PORTABLE
GENERATOR
Owner’s Manual
Model:
ALLPOWER INDUSTRIES AUSTRALIA
A.B.N 46 650 681 742
Unit 5, 102-128 Bridge Road, Keysborough, VIC 3173,
Australia Telephone: +61 38726 1444 / 1800 333 428
Email: sales@allpower.com.au
www.allpower.com.au
PR2800 PR6500
ALLPOWER INDUSTRIES NEW ZEALAND
IRD: 101-149-803
PO Box 97100
Manukau City, 2241, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 256 0730
Email: sales@allpower.co.nz
www.allpower.co.nz
IMPORTANT NOTICES
Please pay special attention to the following statements :
WARNING
A warning is used to alert the user to fact that hazardous operating and maintenance procedures may
result in injury to or death of personnel if not strictly observed.
CAUTION
A caution is used to alert the user to t h e fact that hazardous operating and maintenance procedures
may result in damage to or destruction of equipment if not strictly observed.
NOTE
A note is used to give helpful information.
This manual should be considered as a permanent part of the unit and should remain with the unit
when resold.
Installation and major repair work shall be carried out only by specially trained personnel.
Contents
SAFETY
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CONTROLS
5
GENERATOR USE
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK
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STARTING THE GENERATOR/STOPPING THE GENERATOR
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SERVICE
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MAINTENANCE
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TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
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TROUBLESHOOTING
31
WIRING DIAGRAM
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SAFETY
SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS
These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read them carefully.
If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Generator dealer for a replacement.
NOTICE
Never remove the WARNING label.
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SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
Generators are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions.
Read and understand this owner’s manual before operating your generator. You can help prevent
accidents by being familiar with your generator’s controls and by observing safe operating
procedures.
Operator Responsibility
·Know how to stop the generator quickly in case of emergency.
·Understand the use of all generator controls, output receptacles and connections.
·Be sure that anyone who operates the generator receives proper instruction. Do not let children
operate the generator without parental supervision.
Carbon Monoxide Hazards
·Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. Breathing exhaust can
cause loss of consciousness and may lead to death.
·lf you run the generator in an areas that are confined, or even partially enclosed, the air you breathe
could contain a dangerous amount of exhaust gas. To keep exhaust gas from accumulating, provide
adequate ventilation.
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SAFETY
Electric Shock Hazards
·The Generator produces enough electric power to cause a serious shock or electrocution if misused.
·Using a generator or electrical appliance in wet conditions, such
as rain or snow, or near a pool or sprinkler system, or when your
hands are wet, could result in electrocution. Keep the generator dry.
·If the generator is stored outdoors, unprotected from the weather, check
all electrical components on the control panel, before each use. Moisture or
ice can cause a malfunction or short circuit in electrical components which could result in
electrocution.
·Do not connect to a building electrical system unless an isolation switch
has been installed by a qualified electrician.
·The circuit maintenance and installation need to be gone on by
professional and meet the standards.
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SAFETY
Fire and Burn Hazards
·The exhaust system gets hot enough to ignite some materials.
-Keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter) away form buildings and other equipment during
operation
-Do not enclose the generator in any structure.
-Keep flammable materials away form the generator.
·The muffler becomes very hot during operation and remains hot for a while after stopping the
engine. Be careful not to touch the muffler while it is hot. Let the engine cool before storing the
generator indoors.
·Petrol is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions. Do not smoke or allow
flames or sparks where the generator is refueled or where petrol is stored. Refuel in a
well-ventilated area with the engine stopped.
·Fuel vapours are extremely flammable and may ignite after the engine has started. Make sure that
any spilled fuel has been wiped up before starting the generator.
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CONTROLS
Engine Switch
To start and stop the engine
Switch position:
OFF: To Stop the engine.
ON: To run the engine.
recoil start
START:To start the engine (only for electric start)
Recoil Starter
To start the engine, pull the starter grip lightly resistance is
felt, then pull briskly.
NOTICE
Do no allow the starter grip to snap back against the engine.
Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter.
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electric start
CONTROLS
Fuel Valve Lever
The fuel valve is located between the fuel tank and carburetor. When the valve lever is in the ON
position, fuel is allowed to flow from the fuel tank to the carburetor. Be sure to return the fuel valve
lever to the OFF position after stopping the engine.
Choke Rod
The choke is used to provide an enriched fuel mixture when starting a cold engine. It can be opened
and closed by operating the choke lever manually. Pull the rod out toward CLOSED to enrich the
mixture for cold starting.
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CONTROLS
Ground Terminal
The generator ground terminal is connected to the frame of the generator, the metal
non-current-carrying parts of the generator, and the ground terminals of each receptacle.
