Honda EU3000is User Manual
®
Owner's Manual
GENERATOR
EU2600i • EU3000is
©1998 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. — All Rights Reserved
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The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, brrth
defects or other reproductive harm.
The generator is a potential source of electrical shock if misused. Do
not expose the generator to moisture, rain or snow. Do not let the
generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands.
Keep this owner’s manual handy, so you can refer to it at any time.
This owner’s manual is considered a permanent part of the generator
and should remain with the generator if resold.
The information and specifications included in this publication were in
effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or
design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation
whatever. No part of this publication may be reproduced without
written permission.
Congratulations
on your selection
of a Honda generator.
We are
certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest
generators on the market.
We want to help you get the best results from your new generator and
to operate it safely. This manual contains the information
on how to
do that; please read it carefully.
As you read this manual, you will find information
preceded
by a
II
symbol.
That information
is intended
to help you avoid
damage to your generator, other property, or the environment.
We suggest you read the warranty
policy to fully understand
its
coverage and your responsibiliti’es
of ownership.
The warranty policy
is a separate document that should have been given to you by your
dealer.
When your generator
needs scheduled
maintenance,
keep in mind
that your Honda servicing
dealer is specially
trained in servicing
Honda generators. Your Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your
satisfaction
and will be pleased to answer your questions
and
concerns.
Best Wishes,
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
this generator safely is an important responsibility.
And using
To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided
operating
procedures
and other information
on labels and in this
manual. This information
alerts you to potential hazards that could
hurt you or others.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn
hazards associated with operating
or maintaining
must use your own good judgment.
You will
including:
find
important
safety
information
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Safety Labels - on the generator.
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Safety Messages - preceded
of three signal words,
These signal words
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by a safet
you about all the
a generator. You
in a variety
alert
DANGER, WARNING,
s mbol
n
and one
or CAUTION.
mean:
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
you don’t follow instructions.
HURT if
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
you don’t follow instructions.
HURT if
You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow
tions.
instruc-
Safety Headings - such as IMPORTANT
INFORMATION.
SAFETY
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Safety Section - such as GENERATOR
SAFETY.
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Instructions
correctly
- how to use this generator
This entire book is filled
read it carefully.
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of forms,
with
important
safety
and safely.
information
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please
CONTENTS
SAFETY .......................................................................................................
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Safety Label Locations
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Safety Information
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COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
CONTROLS ...............................................................................................
Engine Switch (EU3000is) .................................................................
Engine Switch (EU2600i) ...................................................................
Recoil Starter ......................................................................................
Fuel Valve ...........................................................................................
Choke Knob ........................................................................................
Eco-throttle Switch .............................................................................
Output Indicator Light ........................................................................
Overload Indicator Light ....................................................................
Oil Alert@ System ...............................................................................
Parallel Operation Outlets .................................................................
DC Receptacle .....................................................................................
DC Circuit Protector ...........................................................................
Ground Terminal ................................................................................
GENERATOR USE ....................................................................................
Connections to a Building Electrical System ...................................
Ground System ..................................................................................
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Special Requirements
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AC Applications
AC Operation ......................................................................................
AC Applications
in Parallel Operation ..............................................
AC Operation in Parallel Operation ..................................................
DC Operation ......................................................................................
Eco-throttle System ...........................................................................
High Altitude Operation .....................................................................
PRE-OPERATION CHECK ........................................................................
Engine Oil ...........................................................................................
Refueling .............................................................................................
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Fuel Recommendations
STARTING THE ENGINE .........................................................................
STOPPING THE ENGINE .........................................................................
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MAINTENANCE
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The Importance of Maintenance
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Safety
Maintenance
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Emission Control System Information
Schedule . .. .. . . .. . .... . .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. . 42
Maintenance
Engine Oil Change .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. ... . .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . . ... . 43
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Air Cleaner Service ..,.,............,..............................................,........,,.
Spark Plug Service . . .. . . .. .. . .. . .. . ... .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . . .. .. . .. . 46
Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning . ... . .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . . ... . . .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. . .. . 48
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Spark Arrester Maintenance
Battery . . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. ... . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. .. .. .. . . .. .. .. 53
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Fuse Replacement
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TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
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Transporting
Storage . . .. .. . . .. .. . . .. . .. . .. .. . . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. . . .. . ... . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . . .. . .. .. .. .. . .. . . ... 58
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WIRING DIAGRAM .. . .. . .. .. . . .. .. . .. . .. ... .. . .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. .. . .. . . 62
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SPECIFICATIONS
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WARRANTY SERVICE INFORMATION
INDEX . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . . .. . .. .. . . .... . .. . .. . ... . .. . .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. . . 67
SAFETY
SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS
These
injury.
labels warn you of potential
Read them carefully.
If a label comes off or becomes
generator dealer for a replacement.
hazards
that can cause
hard to read, contact
your
serious
Honda
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A WARNING
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GASOLINE
IS HIGHLYI’IAMMAELE
ANDEXPLOSIVE.
YOUCANBE
BURNED
OKSERIOUSLY
INJURED
WHENHAJiDLlNG
FUEL.
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STOPTHE ENGINEAND KEEPHEAT,SPARKS,AND FLAMEAWAY.
HANDLE t’Ua ONLYOUTDOORS.
DO NOT FILL THE FUELTANK ABOVETHE UPPERLIMIT LINE.
WIPE UP SPILLS IMMEDIATELY.
CARBONMONOXIDCGAS
ISTOXIC.BREATHING
IT CANCAUSE
UNCONSCIOUSNESS
ANDEVENKILLYOU.
I AVOIDANY ENCLOSEDAREASORACTIVITIESTHAT EXPOSEYOU
TO CARBONMONOXIDE.
B
IMPKOPEK
CONNECTIDNS
TOA BUILDING
CANALLOW
ELECTRICAL
CURRENTTO BACKRED INTO UTILITY LINES,CREATINGAN
ELECTROCUTION
HAZARD.
I CONNECTIONSTO A BUILDING MUST ISDLAlZ GENERATOR
POWERFRDM UTILIYY PDhER AND COMPLYWITH ALL
APPLICABLE IAWS AND ELECTRICALCODES.
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THE GENERATORIS A POTENTIALSOURCEOFELECTRICALSHOCK
IF NOT KEPTDRY.
I DO NOTEXPOSE THE GENERATOR
TO MOISTURE,lLAIN,OR
SNOW
I 00 NOT OPERATETHE GENERATORWITH WEYHANDS.
