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Owner’s Manual
CAUTION
Before using this product, read this manual and follow all
Safety Rules and Operating Instructions.
Table of Contents
Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Know Your Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Page
Parts Included*
• Generator
• Wheel kit
• Battery
• Battery charge cables
• Battery float charger
• Extenda Panel™ cord
• Locking 30A plug
• Two bottles of engine oil
• Three packets of fuel stabilizer
• Owner's manual
• Engine manual
*If any parts are missing or damaged, call 1-800-270-1408.
Questions? Help is just a moment away!
Call: Generac Generator Helpline - 1-800-270-1408 M-F 8-5 CT
Web: www.generac-portables.com or www.briggsandstratton.com
Generac Portable Products is a licensed trademark of Briggs & Stratton Power Products.
BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC
JEFFERSON,WISCONSIN, U.S.A.
Model No. 1470-1 (7,550 Watt AC Generator) Manual No. 193715GS Revision 4 (02/23/2005)
7550EXL Extended Life Generator
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
EQUIPMENT
SAFETY RULES
DESCRIPTION
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to
alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this
symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Read this manual carefully and become
familiar with your generator. Know its
applications, its limitations and any hazards
involved.
The safety alert symbol ( ) is used with a signal word
(DANGER, CAUTION,WARNING), a pictorial and/or a
safety message to alert you to hazards. DANGER indicates
a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION
indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in
minor or moderate injury. CAUTION, when used
without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could
result in equipment damage. Follow safety messages to
avoid or reduce the risk of injury or death.
The generators are an engine–driven, revolving field,
alternating current (AC) generator. It was designed to
supply electrical power for operating compatible electrical
lighting, appliances, tools and motor loads.The generator’s
revolving field is driven at about 3,600 rpm by a singlecylinder engine.
CAUTION! DO NOT exceed the generator’s
wattage/amperage capacity. See “Don’t Overload
Generator”.
Every effort has been made to ensure that information in
this manual is accurate and current. However, we reserve
the right to change, alter or otherwise improve the product
and this document at any time without prior notice.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
The Emission Control System for this generator is
warranted for standards set by the Environmental
Protection Agency. For warranty information refer to the
engine owner’s manual.
Hazard Symbols and Meanings
Electrocution
Toxic Fumes
Copyright © 2005 Briggs & Stratton Power Products
Group, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this material
may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any
means without the express written permission of Briggs &
Stratton Power Products Group, LLC.
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Electrical Shock
Electrical Shock
Explosion
Fire
Explosive Pressure
Chemical Burn
Hot Surface
Kickback
7550EXL Extended Life Generator
WARNING
DANGER
Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen gas
during recharging.
Hydrogen gas stays near battery for a long time
after battery has been charged.
Slightest spark will ignite hydrogen and cause
explosion.
You can be blinded or severely injured.
Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is
extremely caustic.
Contact with battery fluid will cause severe
chemical burns.
Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and
explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
WHEN ADDING OR DRAINING FUEL
• Turn generator OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before
removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in
tank.
• Fill or drain fuel tank outdoors.
• DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.
• Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and
other ignition sources.
• DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.
WHEN STARTING EQUIPMENT
• Ensure spark plug, muffler, fuel cap and air cleaner are in place.
• DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed.
• If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting engine.
WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT
• Do not tip engine or equipment at angle which causes fuel to
spill.
• This generator is not for use in mobile equipment or marine
applications.
WHEN TRANSPORTING OR REPAIRING
EQUIPMENT
• Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel shutoff
valve OFF.
• Disconnect spark plug wire.
WHEN STORING FUEL OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL
IN TANK
• Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, clothes
dryers or other appliances that have pilot light or other
ignition source because they can ignite fuel vapors.
• DO NOT allow any open flame, spark, heat, or lit cigarette
during and for several minutes after charging a battery.
• Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves.
WARNING
Running generator gives off carbon monoxide,
an odorless, colorless, poison gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea,
fainting or death.
• Operate generator ONLY outdoors.
• Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through
windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other openings.
• DO NOT operate generator inside any building or enclosure,
including the generator compartment of a recreational vehicle (RV).
WARNING
Generator produces powerful voltage.
Failure to isolate generator from power utility
can result in death or injury to electric utility
workers due to backfeed of electrical energy.
• When using generator for backup power, notify utility
company. Use approved transfer equipment to isolate
generator from electric utility.
• Use a ground circuit fault interrupter (GFCI) in any damp or
highly conductive area, such as metal decking or steel work.
• DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles.
• DO NOT use generator with electrical cords which are worn,
frayed, bare or otherwise damaged.
• DO NOT operate generator in the rain.
