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Owner's Manual
GENERATOR
EU7000is
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o2013 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved
2014
on assembling your generator.
©2016 Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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    Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EU7000is Click to Save As See page 81 for instructions o2013 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved 2014 on assembling your generator. ©2016 Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved...

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    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 whatsoever.

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    INTRODUCTION 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.

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    A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this generator safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS GENERATOR SAFETY ................6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ..........6 Operator Responsibility..............6 Carbon Monoxide Hazards..............6 Electric Shock Hazards ..............7 Fire and Burn Hazards ...............7 Refuel With Care ................8 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS..............9 CONTROLS & FEATURES...............10 COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS...........10 CONTROLS...................12 MAIN Switch ..................12 ENGINE START Button..............12 Starter Grip..................13 Eco-Throttle Switch .................13...

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    CONTENTS GFCI OPERATION CHECK ..............35 AC OPERATION..................38 AC Applications................40 AC Receptacle Selection..............41 Power Producing Circuits..............41 Voltage Selector Switch ..............42 AC PARALLEL OPERATION..............43 AC Parallel Operation Applications ..........45 ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM ..............47 STANDBY POWER ................48 Connections to a Building’s Electrical System ......48 System Ground ................48 Special Requirements..............49 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR............50...

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    Emission Control System Information...........77 Air Index ...................79 Specifications ...................80 Wiring Diagram................81 CONSUMER INFORMATION ..............82 Dealer Locator Information .............82 Honda Publications................82 Customer Service Information............83 Distributor’s Limited Warranty ............84 Emission Control System Warranty ..........89 ASSEMBLY ....................94 SAFETY....................94 The Importance of Proper Assembly ..........94 Important Safety Precautions ............95...

  • Page 8: Generator Safety

    GENERATOR SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed for use with electrical equipment that has suitable power requirements. Other uses can result in injury to the operator or damage to the generator and other property. Most injuries or property damage can be prevented if you follow all of the instructions in this manual and on the generator.

  • Page 9: Electric Shock Hazards

    • Do not connect to a building’s electrical system unless an isolation switch has been installed by a qualified electrician. • For parallel operation, use only a Honda approved parallel kit (optional equipment) when connecting one EU7000is to another EU7000is generator.

  • Page 10: Refuel With Care

    GENERATOR SAFETY Refuel With Care Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can explode. Do not refuel during operation. Allow the engine to cool if it has been in operation. Refuel only outdoors in a well-ventilated area and on a level surface. Never smoke near gasoline, and keep other flames and sparks away.

  • Page 11: Safety Label Locations

    GENERATOR 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 Honda servicing dealer for a replacement.

  • Page 12: Controls & Features

    CONTROLS & FEATURES COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS Use the illustrations on these pages to locate and identify the most frequently used controls. PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS OIL ALERT/ CHECK INDICATOR ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH OVERLOAD ALARM INDICATOR i-MONITOR BUTTON AC CIRCUIT PROTECTORS OUTPUT INDICATOR GFCI RECEPTACLES i-MONITOR MAIN SWITCH...

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    CONTROL & FEATURES FUEL GAUGE FUEL TANK CAP FUSE RIGHT MAINTENANCE COVER (inside battery maintenance cover) STARTER GRIP OIL FILLER CAP BATTERY (inside battery maintenance cover) OIL DRAIN PLUG GROUND TERMINAL HANDLE STAND SPARK PLUG LEFT MAINTENANCE COVER INSPECTION COVER AIR CLEANER MUFFLER TIP WHEEL...

  • Page 14: Controls

    CONTROL & FEATURES CONTROLS MAIN Switch The MAIN switch controls the ignition system. OFF – Stops the engine. The main switch key can be removed/ inserted. ON – Running position, and for starting with the ENGINE START button or recoil starter, and for MAIN SWITCH using the remote control kit (optional parts).