A CAUTION
READ OWNER’S MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE OPERATION.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Honda 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
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Know how to stop the generator
quickly
Understand
the use of all generator
and connections.
Be sure that anyone
instruction.
Do not
parental supervision.
in case of emergency.
controls,
output
receptacles,
who operates the generator
receives proper
let children
operate the generator
without
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.
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If you run the generator in an area that is 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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Electric Shock Hazards
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The generator produces enough
shock or electrocution
if misused.
electric
power
to cause a serious
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’s
electrical system unless
switch has been installed by a qualified electrician.
an isolation
Use the special
when connecting
equipment)
cable/receptacle
two generators
assembly
(optional
for parallel operation.
Fire and Burn Hazards
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The exhaust system gets hot enough to ignite some materials.
-Keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter ) away from buildings
and other equipment during operation.
-Do not enclose the generator in any structure.
-Keep flammable
materials away from 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.
Gasoline
is extremely
flammable
and is explosive
under certain
conditions.
Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks where the
generator is refueled or where gasoline is stored. Refuel in a wellventilated area with the engine stopped.
Fuel vapors 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.
COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
DC CIRCUIT
PROTECTOR
OUTPUT
INDICATOR
LIGHT
DC RECEPTACLE
/
/
PARALLEL OPERA
OUTLETS
OVERLOAD
OIL ALERT
INDICATOR
LIGHT
ENzll:2//Yp/?Gg\\J
FUEL VALVE LEVER
ECO-THROTTLE StilTCH
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AC RECEPTACLES
< STAND TYPE >
<WHEEL TYPE>
SPARK PLUG CAP
MUFFLER
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OIL FILLER CAP/
DIPSTICK
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FRONT HANDLE
--_
OIL DRAIN PLUG
OIL MAINT
LEFT-SIDE MAINTENANCE
COVER
FUEL TANK CAP
STARTER GRIP
HANDLE
GROUND TERMINAL
*Record the frame serial number for your future reference. Refer to
this serial number when ordering parts, and when making technical
or warranty inquiries (see page 66 ).
Frame serial number:;.
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CONTROLS
ENGINE SWITCH (EU3000is)
To start and stop the engine.
Key position:
OFF:
ON:
START:
To stop the engine. Key can be removed/inserted.
To run the engine after starting.
To start the engine by operating the starter motor.
ENGINE SWlTCH
Return the key to the ON position once the engine has started. Do not
use the starter for more than 5 seconds at a time. If the engine fails to
start, release the switch and wait 10 seconds before operating
the
starter again.
ENGINE SWITCH (EU2600i)
To start and stop the engine.
Switch position:
To stop the engine.
OFF:
ON:
To start and run the engine.
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RECOIL STARTER
To start the engine,
then pull briskly.
pull the starter grip lightly
until
resistance
is felt,
Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the engine. Return
it gently to prevent damage to the starter.
STARTER GRIP
FUEL VALVE
The fuel valve is located on the control panel. When the fuel 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.
OFF
FUEL VALVE LEVER
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CHOKE KNOB
The choke knob opens and closes the choke valve in the carburetor.
Pulling
mixture
the choke
for starting
knob to the CLOSED
a cold engine.
position
enriches
the fuel
Pushing the choke knob to the OPEN position provides the correct fuel
mixture for operation after starting, and for restarting a warm engine.
ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH
The eco-throttle
system automatically
reduces engine speed when all
loads are turned off or disconnected.
When appliances are turned on
or reconnected,
the engine returns to the proper speed to power the
electrical load.
If high
throttle
ON:
OFF:
electrical loads are connected
simultaneously,
turn
switch to the OFF position to reduce voltage changes.
Recommended
reduce noise
generator.
The eco-throttle
the eco-
to minimize fuel consumption
and further
levels when
no load is applied
to the
system does not operate.
ROlTLE SWITCH
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OUTPUT INDICATOR LIGHT
The output indicator light (green) is illuminated
when the generator is
operating
normally.
It indicates
that the generator
is producing
electrical power at the receptacles.
OUTPUT
INDICATOR
LIGHT (GREEN)
OVERLOAD INDICATOR LIGHT
If the generator
is overloaded
(see pages 64 and65), or if there is a
short circuit in a connected appliance, or if the inverter is overheated,
the overload indicator light (red) will go ON. The overload indicator
light (red) will stay ON, and after about four seconds, current to the
connected
appliance(s)
will shut off, and the output indicator
light
(green) will go OFF.
OVERLOAD
INDICATOR
LIGHT (RED
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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@ indicator light
comes on and the Oil Alert@ system will automatically
stop the engine
(the engine switch will remain in the ON position).
If the engine stops or the Oil Alert indicator light comes on when you
turn the engine switch to START or pull the starter grip, check the
engine oil level (see page31 ) before troubleshooting
in other areas.
OIL ALERT
;ND&ATOR
PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS
These outlets are used for connecting
two generators
for parallel
operation (see page24). A special cable/receptacle
assembly (optional
equipment)
is required
for parallel operation.
This special cable/
receptacle
assembly
can be purchased
from authorized
Honda
generator dealers.
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OPERATION
SPECIAL CABLE/RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY
FOR PARALLEL OPERATION
(optional parts)
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DC RECEPTACLE
The DC receptacle
should
automotive
type batteries.
ONLY
be
used
for
charging
12-volt
DC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR
The DC circuit
protector
automatically
shuts off the DC battery
charging
circuit when the DC charging circuit is overloaded,
when
there is a problem with the battery, or when the connections
between
the battery and the generator are improper.
DC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR
-PUSH
OFF
ON
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DC RECEPTACLE
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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.
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GENERATOR USE
CONNECTIONS 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. A transfer switch, which isolates
generator
power from utility power, is available through authorized
Honda generator dealers.
Improper connections to a building’s electrical system can allow
electrical current from the generator to backfeed into the utility lines.
Such backfeed 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 SYSTEM
Honda portable
generators
have a system ground
that connects
generator frame components
to the ground terminals in the AC output
receptacles.
The system ground is not connected
to the AC neutral
wire. If the generator is tested by a receptacle tester, it will not show
the same ground circuit condition as for a home receptacle.
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.
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In some areas, generators
utility companies.
are required
to be registered
If the generator
is used at a construction
additional
regulations
which must be observed.
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site,
there
with
may
local
be
AC APPLICATIONS
Before connecting
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an appliance
or power cord to the generator:
Make sure that it is in good working order.
power cords can create a potential for electrical
Faulty appliances
shock.
or
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.