• DO NOT handle generator or electrical cords while standing
in water, while barefoot, or while hands or feet are wet.
• DO NOT allow unqualified persons or children to operate or
service generator.
WARNING
• This generator does not meet U. S. Coast Guard Regulation
33CFR-183 and should not be used on marine applications.
• Failure to use the appropriate U. S. Coast Guard approved
generator could result in bodily injury and/or property
damage.
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CAUTION
WARNING
Excessively high operating speeds increase risk of injury
and damage to generator.
Excessively low speeds impose a heavy load.
Rapid retraction of starter cord (kickback) will
pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go.
Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains could
result.
• DO NOT tamper with governed speed. Generator supplies
correct rated frequency and voltage when running at governed
speed.
• DO NOT modify generator in any way.
• When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt
and then pull rapidly to avoid kickback.
• NEVER start or stop engine with electrical devices plugged in
and turned on.
CAUTION
WARNING
Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can
damage generator and/or electrical devices connected
to it.
Unintentional sparking can result in fire or
electric shock.
• See “Don’t Overload Generator”.
• Start generator and let engine stabilize before connecting
electrical loads.
• Connect electrical loads in OFF position, then turn ON for
operation.
• Turn electrical loads OFF and disconnect from generator
before stopping generator.
WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR
GENERATOR
• Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place
the wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
WHEN TESTING FOR ENGINE SPARK
• Use approved spark plug tester.
• DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.
CAUTION
Improper treatment of generator can damage it and
shorten its life.
WARNING
• Use generator only for intended uses.
• If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or call
the Generac generator helpline at 1-800-270-1408.
• Operate generator only on level surfaces.
• DO NOT expose generator to excessive moisture, dust, dirt,
or corrosive vapors.
• DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.
• If connected devices overheat, turn them off and disconnect
them from generator.
• Shut off generator if:
-electrical output is lost;
-equipment sparks, smokes, or emits flames;
-unit vibrates excessively.
Running engines produce heat.Temperature of
muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed
150°F (65°C).
Severe burns can occur on contact.
Combustible debris, such as leaves, grass, brush,
ect. can catch fire.
• DO NOT touch hot surfaces.
• Allow equipment to cool before touching.
• The generator must be at least 5 feet from structures having
combustible walls and/or other combustible materials.
• Keep at least 3 feet of clearance on all sides of generator for
adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing.
• In the State of California a spark arrester is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal
lands. If you equip the muffler with a spark arrester, it must be
maintained in effective working order.
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KNOW YOUR GENERATOR
Read this owner’s manual and safety rules before operating your generator.
Compare the illustrations with your generator, to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and
adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Air Cleaner
Choke Lever
Fuel Tank
Run/Stop Switch
Spark Arrester Muffler
Start Button
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp
Duplex Receptacle
Idle Control Switch
120/240 Volt AC,
30 Amp Receptacle
12 Volt DC, 10 Amp
Receptacle
Circuit Breakers (AC)
Grounding Fastener
120 Volt AC, 30 Amp
Receptacle
12 Volt DC,10 Amp Receptacle — Recharge a
discharged 12 Volt automotive type battery through this
receptacle.
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, Duplex Receptacle — May be
used to supply electrical power for the operation of
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, single phase, 60 Hz electrical lighting,
appliance, tool and motor loads.
120 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking Receptacle — May be
used to supply electrical power for the operation of
120 Volt AC, 30 Amp, single phase, 60 Hz electrical lighting,
appliance, tool and motor loads.
120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking Receptacle — May
be used to supply electrical power for the operation of
120 and/or 240 Volt AC, 30 Amp, single phase, 60 Hz
electrical lighting, appliance, tool and motor loads.
Air Cleaner — Protects engine by filtering dust and
debris out of intake air.
Choke Lever — Used when starting a cold engine.
Circuit Breakers (AC) — Each receptacle is provided
with a "push to reset" circuit breaker to protect the
generator against electrical overload.
Fuel Tank — Capacity of seven (7) U.S. gallons.
Grounding Fastener — If required, please consult a
qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency
having jurisdiction.
Idle Control Switch — With this switch set to ON,
generator automatically reduces engine speed when no
load is connected and increases engine to proper speed
when load is applied. However, be sure switch is OFF when
starting engine.
Run/Stop Switch — Set this switch to "Run" before
starting engine. Set switch to "Stop" to switch OFF engine.
Spark Arrester Muffler — Exhaust muffler lowers
engine noise and is equipped with a spark arrester screen.
Start Button — When pressed, cranks engine to start.
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ASSEMBLY
CAUTION
Your generator requires attachment of the negative battery
cable and is ready for use after it has been properly
serviced with the recommended oil and fuel.