Before using the ground terminal, consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector or local agency
having jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.
Oil Alert System
The oil alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in
the crankcase. Before the oil level in the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert system will
automatically stop the engine (the engine switch will remain in the ON position). The Oil Alert system
should not take place of checking the oil level before each use.
If engine stops or not restart, check the engine oil level before troubleshooting in other areas
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GENERATOR USE
AC CIRCUIT BREAKER
The AC circuit breaker will automatically switch OFF if there is a short
circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the receptacle.
If the AC circuit breaker is switched OFF automatically, check that
the appliance is working properly and does not exceed the rated
load capacity of the AC circuit before switching the circuit breaker
ON again.
The circuit breaker may be used to switch the generator AC power ON or OFF.
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CONTROL
Connections to Building Electrical System
Connections for standby power to a building 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. A transfer switch, which isolates generator power from utility
power, is available through authorized generator dealer.
WARNING
Improper connections to a building electrical system can allow electrical current from the generator to
back feed into the utility lines. Such back feed may electrocute utility company workers or others who
contact the lines during a power outage and the generator may explode, burn, or cause fires when
utility power is restored. Consult the utility company or a qualified electrician.
Ground Terminal
The generator ground terminal is connected to the frame of the generator, the metal non-current
carrying parts of the generator, and ground terminals of each receptacle.
Before using the ground terminal, consult a qualified electrical inspector or local agency having
jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.
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GENERATOR USE
AC Applications
Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator:
· Make sure that it is in good working order. Faulty appliances or power cords can create a potential
for electrical shock.
·If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish or stops suddenly, turn it off
immediately. Disconnect the appliance, and determine whether the problem is the appliance, or if the
rated load capacity of the generator has been exceeded.
·Make sure that the electrical rating of the tool or appliance does not exceed that of the generator.
Never exceed the maximum power rating of the generator. Power levels between rated and
maximum may be used for no more than 30 minutes.
NOTICE
Substantial overloading will open the circuit breaker. Exceeding the time limit for maximum power
operation or slightly overloading the generator may not switch the circuit breaker OFF, but will shorten
the service life of the generator.
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GENERATOR USE
AC OPERATION
1. Start the engine
2. Switch ON the AC circuit breaker.
3. Plug in the appliance.
NOTICE
Be sure that all appliances are in good working order before connecting them to the generator. If an
appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish, or stops suddenly, turn off the engine
switch immediately. Then disconnect the appliance and examine it for signs of malfunction.
Most motorized appliances require more that rated wattage for startup. Do not exceed the current
limit specified for any one receptacle. If an overloaded circuit causes the AC circuit breaker to switch
OFF, reduce the electrical load on the circuit, wait a few minutes and then reset the circuit breaker.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK
ENGINE OIL
NOTICE
Engine oil is a major factor affecting engine performance and service life. Non-detergent and 2-stroke
engine oils will damage the engine and are not recommended.
Check the oil level BEFORE EACH USE with the generator on a level
surface and the engine stopped.
Use 4-stroke motor oil that meets or exceeds the requirements for
API service classification SJ. Always check the API SERVICE label on
the oil container to be sure it includes the letters SJ.
SAE 10W-30 is recommended for general, all-temperature use. Other
viscosities shown in the chart may be used when the average
temperature in your area is within the indicated range.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK
1. Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean.
2. Check the oil level by inserting the dipstick into the filler
neck without screwing it in.
3.If the level is low, fill to the top of the oil filler neck with the
recommended oil.
Fuel
Check the fuel gauge, and refill the tank if the fuel level is low.
Refuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill above the shoulder of the fuel strainer.
WARNING
Petrol is highly flammable and explosive, and you can be burned or seriously injured when refueling.
·Stop engine and keep heat, sparks and flame away.
·Refuel only outdoors.
·Wipe up spills immediately.
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STARTING THE ENGINE/STOPPING THE ENGINE
NOTICE
Fuel can damage paint and plastic. Be careful not to spill fuel when filing your fuel tank. Damage
caused by spilling fuel is not covered under warranty.
Use unleaded petrol with a pump octane of 86 or higher. This
engine is certified to operate on unleaded petrol.
Unleaded petrol produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends exhaust system life,
Never use stale or contaminated petrol or oil/petrol mixture.
Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank.
Occasionally you may hear a light “Spark knock” or “pinging”(metallic rapping noise) while
operating under heavy loads. This is no cause for concern.
If spark knock or pinging occurs at a steady engine speed, under normal load, change brands of
petrol. If spark knock or pinging persists, see an authorized to manual.