1 NOTICE 1
Substantial
overloading
that continuously
lights the overload
indicator light (red) may damage the generator. Marginal overloading
that temporarily lights the overload indicator light (red) may shorten
the service life of the generator.
Limit operation requiring
Maximum power is:
EU2600i:
EU3000is:
power to 30 minutes.
2.6 kVA
3.0 kVA
For continuous
operation,
Rated power is:
EU2600i:
EU3000is:
maximum
do not exceed the rated power.
2.4 kVA
2.8 kVA
The total power requirements
(VA) of all appliances connected must
be considered.
Appliance
and power tool manufacturers
usually list
rating information
near the model number or serial number.
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AC OPERATION
1. Start the engine and make sure the output
comes on (see page35 and36).
indicator
light
(green)
2. Plug in the appliance.
Most motorized
startup.
appliances
require
more than their
rated wattage
for
PLUG
OUTPUT
INDICATOR
LIGHT (GREEN)
OVERLOAD
INDICATOR
LIGHT (RED)
If the generator is overloaded
(see pagelg),
or if there is a short circuit
in a connected appliance, or if the inverter is overheated, the overload
indicator light (red) will go ON. The overload indicator light (red) will
stay ON, and after about four seconds, current to the connected
appliance(s)
will shut off, and the output indicator light (green) will go
OFF. Stop the engine and investigate the problem.
Determine if the cause is a short circuit in a connected appliance, an
overload, or an overheated
inverter. Correct the problem and restart
the generator.
Before connecting
an appliance to the generator, make sure that it is in
good order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the
generator. Then start the generator and connect the power cord of the
appliance.
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NOTE:
When an electric motor is started, the overload indicator light (red)
may come on. This is normal if the overload indicator light (red) goes
off after about four (4) seconds. If the overload indicator light (red)
stays on, consult your Honda generator dealer.
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AC APPLICATIONS IN PARALLEL OPERATION
Before connecting
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an appliance
or power cord to the generator:
Make sure that it is in good working order.
power cords can create a potential for electrical
Faulty appliances
shock.
or
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.
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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.
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Never connect
different
generator
models and types.
Never use cables other than the special
for parallel operation.
cable/receptacle
assembly
Never connect and remove the special
for parallel operation while the generator
cable/receptacle
is running.
assembly
For single operation,
the special
parallel operation must be removed.
cable/receptacle
assembly
for
piEi-NOTICE]
Substantial
overloading
that continuously
lights the overload
indicator light (red) may damage the generator. Marginal overloading
that temporarily lights the overload indicator light (red) may shorten
the service life of the generator.
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For continuous
operation, do not exceed the rated power.
Rated power in parallel operation is:
EU2600i:
EU3000is:
4.8 kVA
5.6 kVA
The total power requirements
(VA) of all appliances connected must
be considered.
Appliance
and power tool manufacturers
usually list
rating information
near the model number or serial number.
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AC OPERATION IN PARALLEL OPERATION
1. Connect the special cable/receptacle
to the two generators, as shown.
assembly
for parallel
2. Hang the receptacle box of the special cable/receptacle
the front handle of one generator.
FRONT HANDLE
RECEPTACLE BOX
SPECIAL CABLE/RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY
FOR PARALLEL OPERATION
(optional parts)
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operation
assembly
on
3. Start the engines and make sure the output
come on (see pages35and36).
indicator
lights
(green)
OUTPUT INDICATOR
LIGHT (GREEN)
OVERLOAD INDICATOR
LIGHT (RED)
4. Plug in the appliance into the AC receptacle of the receptacle box.
Most motorized
startup.
appliances
require
more than their rated wattage
for
PLUG
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If the generators
are overloaded
(see page22), or if there is a short
circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator lights (red) will
go ON. The overload indicator lights (red) will stay ON, and after about
four seconds, current to the connected appliance(s)
will shut off, and
the output indicator lights (green) will go OFF. Stop the engines and
investigate the problem.
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DC OPERATION
The DC receptacle
should
automotive
type batteries.
ONLY
be
used
for
charging
12-volt
DC output will vary according to the position of the Eco-throttle switch.
When the Eco-throttle
switch is turned to the ON position and the AC
output is not used, the DC current will be about one-third of the rated
current.
DC Current
Eco-throttle
switch
OFF
(Do not use?h!
Model
AC output)
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EU2600i
IO A
approximately
3.3 A
EU3000is
12A
approximately
4A
Connecting the battery charging cable:
1. Before connecting
the battery charging cable to a battery that is
installed in a vehicle, disconnect
the vehicle ground battery cable
from the battery negative (-) terminal.
A battery can explode if you do not follow
seriously injuring anyone nearby.
the correct procedure,
Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking materials away from the
battery.
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2. Plug the
generator.
battery
charging
cable
into
the
DC receptacle
of the
3.Connect
the red lead of the battery charging cable to the battery
positive (+) terminal and the black lead to the battery negative (--)
terminal.
YELLOW INDICATOR
/
DC RECEPTACLE
DC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR
ERY CHARGING CABLE
RED LEAD
BLACK LEAD
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4. Start the generator.
(-miq
Do not start the vehicle while the battery charging cable is connected
and the generator is running. The vehicle or the generator may be
damaged.
An overloaded
DC circuit, excessive current drawn by the battery, or a
wiring problem will trip the DC circuit protector (the yellow indicator
inside the clear circuit protector button will pop out). If this happens,
wait a few minutes before pushing in the circuit protector button to
resume operation.
If the circuit protector
continues
to go OFF,
discontinue
charging and see your authorized Honda generator dealer.
Disconnecting
the battery charging cable:
1. Stop the engine.
2. Disconnect
the black lead of the battery
battery negative (-) terminal.
charging
cable from
the
3. Disconnect
the red lead of the battery
battery positive (+ ) terminal.
charging
cable
the
4. Disconnect
generator.
the battery
5. Connect the vehicle
terminal.
charging
ground
from
cable from the DC receptacle
battery
cable to the negative
(-)
of the
battery
BAlTERY CHARGING CABLE
RED LEAD
BLACK LEAD
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ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM
With the switch in the ON position, engine speed is automatically
reduced when all loads are turned OFF or disconnected.
When
appliances are turned ON or reconnected,
the engine returns to the
proper speed to power the electrical load. In the OFF position, the ecothrottle system does not operate.
Appliances
with large start-up power demands may not allow the
engine to reach normal operating rpm when they are connected to the
generator. Turn the eco-throttle
to the OFF position and connect the
appliance to the generator.