Any attempt to crank or start the engine before it has
been properly filled with the recommended oil will result
in equipment failure.
Check Battery / Attach Negative
Battery Wire
• Refer to engine manual for oil fill information.
• Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this
instruction will void warranty.
The sealed battery on the generator is fully charged and
pre–installed except for the negative (black) battery cable.
To install:
1. Cut off tie wrap securing loose end of negative (black)
cable.
2. Remove nut and washer on negative battery terminal.
3. Slide negative battery cable over screw on negative
terminal (Figure 1).
NOTE: The generator assembly rotates on a prelubricated
and sealed ball bearing that requires no additional
lubrication for the life of the bearing.
Add Fuel
NOTE: This gasoline engine is certified to operate on
gasoline. Exhaust Emission Control System: EM (Engine
Modifications).
Figure 1 — Negative Battery Connection
WARNING
Nut
Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and
explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
Washer
WHEN ADDING FUEL
Negative
battery
cable
4.
5.
Screw
• Turn generator OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before
removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.
• Fill fuel tank outdoors.
• DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.
• Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and
other ignition sources.
• DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.
Positive battery cable
Reattach washer and nut and tighten.
Verify that connections to battery and generator are
tight and secure.
BEFORE STARTING THE
ENGINE
1.
Use clean, fresh, regular UNLEADED fuel with a
minimum of 85 octane. DO NOT use fuel which
contains Methanol. DO NOT mix oil with fuel.
2.
Clean area around fuel fill cap, remove cap.
3.
Slowly add regular unleaded fuel to fuel tank. Be careful
not to overfill. Allow about 1.5" of tank space for fuel
expansion (Figure 2).
1.5” Air Space
Figure 2 - Fuel Expansion
Add Engine Oil
• Place generator on a level surface.
• Refer to engine owner’s manual and follow oil
recommendations and instructions.
NOTE: Check oil often during engine break–in. Refer to
engine owner’s manual for recommendations.
4.
6
Tank
Install fuel cap and wipe up any spilled fuel.
Fuel
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USING THE GENERATOR
Generator Location
Generator Clearance
System Ground
WARNING
The generator has a system ground that connects the
generator frame components to the ground terminals on
the AC output receptacles.The system ground is connected
to the AC neutral wire (see “Equipment Description”,
earlier in this manual).
Running generator gives off carbon monoxide,
an odorless, colorless, poison gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea,
fainting or death.
• Operate generator ONLY outdoors.
• Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through
windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other openings.
• DO NOT operate generator inside any building or enclosure,
including the generator compartment of a recreational vehicle (RV).
Special Requirements
There may be Federal or State Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, local codes, or
ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.
Please consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or
the local agency having jurisdiction.
The generator must be at least 5 ft. (152 cm) from
structures having combustible walls and/or other
combustible materials. Leave at least 3 ft. (92 cm) all around
generator including overhead, for adequate cooling,
maintenance and servicing.
• In some areas, generators are required to be registered
with local utility companies.
• If the generator is used at a construction site, there may
be additional regulations which must be observed.
Place generator in a well ventilated area, which will allow
for removal of deadly exhaust gas. DO NOT place
generator where exhaust gas could accumulate and enter
inside or be drawn into a potentially occupied building.
Ensure exhaust gas is kept away from any windows, doors,
ventilation intakes or other openings that can allow exhaust
gas to collect in a confined area (Figure 3). Prevailing winds
and air currents should be taken into consideration when
positioning generator.
Connecting to a Building’s Electrical
System
Connections for standby power to a building’s electrical
system must be made by a qualified electrician.The
connection must isolate the generator power from utility
power, and must comply with all applicable laws and
electrical codes.
Figure 3 — Generator Clearance
WARNING
Generator produces powerful voltage.
Failure to isolate generator from power utility
can result in death or injury to electric utility
workers due to backfeed of electrical energy.
• When using generator for backup power, notify utility
company. Use approved transfer equipment to isolate
generator from electric utility.
• Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in any damp or
highly conductive area, such as metal decking or steel work.
• DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles.
• DO NOT use generator with electrical cords which are worn,
frayed, bare or otherwise damaged.
• DO NOT operate generator in the rain.
• DO NOT handle generator or electrical cords while standing
in water, while barefoot, or while hands or feet are wet.
• DO NOT allow unqualified persons or children to operate or
service generator.
Exhaust Port
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7550EXL Extended Life Generator
OPERATING THE
GENERATOR
3.
Start engine according to instructions given in engine
owner’s manual.
WARNING
CAUTION
Rapid retraction of starter cord (kickback) will
pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go.
Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains could
result.
Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can
damage generator and/or electrical devices connected
to it.
• See “Don’t Overload Generator”.
• Start generator and let engine stabilize before connecting
electrical loads.
• Connect electrical loads in OFF position, then turn ON for
operation.
• Turn electrical loads OFF and disconnect from generator
before stopping generator.
• When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt
and then pull rapidly to avoid kickback.
• NEVER start or stop engine with electrical devices plugged in
and turned on.
NOTE: If engine starts but fails to run, or if unit shuts down
during operation, make sure unit is on a level surface and
check for proper oil level in crankcase.This unit may be
equipped with a low oil protection device. See engine manual.
IMPORTANT: Always unplug the battery float charger
before starting the generator.
WARNING
Running engines produce heat.Temperature of
muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed
150°F (65°C).
Severe burns can occur on contact.
Combustible debris, such as leaves, grass, brush,
ect. can catch fire.
Starting the Engine
Disconnect all electrical loads from the generator. Follow
these start instruction steps in numerical order:
1. Make sure unit is on a level surface.
IMPORTANT: Failure to start and operate unit on a level
surface will cause the unit not to start or shut down during
operation.
1. Turn fuel valve to “On” position (Figure 4).The fuel
valve handle should be vertical (pointing toward
ground) for fuel to flow.
• DO NOT touch hot surfaces.
• Allow equipment to cool before touching.
• The generator must be at least 5 feet from structures having
combustible walls and/or other combustible materials.
• Keep at least 3 feet of clearance on all sides of generator for
adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing.
• In the State of California a spark arrester is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal
lands. If you equip the muffler with a spark arrester, it must be
maintained in effective working order.
Figure 4 — Fuel Valve
Connecting Electrical Loads
Fuel Valve is shown
in the On position
2. Make sure Idle Control switch is in “Off” position
(Figure 5).
• Let engine stabilize and warm up for a few minutes after
starting.
• Plug in and turn on the desired 120 and/or 240 Volt AC,
single phase, 60 Hz electrical loads.
Figure 5 — Idle Control Switch
• DO NOT connect 240 Volt loads to the 120 Volt
receptacles.
• DO NOT connect 3–phase loads to the generator.
• DO NOT connect 50 Hz loads to the generator.
• DO NOT OVERLOAD GENERATOR. See “Don’t
Overload Generator”.
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Stopping the Engine
To recharge 12 Volt batteries, proceed as follows:
1.
1.
Check fluid level in all battery cells. If necessary, add
ONLY distilled water to cover separators in battery
cells. DO NOT use tap water.
2.
If battery is equipped with vent caps, make sure they
are installed and are tight.
3.
If necessary, clean battery terminals.
4.
Connect battery charge cable connector plug to panel
receptacle identified by the words “12-VOLTS D.C.”.
5.
Connect battery charge cable clamp with red handle
to the positive (+) battery terminal (Figure 6).
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug all electrical loads from generator panel
receptacles. NEVER start or stop engine with electrical
devices plugged in and turned on.
Put idle control switch in “Off” position.
Let engine run at no–load for 30 seconds to stabilize
internal temperatures of engine and generator.
Turn engine off according to instructions given in
engine owner’s manual.
Move fuel valve to “Off” position.
Operating Automatic Idle Control
Figure 6 — Battery Connections
This switch is designed to greatly improve fuel economy.
When this switch is turned ON, the engine will only
run at its normal high governed engine speed when an
electrical load is connected.When an electrical load is
removed, the engine will run at a reduced speed. With the
switch off, the engine will run at the normal high engine
speed. Always have the switch off when starting and
stopping the engine.
Charging a Battery
Your generator has the capability of recharging a discharged
12 Volt automotive or utility style storage battery. DO
NOT use the unit to charge any 6 Volt batteries. DO NOT
use the unit to crank an engine having a discharged battery.
DANGER
Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen gas
during recharging.
Hydrogen gas stays near battery for a long time
after battery has been charged.
Slightest spark will ignite hydrogen and cause
explosion.
You can be blinded or severely injured.
Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is
extremely caustic.
Contact with battery fluid will cause severe
chemical burns.
6.
Connect battery charge cable clamp with black handle
to the negative (–) battery terminal (Figure 6).
7.
Start engine. Let engine run while battery recharges.
8.
When battery has charged, shut down engine
NOTE: Use an automotive hydrometer to test battery
state of charge and condition. Follow the hydrometer
manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Generally, a battery is
considered to be at 100% state of charge when specific
gravity of its fluid (as measured by hydrometer) is 1.260 or
higher.
