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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EU2000i Click to Save As See page 86 for o2013 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved Initial Use Instructions...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4 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 ............11 COMPONENT &...
  • Page 6 CONTENTS OPERATION ................22 SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ........... 22 STARTING THE ENGINE ............23 STOPPING THE ENGINE ............26 AC OPERATION ..............28 AC Applications ..............30 AC PARALLEL OPERATION ............ 31 AC Parallel Operation Applications........32 DC OPERATION ..............34 ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM ............
  • Page 7 Specifications ..............72 Wiring Diagram ..............73 CONSUMER INFORMATION ............74 Dealer Locator Information ..........74 Honda Publications ............. 74 Customer Service Information ..........75 Distributor’s Limited Warranty ..........76 Emission Control System Warranty ........81 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ............. 86 ENGINE OIL ................
  • 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 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 operation cable kit (optional equipment) when connecting one EU2000i to either an EU2000i Companion or another EU2000i generator.
  • Page 10: Refuel With Care

    GENERATOR SAFETY Refuel With Care Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can explode. Allow the engine to cool if the generator has been in operation. Refuel only outdoors in a well-ventilated area with the engine off. Do not refuel during operation. Do not overfill the fuel tank....
  • 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 GENERATOR SAFETY...
  • Page 13: 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 AC RECEPTACLES ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH OIL ALERT INDICATOR OVERLOAD INDICATOR DC RECEPTACLE OUTPUT INDICATOR DC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR AC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR GROUND TERMINAL FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER...
  • Page 14 CONTROLS & FEATURES SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE COVER SPARK PLUG MUFFLER FRAME SERIAL NUMBER AIR CLEANER...
  • Page 15: Controls

    CONTROLS & FEATURES CONTROLS Engine Switch ENGINE SWITCH The engine switch controls the ignition system and the fuel valve. OFF – Stops the engine and closes the fuel valve. ON – Running position; opens the fuel valve and allows the engine to be started.
  • Page 16: Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever The fuel tank cap is provided with a vent lever to seal the fuel tank. The vent lever must be in the ON position for the engine to run. When the engine is not in use, leave the vent lever in the OFF position to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.
  • Page 17: Eco-Throttle Switch

    OFF: The Eco-Throttle system does not operate. ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH Parallel Operation Outlets These outlets are used for connecting the EU2000i to either an EU2000i Companion or another EU2000i generator for parallel operation (see page 31). A Honda approved parallel operation cable kit (optional equipment) is required for parallel operation.
  • Page 18: Ac Circuit Protector

    CONTROLS & FEATURES AC Circuit Protector The AC circuit protector will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the AC receptacles. If the 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 circuit protector ON.
  • Page 19: Dc Circuit Protector

    CONTROLS & FEATURES 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. However, the DC circuit protector does not prevent overcharging.
  • Page 20: Output Indicator

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Output Indicator The output indicator (green) is illuminated when the generator is operating normally. It indicates that the generator is producing electrical power at the receptacles. In addition, the output indicator has a simplified hour meter function. When you start the engine, the indicator blinks according to the generator’s cumulative operating hours as follows: •...
  • Page 21: Overload Indicator

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Overload Indicator If the generator is overloaded (in excess of 2.0 kVA), or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator (red) will come ON. The overload indicator (red) will stay ON, and after about four seconds, current to the connected appliance(s) will shut off, and the output indicator (green) will go OFF.
  • Page 22: 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 23: Check The Engine