  • Page 15: Starter Grip

    CONTROL & FEATURES Starter Grip Used when the battery voltage is STARTER GRIP too low to turn the starter motor. Pulling the starter grip operates the recoil starter to start the engine. 20° • Do not exceed 20 degrees from horizontal when pulling the starter grip.

  • Page 16: Parallel Operation Outlets

    Parallel Operation Outlets These outlets are used for connecting the EU7000is to another EU7000is generator for parallel operation (see page 43). A Honda approved parallel kit (optional equipment) is required for parallel operation. This kit can be purchased from an authorized Honda generator dealer.

  • Page 17: Ac Circuit Protectors

    CONTROL & FEATURES AC Circuit Protectors The AC circuit protectors will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at each receptacle. If an AC circuit protector switches OFF automatically, check that the appliance is working properly and does not exceed the rated load capacity of the circuit before resetting the AC circuit protector ON.

  • Page 18: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (gfci) Receptacle

    CONTROL & FEATURES Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Receptacle Each 120 V 20 A duplex receptacle is protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) for protection against the shock hazard of ground fault currents. An example of ground fault current is the current that would flow through a person who is using an appliance with faulty insulation and, at the same time, is in contact with an electrical ground such as a plumbing fixture, wet floor, or earth.

  • Page 19: Folding Handle

    CONTROL & FEATURES Folding Handle The foldable handle makes the generator easy to push and should be folded when the generator is stationary. Do not rest objects on the extended handle. To Extend The Handle Lift handle upward. Lock levers will lock and secure the handle into place.

  • Page 20: Maintenance Covers

    CONTROL & FEATURES Maintenance Covers Open and close the maintenance cover for maintenance of the EU7000is. Open the right maintenance cover, to use the recoil starter when the battery is discharged. Be sure the maintenance cover is closed while the generator is running. Running the generator with maintenance cover(s) open will adversely affect the engine performance, and will cause the generator to overheat.

  • Page 21: Features

    CONTROL & FEATURES FEATURES Ground Terminal The 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.

  • Page 22: Output Indicator

    CONTROL & FEATURES OUTPUT Indicator The green OUTPUT indicator is illuminated when the generator is operating normally. It indicates that the generator is producing electrical power at the receptacles. OUTPUT INDICATOR (GREEN) OVERLOAD ALARM Indicator If the generator is overloaded, or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, or if the inverter is overheated, the red OVERLOAD ALARM indicator will come ON.

  • Page 23: Oil Alert/check Indicator

    CHECK indicator, turn the MAIN switch to the OFF position, add the proper amount of oil (see page 55), and then turn the MAIN switch back to the ON position. If the OIL ALERT/CHECK indicator blinks, consult an authorized Honda generator dealer. OIL ALERT/CHECK INDICATOR (RED)

  • Page 24: I-monitor

    CONTROL & FEATURES i-Monitor™ The i-Monitor is a user interface that allows the operator to view (when the generator is running) total operating time in hours, generator output, engine RPM, battery voltage, and error messages. The different display modes are selected by pressing the i-Monitor button. i-Monitor at Startup During start up, the i-Monitor display and all three indicators will simultaneously blink once.

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    CONTROL & FEATURES i-Monitor Display Mode 2 – Power Output This mode displays an approximate generator output on the display screen. The output is expressed in VA (volt-amperes). The output value is not an exact measurement and should be regarded as a reference only.

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    Normal remote control operation will be restored after the E-01 error message clears automatically. If the E-01 error message does not clear automatically or if any other error message displays, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. OIL ALERT/CHECK INDICATOR ERROR MESSAGE...

  • Page 27: Fuel Gauge

    CONTROL & FEATURES Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge is a mechanical device that measures the fuel level in the tank. The red indicator in the window will reference the level in relation to full or empty. To provide increased operating time, start with a full tank before operation.

  • Page 28: Before Operation

    BEFORE OPERATION ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will significantly reduce your risk of injury. Knowledge Read and understand this manual. Know what the controls do and how to operate them. Familiarize yourself with the generator and its operation before you begin using it.