• DO NOT allow any open flame, spark, heat, or lit cigarette
during and for several minutes after charging a battery.
• Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves.
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7550EXL Extended Life Generator
RECEPTACLES
How to Use the Battery Charger
Use battery float charger jack to keep the starting battery
charged and ready for use. Battery charging should be done
in a dry location, such as inside a garage.
1.
CAUTION
Receptacles may be marked with rating value greater
than generator output capacity.
Plug charger into unit’s “Battery Float Charger” jack,
which is located on starter switch (Figure 7). Plug
battery charger into a 120 Volt AC wall receptacle.
• NEVER attempt to power a device requiring more amperage
than generator or receptacle can supply.
• DO NOT overload the generator. See “Don’t Overload
Generator”.
Figure 7 — Battery Charger Jack
120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking
Receptacle
2.
3.
Use a NEMA L14-30 plug with this receptacle. Connect a
4-wire cord set rated for 250 Volt AC loads at 30 Amps (or
greater) (Figure 9).You can use the same 4-wire cord if you
plan to run a 120 Volt load.
Unplug charger from unit and wall outlet when
generator is being started and while it is in operation.
Figure 9 — 120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp Receptacle
Keep this charger plugged in when generator is not in
use to prolong battery life.The charger has a built in
float equalizer and will not overcharge battery, even
when plugged in for an extended period of time.
4-Wire Cord Set
240V
IMPORTANT: See “Battery Maintenance” on page 13 for
additional information.
120V
120V
W (Neutral)
EXTENDA PANEL™
The generator is equipped with a 25’ Extenda Panel™
device designed for a 240 Volt, 30 Amp grounded neutral
circuit (Figure 8).The Extenda Panel™ provides a
convenient supply of emergency power into your dwelling
so that your generator can be operated safely outside.
Y (Hot)
NEMA L14-30
Figure 8 — Extenda Panel™
X (Hot)
Ground (Green)
This receptacle powers 120/240 Volt AC, 60 Hz, single
phase loads requiring up to 3,600 watts of power (3.6 kW)
at 30 Amps for 120 Volts OR 7,200 watts of power
(7.2 kW) at 30 Amps for 240 Volts.The outlet is protected
by a 30 Amp push-to-reset circuit breaker.
120 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking
Receptacle
Use a NEMA L5–30 plug with this receptacle. Connect a
3–wire cord set rated for 125 Volt AC loads at 30 Amps to
the plug (Figure 10).
The maximum load on each outlet is 20 Amps.The
maximum total load on both yellow wire outlets or black
wire outlets is 30 Amps.
NOTE: Follow all safety precautions when connecting any
extension cord or device to the generator.
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12 Volt DC, 10 Amp Receptacle
Figure 10 — 120 Volt AC, 30 Amp, Locking Receptacle
3-Wire Cord Set
This receptacle allows you to recharge a 12 Volt
automotive or utility style storage battery with the battery
charge cables provided (Figure 12).
NEMA L5-30
Neutral
Figure 12 — 12 Volt DC, 10 Amp Receptacle
120V
Hot
Ground (Green)
Use this receptacle to operate 120 Volt AC, 60 Hz, single
phase loads requiring up to 3,600 watts (3.6 kW) of power
at 30 Amps.The outlet is protected by a 30 Amp
push–to–reset circuit breaker.
This receptacle can not recharge 6 Volt batteries and can
not be used to crank an engine having a discharged battery.
See the section “Charging a Battery” (page 9) before
attempting to recharge a battery.
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, Duplex
Receptacle
COLD WEATHER
OPERATION
Each receptacle (Figure 11) is protected against overload by
a 20 Amp push–to–reset circuit breaker.
Figure 11 — 120 Volt AC, 20 Amp Receptacles
Under certain weather conditions (temperatures below
40°F [4°C] combined with high humidity), your generator
may experience icing of the carburetor and/or the
crankcase breather system.To reduce this problem, you
need to perform the following:
Use each receptacle to operate 120 Volt AC, single–phase,
60 Hz electrical loads requiring up to 2,400 watts (2.4 kW)
at 20 Amps of current. Use cord sets that are rated for
125 Volt AC loads at 20 Amps (or greater).
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1.
Make sure generator has clean, fresh fuel.
2.
Open fuel valve (turn valve to open position).
3.
Use SAE 5W-30 oil (synthetic preferred, see engine
manual).
4.
Check oil level daily or after every eight (8) hours of
operation.
5.
Maintain generator following “Maintenance Schedule”
in engine manual.
6.
Shelter unit from elements.
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In an emergency, use the original shipping carton as a
temporary shelter:
For a more permanent shelter, build a structure that will
enclose three sides and the top of the generator.
