
wattage. Example: a 5000 rated wattage generator = 2500 maximum starting wattage.
DETERMINING WATTAGE REQUIREMENTS
Before operating this generator list all of the appliances and/or tools that are going to operate at the same time. (Then
determine the starting wattage requirements and the running wattage requirements by following example and/or refer to
wattage calculator on page 16.)
1. First total the running wattage of all appliances and/or tools that will be operated at the same time.
Running Watts
Starting Watts
Example 1:
Lights
Television
Slow Cooker
=
=
=
TOTAL
100 Watts
300 Watts
250 Watts
=
0
0
0
650 Watts
0
2. Next the starting wattages of any appliances and/or tools that will start and stop during operation.
Running Watts
Example 2:
Starting Watts
Small Refrigerator
500 Watts
2000 Watts
TOTAL
500 Watts
2000 Watts
=
3. The running wattage of examples 1 & 2 totals 1150 watts. The starting wattage of the small refrigerator is 2000 watts
which is 1500 watts more than the running watts. Take this difference of 1500 starting watts from the refrigerator and
add to the total running watts of 1150.
Example 3:
1500 Starting Watts
1150 Running Watts
TOTAL
=
2650 Total Watts
Generator must have a maximum capacity of at least 2650 watts.
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WATTAGE CALCULATIONS
2. To determine the approximate starting wattage
requirement for most appliances and tools with
inductive type motors, multiply the wattage that was
calculated by 2 to 4 times to assure adequate
generator capacity. If the nameplate information is not
available use the values on the following chart as a
guide.
STARTING WATTAGE REQUIREMENTS
1. Some appliances and tools will list on the motor name
plate the starting and running voltage and amperage
requirements. Use the following formula to convert
voltage and amperage to wattage:
Volts X Amp = Watts
3. Remember that the starting and running wattage for
resistive loads are the same. (Example: a 100 watt
light bulb requires only 100 watts to start.) Most
resistive loads will be listed in wattage.
120 volts x 10 amps = 1200 watts
Application Guide
To select the right generator for your needs, total the wattage
of the items to be run at the same time.
Contractor
3/8" Hand Drill
Jigsaw
1/3 HP Airless Sprayer
6" Bench Grinder
Belt Sander
Demolition Hammer
7 1/4" Circular Saw
Emergency Relief
Light Bulb
Home Security
Television
Microwave
Toaster Oven
Portable Heater (5,000 BTU)
Furnace Fan
Refrigerator/Freezer
Sump Pump
Clothes Washer
Water Heater
Air Conditioner (20,000 BTU)
Recreational
12V DC Battery Charger
Radio
Slow Cooker
Electric Blanket
Electric Skillet
Coffee Maker
Small Refrigerator
7500
7000
6500
6000
5500
5000
Start
4500
4000
3500
3000
2500
Run
2000
1500
1000
500
250
Electric Appliance
100
Wattage
The wattage ratings shown are averages. Wattage requirements may vary
with different brands of appliances.
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WATTAGE CALCULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD WATTAGE CALCULATOR
DEVICES WITH HIGH STARTING (INDUCTIVE)LOADS
RUN WATTS
TIMES (X) START FACTOR
APPLIANCE OR
LOAD DEVICE*
TYPICAL DEVICE
WATTAGE**
TOTAL
800
x
3
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
=
2400
=
600
x
3
SMALL REFRIGERATOR
=
1800
=
2400
x
3
AIR COND.(ROOM)
=
7200
=
1000
x
2
SUMP PUMP 1/2 HP
=
2000
=
800
x
3
FURNACE FAN 1/3 HP
=
2400
=
1000
x
2
WELL PUMP 1/2 HP
=
2000
=
=
1500
=
TELEVISION
=
300
=
MICROWAVE
=
800
=
SPACE HEATER
=
1500
=
WATER HEATER
=
4000
=
CAUTION !!
HOT PLATE
DO NOT CONNECT VOLTAGE SENSITIVE
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (TV SET, COMPUTER,
ETC.) DIRECTLY TO YOUR GENERATOR. IF YOU USE
THE GENERATOR TO POWER SENSITIVE EQUIPMENT
YOU MUST USE A U.L. LISTED VOLTAGE SURGE
PROTECTOR.
NOTICE: FAILURE TO USE A U.L. LISTED VOLTAGE
SURGE PROTECTOR WILL DAMAGE YOUR
EQUIPMENT AND VOID YOUR WARRANTY.