If the engine still will not reach normal
operating speed, check that the appliance does not exceed the rated
load capacity of the generator.
If high
throttle
electrical loads are connected
simultaneously,
turn
switch to the OFF position to reduce voltage changes.
the eco-
The eco-throttle
system is not effective for use with appliances that
require only momentary
power. If the tool or appliance will be turned
ON and OFF quickly, the eco-throttle
switch should be in the OFF
position.
ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH
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HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION
At high altitude,
rich. Performance
very rich mixture
the standard carburetor
air-fuel mixture will be too
will decrease, and fuel consumption
will increase. A
will also foul the spark plug and cause hard starting.
High altitude performance
can be improved by specific modifications
to the carburetor.
If you always operate your generator at altitudes
above 1,500 meters (5,000 feet), have your dealer perform
this
carburetor modification.
Even with carburetor
modification,
engine horsepower
will decrease
about 3.5% for each 300-meter (l,OOO-foot) increase in altitude. The effect of altitude on horsepower
will be greater than this if no carburetor
modification
is made.
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When the carburetor has been modified for high altitude operation,
the air-fuel mixture will be too lean for low altitude use. Operation at
altitudes below 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) with a modified carburetor
may cause the engine to overheat and result in serious engine
damage. For use at low altitudes, have your dealer return the
carburetor to original factory specifications.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK
ENGINE OIL
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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
SF or SG.
Always check the API SERVICE label on the oil container to be sure TEMP -20 0 z” 40 60 80 10uF
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it includes the letters SF or SG.
-30
-20
-10
0
10
20
30
4O'C
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
SAE low-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.
I. Open the oil maintenance
2.Remove
cover.
the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick
3.Check the oil level by inserting
without screwing it in.
4.lf the level is low,
recommended
oil.
the dipstick
clean.
into
fill to the top of the oil filler
the filler
neck with
neck
the
cover.
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REFUELING
Fuel tank capacity: 13.0 !i! (3.43 US gal , 2.86 Imp gal)
With the engine stopped,
if the fuel level is low.
check the fuel level gauge. Refill the fuel tank
B
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive.
seriously injured when handling fuel.
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You can be burned or
Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away.
Handle fuel only outdoors.
Wipe up spills immediately.
Refuel in a well-ventillated
has been running,
allow
Do.not
fill above
area with the engine stopped. If the engine
it to cool first. Refuel carefully
to avoid
spilling
fuel.
tighten
the fuel tank cap securely.
the fuel strainer
shoulder.
After
refueling,
Never refuel the engine inside a building where gasoline fumes may
reach flames or sparks. Keep gasoline away from appliance pilot lights,
barbecues, electric appliances, power tools, etc.
Spilled fuel is not only a fire hazard, it causes environmental
Wipe up spills immediately.
FUEL
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damage.
FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS
Use unleaded
gasoline
with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Unleaded
gasoline produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends
exhaust system life.
Never use stale or contaminated
gasoline or an oil/gasoline
Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank.
mixture.
Occasionally
ou may hear light “spark knock” or ” inging” (metallic
rapping noise Y while operating under heavy loads. T R is IS no cause for
concern.
If spark knock or pinging occurs at a steady engine speed, under
normal load, change brands of gasoline. If spark knock or pinging
persists, see an authorized Honda generator dealer.
1 NOTICE (
Running the engine with persistent spark knock or pinging can cause
engine damage.
Running the engine
and the Distributor’s
by misuse.
with persistent spark knock or pinging is misuse,
Limited Warranty does not cover parts damaged
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Oxygenated
Fuels
Some conventional
gasolines are being blended with alcohol or an
ether compound.
These gasolines
are collectively
referred to as
oxygenated
fuels. To meet clean air standards,
some areas of the
United States and Canada use oxygenated
fuels to help reduce
emissions.
If you use an oxygenated
fuel, be sure it is unleaded
minimum octane rating requirement.
and meets the
Before using an oxygenated
fuel, try to confirm the fuel’s contents.
Some states/provinces
require this information
to be posted on the
generator.
The following
are the EPA approved
ETHANOL-
MTBE-
of oxygenates:
(ethyl or grain alcohol) 10% by volume
up to 10% ethanol
You may use asoline containing
by volume.
8 asoline
containing
ethanol
may be
marketed under the name “Gasohol”.
(methyl
‘ff;reay
METHANOL-
percentages
tertiary butyl.ether)
15%‘by volume
use gasoline containing
up to 15% MTBE
by
(methyl or wood alcohol) 5% by volume
You may use gasoline
containing
up to 5%
methanol
by volume
as long as it .also contains
cosolvents
and corrosion
inhibitors
to protect the
fuel system. Gasoline
containing
more than 5%
methanol
by volume
may cause starting
and/or
performance
problems.
It may also damage metal,
rubber, and plastic parts of your fuel system.
If you notice any undesirable
operating symptoms,
station or switch to another brand of gasoline.
try another
service
Fuel system dama e or performance
problems resulting from the use
of an oxygenate 8 fuel containing
more than the percentages
of
oxygenates
mentioned above are not covered under warranty.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
Electric starting (EU3000is only):
1. Make sure
receptacles.
that
all
appliances
are
disconnected
from
the
AC
2. Turn the fuel valve lever to the ON position.
3.To start a cold engine, pull the choke knob out to the CLOSED
posrtron.
To restart a warm engine, leave the choke knob in the OPEN position.
4. Turn the engine switch to the START position
seconds or until the engine starts.
and hold it there for 5
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Operating the starter motor for more than 5 seconds can damage
the motor. If the engine fails to start, release the switch and wait 10
seconds before operating the starter again.
If the speed of the starter motor drops after a period of time, it is an
indication that the battery should be recharged.
When the engine
position.
starts, allow
the engine
switch
to return
to the ON
5. If the choke knob was moved to the CLOSED position to start the
engine, gradually push it to the OPEN position .as the engine warms
up.
6. If you wish to use the eco-throttle
system, turn the eco-throttle
switch to the ON position after the engine has warmed up for 2 or 3
minutes.
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Manual starting:
1. Make sure
receptacles.
that
all
appliances
are
disconnected
from
the
AC
2. Turn the fuel valve lever to the ON position.
3.To start a cold engine, pull the choke knob out to the CLOSED
position.
To restart a warm engine, leave the choke knob in the OPEN position.
4. Turn the engine switch to the ON position.
5. Pull the starter grip lightly
until resistance
is felt, then pull briskly.
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Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the engine. Return
it gently to prevent damage to the starter or housing.
