The aenerator is a potential source of electrical shock if misused. Do notexpose the generator to moisture, rain or snow. Do not let the generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands.
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SAFETY LABEL LOCATION 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 Generator dealer for a replacement. STOP fR61llf BffORf RffUflll6.
> EW 17 1 MAD IN JAPAN ” HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. AC OUTPUT CAUTION CURRENT RANGE BE SURE TO FILL CRANKCASE 50 - 170 Amps DC WITH RECOMMENDED RATED CURRENT BEFORE USING. 130 A -26.5 V-DC FOR DETAILED EXPLANATION.
SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generator/welder are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Read and understand this owner’s manual before operating your generator/welder. You can help prevent accidents by being familiar with your generator’s controls, and by observing safe operating procedures.
Fire and Burn Hazards The exhaust system gets hot enough to ignite some materials. Keep the generator/welder at least 1 mater (3 feet) away from buildings and other equipment during operation. Do not enclose the generator/welder in any structure. Keep flammable materials away from the generator/welder. The muffler becomes very hot during operation and remains hot for a while after stopping the engine.
COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION WELDING CURRENT ADJUSTMENT KNOB FUEL GAUGE WELDING CABLE ENGINE SWITCH CHOKE ROD ‘ITCH FUEL VALVE CLEANER Ai2 RECEPTACLES RECOIL STARTER GRIP AUTO THkOlTLE SWITCH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER...
FUEL TANK CAP SERIAL NUMBER MU\FFLER Record the engine and frame serial numbers for your future reference. Refer to these serial numbers when oidering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries (see page 41) Frame serial number: Engine serial number:...
CONTROLS Engine Switch To start and stop the engine. Switch position: OFF: To stop the engine. To run the engine. ENGINE SWITCH Recoil Starter To start the engine, pull the starter grip lightly until resistance is felt, then pull Do not allow the starter to snap back against the engine. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter.
Fuel Valve The fuel valve is located between the fuel tank and carburetor. When the valve fuel lever is in the ON position, fuel is allowed to flow from the fuel tank to the carburetor. Be sure to return the fuel lever to OFF position after stopping the engine.
Circuit Breaker The circuit breaker will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the receptacle. If the circuit breaker is switched OFF automatically, check that the applicance is working properly and does not exceed the rated load capacity of the circuit before switching the circuit breaker ON again.
Auto-throttle System The auto-throttle system automatically reduces engine speed when AC loads are turned off or disconnected, or DC welding is discontinued. When AC loads are turned on or reconnected, or DC welding is resumed, the engine returns to the rated speed. AUTO: Recommended to minimize fuel consumption...
Welding Cable Terminal A separate terminal is provided for connection to the welding cable. Failure to use the proper gauge cable may lead to painful burns and/or damage to equipment. See table on page 18. Welding Current Adjust System For best results, it is essential that current be adjusted properly according to the thickness of the materials to be welded and the method of welding.
GENERATOR/WELDER 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.
AC operation 1. Start the engine. 2. Turn the AC/DC (Weld) selector switch to AC position. Under no circumstances should any type of electrical appliance psfEq be plugged into any of the AC receptacles when the selector is in the DC (WELD) position.
Welding Welding is potentially a very hazardous activity. It should only be attempted by a trained welder with a thorough knowledge proper welding techniques and safety procedures. Be sure to read and follow the safety rules on pages 3,4 and 5 of this manual. 1.
Welding Cable Selection The table below shows the current carrying capacity of various lengths and gauges of standard copper welding cable. Whenever possible, refer to the cable manufacturer’s recommendations. Always allow a considerable safety margin when selecting welding cables. The cable’s length and gauge (diameter), along with the material it is made from, all combine to determine how much current it can safely carry.
Auto-throttle system With the switch in the AUTO position, engine speed is automatically reduced when ALL loads areturned OFF or disconnected. When appliances areturned ON or reconnected, the engine returnsto rated speed. In the OFF position, the auto-throttle system does not operate. The auto-throttle system will not respond to electrical loads of less than 1 ampere.