  • Page 29: Check The Engine

    BEFORE OPERATION Check the Engine • Before each use, look around and underneath the engine for signs of oil or gasoline leaks. • Check the engine oil level (see page 55). A low engine oil level will cause the Oil Alert system to shut down the engine. •...

  • Page 30: Operation

    OPERATION SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS Before operating the generator for the first time, review chapters GENERATOR SAFETY (see page 6) and BEFORE OPERATION (see page 26). For your safety, do not operate the generator in an enclosed area such as a garage. Your generator’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can collect rapidly in an enclosed area and cause illness or death.

  • Page 31: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION Frequency of Use If your generator will be used on an infrequent or intermittent basis, (more than 4 weeks before next use), please refer to the Battery Service section of the SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR (see page 63) and the Fuel section of the STORAGE chapter (see page 68) for additional information regarding battery and fuel deterioration.

  • Page 32

    OPERATION 3. Make sure the Eco-Throttle ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH switch is in the OFF position, or more time will be required for warm-up. 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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    OPERATION • Use the recoil starter when the battery voltage is too low to turn the starter motor. a. Turn the MAIN switch to the ON position. b. Open the right maintenance cover by turning its latch counterclockwise. c. Pull the starter grip lightly MAIN SWITCH until you feel resistance;...

  • Page 34: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, simply turn the MAIN switch to the OFF position. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure. 1. Turn the MAIN switch to the OFF position. MAIN SWITCH 2. Unplug all appliances from the generator AC receptacles. 3.

  • Page 35: Starting The Engine With Remote Control (optional Part)

    OPERATION STARTING THE ENGINE with REMOTE CONTROL (Optional part) 1. Determine the voltage requirements and adjust the voltage selector switch, as needed. 2. Turn the MAIN switch of the generator to the ON position. MAIN SWITCH 3. Turn the MAIN switch of the remote control to the ON position. 4.

  • Page 36: Stopping The Engine With Remote Control (optional Part)

    OPERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE with REMOTE CONTROL (Optional part) 1. Turn the MAIN switch of the remote control to the OFF position. MAIN SWITCH...

  • Page 37: Gfci Operation Check

    Always perform the GFCI system inspection before using the generator. If the GFCI system fails the test, the generator must be repaired by an authorized Honda servicing dealer before use. GFCI RECEPTACLES (120 V 20 A DUPLEX RECEPTACLES)

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    • If the green indicator does not light on, press the RESET button. • If the red indicator starts to blink continuously, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. 3. Press the TEST button: • The RESET button will pop out and the green indicator will go off.

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    4. Press the RESET button: • The green indicator will light continuously. • If the red indicator starts to blink continuously, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. INDICATOR RESET BUTTON When the RESET button pops out or the green indicator does not lit during operation: •...

  • Page 40: Ac Operation

    OPERATION AC OPERATION 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 in the appliance or the rated load capacity of the generator has been exceeded. Substantial overloading that continuously lights the red OVERLOAD ALARM indicator may damage the generator.

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    When an electric motor is started, the red OVERLOAD ALARM indicator may come on. This is normal if the red OVERLOAD ALARM indicator goes OFF after about five seconds. If the red OVERLOAD ALARM indicator stays ON, consult an authorized Honda generator dealer.

  • Page 42: Ac Applications

    OPERATION 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.

  • Page 43: Ac Receptacle Selection

    OPERATION AC Receptacle Selection The control panel, shown below, has a voltage selector switch and four receptacles. Receptacle 4, the 240-volt receptacle, has two powered terminals, 4A and 4B. RECEPTACLE ② GFCI RECEPTACLE 〔 〕 (120 V 20 A DUPLEX RECEPTACLE) RECEPTACLE ③...