6. If the choke knob was moved to the CLOSED position to start the
engine, gradually push it to the OPEN position as the engine warms
up.
7. If you wish to use the eco-throttle
system, turn the eco-throttle
switch to the ON position after the engine has warmed up for 2 or 3
minutes.
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STOPPING THE ENGINE
In an emergency:
l.To stop the engine
OFF position.
in an emergency,
turn the engine
switch
to the
1. Unplug appliances from the generator receptacles.
In parallel operation, unplug the appliance from the receptacle
special cable/receptacle
assembly for parallel operation.
of the
In normal use:
2. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position.
3. Turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position.
4. If two generators were connected for parallel operation, disconnect
the special cable/receptacle
assembly after stopping the engines if
you do not wish to resume parallel operation.
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MAINTENANCE
THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE
Good maintenance
is essential for safe, economical,
free operation. It will also help reduce air pollution,
and trouble-
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Improper maintenance, or failure
operation, can cause a malfunction
hurt or killed.
to correct a problem before
in which you can be seriously
Always follow the inspection and maintenance
and schedules in this owner’s manual.
To help
include
simple
service
recommendations
you properly care for your generator, the following
pages
a maintenance
schedule, routine inspection procedures, and
maintenance
procedures
using basic hand tools. Other
tasks that are more difficult, or require special tools, are best
handled
by professionals
technician
and
or other qualified
are normally
performed
by a Honda
mechanic.
The maintenance
schedule applies to normal operating conditions.
If you operate your generator
under severe conditions,
such as
sustained
high-load
or high-temperature
operation,
or use it in
unusually wet or dusty conditions,
consult your servicing dealer for
recommendations
applicable to your individual
needs and use.
Remember that your servicing dealer knows
is fully equipped to maintain and repair it.
your generator
best and
To ensure
use only
genuine
Honda
parts
the best quality
or their
equivalents
and reliability,
for repair
new,
or replacement.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices
and systems may be performed by any engine repair establishment
or individual, using parts that are “certified” to EPA standards.
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MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Some of the most important
safety precautions
follow. However, we
cannot 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.
Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions
can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
and precautions
Always follow the procedures and precautions in the owner’s manual.
Safety Precautions
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Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance
repairs. This will eliminate several potential hazards:
-Carbon
monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust.
Be sure there is adequate
engine.
-Burns
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whenever
you operate
the
system cool before touching.
from moving parts.
Do not run the engine
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ventilation
from hot parts.
Let the engine and exhaust
-Injury
or
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 or explosion,
be careful when
working around gasoline.
Use only a nonflammable
solvent, not
gasoline, to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away
from all fuel-related
parts.
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM INFORMATION
Source of Emissions
The combustion
process produces
carbon
monoxide,
oxides
of
nitrogen, and hydrocarbons.
Control of hydrocarbons
and oxides of
nitrogen
is very important
because, under certain conditions,
they
react to form photochemical
smog when subjected to sunlight. Carbon
monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic.
Honda utilizes
the emissions
hydrocarbons.
lean carburetor
settings
of carbon
monoxide,
and other
oxides
systems to reduce
of nitrogen,
and
The U.S. and California Clean Air Acts
EPA and California
regulations
require all manufacturers
to furnish
written instructions
describing the operation and maintenance
of emission control systems.
The following
instructions
and procedures must be followed in order
to keep the emissions from your Honda engine within the emission
standards.
Tampering and Altering
Tampering
emissions
tampering
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Removal
systems.
with or altering the emission control system may increase
beyond the legal limit. Among those acts that constitute
are:
or alteration
Altering
or defeating
mechanism
to cause
parameters.
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of any part of the intake,
the governor
linkage
the engine to operate
fuel,
or exhaust
or speed-adjusting
outside
its design
Problems That May Affect Emissions
If you are aware of any of the following
inspected and repaired by your servicing
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Hard starting
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Rough idle.
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Misfiring
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Afterburning
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Black exhaust
or stalling
or backfiring
symptoms,
dealer.
have your engine
after starting.
under load.
(backfiring).
smoke or high fuel consumption.
Replacement Parts
The emission control systems on your Honda engine were designed,
built, and certified to conform with EPA and California
emission
regulations.
We recommend
the use of genuine
Honda parts
whenever
you have maintenance
done. These original-design
replacement
parts are manufactured
to the same standards as the
original parts, so you can be confident of their performance.
The
use of replacement
parts that are not of the original design and
quality
may impair the effectiveness
of your emission
control
system.
A manufacturer
of an aftermarket
part assumes the responsibility
that the part will not adversely affect emission performance.
The
manufacturer
or rebuilder of the part must certify that use of the part
will not result in a failure of the engine to comply with emission
regulations.
Maintenance
Follow the maintenance
schedule on page 42 . Remember that this
schedule is based on the assumption that your machine will be used
for its designed purpose. Sustained high-load or high-temperature
operation, or use in unusually
wet or dusty conditions,
will require
more frequent service.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
REGULAR SERVICE PERIOD (3)
ITEM
Perform
at every indicated
month
\
First
month
Before
Every
3 months
”
.
Il
Sediment
cup
1 Spark plug
.
--.
Spark arrester
Valve clearance
Clean
Replace
Clean
Clean-Adjust
Replace
Clean -.
Check-Adiust
O(l)
0*
0
.O
..--.
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0
.-_
0
O(2)
0 (2)
Every 2 years
NOTE:
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(Replace
i f necessary)
a
(2)
l Emission
related items.
* Replace the paper air filter only.
(1 )Service more frequently
when used in dusty areas.
(2)These items should be serviced
by an authorized
Honda generator
dealer, unless
the owner has the proper tools and is mechanically
proficient.
See the Honda Shop
Manual.
(3)For commercial
use, log hours of operation
to determine
proper maintenance
intervals.
ENGINE OIL CHANGE
Drain the oil while
draining.
the engine
is warm
1. Open and remove the oil maintenance
2. Remove the drain plug and sealing
and drain the oil.
3. Reinstall
securely.
the
4. Refill with
level.
5. Reinstall,
drain
plug
and
the recommended
to assure rapid and complete
cover.
washer,
sealing
remove the oil filler cap,
washer.
Tighten
the
plug
oil (see page 31 ) and check the oil
close and latch the oil maintenance
cover.
Oil capacity: 0.55 tI (0.58 US qt ,0.48 Imp qt)
OIL DRA
OIL MAINTENANCE
COVER
OIL FILLER CAP
Wash your hands with soap and water after handling
used oil.