NOTICE
Running the engine with persistent spark knock or pinging is misuse, and the Distributor’s Limited
Warranty does not cover parts damaged by misuse.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK
Starting the Engine
1. Make sure that the AC circuit breaker is in the OFF position. The generator may be hard to start if a
load is connected.
2. Turn the fuel valve lever to the ON position.
3. Turn the choke rod to the CLOSED position.
4. Move the engine switch to the ON position.
5. Pull the starter grip lightly until resistance is felt, then pull briskly.
NOTICE
Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the engine. Return it gently to prevent damage
to the starter or housing.
6. As the engine warms up, slowly push the choke rod to the OPEN position.
Stopping the engine
In an emergency:
To stop the generator in an emergency, turn the engine switch to the OFF position.
In normal use:
1. Turn the AC circuit breaker to the OFF position.
2. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position.
3. Turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position.
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SERVICE
Always do as the following so as to keep the generator in a sound condition.
WARNING
1. Always connect the generator
2.If the generator is to supply tow or above loads
to the earth or the Recreational
with power supply, be sure to connect them one
vehicles to prevent misusing with wire.
with higher start current fist.
Don’t move the earth wire during normal
maintenance or repair.
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SERVICE
3. The following table gives reference information for connecting the electric appliances to the
generator.
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SERVICE
4. Connecting methods are illustrated as follow.
a) Correct
b) Correct
c) Forbidden
WARNING
When connect the generator home power supply,
be sure that a skilled electrician dose this job.
Improper connecting between the generator and
loads may cause damage to the generator,
even a fire.
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MAINTENANCE
The Importance of maintenance
Good maintenance is essential for safe, economical and trouble-free operation. It will also help
reduce air pollution.
WARNING
Improper maintenance, or failure to correct a problem before operation, can cause malfunction in
with you can be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance recommendations and schedules in this owner’s
manual.
To help you properly care for your generator, the following pages include a maintenance schedule,
routine inspection procedures, and simple maintenance procedures using basic hand tools. Other
service tasks that are more difficult, or require special tools, are best handled by professionals and are
normally performed by generators or other qualified mechanic.
The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If you operate your generator
under sever conditions, such as sustained high-load or high-temperature operation, or use it in
unusually wet or dusty conditions, consult your servicing needs and use.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be preformed
by any engine repair establishment or individual, using parts that are “certified” to EPA standards.
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MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Safety
Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we can not warn you of every
conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not
you should perform a given task.
WARNING
Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt
or killed.
Always follow the procedures and precautions in the owner’s manual.
Safety precautions
·Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance or repairs. This will eliminate several
potential hazards:
----Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust.
Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the engine.
----Burns from hot parts.
Let the engine and exhaust system cool before touching.
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MAINTENANCE
----Injury from moving parts.
Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so.
·Read the instructions before you begin and make sure you have the tools and skills required.
·To reduce the possibility of fire of explosion. Be careful when working around petrol. Use only a
nonflammable solvent, not petrol, to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from all
fuel-related parts.
Remember that your servicing dealer knows your generator best and is fully equipped to maintain and
repair it.
To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new, genuine parts or their equivalents for repair or
replacement.
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MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Schedule
REGULAR SERVICE PERIOD (3)
ITEM Performed at every indicated
Month or operating hour interval,
whichever comes fist
Engine oil
Check level
·
Change
Air filter
Check
·
Clean
Replace
Spark plug
Check-adjust
·
Replace
Spark arrester
Clean
Idle speed
Check-adjust
·
Valve clearance
Check-adjust
·
Combustion chamber Clean
·
Fuel tank and filter
Clean
·
Fuel tube
Check
·
Before
each use
Fist month
or 20 Hrs.
Every 3
months or
50 Hrs.
Every 6
months or
100 Hrs.
Every year
or 300 Hrs.
○
○
○
○
○(1)
○*
○
○
○
○(2)
○(2)
After every 500Hrs. (2)
○(2)
Every 2 years (Replace if necessary) (2)
·Emission related items.
(1) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas.
(2) These items should be serviced by an authorized generator dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools and is
mechanically proficient. See the Shop Manual.
(3) For commercial use, long hours of operation to determine proper maintenance intervals.
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MAINTENANCE
ENGINE OIL CHANGE
Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining.
1. Remove the drain plug and sealing washer, remove the oil filler cap, and drain the oil.
2. Reinstall the drain plug and sealing washer. Tighten the plug securely.
3. Refill with the recommended oil and check the oil lever.
Wash your hands with soap and water after handing used oil.
Please dispose of used motor oil in a manner that is compatible with the environment. We suggest you
take it in a sealed container to your local service station or recycling center for reclamation. Do not
throw it in the trash, pour it on the ground, or down a drain.