  • Page 44: Voltage Selector Switch

    OPERATION Voltage Selector Switch Disconnect or turn OFF all appliances or tools connected to the generator before changing the voltage selector switch position. The generator may be damaged if the switch position is changed with loads connected and operating. The power available to each receptacle depends on the position of the voltage selector switch.

  • Page 45: Ac Parallel Operation

    OPERATION AC PARALLEL OPERATION Before connecting an appliance to either generator, make sure that the appliance is in good working order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the receptacle. Most motorized appliances require more than their electrical rating for startup.

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    OPERATION 3. Start the engine on each generator and make sure each OUTPUT indicator (green) comes ON. 4. Turn the AC circuit protector of the parallel operation box ON. AC CIRCUIT PROTECTORS RECEPTACLE 5. Plug in the appliance following the instructions provided with the parallel kit.

  • Page 47: Ac Parallel Operation Applications

    • Never connect different generator models. • For parallel operation, use only a Honda approved parallel kit (optional equipment, see page 82) when connecting one EU7000is to another EU7000is generator.

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    OPERATION Most appliance motors require more than their rated wattage for startup. Make sure the electrical rating of the tool or appliance does not exceed the maximum power rating of the generator. Maximum power in parallel operation is: 12.0 kVA For continuous operation, do not exceed the rated power.

  • Page 49: Eco-throttle System

    OPERATION ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM With the switch in the ON position, engine speed is automatically lowered when loads are reduced, 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 Eco-Throttle system does not operate.

  • Page 50: Standby Power

    OPERATION STANDBY POWER 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.

  • Page 51: Special Requirements

    OPERATION 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. •...

  • Page 52: Servicing Your Generator

    Remember that an authorized Honda 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, Honda Genuine parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement.

  • Page 53: Maintenance Safety

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 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. Improper maintenance can cause an unsafe condition.

  • Page 54: Maintenance Schedule

    (1) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. (2) These items should be serviced by your servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures. See “Honda Publications” on page 82 for ordering information.

  • Page 55: Refueling

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR REFUELING With the engine stopped, check the fuel level gauge. Refill the fuel tank if the fuel level is low. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. • Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away when refueling.

  • Page 56: Fuel Recommendations

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FUEL TANK CAP TETHER FULL EMPTY FUEL STRAINER FUEL GAUGE UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) After refueling, reinstall the fuel tank cap securely. FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Use unleaded gasoline only, or the catalyzer will loose its effectiveness and negatively affect exhaust emissions.

  • Page 57: Engine Oil Level Check

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK Check the engine oil level with the engine stopped and in a level position. 1. Open the right maintenance cover by turning its latch counterclockwise. 2. Remove the oil filler cap. 3. Check the oil level. If it is below the upper limit, fill with the recommended oil (see page 57) to the upper limit of the oil filler neck.

  • Page 58: Engine Oil Change

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. 1. Open the right maintenance cover by turning its latch counterclockwise. 2. Reach under the generator and remove the black rubber seal located below the oil drain plug.

  • Page 59: Engine Oil Recommendations

    AMBIENT TEMPERATURE The SAE oil viscosity and service category are in the API label on the oil container. Honda recommends that you use API service category SJ or later (or equivalent) oil.

  • Page 60: Air Cleaner Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR AIR CLEANER SERVICE 1. Open the left maintenance cover by turning its latch counterclockwise. 2. Unsnap the air cleaner cover clips; remove the air cleaner cover. CLIP PAPER AIR FILTER GUIDE AIR CLEANER COVER FOAM AIR FILTER 3.

  • Page 61: Foam Air Filter Cleaning

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FOAM AIR FILTER CLEANING A dirty foam air filter will restrict air flow to the fuel system, reducing engine performance. If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, clean the foam air filter more frequently than specified in the Maintenance Schedule.

  • Page 62: Spark Plug Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK PLUG SERVICE In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench (commercially available). Recommended spark plug: BPR6ES (NGK) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.