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Improper disposal of engine oil can be harmful to the environment. If
you change your own oil, please dispose of it properly. Put it in a
sealed container, and take it to a recycling center. Do not discard it in
a trash bin or dump it on the ground.
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AIR CLEANER SERVICE
A dirty air filter will restrict air flow to the carburetor.
To prevent
carburetor malfunction,
service the air cleaner regularly. Service more
frequently when operating the generator in extremely dusty areas.
bwa
Using gasoline or flammable solvent to clean the air filter can cause a
fire or explosion. Use only soapy water or nonflammable solvent.
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Never run the generator without
result.
the air filter. Rapid engine wear will
1. Open the left-side
cover.
maintenance
2. Unsnap the air cleaner cover
remove the air cleaner cover.
cL:ps
AIR CLEANER
COVER
clips,
CLIPS
FOAM AIR FILTER
3. Foam air filter:
a. Remove the foam air filter from the
air cleaner cover.
b. Wash the foam air filter in a solution
of household
detergent
and warm
water, then rinse thoroughly,
or
wash
in nonflammable
or high
flashpoint
solvent. Allow the foam
air filter to dry thoroughly.
AIR CLE/iNER COVER
c. Soak the foam air filter 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 foam air filter.
d. Reinstall the foam air filter to the air
cleaner cover.
PAPER AIR FILTER
4. Paper
If the
with
paper
air filter:
paper air filter is dirty, replace it
a new one. Do not clean the
air filter.
AIR CLEANER COVER
5. Reinstall
the air cleaner cover.
6. Close and latch the left-side
nance cover.
mainte-
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SPARK PLUG SERVICE
In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench
(commercially
available).
Recommended spark plugs:
BPR5ES (NGK)
WIGEPR-U (DENSO)
To ensure proper engine operation,
gapped and free of deposits.
If the engine has been running,
not to touch the muffler.
1. Open the left-side
the spark plug must be properly
the muffler
maintenance
will be very hot. Be careful
cover.
2. Loosen the cover screw and remove the spark plug inspection
SPARK PLUG
COVER SCREW
3. Remove the spark plug cap.
4. Clean any dirt from around
5. Use a spark plug wrench
PLUG WRENCH
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the spark plug base.
to remove the spark plug.
cover.
6.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.
7. Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge.
Correct as necessary by carefully bending the side electrode.
The gap should be:
0.028-0.031
in (0.70-0.80
mm)
r
0.028-0.031
in (0.70-0.80
mm)
8.Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition,
the spark plug in by hand to prevent cross-threading.
9.After the spark plug is seated, tighten
compress the washer.
with
and thread
a spark plug wrench
to
If installing
a new spark plug, tighten l/2 turn after the spark plug
seats to compress the washer. If reinstalling
a used spark plug,
tighten l/8 - l/4 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the
washer.
1 NOTICE
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The spark plug must be securely tightened. An improperly tightened
spark plug can become very hot and could damage the engine.
Never use spark plugs which have an improper heat range. Use only
the recommended spark plugs or equivalent.
lO.Reinstall
screw.
the spark
plug
11 .Close and latch the left-side
inspection
cover
maintenance
and tighten
the cover
cover.
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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 engine
switch to the OFF position.
2. Turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position.
3. Open the left-side
maintenance
cover.
4. Remove the air cleaner cover and paper air filter (see page44).
5. Disconnect
the breather
hose from the air cleaner base.
6.Remove
the 6 mm bolt and two 6 mm nuts,
cleaner base.
and remove
BREATHER HOSE
AIR CLEANER BASE
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the air
7. Remove
the sediment
8. Clean the sediment
flash point solvent.
9. Reinstall
cup by turning
cup, O-ring,
12Close
and filter
the filter, O-ring, and sediment
lO.Reinstall
the air cleaner
the air cleaner base.
11 .Reinstall
it counterclockwise.
in nonflammable
or high
cup.
base, and connect
the breather
hose with
the paper air filter and air cleaner cover.
and latch the left-side
maintenance
cover.
SEDIMENT CUP
FILTER
/
DIMENT CUP
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SPARK ARRESTER MAINTENANCE
If the generator has been running,
to cool before proceeding.
The spark arrester
efficiency.
the muffler
must be serviced
every
will be very hot. Allow
100 hours to maintain
it
its
I. Remove the four 6 mm cap nuts, and remove the rear cover.
2.Remove
the
protector.
four
6 mm
bolts,
and
remove
the
upper
muffler
UPPER MUFFLER
PROTECTOR
REAR COVER
6 mm CAP NUTS
3. Remove the four 8 mm bolts, and remove the rear handle.
4. Remove the four 6 mm bolts, and remove the rear under plate.
5. Remove the lower muffler
protector.
8 mm BOLTS
LOWER MUFFLER
PROTECTOR
REAR HANDLE
6 mm BOLTS
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REAR UNDER PLATE
6. Remove the three 5 mm bolts, and remove the exhaust
the spark arrester.
tail pipe and
EXHAUST TAIL PIPE
SPARK ARRESTER
5 mm BOLTS
7. Use a brush
screen.
to remove
carbon
deposits
from
the spark arrester
8. Inspect the screen for breaks or tears and replace it if necessary.
9. Install the spark arrester
order of removal.
and the exhaust
tail pipe in the reverse
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lO.lnstall the lower muffler protector, the rear under plate and the rear
handle in the reverse order of removal.
LOWER MUFFLER PROTECTOR
HOOK
HOOK
REAR UNDER
PLATE
Install the lower muffler
protector
11 .Install the upper muffler
order of removal.
inside the hook securely.
protector
and the rear cover in the reverse
UPPER MUFFLER
OIL FILLER NECK
REAR COVER
OIL DRAIN NECK
When installing
the rear cover, carefully
fit the rubber
around the oil filler neck and oil drain neck.
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drip
guard
BATTERY (EU3000is only)
The generator’s
engine has a 0.5 amp charging system to charge the
batter
while the engine is running.
If the generator
is only used
erio J ically, the battery must be charged monthly to maintain the
Ii attery service life.
A lead acid battery self discharges at a rate of 0.5- 1 .O% per day. This
means that the batter , if the generator is not operated in a month,
can discharge as muc x as 30% in the same period. This could cause
the engine not to crank or shorten the service life of the battery. To
charge the battery, follow the procedures below.
Removal:
1. Remove the four 6 mm cap nuts, and remove
the front cover.
FRONT COVER
6mmC
2.Remove
the battery holder band.