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MAINTENANCE
Air Cleaner Service
A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carburetor malfunction, service the
air cleaner regularly. Service more frequently when operation the generator in extremely dusty areas.
NOTICE
Never run the generator without the air filter. Rapid engine wear will result.
1. Unsnap the air cleaner cover clips, remove the air cleaner cover, and remove the element.
2. Wash the air cleaner element in a solution of household detergent and warm water, then rinse
thoroughly, or wash in non-flammable or high flashpoint solvent. Allow the air cleaner element to dry
thoroughly.
3. Soak the air cleaner element in clean engine oil and squeeze out the excess oil. The engine will
smoke during initial startup if too much oil is left in the air cleaner element.
4. Reinstall the air cleaner element and the cover.
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MAINTENANCE
Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning
The sediment cup prevents dirt or water which may be in the fuel tank from entering the carburetor. If
the engine has not been run for a long time, the sediment cup should be cleaned.
1. Turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position. Remove the sediment cup, O-ring, and filter.
2. Clean the sediment cup, O-ring, and filter in nonflammable or high flash point solvent.
3. Reinstall the filter, O-ring, and sediment cup.
4. Turn the fuel valve lever ON and check for leaks.
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MAINTENANCE
Spark Plug Service
In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench (commercially available).
Recommended spark plugs: F7TC
To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits.
If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Be careful not to touch the muffler.
1. Remove the spark plug cap.
2. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug base.
3. Use a spark plug wrench to
remove the spark plug.
4. Visually inspect the spark plug.
Discard it if the insulator is cracked
or chipped. Clean the spark plug
with a wire brush if it is to be reused.
5. Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge.
Correct as necessary by carefully bending the
side electrode.
The gap should be: 0.70-0.80 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
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MAINTENANCE
6. Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition, and thread the spark plug in by hand to
prevent cross-threading.
7. After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench to compress the washer.
-If installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer. If
reinstalling a used spark plug, tighten 1/8-1/4 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
NOTICE
The spark plug must be securely tightened. An improperly tightened spark plug can become very hot
and could damage the engine.
Never use spark plug which have an improper heat range. Use only the recommended spark plugs or
equivalent.
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TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
When transporting the generator, turn the engine switch and the fuel valve OFF. Keep the generator
level to prevent fuel spillage. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may ignite.
WARNING
Contact with a hot engine or exhaust system can cause serious burns or fires. Let the engine cool
before transporting or storing the generator.
Take care not to drop or strike the generator when transporting. Do not place heavy objects on the
generator.
Before storing the unit for an extended period:
1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity and dust.
2. Service according to the table below:
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TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
STORAGE TIME
RECOMMENDED SERVICE PROCEDURE TO PREVENT HARO STARTING
Less than 1
No preparation required
month
1 to 2 months
Fill with fresh petrol and add petrol conditioner*.
2 months to 1
Fill with fresh petrol and add petrol conditioner*.
year
Drain the carburetor float bowl.
Fill with fresh petrol and add petrol conditioner*.
Remove the spark plug. Put a tablespoon of engine oil into the cylinder.
Turn the engine slowly with the pull rope to distribute the oil.
1 year or more
Reinstall the spark plug.
Change the engine oil.
After removal from storage, drain the stored petrol into a suitable
container, and fill with fresh petrol before starting.
*Use petrol conditioners that are formulated to extend storage life.
Contact your authorised generator dealer for conditioner recommendations.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Storage
1、 Drain the carburetor by loosening the screw.
Drain the petrol into a suitable container.
WARNING
Petrol is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain
conditions. Perform task in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped. Do not smoke or allow
flames or sparks in the area during this procedure.
2、 Change the engine oil (see page 23-26).
3、 Remove the spark plug, and pour about a tablespoon of clean engine oil into the cylinder.
Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plug.
4、 Slowly pull the starter grip until resistance is felt.
At this point, the piston is coming up on its compression
stroke and both the intake and exhaust valves are
closed. Storing the engine in this position will help
to protect it from internal corrosion.
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TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
When the engine will not start:
Is there fuel in the tank?
NO
Refill the fuel tank.
YES
Is there enough oil in the engine?
NO
Add the recommended oil.
YES
Is the
spark plug
condition.
in good
NO
Readjust gap and dry the spark
YES
Is the
YES
spark plug in good
Readjust gap and dry the spark
plug. Replace it if necessary.
NO
condition.
YES
If the engine still does not
start, take the generator to an
authorised r e p a i r e r .
To check:
1) Turn off the engine switch and loosen the drain
screw.
2) Turn the fuel valve to ON. Fuel should flow from
the drain when the fuel valve is turned ON.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WIRING DIAGRAM
2
TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
3
TROUBLESHOOTING
4
TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
5
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