  • Page 63

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 5. Inspect the spark plug. Replace SIDE ELECTRODE it if the electrode is worn or 0.028–0.031 in fouled, or if the insulator is (0.7–0.8 mm) cracked or chipped. SEALING WASHER 6. Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge.

  • Page 64: Spark Arrester Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow the muffler to cool before servicing the spark arrester. 1.

  • Page 65: Battery Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR BATTERY SERVICE Your generator’s engine charging system charges the battery while the engine is running. However, if the generator is only used periodically, the battery must be charged monthly to maintain the battery service life. The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte), which is highly corrosive and poisonous.

  • Page 66

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Battery Removal WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. 1. Lift the handle upward. The lock levers will lock and secure the handle in place. HANDLE HANDLE LOCK LEVER 2.

  • Page 67

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 3. Remove the negative (–) cable from the battery negative (–) terminal, and then remove the positive (+) cable from the battery positive (+) terminal. 4. Unhook the battery strap from the bottom hook of the generator. BATTERY STRAP NEGATIVE (–) CABLE POSITIVE (+) CABLE...

  • Page 68

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Battery Charging The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation. A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you. Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled mechanic perform the battery maintenance.

  • Page 69: Fuse

    In the event of fuse failure, locate the cause of failure and repair it before you continue operation. If the fuse continues to fail, discontinue generator use and consult an authorized Honda generator dealer. 1. Turn the MAIN switch to the OFF position and remove the key before checking or replacing the fuse.

  • Page 70: Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE PREPARATION Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your generator trouble-free and looking good. The following steps will help to keep rust and corrosion from impairing your generator’s function and appearance, and will make the engine easier to start when you use the generator again.

  • Page 71

    After removal from storage, drain the stored gasoline into a suitable container, and fill with fresh gasoline before starting. Use gasoline stabilizers that are formulated to extend storage life. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Contact your authorized Honda generator dealer for stabilizer recommendations.

  • Page 72

    STORAGE Draining the Fuel Tank Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. • Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. • Handle fuel only outdoors. • Wipe up spills immediately. Unscrew the fuel tank cap, remove the fuel strainer, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container.

  • Page 73: Engine Oil

    STORAGE Engine Oil Change the engine oil (see page 56). Engine Cylinder 1. Remove the spark plug (see page 60). 2. Pour a teaspoon (5 cc) of clean engine oil into the cylinder. 3. Pull the starter rope several times to distribute the oil in the cylinder. 4.

  • Page 74: Storage Precautions

    STORAGE STORAGE PRECAUTIONS If your generator will be stored with gasoline in the fuel tank, it is important to reduce the hazard of gasoline vapor ignition. Select a well ventilated storage area away from any appliance that operates with a flame, such as a furnace, water heater, or clothes dryer. Also avoid any area with a spark-producing electric motor, or where power tools are operated.

  • Page 75: Transporting

    TRANSPORTING If the generator has been running, allow the engine to 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 materials. Keep the generator level when transporting to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.

  • Page 76: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems

    Gap or replace spark plug (see improperly gapped. page 60). Reinstall spark plug. Fuel filter restricted, fuel system Take the generator to an malfunction, fuel pump failure, authorized Honda servicing dealer, ignition malfunction, valves or refer to the shop manual. stuck, etc.

  • Page 77: Engine Lacks Power

    53). gasoline. Fuel filter restricted, fuel system Take the generator to an malfunction, fuel pump failure, authorized Honda servicing dealer, ignition malfunction, valves or refer to the shop manual. stuck, etc. NO POWER AT THE AC RECEPTACLES Possible Cause...

  • Page 78: Technical Information

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Serial Number Location FRAME SERIAL NUMBER Record the frame serial number and date purchased in the spaces below. You will need this information when ordering parts and when making technical or warranty inquiries. Frame serial number: Date purchased:...

  • Page 79: Emission Control System Information

    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 is a violation of Federal and California law.

  • Page 80

    • Black exhaust 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 Honda Genuine parts whenever you have maintenance done.