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 with the engine stopped. Use Honda 4-stroke oil, or an equivalent high detergent, premi-...
Fuel Recommendation 1. Check the fuel level gauge. 2. Refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Do not fill above the shoulder of the fuel strainer. Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions. Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped.
Fuel system damage or performance problems resulting from the use of an oxygenated fuel are not the responsibility of Honda and are not covered under warranty. Oxygenated fuels can damage paint and pltistic. Be careful not to spill fuel when filling your fuel tank.
STARTING THE ENGINE/STOPPING THE ENGINE Starting the Engine 1. Make sure that the AC circuit breaker is in the OFF position, and that there are no welding cables attached to the DC terminals. The generator may be hard to start if a load is connected. 2.
(Replace if necessary) (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.
Tool kit The tools supplied with the generator will help you to perform the owner maintenance procedures listed on the following page. Always keep this tool kit with the generator/welder. 10 x 12 mm WRENCH SCREW DRIVER PLUG WRENCH DRIVER HANDLE HANDLE BAR TOOL BAG...
Engine oil change Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure complete and rapid draining. 1. Remove the drain plug and sealing washer, oil filler cap, and drain the oil. 2. Install the drain plug and sealing washer. Tighten the plug securely. 3.
Air cleaner service A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carburetor malfunction, service the air cleaner regularly. Service more frequently when operating the generator/welder in extremely dusty areas. Using gasoline or flammable solvent to clean the filter element can cause a fire or explosion.
Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning The sediment cup prevents dirt or water which may be in the fuel tank from entering the carburetor. If the engine has not been run for a long time, the sediment cup should be cleaned. 1. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. Remove the sediment cup, O-ring, and filter.
Spark Plug Service Recommended spark plugs: BPR5ES (NGK) Wl GEPR-U (NIPPONDENSO) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Be careful not to touch the muffler.
7. Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition, and thread the spark plug in by hand to prevent cross-threading. 8. After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench to compress the washer. If installing a new spark plug, tighten l/2 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
Change the engine oil. After removal from storage, drain the stored gasoline into a suitable container, and fill with fresh gasoline before starting. * Use gasoline conditioners that are formulated to extend storage life. Contact your authorized Honda generator dealer for conditioner recommendations.
1. Drain the carburetor by loosening the drain screw. Drain the gasoline into a suitable container. Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions Perform this task in a well ventilated area with the engine stopped. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area during this procedure.
To check: DRAIN SCREW 1) Turn off the engine switch and loosen the drain screw. not start, take the gen- 2) Fuel should flow from the erator/welder to an drain when the engine authorized Honda switch is turned on.
1 Is the cable size car- 1 NO Check the welding cable se- rect? lection (see page 18) Length Gauge/Diameter Is the proper electrode Check the electrode diameter being used? (see page 18) Take the generator/welders w an authorized Honda generator dealer.
SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions Model EW171 Power equipment description code Length x Width x Height 675 x 510 x 490 mm (26.6 x 20.1 x 19.3 in) Dry weight 92 kg (202.8 lb) Engine Model GX340Kl Engine type 4-stroke, overhead valve, single cylinder 337 cc (20.6 cu in) [82 x 64 mm (3.2 x 2.5 in)] Displacement (Bore x Stroke)
INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL PARTS Hanger Kit Installation 8 x 16 mm FLANGE BOLT (4) HANGER CKET Position the hanger at the generator’s balance point, in the middle of the fuel tank. Fit the end tabs of the hanger through the bracket slots, and bolt the brackets to the hanger.
4 Wheel Kit Installation 1. Install the four wheels on the axle shaft. 2. Install the axle assembly on the generator using four bolts and nuts. Inside $ger Shorter WHEEL SiOPPER NOTE: Install the shaft with wheel stopper facing engine side.
2 Wheel kit Installation 1. Install the two wheels on the axle shaft. 2. Install the axle assembly on the generator using four bolts and nuts. 3. Install the two stands using four bolts and nuts. 4. Install right and left handles on the generator upper frame using brackets and six bolts.
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