3.Remove
the negative
(--) cable from the battery ne ative (-)
terminal;
then remove the positive
(-t) cable from t a e battery
positive (+) terminal.
NEGATIVE (-) CABLE
POSITIVE (+) CABLE
ERY HOLDER BAND
4. Remove the battery from the battery tray.
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Charging:
The battery is rated at 8Ah (ampere-hours).
10% of the ampere-hour
rating should be used as the charging
current. A battery charger
should be used that can be adjusted to deliver 0.8 amps.
The battery gives off explosive gasses; keep sparks, flames and
cigarettes away from the battery while charging. Provide adequate
ventilation when charging.
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The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte). Contact with skin or
eyes may cause severe burns. Wear protective clothing and a face
shield.
-If electrolyte gets on your skin, flush with water.
-If electrolyte gets in your eyes, flush with water for at least 15
minutes and call a physician immediately.
Electrolyte is poisonous.
-If swallowed, drink large quantities of water or milk and follow
with milk of magnesia or vegetable oil and call a physician.
l.Connect
the
instructions.
battery
2. Charge the battery 3-4
charger
following
the
hours.
3.Clean the outside of the battery and the battery
with a solution of baking soda and water.
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manufacturer’s
tray compartment
Installation:
I. Install the battery in the generator.
2. Install the positive (+) cable to the battery positive
then install the negative
(-) cable to the battery
terminal.
(+) terminal;
negative (-)
3. Install the battery holder band.
4. Install the front cover, and install the four 6 mm cap nuts.
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FUSE REPLACEMENT (EU3000is only)
If the fuse is blown,
1. Turn the engine
the starter motor won’t
operate.
switch to the OFF position.
2. Remove the four 6 mm cap nuts and the front cover.
6mmC
3. Remove the fuse holder cover and replace the fuse.
The specified fuse is 5A.
FUSE HOLDER
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If frequent fuse failure occurs, determine
the cause and correct
problem before attempting to operate the generator further.
the
riimz-1
Never use a fuse with a different rating from that specified. Serious
damage to the electrical system or fire may result.
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I
TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
TRANSPORTING
If the generator has been used, allow it cool for at least 15 minutes
before loading the generator on the transport vehicle. A hot engine
and exhaust system can burn you and can ignite some material.
When transporting
the generator, turn the engine switch and the fuel
valve OFF, and keep the generator level to reduce the possibility
of
fuel leakage.
Take care not to drop or strike the generator when transporting.
Do not
place heavy objects on the generator.
57
STORAGE
Before storing
the unit for an extended
period:
1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive
2. Service according
humidity
and dust.
to the table below:
RECOMMENDED SERVICE PROCEDURE TO
PREVENT HARD STARTING
No preparation
required
Fill with fresh gasoline
and add gasoline
conditioner
*.
Fill with fresh gasoline
and add. gasoline
conditioner
*.
Drain the carburetor float bowl. (page 59).
Drain the fuel sediment cup. (page 48).
Fill with fresh gasoline
and add gasoline
conditioner
*.
Drain the carburetor float bowl. (page 59).
Drain the fuel sediment cup. (page 48).
Remove the spark plug. Put a tablespoon
of
engine oil into the cylinder. Turn the engine
-~ Less than
. 1 mo
1 to 2 months
1 year or more
slowly with the starter grip to distribute
the
oil. Reinstall the spark plug.
Change the engine oil. (page 43).
After removal from storage, drain the stored
gasoline into a suitable container,
and fill.
with fresh gasoline before starting.
conditioners
that are formulated to extend storage
I
* Use gasoline
life.
Contact your authorized
recommendations.
58
Honda generator
dealer for conditioner
Storage Procedure
1. Drain the carburetor
and the fuel sediment
cup.
a.Open the left-side maintenance cover.
b.Loosen the carburetor drain screw.
c. Drain the gasoline from the carburetor into a suitable container.
d.Tighten the carburetor drain screw.
e. Drain the fuel sediment cup (see page 48).
f. Close the left-side maintennance cover.
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive.
seriously injured when handling fuel.
l
l
l
You can be burned or
Keep heat, sparks, and flame away.
Handle fuel only outdoors.
Wipe up spills immediately.
DRAIN SCREW
2.Change
the engine oil (page 43).
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 comin
up on its compression
stroke and both the intake
and exhaust va 7ves are closed. Storing the engine in this position
will help to protect it from internal corrosion.
5. EU3000is only:
Once a month, recharge
the battery (see page 53).
59
TROUBLESHOOTING
When the engine will not start:
-NO
Is there fuel in the
tank?
Refill the fuel tank.
YES
Is there enough
in the engine?
oil
NO
Add the recommended oil.
p
YES
Is there
a spark
from
the spark
plug?
Still NO spark
E
Replace
the
spark plug.
--c
Take the generator
to an authorized
Honda
generator
dealer.
To check:
m
l)Remove
the
spark
plug cap and clean
Be sure there is no
any dirt from around
spilled fuel around the
the spark plug.
spark plug. Spilled fuel 2)Remove
the spark
may ignite.
plug and install the
spark
plug
in the
YES
plug cap.
3) Set the plug side electrode on the cylinder
head.
4)Crank
the engine,
sparks should jump
across the gap.
NO
) Clean the fuel
the carburetor?
sediment cup.
If the engine still
does not start, take
the generator to an
authorized
Honda
generator dealer.
60
To check:
l)Turn
off the fuel
valve 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.
.
Appliance
does not operate:
Is the output
light ON?
indicator
YES
NO
Is the overload indicator light ON?
NO
Take the generator to
* an authorized
Honda
generator dealer.
YES
1
NO DEFECTS
T
Check the electrical
pliance or equipment
any defects.
apfor
Take the generator to an au* thorized
Honda
generator
dealer.
Replace the electrical
appliance or equipment.
*Take
the electrical
appliance or equipment
to an
electrical shop for repair.
l
DEFECTS
c
v
Stop and
the engine.
No electricity
restart
at the DC receptacle:
Is the DC circuit
protector on?
NO
Turn the DC circuit
c tector on.
pro-
YES
Take the generator
to
* an authorized
Honda
generator dealer.