THE IDLE CONTROL MUST BE IN THE
OFF POSITION WHEN OPERATING
LARGE MOTOR LOADS (FREEZERS,
REFRIGERATORS,ETC.) OR VOLTAGE
SENSITIVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
(TV, COMPUTERS, ETC.)
*FOR PRODUCTS NOT
LISTED REFER TO
CALCULATION
INSTRUCTIONS
**AVERAGE VALUES ACTUAL INDIVIDUAL
DEVICE VOLTAGES MAY
BE HIGHER OR LOWER
LIGHTING
CAUTION !!
TIMES NUMBER
OF BULBS
WATTS
60 WATT BULBS
60
x
=
75 WATT BULBS
75
x
=
100 WATT BULBS
100
x
=
300 WATT BULBS
300
x
=
ELECTRIC LOAD GRAND TOTAL
THIS TOTAL MUST BE LESS THAN YOUR GENERATOR RATING
WATTAGE RATING OF YOUR GENERATOR
THIS TOTAL MUST BE GREATER THAN YOUR HOUSEHOLD WATTAGE LOAD
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
Engine will not start
No electrical output
Repeated circuit breaker tripping
Generator overheating
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Low on fuel or oil.
1. Add fuel or oil.
2. Ignition switch in "Off" position.
2. Turn to "ON" position
3. Faulty spark plug.
3. Replace spark plug.
4. Choke in wrong position.
4. Adjust choke accordingly.
5. Fuel shut-off valve in closed
position.
5. Open fuel shut-off valve.
6. Unit loaded during start-up.
6. Remove load from unit.
7. Spark plug wire loose.
7. Attach wire to spark plug.
1. Faulty receptacle.
1. Have Service Center replace.
2. Circuit breaker kicked out.
2. Depress and reset.
3. Defective capacitor.
3. Have Service Center replace
capacitor.
4. Faulty power cord.
4. Repair or replace cord.
1. Overload
2. Faulty cords or equipment.
1. Reduce load.
2. Check for damaged, bare, or
frayed wires on equipment.
Replace.
1. Generator overloaded.
1. Reduce load.
2. Insufficient ventilation.
2. Move to adequate supply of
fresh air.
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NOTES
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NOTES
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Generator Quick Facts
CALL 1-888-559-8550 TO FIND A LOCAL AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER NEAR YOU FOR
REPAIRS AND SERVICE PART PURCHASES
ENGINE
GAS
ENGINE
OIL
WATTAGE
WIRING
Use clean, fresh gasoline with a minimum 87 octane rating. Do not add gasoline
during or immediately after use.
Refer to engine owner’s manual for oil recommendations.
Most generators are equipped with a low-oil shutdown. If the oil is low or if the
Generator is not level, the engine will not start.
Make wattage calculations before use. Refer to general operator’s manual for further
instructions.
Contact an electrician for any wiring instructions. If wiring into a house, a double-throw
transfer switch and a heavy duty cord set must be used.
Use a standard (12V) lawn and garden battery with a minimum of 45 A.H. or 210 CCA.
BATTERY
VOLT
REG.
The voltage and frequency are regulated by the rpm’s of the engine. Do not adjust the
throttle or governor to achieve higher performance. This will only alter the factory Preset settings and damage anything connected to the generator.
Be sure a volt/amp surge protector is used when sensitive electronic equipment is
used, such as: televisions, computers, stereos, and etc… The damage of such
equipment without the use of a protector WILL NOT be covered under warranty.
ENGINE
Do not adjust or attempt maintenance without consulting engine manual or an
authorized engine service center.
Add stabilizer to fuel tank and run engine for 5 minutes before storage.
STORAGE When in long term storage, operate the generator every 60 days for at least 10 minutes
with a load on it. This will prevent the loss of residual magnetism that produces the
electricity.
Allow the generator to run 5 minutes at no load for the engine and the genhead to
stabilize.
Make sure the adequate size of extension cord is used. Refer to the Grounding
OPERATION
Instructions/Extension Cord section of the owners manual.
If the generator is operating equipment that is drawing half of the rated watts it is
considered 50% load. Using all of the rated watts is considered 100% load.
ALWAYS REFER TO THE MANUALS SUPPLIED WITH THIS UNIT
Porter-Cable Corporation
4825 Highway 45 North
P.O. Box 2468
Jackson, TN 38302-2468
1-888-559-8550
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