  • Page 81: Air Index

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Air Index (Models certified for sale in California) An Air Index Information label is applied to engines certified to an emission durability time period in accordance with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board. The bar graph is intended to provide you, our customer, the ability to compare the emissions performance of available engines.

  • Page 82: Specifications

    SPECIFICATION MAINTENANCE Spark plug gap 0.028–0.031 in (0.7–0.8 mm) Refer to page 60. Valve clearance (cold) IN: 0.15±0.02 mm See your authorized EX: 0.20±0.02 mm Honda dealer Other specifications No other adjustments needed. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 83: Wiring Diagram

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Wiring Diagram...

  • Page 84: Consumer Information

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Dealer Locator Information To find an authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United States: Visit our website: http://powerequipment.honda.com/dealer-locator Honda Publications Shop Manual This manual covers complete maintenance and overhaul procedures. It is intended to be used by a skilled technician.

  • Page 85: Customer Service Information

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Customer Service Information Honda Power Equipment dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer any question you may have. If you encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership’s management.

  • Page 86: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    What American Honda will Repair or Replace Under Warranty: American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period. Warranty repairs and replacements will be made without charge for parts or labor.

  • Page 87

    CONSUMER INFORMATION To Obtain Warranty Service: You must, at your expense, take the Honda Power Equipment product, accessory, replacement part, apparel, or the power equipment on which the accessory or replacement part is installed, and proof of purchase to any Honda Power Equipment dealer in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S.

  • Page 88

    Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties: American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage. Any implied warranties are limited to the duration of this written limited warranty.

  • Page 89

    What American Honda Will Repair or Replace Under Warranty: American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any Honda Power Equipment accessories, replacement parts, or apparel that are proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period.

  • Page 90

    Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties: American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, or the power equipment on which the product is installed, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage.

  • Page 91: Emission Control System Warranty

    13 provinces and territories of Canada. In the remainder of this Emission Control System Warranty, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Canada Inc. will be referred to as Honda. Your Warranty Rights And Obligations...

  • Page 92

    You are responsible for presenting your power equipment engine to a Honda Power Equipment dealer as soon as a problem exists. The emission related warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.

  • Page 93

    Honda power equipment engines sold in the United States and Canada are covered by this warranty for a period of two years from the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser or the length of the Honda Distributor’s Limited Warranty, whichever is longer. This warranty is transferable to each subsequent purchaser for the duration of the warranty period.

  • Page 94

    You must, at your own expense, take your Honda Power Equipment engine or the product on which it is installed, along with your sales registration card or other proof of original purchase date, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer who is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during their normal business hours.

  • Page 95

    Tubing, fittings, seals, gaskets, and clamps associated with these listed systems. Note: This list applies to parts supplied by Honda and does not cover parts supplied by the equipment manufacturer. Please see the original equipment manufacturer’s emissions warranty for non-Honda parts.

  • Page 96: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY SAFETY The Importance of Proper Assembly Proper assembly is essential to operator safety and the reliability of the machine. Any error or oversight made by the person assembling and servicing a unit can easily result in faulty operation, damage to the machine, or injury to the operator.

  • Page 97: Important Safety Precautions

    ASSEMBLY Important Safety Precautions • Make sure you have a clear understanding of all basic shop safety practices and that you are wearing appropriate clothing and safety equipment. When performing this assembly, be especially careful of the following:  Read the instructions before you begin, and be sure you have the tools and skills required to perform the tasks safely.

  • Page 98: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY Unpacking 1. Remove the generator and loose parts box from the carton. 2. Compare the loose parts with the inventory list below. Tools Required: 12 mm wrench, 10 mm wrench or Phillips head screwdriver for battery connections, pliers (not included) Do not add fuel or oil before tipping the generator.

  • Page 99: Wheel Kit Installation

    ASSEMBLY Wheel Kit Installation Do not operate the generator without the wheel kit installed. The wheel kit provides air space between the ground and the generator air intake. If the wheel kit is not installed, it may be possible for dirt and debris to be drawn into the generator air intake, possibly causing generator damage.