7.
Cut off all carton flaps.
7.
8.
Cut out one long side of carton to expose muffler side
of unit as shown in Figure 13.
Make sure entire muffler-side of generator is exposed,
as shown in Figure 13.
IMPORTANT: The generator must be at least 5 ft.
(152 cm) from structures having combustible walls and/or
other combustible materials. Leave at least 3 ft. (92 cm) all
around generator including overhead, for adequate cooling,
maintenance and servicing.
Figure 13 — Permanent Cold Weather Shelter
Wind
8.
Face exposed end away from wind and elements.
9.
Structure should hold enough heat created by the
generator to prevent icing problem.
10. Start and run engine outdoors.
11. Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area
through windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other
openings.
WARNING
Running generator gives off carbon monoxide,
an odorless, colorless, poison gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea,
fainting or death.
IMPORTANT: The generator must be at least 5 ft.
(152 cm) from structures having combustible walls and/or
other combustible materials. Leave at least 3 ft. (92 cm) all
around generator including overhead, for adequate cooling,
maintenance and servicing.
• Operate generator ONLY outdoors.
• Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through
windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other openings.
• DO NOT operate generator inside any building or enclosure,
including the generator compartment of a recreational vehicle
(RV).
WARNING
Running engines produce heat.Temperature of
muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed
150°F (65°C).
Severe burns can occur on contact.
Combustible debris, such as leaves, grass, brush,
ect. can catch fire.
12. DO NOT enclose generator any more than shown in
Figure 13.
13. Remove shelter when temperatures are above 40°F
[4°C].
• DO NOT touch hot surfaces.
• Allow equipment to cool before touching.
• The generator must be at least 5 feet from structures having
combustible walls and/or other combustible materials.
• Keep at least 3 feet of clearance on all sides of generator for
adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing.
• Remove shelter when temperatures are above 40°F [4°C].
9.
14. Turn engine OFF and let cool two (2) minutes before
refueling.
Cut appropriate slots to access receptacles of unit.
10. Start unit, then place carton over it.
NOTE: Remove shelter when temperatures are above
40°F [4°C].
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DON'T OVERLOAD
GENERATOR
4. Plug in and turn on the next load.
5. Again, permit the generator to stabilize.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each additional load.
NEVER add more loads than the generator capacity.Take
special care to consider surge loads in generator capacity,
as described above.
Capacity
You must make sure your generator can supply enough
rated (running) and surge (starting) watts for the items you
will power at the same time. Follow these simple steps:
1. Select the items you will power at the same time.
2. Total the rated (running) watts of these items.This is
the amount of power your generator must produce to
keep your items running. See Figure 14.
3. Estimate how many surge (starting) watts you will
need. Surge wattage is the short burst of power
needed to start electric motor-driven tools or
appliances such as a circular saw or refrigerator.
Because not all motors start at the same time, total
surge watts can be estimated by adding only the
item(s) with the highest additional surge watts to the
total rated watts from step 2.
Figure 14 - Wattage Reference Chart
Tool or Appliance
Essentials
Light Bulb - 75 watt
Deep Freezer
Sump Pump
Refrigerator/Freezer - 18 Cu. Ft.
Water Well Pump - 1/3 HP
Heating/Cooling
Window AC - 10,000 BTU
Window Fan
Furnace Fan Blower - 1/2 HP
Kitchen
Microwave Oven - 1000 Watt
Coffee Maker
Electric Stove - Single Element
Hot Plate
Family Room
DVD/CD Player
VCR
Stereo Receiver
Color Television - 27”
Personal Computer w/17” monitor
Other
Security System
AM/FM Clock Radio
Garage Door Opener - 1/2 HP
Electric Water Heater - 40 Gallon
DIY/Job Site
Quartz Halogen Work Light
Airless Sprayer - 1/3 HP
Reciprocating Saw
Electric Drill - 1/2 HP
Circular Saw - 7 1/4”
Miter Saw - 10”
Table Planer - 6”
Table Saw/Radial Arm Saw - 10”
Air Compressor - 1-1/2 HP
Example:
Tool or Appliance
Window Air
Conditioner
Refrigerator
Deep Freezer
Television
Light (75 Watts)
Rated (Running)
Watts
1200
Additional Surge
(Starting) Watts
1800
800
500
500
75
3075 Total
Running Watts
1600
500
1800 Highest
Surge Watts
Total Rated (Running) Watts
= 3075
Highest Additional Surge Watts
= 1800
Total Generator Output Required = 4875
Power Management
To prolong the life of your generator and attached devices,
it is important to take care when adding electrical loads to
your generator.There should be nothing connected to the
generator outlets before starting it's engine.The correct
and safe way to manage generator power is to sequentially
add loads as follows:
1. With nothing connected to the generator, start the
engine as described in this manual.