61
WIRING DIAGRAM
EU2600i
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SPECIFICATIONS
EU2600i
Dimensions
Model (Type)
Power-product description code
Length
Width
Height
Dry weight
EU2600i (Stand type)
1 EU2600i (Wheel
EZGE
655 mm (25.8 in)
480 mm (18.9
445 mm (17.5 in)
_-_ 555 mm (21.9 in)
.- 570 mm (22.4
56.0 kg (123.5
54.0 kg (119.0 Ibs)
type)
in)
in)
Ibs)
Engine
GXI 60Kl
--.overhead valve, single cylinder
163 cm3 (9.9 cu-in)
[68 X 45 mm (2.7 X 1.8 in)]
8.5:1
3,500 rpm
Forced air
Transistorized
magneto
0.55 !J (0.58 US qt ,0.48 Imp qt)
13.0 Q (3.43 US gal, 2.86 Imp gal)
BPR5ES (NGK)
WIGEPR-U (DENSO)
Model
Engine Type
Displacement
[Bore x Stroke)
Compression
Ratio
Engine Speed
.Cooling System
Ignition System
Oil Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity
Spark Plug
- 4-stroke,
Generator
Model
Type
AC output
~..
Rated voltage
Rated frequency
Rated Ampere
Rated Output
Maximum
Output
DC output
Spec :ifications
ITERill
Spark plug gap
Valve clearance
EU2600i
A
120v
60 Hz
20.0 A
2.4 kVA
2.6 kVA
Only for charging 12V automotive
Maximum charging output=lOA
batteries.
Tune-up
Other specifications
NOTE:
Specifications
may vary
change without
notice.
64
SPECIFICATION
.~-_
IN: O.l5rf-0.02 mm (cold)
EX: 0.20+0.02 mm (cold)No other adjustments
MAINTENANCE
Refer to page: 46
See your authorized
Honda dealer
needed.
according
and
0.70-0.80
1
mm (0.028-0.031
to the
in) 1
types,
are
subject
1
to
.
EU3000is
Dimensions
Model (Type) .Power product description code
Length
Width
Height
Dry weight
EU3000is (Stand type) 1 EU3000is
EZGF
655 mm (25.8 in)
445 mm (17.5 in)
480 mm
555 mm (21.9 in)
570 mm
61.0 kg
59.0 kg (130.1 Ibs)
(Wheel type)
(18.9 in)
(22.4 in)
(134.5 Ibs)
Engine
Model
- .~__
Engine
Type
.
Displacement
(Bore x Stroke]
GX200
overhead valve, single cylinder
196 cm3 (12.0 cu-in)
168 X 54 mm (2.7 X 2.1 in))
8.5:1
3,500 rpm
Forced air
Transistorized
magneto
0.55 Q (0.58 US qt ,0.48 Imp qt)
13.0 Q (3.43 US gal, 2.86 Imp gal)
BPR5ES (NGK)
WIGEPR-U (DENSO)
4-stroke,
Compression Ratio
Engine Speed
Cooling System
Ignition System
Oil Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity
Spark Plug
Generator
Model
Type
~.
Rated voltage
Rated frequency
AC output
Rated Ampere
Rated Output
Maximum
Output
DC output
Tune-up
Specifications
ITEM
Spark plug gap
Valve clearance
Other specifications
NOTE:
Specifications
may vary
change without notice.
EU3000is
A
120v
60 Hz
23.4 A
2.8 kVA
3.0 kVA
Only for charging 12V automotive
Maximum charging output=l2A
SPECIFICATION
0.70-0.80
mm (0.028-0.031
in)
IN: 0.15+0.02 mm (cold)
EX: 0.20+0.02 mm (cold)
No other adjustments
according
to the types,
batteries.
MAINTENANCE
Refer to page: 46
See your authorized
Honda dealer
needed.
and are subject
to
65
WARRAtiTY SERVICE INFORMATION
Servicing
be able
problem
discuss
General
dealership personnel are trained professionals.
They should
to answer any question you may have. If you encounter
a
that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction,
please
it with the dealership’s
management.
The Service Manager or
Manager can help. Almost all problems are solved in this way.
If you are dissatisfied
with the decision made by the dealership’s
contact
the Honda
Power
Equipment
Customer
management,
Relations Office. You can write to:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Power Equipment Division
Customer Relations Office
4900 Marconi Drive
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005-8847
(770) 497-6400
Or telephone:
When you write or call, please give us this information:
l
Model and serial number
l
Name of dealer who sold the generator
l
Name and address of dealer who services
l
Date of purchase
l
Your name, address,
l
A detailed
66
description
(see page 10 )
and telephone
of the problem
to you
your generator
number
INDEX
...............................................................
COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
CONTENTS .................................................................................................
CONTROLS ...............................................................................................
Choke knob .........................................................................................
DC Circuit Protector ...........................................................................
DC Receptacle .....................................................................................
Eco-throttle Switch .............................................................................
Engine Switch (EU3000is) .................................................................
Engine Switch (EU2600i) ...................................................................
Fuel Valve ...........................................................................................
Ground Terminal ................................................................................
Oil Alert@ System ...............................................................................
Output Indicator Light ........................................................................
Overload Indicator Light ....................................................................
Parallel Operation Outlets .................................................................
Recoil Starter ......................................................................................
....................................................................................
GENERATORUSE
..................................................................................
AC Applications
AC Applications
in Parallel Operation ..............................................
AC Operation ......................................................................................
AC Operation in Parallel Operation ..................................................
Connections to a Building Electrical System ...................................
DC Operation ......................................................................................
Eco-throttle System ...........................................................................
Ground System ..................................................................................
High Altitude Operation .....................................................................
........................................................................
Special Requirements
.......................................................................................
MAINTENANCE
Air Cleaner Servive ............................................................................
Battery .................................................................................................
.............................................
Emission Control System Information
Engine Oil Change .............................................................................
Fuse Replacement ..............................................................................
Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning ............................................................
..............................................................
Importance of Maintenance
Maintenance
Safety ...........................................................................
Maintenance
Schedule ......................................................................
.............................................................
Spark Arrester Maintenance
Spark Plug Service .............................................................................
9
3
11
13
16
16
13
11
11
12
17
15
14
14
15
12
18
19
22
20
24
18
26
29
18
30
18
38
44
53
40
43
56
48
38
39
42
50
46
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK ........................................................................
Engine Oil ...........................................................................................
.....................................................................
Fuel Recommendations
Refueling .............................................................................................
SAFETY .......................................................................................................
...............................................................................
Safety Information
........................................................................
Safety Label Locations
.....................................................................................
SPECIFICATIONS
STARTING THE ENGINE .........................................................................
STOPPING THE ENGINE .........................................................................
...................................................................
TRANSPORTING/STORAGE
Storage ................................................................................................
.......................................................................................
Transporting
..............................................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
..................................................
WARRANTY SERVICE INFORMATION
WIRING DIAGRAM ..................................................................................
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