    BEFORE OPERATION To prevent a possible fire, keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from building walls and other equipment during operation. Do not place flammable objects close to the engine. Before beginning your pre-operation checks, be sure the generator is on a level surface and the engine switch is in the OFF position.
  • Page 24: 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 20). 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 25: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION STARTING THE ENGINE To prevent a possible fire, keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from building walls and other equipment during operation. Do not place flammable objects close to the engine. • Operating this generator less than 3 feet (1 meter) from a building or other obstruction can cause overheating and damage the generator.
  • Page 26 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.        4.To start a cold engine, move the CHOKE LEVER choke lever to the CLOSED position.
  • Page 27 OPERATION 6.Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance; then pull briskly in the direction of the arrow as shown. Direction to pull Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the generator. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter.
  • Page 28: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, simply turn the engine switch to the OFF position. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure. 1.Turn off or disconnect all appliances that are connected to the  generator. 2.Turn the engine switch to the OFF position.
  • Page 29 OPERATION 4.If two generators were connected for parallel operation, disconnect the parallel operation cable after stopping the engines if you do not wish to resume parallel operation. PARALLEL OPERATION KIT (optional equipment)
  • Page 30: Ac Operation

    OPERATION AC OPERATION Before connecting an appliance to the generator, make sure that it is in good working order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the generator. Most motorized appliances require more than their electrical rating for startup.
  • Page 31 OPERATION 2.Plug in the appliance into the receptacle.        3.Turn on the appliance. If the generator is overloaded (see page 30), or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator (red) will go ON. The overload indicator (red) will stay ON, and after about four seconds, current to the connected appliance(s) will shut off, and the output indicator (green) will go OFF.
  • Page 32: Ac Applications

    OPERATION AC Applications Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: • Make sure that it is in good working order. A faulty appliance or power cord can create a potential for electrical shock. • If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish, or stops suddenly, turn it off immediately.
  • Page 33: Ac Parallel Operation

    During parallel operation, the Eco-Throttle switch should be in the same position on both generators. 1.Connect the parallel operation cable between the EU2000i to either an EU2000i Companion or another EU2000i generator following the instructions supplied with the cable kit.
  • Page 34: Ac Parallel Operation Applications

    OPERATION AC Parallel Operation Applications Both types of EU2000i generators (Standard and Companion) can be connected to each other to increase the available power using a parallel cable kit (optional equipment, see page 74). Follow the instructions included with the parallel operation cable kit....
  • Page 35 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: 4.0 kVA For continuous operation, do not exceed the rated power....
  • Page 36: Dc Operation

    OPERATION DC OPERATION The DC receptacle should ONLY be used for charging 12-volt automotive type batteries. The DC charging output is not regulated. This means that the charging output is constant; it does not decrease as the battery reaches full charge. Check the battery voltage frequently while charging to prevent overcharging the battery.
  • Page 37 If this happens, wait a few minutes before pushing in the circuit protector to resume operation. If the DC circuit protector continues to go OFF, discontinue charging and see your authorized Honda generator dealer. The circuit protector does not prevent overcharging the battery.
  • Page 38 OPERATION Disconnecting the battery charging cable: 1.Stop the engine. 2.Disconnect the black lead of the battery charging cable from the  negative (–) battery terminal. 3.Disconnect the red lead of the battery charging cable from the  positive (+) battery terminal. 4.Disconnect the battery charging cable from the DC receptacle of the generator.
  • Page 39: 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 40: Standby Power

    Check local regulations for proper registration and use procedures. System Ground Honda portable generators have a system ground that connects the generator frame components to the ground terminals in the AC output receptacles. The system ground is not connected to the AC neutral wire.
  • Page 41: Special Requirements

    OPERATION Special Requirements Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it. Oil may leak and damage the engine or your property. 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.
  • Page 42: 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 43: 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. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
  • Page 44: 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 74 for ordering information.
  • Page 45: Refueling

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR REFUELING With the engine stopped, remove the fuel tank cap and check the fuel level. 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.
  • Page 46 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FUEL TANK CAP UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) TETHER FUEL STRAINER After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap until it clicks.
  • Page 47: Fuel Recommendations

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. You may use regular unleaded gasoline containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10) or 5% methanol by volume.
  • Page 48: Engine Oil Level Check