2. Plug in and turn on the first load, preferably the largest
load you have.
3. Permit the generator output to stabilize (engine runs
smoothly and attached device operates properly.
Rated*
(Running)
Watts
Additional
Surge
(Starting)
Watts
75
500
800
800
1000
500
1200
1600
2000
1200
300
800
1800
600
1300
1000
1500
1500
2500
-
100
100
450
500
800
-
180
300
480
4000
520
-
1000
600
960
1000
1500
1800
1800
2000
2500
1200
960
1000
1500
1800
1800
2000
2500
*Wattages listed are approximate only. Check tool or
appliance for actual wattage.
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SPECIFICATIONS
slots in the generator must not become clogged with snow,
leaves or any other foreign material.
NOTE: DO NOT use a garden hose to clean generator.
Water can enter engine fuel system and cause problems. In
addition, if water enters generator through cooling air slots,
some of the water will be retained in voids and cracks of
the rotor and stator winding insulation.Water and dirt
buildup on the generator internal windings will eventually
decrease the insulation resistance of these windings.
Maximum Surge Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,500 Watts
Continuous Wattage Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,550 Watts
Power Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0
Rated Maximum Continuous Load Current
At 120 Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.9 Amps
At 240 Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.4 Amps
Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-phase
Rated Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Hertz
Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 U.S. gallons
Shipping Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 lbs.
WARNING
Unintentional sparking can result in fire or
electric shock.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
RECOMMENDATIONS
WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR
GENERATOR
• Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place
the wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
WHEN TESTING FOR ENGINE SPARK
• Use approved spark plug tester.
• DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.
The Owner/Operator is responsible for making sure that
all periodic maintenance tasks are completed on a timely
basis; that all discrepancies are corrected; and that the unit
is kept clean and properly stored. NEVER operate a
damaged or defective generator.
Should you have questions about replacing components on
your Generac generator, please call 1-800-270-1408 for
assistance.
Battery Maintenance
NOTE: If equipped with inflatable tires, keep the air pressure
at the value marked on the tire or within 15 and 40 psi.
Other than float charging, described elsewhere, no
maintenance is required for the battery. Keep the battery
and terminals clean and dry.
Engine Maintenance
IMPORTANT: Battery charging should be performed in a
dry location, such as inside a garage.
See engine owner’s manual for instructions.
CAUTION
Generator Cleaning
Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact with used
motor oil.
• Use a damp cloth to wipe exterior surfaces clean.
• Used motor oil has been shown to cause skin cancer in
certain laboratory animals.
• Thoroughly wash exposed areas with soap and water.
CAUTION
Improper treatment of generator can damage it and
shorten its life.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DON'T
POLLUTE. CONSERVE RESOURCES. RETURN
USED OIL TO COLLECTION CENTERS.
• DO NOT expose generator to excessive moisture, dust, dirt,
or corrosive vapors.
• DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.
• Use a soft bristle brush to loosen caked on dirt or oil.
• Use a vacuum cleaner to pick up loose dirt.
• Use low pressure air (not to exceed 25 psi) to blow
away dirt. Inspect cooling air slots and opening on
generator.These openings must be kept clean and
unobstructed.
Generator Maintenance
Generator maintenance consists of keeping the unit clean
and dry. Operate and store the unit in a clean dry
environment where it will not be exposed to excessive
dust, dirt, moisture or any corrosive vapors. Cooling air
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STORAGE
Engine Storage
See engine owner’s manual for instructions.
The generator should be started at least once every seven
days and allowed to run at least 30 minutes. If this cannot
be done and you must store the unit for more than
30 days, use the following guidelines to prepare it for
storage.
Other Storage Tips
• To prevent gum from forming in fuel system or on
essential carburetor parts, empty all three supplied fuel
stabilizer containers into fuel tank and fill with fresh
gasoline. Run the unit for several minutes to circulate the
additive through the carburetor.The unit and fuel can
then be stored for up to 24 months. Additional fuel
stabilizer can be purchased locally.
• DO NOT store gasoline from one season to another
unless it has been treated as described above.
• Replace fuel container if it starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt
in fuel can cause problems if it's used with this unit.
• Store in clean and dry area.
Generator Storage
• Clean the generator as outlined in “Generator Cleaning”.
• Check that cooling air slots and openings on generator
are open and unobstructed.
WARNING
Storage covers can be flammable.
• DO NOT place a storage cover over a hot generator.
• Let equipment cool for a sufficient time before placing the
cover on the equipment.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
No AC output is available, but
generator is running.
