The generator is a potential source of electrical shock if misused. not expose the generator to moisture, rain or snow. Do not let the generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands. The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth...
Thank you for purchasing a Honda generator. 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. This owner’s...
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 Generator dealer for a replacement. Test GFCI before each use.
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...
Fire and Burn Hazards The exhaust system gets hot enough to ignite some materials. -Keep the generator at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from buildings and other equipment during operation. not enclose the generator in any structure. -Keep flammable materials away from the generator.
EXHAUST OUTLET COOLING AIR OUT FUEL FILLER CAP FRAME PIPE MAINTENANCE OPENING KNOB UND TERMINAL NGINE,OIL FILLER CAP M,AlN FUSE BOX PANEL COOLANT RES&;E T&i 11 L BATTERY OIL LEVEL GAUGE/ COOLANT DRAIN BOLT ENGINE OIL DRAIN BOLT FRAME SERIA hIN BOLT CONNECTOR cm ICI cm, vcm...
AC RECEPTACLES 20A 120V CIRCUIT PROTECTOR-20A ENGINE SWITCH AC RECEPTACLT 30A 120V FiRCUlT PROTECTOR-3OA FUEL METER AC RECEPTACLE SOA 120/24ov ,,-b GFCI RESET BUTTON and GFCI TEST BUlTON CIRCUIT PROTECTORdOA CIRCUIT PROTEC‘TOR-BOA...
CONTROLS Engine Switch To start and stop the engine. Key position: To stop the engine. Key can be removed/inserted. OFF: To run the engine after starting. To start the engine by turning the starter motor. Return START: the key to the ON position once the engine has started. Do not use the starter for more than 5 seconds at a time.
Circuit Breaker The circuit breaker protects the individual circuit protectors and the 50A 120/24OV receptacle. The circuit breaker wil automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the receptacle, or if the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) detects...
Circuit Protector The circuit protectors will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the 20A 12OV, 30A 120V locking plug, or 30A 120/24OV locking plug receptacle. If a circuit protector is switches OFF automatically, check that the appliance...
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Using the generator in rain, snow or near water can lead to death from electric shock. Keep the generator dry. All receptacles on the generator are protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for protection against the shock hazard of ground- fault current.
Observe the following precautions to ensure proper GFCI operation to reduce shock hazards: Use grounded 3-conductor extension cords, tools, and appliances, or double-insulated tools and appliances. Inspect cords and plugs, and replace if damaged. Do not use cord lengths greater than 164 feet (50 meters), and do not use multiple tools and appliances with built-in...
GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter). Test GFCI before use. If GFCI fails test, do not use your generator. See your Honda dealer. 1. Unplug all tools and appliances from the generator. 2. Start the engine. 3. Turn the circuit breaker to the ON position.
If the GFCI and circuit breaker do not function as described, take the generator to an authorized Honda generator dealer for repair. CIRCUIT BREAKER GFCI RESET BUITON During generator use, if the GFCI RESET button extends and the circuit...
Fuel Meter Indicates the amount of fuel in the fuel tank when the engine switch is in ON position. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position and refill the fuel tank when the needle is near the “E” mark. FUEL METER “E”...
(see page 32). If the oil pressure indicator light continues to light even though engine oil level is correct, stop operating the generator and see an authorized Honda generator dealer. COOLANT TEMPERATURE INDICATOR LIGHT OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR LIGHT Coolant Temperature...
(see page 25) or a problem with the engine. See your authorized Honda generator dealer if the charge indicator light comes on even though there is sufficient fuel.
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 connected to the AC neutral wire.
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.
AC Operation 1. Check GFCI operation before each use (see page 14). 2. Start the engine (see page 32). 3. Make sure that the GFCI RESET button is pushed in (flush with its base plate). 4. Switch ON the AC circuit breaker. 5.
to use the receptacles When two or more receptacles are used, refer to the table below and apply the load to each receptacle equally to prevent overloading. Voltage fluctuation can be prevented by applying the load equally to the single phase receptacles. 240 V 120v 20 A Max.
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Check these items before starting the generator. Be sure the generator is on a level surface. Block the wheels. Maintenance Cover Opening and Closing To open: 1. Turn the maintenance cover opening knob to the OPEN position and pull up on the cover.
Engine Oil @!?!%/ Engine oil is a major factor affecting engine performance service life. Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious engine damage. Nondetergent oil and S-stroke engine oil are not rec- ommended. Be sure to check the engine oil on a level surface with the engine stopped and the wheels blocked (if installed).
Fuel Fuel tank capacity: 38 lit. (10 US gal, 8.4 Imp. gal) Turn the engine switch ON and check the fuel meter. Refill the tank to the upper level if necessary. Do not fill the fuel tank above the upper level mark. Use ONLY clean high-quality fuel.
NOTE: Depending on the season and the ambient temperature, a different grade of diesel fuel should be used. If a summer grade fuel is used in the winter, the summer fuel may freeze preventing the engine from star- ting. Winter grade fuel is used in the summer could result in a lack of engine power.
Coolant Open the maintenance cover (see page 23). Check the coolant level in the reserve tank when the engine is at normal operating temperature. If the level is near the MIN level, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX level (see page 28 for coolant recommendation).
Coolant Recommendation Use high quality ethylene glycal antifreeze that is specifically formulated for use in aluminum engines. Mix the antifreeze with low-mineral drinking water or distilled water. A 50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol antifreeze and water is recommended for most temperature and provides good corrosion protection.
Fuel Filter 1. Open the maintenance cover (see page 23). 2. Inspect the fuel filter for dirt, water, or other contaminates and clean the fuel filter if necessary (see page 46). FUEL STRAINER STRhlNER ELEMENT...