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK Check the engine oil level with the generator on a level surface and the engine stopped. 1.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. MAINTENANCE COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER...
  • Page 49 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 2.Remove the oil filler cap. 3.Check the oil level. If it is below the upper limit, fill with the recommended oil to the upper limit of the oil filler neck (see page 49). 4.Reinstall the oil filler cap securely. 5.Reinstall the maintenance cover and tighten the maintenance cover screw securely.
  • Page 50: Engine Oil Change

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. 1.Turn the engine switch and fuel tank cap vent lever to the OFF  position (see page 26) to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage. 2.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 46).
  • Page 51: 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 52: Air Cleaner Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR AIR CLEANER SERVICE MAINTENANCE COVER SCREW 1.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover.        MAINTENANCE COVER 2.Loosen the air cleaner cover MAIN FILTER MAIN FILTER screw, and remove the air cleaner cover....
  • Page 53 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 5.Reinstall the air filters. AIR CLEANER COVER 6.Make sure that the rubber seal is set in the groove of the air cleaner cover. 7.Reinstall the air cleaner cover, and tighten the air cleaner cover screw. RUBBER SEAL 8.Reinstall the maintenance cover, and tighten the maintenance AIR FILTERS...
  • Page 54: Main And Outer Filter Cleaning

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING Dirty air filters will restrict air flow to the carburetor, reducing engine performance. If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, clean the main and outer filters more frequently than specified in the Maintenance Schedule.
  • Page 55: 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: CR5HSB (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 56 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 5.Inspect the spark plug. Replace it SIDE ELECTRODE if the electrodes are worn or if SEALING WASHER the insulator is cracked, chipped, 0.024–0.028 in or fouled. (0.6–0.7 mm) 6.Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge.
  • Page 57: 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. Clean the spark arrester as follows: 1.Remove the four 6 mm screws, and remove the muffler protector.
  • Page 58 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 3.Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Be careful to avoid damaging the screen. The spark arrester must be free of breaks and tears. Replace the spark arrester if it is damaged. 4.Check the muffler gasket;...
  • Page 59: 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 60 Drain the fuel tank and carburetor (see page 60). Change the engine oil and lubricate the  cylinder (see page 61). *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 61 STORAGE Draining the Carburetor 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. 1.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 46).
  • Page 62 STORAGE Draining the Fuel Tank and Carburetor 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. 1.Unscrew the fuel tank cap (see page 44), remove the fuel filter, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container.
  • Page 63: Engine Oil

    STORAGE Engine Oil 1.Change the engine oil (see page 48). 2.Remove the spark plug (see page 53), and pour approximately one teaspoon (5 cc) of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plug. 3.Reinstall the spark plug cap on the spark plug securely.
  • Page 64: Storage Precautions

    STORAGE STORAGE PRECAUTIONS If your generator will be stored with gasoline in the fuel tank and carburetor, 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....
  • Page 65: Transporting

    TRANSPORTING Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it. Oil may leak and damage the engine or your property. 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....
  • Page 66: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems

    (see page 53). Spark plug wet with fuel  Dry and reinstall spark plug. (flooded engine). Take the generator to an  Fuel filter restricted, carburetor malfunction, ignition malfunction, authorized Honda servicing dealer, valves stuck, etc. or refer to the shop manual.
  • Page 67: Engine Lacks Power

    (see page 60). refueled with bad gasoline. Refuel with fresh gasoline (see page 43). Take the generator to an  Fuel filter restricted, carburetor malfunction, ignition malfunction, authorized Honda servicing dealer, valves stuck, etc. or refer to the shop manual.
  • Page 68: No Power At The Ac Receptacles

    Replace or repair power tool or appliance. Stop and restart the engine. Take the generator to an  Faulty generator. authorized Honda servicing dealer, or refer to the shop manual. NO POWER AT THE DC RECEPTACLES Possible Cause Correction DC circuit protector OFF.
  • Page 69: 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 70: Carburetor Modification For High Altitude Operation

    High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications to the carburetor. If you always operate your generator at altitudes above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters), have your authorized Honda servicing dealer perform this carburetor modification. This engine, when operated at high altitude with the carburetor modifications for high altitude use, will meet each emission standard throughout its useful life.
  • Page 71: Emission Control System Information

    Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda utilizes appropriate air/fuel ratios and other emissions control systems to reduce the emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and hydrocarbons....
  • Page 72 • Afterburning (backfiring). • Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption. Replacement Parts The emission control systems on your new Honda engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with applicable emission regulations. We recommend the use of Honda Genuine parts whenever you have maintenance done.
  • Page 73: 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 74: Specifications

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Specifications Dimensions Model EU2000i Description code EACT Length 20.2 in (512 mm) Width 11.4 in (290 mm) Height 16.7 in (425 mm) Dry mass [weight] 45.6 lbs (20.7 kg) Engine Model GX100 Engine type 4-stroke, overhead camshaft, single cylinder Displacement 6.01 cu-in (98.5 cm...
  • Page 75: Wiring Diagram

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Wiring Diagram Bl/R...
  • Page 76: 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 77: 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 78: 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 79 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 80 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 81 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 82 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 83: Emission Control System Warranty

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Emission Control System Warranty Your new Honda Power Equipment engine complies with the U.S. EPA, Environment Canada, and State of California emission regulations (models certified for sale in California only). American Honda Motor Co., Inc. provides the emission warranty coverage for engines in the United States and its territories.
  • Page 84 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 85 Honda without charge for diagnosis, parts, or labor. All defective parts replaced under this warranty become the property of Honda. A list of warranted parts is on page 85. Normal maintenance items, such as spark plugs and filters, that are on the warranted parts list are warranted up to their required replacement interval only.
  • Page 86 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 his normal business hours.
  • Page 87 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 88: 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.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. MAINTENANCE COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER 3.With the generator in a level position, remove the oil filler cap. 4.Add enough SAE 10W-30 API service category SJ or later (or ...
  • Page 89: 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 90 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS 2.Fuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill the fuel tank above the upper level mark (red) on the fuel strainer. UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) FUEL STRAINER TETHER Fuel can damage paint and plastic. Be careful not to spill fuel when filling your fuel tank.
  • Page 91 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS 3.After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap until it clicks. Keep the fuel tank cap vent lever OFF for storage or transport, and ON to run the generator. FUEL TANK CAP FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER Move the generator at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling source and site before starting the engine.
  • Page 92: Before Operation

    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 93: Index

    INDEX AC Applications ..............30 AC Circuit Protector .............. 16 AC OPERATION ..............28 AC PARALLEL OPERATION ............ 31 AC Parallel Operation Applications........... 32 AIR CLEANER SERVICE............50 Air Index ................71 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?........20 BEFORE OPERATION ............20, 90 Carbon Monoxide Hazards ............
  • Page 94 FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS............ 45 Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever ............14 GENERATOR SAFETY .............. 6 Ground Terminal ..............17 Honda Publications ..............74 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ........6 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ..........86 IS YOUR GENERATOR READY TO GO? ........20...
  • Page 95 INDEX MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING ........52 MAINTENANCE SAFETY ............41 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ............ 42 NO POWER AT THE AC RECEPTACLES ........66 NO POWER AT THE DC RECEPTACLES........66 Oil Alert Indicator ..............19 OPERATION................22 Operator Responsibility ............6 Output Indicator ..............
  • Page 96 INDEX SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ........... 22 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS............. 9 Safety Precautions ..............41 Serial Number Location ............67 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ..........40 SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE ........... 55 SPARK PLUG SERVICE............53 Special Requirements............. 39 Specifications ............... 72 STANDBY POWER..............38 Starter Grip ................
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  • Page 99: Quick Reference Information

    QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION Fuel Type Regular unleaded gasoline with an ethanol content of no more than 10% and a pump octane rating of 86 or higher Engine Oil Type SAE 10W-30, API SJ or later (or equivalent), for general use (see page 49)...
  • Page 100 31Z39600 XXXX.2013.XX 00X31-Z39-6000 Printed in Thailand...

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