Generator runs good at no-load
but "bogs" down" when loads are
connected.
Generator will not start; or starts
and runs rough.
Generator shuts down during
operation.
Generator lacks power.
Cause
Correction
1.
One of the circuit breakers is
open.
1.
Reset circuit breaker.
2.
Fault in generator.
2.
Contact Authorized service facility.
3.
Poor connection or defective cord 3.
set.
Check and repair.
4.
Connected device is bad.
4.
Connect another device that is in
good condition.
1.
Short circuit in a connected load.
1.
Disconnect shorted electrical load.
2.
Generator is overloaded.
2.
See "Don't Overload Generator".
3.
Shorted generator circuit.
3.
Contact Authorized service facility.
1.
Failed battery.
1.
Replace battery.
2.
Low oil level.
2.
Fill crankcase to proper level or
place generator on level surface.
1.
Out of gasoline.
1.
Fill fuel tank.
2.
Low oil level.
2.
Fill crankcase to proper level or
place generator on level surface.
Load is too high.
See "Don't Overload Generator".
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GENERAC PORTABLE PRODUCTS OWNER EQUIPMENT WARRANTY POLICY
Effective November 1, 2004
LIMITED WARRANTY
"Generac Portable Products is a licensed trademark of Briggs & Stratton Power Products. Briggs & Stratton Power Products will
repair or replace, free of charge, any part, or parts of the equipment** that are defective in material or workmanship or both.
Transportation charges on parts submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser.This
warranty is effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions provided for in this policy. For warranty service, find your
nearest Authorized service dealer by calling 1-800-270-1408.Warranty service may only be performed by a Briggs & Stratton
Power Products Authorized service dealer.
THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,ARE LIMITED TO THE TIME PERIOD SPECIFIED, OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED
BY LAW.ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER
ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some countries or
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some countries or states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you.This warranty gives
you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from country to country or state to state.”
WARRANTY PERIOD*
PRODUCTS**
Pressure Washer
Portable Generator
CONSUMER USE
COMMERCIAL USE
1 year
2 years (2nd year parts only)
90 days
1 year
* The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail consumer or commercial end user, and continues for the
period of time stated in the table above. "Consumer use" means personal residential household use by a retail consumer.
"Commercial use" means all other uses, including use for commercial, income producing or rental purposes. Once equipment has
been used commercially, it shall thereafter be considered to be in commercial use for purposes of this warranty.
** The engine and starting batteries are warranted solely by the manufacturers of those products.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION IS NOT NECESSARY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY ON BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER
PRODUCTS EQUIPMENT.SAVEYOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE RECEIPT.IFYOU DO NOT PROVIDE PROOF OF THE
INITIAL PURCHASE DATE AT THE TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS REQUESTED,THE MANUFACTURING DATE OF THE
EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE WARRANTY PERIOD.
About your equipment warranty:
We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced.Any Authorized service dealer may perform warranty
repairs. Most warranty repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate. For
example, warranty service would not apply if equipment damage occurred because of misuse, lack of routine maintenance, shipping,
handling, warehousing or improper installation. Similarly, the warranty is void if the manufacturing date or the serial number on the
equipment has been removed or the equipment has been altered or modified. During the warranty period, the Authorized service
dealer, at its option, will repair or replace any part that, upon examination, is found to be defective under normal use and service.This
warranty will not cover following repairs and equipment:
• Normal Wear: Outdoor power equipment, like all mechanical devices, needs periodic parts, service and replacement to perform
well.This warranty does not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or the equipment.
• Installation and Maintenance: This warranty does not apply to equipment or parts that have been subjected to improper or
unauthorized installation or alteration and modification, misuse, negligence, accident, overloading, overspeeding, improper
maintenance, repair or storage so as, in our judgment, to adversely affect its performance and reliability.This warranty also does not
cover normal maintenance such as adjustments, fuel system cleaning and obstruction (due to chemical, dirt, carbon or lime, etc.).
• Other Exclusions: Also excluded from this warranty are wear items such as quick couplers, oil gauges, belts, o-rings, filters,
pump packing, etc., pumps which have been run without water supplied or damage or malfunctions resulting from accidents,
abuse, modifications, alterations, or improper servicing or freezing or chemical deterioration. Accessory parts such as guns,
hoses, wands and nozzles are excluded from the product warranty.This warranty excludes failures due to acts of God and other
force majeure events beyond the manufacturers control. Also excluded is used, reconditioned, and demonstration equipment;
equipment used for prime power in place of utility power and equipment used in life support applications.
BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC
JEFFERSON,WISCONSIN, U.S.A.
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