Battery The electrolyte level must be kept between the UPPER and LOWER level marks. If the electrolyte level is near the LOWER level, remove the battery filler caps and carefully add distilled water to the upper level line( see page 47). UPPER LEVEL LOWER LEVEL The battery...
Return the engine switch to the OFF position. If the indicator light(s) does not come on, or do not go out after 4 seconds with the engine switch in the ON position, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. ENGINE SWITCH INDICATOR LIGHTS...
STARTING AND STOPPING TME ENGINE Starting the engine Before starting the engine disconnect any load from the AC receptacle. 1. Open the maintenance cover (see page 23) and turn the fuel valve to the ON position. 2. Close the maintenance cover (see page 23).
4. Insert the key and turn the engine switch to the ON position. If the am- bient temperature is below freezing, wait for the indicator lights to go OFF before turning the key to the start position. This allows the glow plugs to pre-heat the combustion chambers.
After the engine starts, let the engine switch return to the ON position. 7. Warm the engine for 2 or 3 minutes before applying a load to the generator. Blue smoke might be emitted from the exhaust during the warm-up. This is a normal occurrence.
Stopping the engine In an emergency: Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH In normal use: 1. Turn all electrical appliance’s connected to the generator OFF. 2. Turn the AC circuit breaker OFF. AC CIRCUIT BREAKER...
3. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH 4. Open the maintenance cover (see page 23) and turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
Other service tasks that are more difficult, or require special tools, are best handled professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician other qualified mechanic. The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. you operate your generator under severe conditions,...
Remember that your servicing dealer knows your generator best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new, genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair or replacement.
Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda utilizes systems to reduce the emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons and particulate matter.
Problems That May Affect Emissions If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have your engine inspected and repaired by your servicing dealer. Hard starting or stalling after starting. Rough idle. Misfiring. Extremely, 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 genuine Honda parts whenever you have maintenance done. These original-design replacement parts...
Emission related items. (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. Refer to the Shop Manual.
Engine Oil Change Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure complete and rapid draining. 1. Open the maintenance cover (see page 23). 2. Remove the oil filler cap and drain bolt to drain the oil. 3. After draining is complete, check that the sealing washer is in good...
Air Cleaner If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, check and replace the air cleaner more often than specified in the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE. @!?!@I Operating the engine without the air cleaner will cause rapid engine wear. 1. Open the maintenance cover (see page 23).
4. Install the element, inner cover and air cleaner cover in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Install the cover with the UP mark facing up and align the tabs of the inner cover and the air cleaner cover with the cutout of the air cleaner case.
Fuel Filter Diesel fuel is extremely flammable and explosive under certain condition. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area. 1. Open the maintenance cover (see page 23). 2. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. 3.
Honda generator dealer. Open the maintenance cover and check the electrolyte level in each battery cell. Fill the battery with distilled water to the upper level line. Never overfill the battery.
The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation. A spark or open flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you. Keep sparks and flames sway. Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled mechanic do battery maintenance.
w Battery cleaning If the battery terminals are contaminated or corroded, remove the battery and clean the terminals. Removal: Remove the battery set plate. Disconnect the negative f-1 battery cable first, then disconnect positive (+I battery cable. Remove the battery. Clean the terminals with a wire brush or sand paper.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE The engine becomes very hot during operation and remains hot for a while after stopping. Allow the engine to cool before transporting storing indoors. A hot engine and exhaust system can burn you and can ignite some materials. Transporting When transporting the generator,...
Before storing the generator for an extended period: 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity and dust. 2. Clean the generator. 3. Check the generator according to the maintenance schedule (see page 42) and repair/replace any items as necessary. 4.
TROUBLESHOOTING When the engine will not start: Check the battery Does the starter mo- tor turn? ) (page 30). Check the fuses 1 (page 50). Refill the fuel tank Is there fuel in the tank? (page 25). Is the fuel valve in the ON position? 1””...
Reset the circuit protector Is the AC circuit protector (page 11). 1 YES 1 Take generator to an 1 DEFECTS authorized Honda generator dealer. Replace electrical appliance or equipment. DEFECTS Take the electrical appliance or equipment to an electrical shop for repair.
Max ampere cos 0 = 1 Power factor Tune-up Specifications MAINTENANCE ITEM SPECIFICATION IN, EX: 0.20 * 0.02 mm See your authorized Valve clearance (cold) Honda dealer No other adjustments needed. Other specifications NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL PARTS Remote Control Kit Installation 1. Remove the cap from the 7-pin connector on the generator cover, and connect the 7-pin connector of the remote control cable. Be sure to install the cap on the connector when the remote control kit is not used.
Starting the engine Before stating the engine: 1. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position. 2. Turn the AC circuit breaker to the OFF position. 3. Make sure the engine switch on the generator control panel is in the OFF position and remove the key (see page 9).
5. Turn the engine switch on the remote control switch box to the ON position. When the engine switch is turned to the ON position, the glow light in the starter button will light for about 4 seconds. Wait for the glow light to go out before starting...
- If the light comes on after the engine has been restarted and the engine stops automatically, discontinue operation of the generator and contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. ARTER SUTTON PILOT LAMP Stopping the engine To stop the engine in an emergency, turn the engine switch OFF.
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INDEX .............. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION ....................CONTENTS ....................CONTROLS Circuit Breaker ................... Circuit Protector ................. Engine Switch ..................Fuel Meter ..................(GFCI) ........... Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Hour Meter ..................Lights .................. Indicator USE ................... GENERATOR AC Applications ..................................AC Operation System ........
STARTING AND STOPPING THE ENGINE ..........the engine ................Starting the engine ................Stopping AND STORAGE ............TRANSPORTING ................TROUBLESHOOTING ..........WARRANTY SERVICE INFORMATION ................. WIRING DIAGRAM...