  • Page 100: Battery

    ASSEMBLY Battery WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. The battery is disconnected and strapped into the battery tray for shipment. 1. Remove the battery maintenance cover (see page 64). 2. Remove the battery strap from the bottom hook, and then remove the battery.

  • Page 101: Initial Use Instructions

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ENGINE OIL The generator is shipped WITHOUT OIL in the engine. 1. Place the generator on a level surface. 2. Open the right maintenance cover by turning its latch counterclockwise. 3. Remove the oil filler cap. 4. Add enough oil to bring the oil level to the upper limit of the oil filler neck.

  • Page 102: Fuel

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS FUEL Add fuel to the generator in a well-ventilated area. 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 damage.

  • Page 103

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Remove the fuel tank cap. 2. Fuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill the fuel tank above the upper level mark (red) on the fuel filter. 3. After refueling, reinstall the fuel tank cap securely. FUEL TANK CAP TETHER FULL...

  • Page 104: Battery Voltage

    Please Register Your Generator If your dealer did not collect registration information from you, please take a few minutes and register your purchase with Honda. This allows us to contact you with any important updates regarding your generator. Please note registration is not required to obtain warranty service.

  • Page 105: Optional Parts

    OPTIONAL PARTS REMOTE CONTROL KIT 1. Remove the battery maintenance cover (see page 64). 2. Remove the plug from the connector. • Do not discard the plug. The plug should be installed back into the connector when the remote control kit is removed. PLUG 3.

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    OPTIONAL PARTS 4. Pass the remote control cable through the supplied wire grommet, and fit the grommet into the battery maintenance cover knockout. 5. Plug the remote control cable into the connector. 6. Install the battery maintenance cover and tighten the cover screw. REMOTE CONTROL CABLE REMOTE CONTROL GROMMET...

  • Page 107: Hanger Kit

    OPTIONAL PARTS HANGER KIT Protect the fuel tank and frame pipe with the protector films during installation of the hanger. 1. Slide one end of the hanger under the frame pipe on the left side of the generator. 2. Slide the other end of the hanger under the frame pipe on the right side of the generator.

  • Page 108: Index

    INDEX AC Applications .................. 40 AC Circuit Protectors ................15 AC OPERATION................... 38 AC PARALLEL OPERATION..............43 AC Parallel Operation Applications........... 45 AC Receptacle Selection ..............41 AIR CLEANER SERVICE ..............58 Air Index ....................79 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?..........26 ASSEMBLY..................

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    Fuel ...................... 68 Fuel Gauge ..................25 FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS.............. 54 FUSE ....................67 GENERATOR SAFETY ................6 GFCI OPERATION CHECK ..............35 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Receptacle ......16 Ground Terminal ................19 HANGER KIT..................105 Honda Publications................82...

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    INDEX i-Monitor....................22 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ..........6 Important Safety Precautions ............95 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ............99 IS YOUR GENERATOR READY TO GO?..........26 Knowledge ..................26 Loose Parts..................96 MAIN Switch ..................12 Maintenance Covers................18 MAINTENANCE SAFETY..............51 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ..............

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    INDEX REFUELING ..................53 Refuel With Care ................... 8 REMOTE CONTROL KIT ..............103 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE.............. 72 SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS............ 28 SAFETY....................94 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS..............9 Safety Precautions................51 Serial Number Location ..............76 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ............50 SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE..............

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    INDEX Unpacking ................... 96 Voltage Selector Switch ............... 14, 42 Wheel Kit Installation ................. 97 Wiring Diagram................... 81...

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    MEMO...

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    MEMO...

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    AHM.35.2014.11 XXX. XXX.XX 31Z37600 00X31 Z37 6130   PRINTED IN U.S.A. 00X31-Z37-6000 Printed in XXXX...

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