spECIfIC sAfETy RULEs
When this generator is used to supply a building
wiring system: generator must be installed by
a qualified electrician and connected to a
transfer switch as a separately derived system in
accordance with NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.
The generator shall be connected through a transfer
switch that switches all conductors other than the
equipment grounding conductor. Failure to isolate
the generator from power utility can result in death
or injury to electric utility workers.
Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a
colorless, odorless diesel. Breathing exhaust can cause
loss of consciousness and can lead to death. If running
in a confined or partially-enclosed area, the air may
contain a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide. To
keep exhaust fumes from building up, always provide
Always use a battery-powered carbon monoxide
detector when running the generator. If you begin to feel
sick, dizzy, or weak while using the generator, shut it off
and get to fresh air immediately. See a doctor. You may
have carbon monoxide poisoning.
Place the generator on a flat, stable surface with a slope
of no more than 4°.
Operate in a well-ventilated, well-lit area isolated from
working areas to avoid noise interference.
Operating the generator in wet conditions could result in
electrocution. Keep the unit dry.
Keep the generator a minimum of 1 metre away from all
types of combustible material.
Do not operate generator near hazardous material.
Do not operate generator at a diesel filling station.
Do not touch the muffler or cylinder during or
immediately after use; they are HOT and will cause burn
Do not connect to a building's electrical system unless a
transfer switch has been properly installed by a qualified
Do not allow the generator's diesel tank to overflow
when filling. Fill to 25mm below the top neck of the
diesel tank to allow for fuel expansion. Check the
ventilation hole inside the fuel tank cap for debris. Do not
block the vent.
Do not smoke when filling the generator with diesel.
Allow the engine to remain in a shut-down condition for
at least five minutes before adding diesel or oil.
Do not remove the oil dipstick or the fuel tank cap when
the engine is running.
Pay close attention to all safety labels located on the
Keep children a minimum 3 metres away from the
generator at all times.
The unit operates best in temperatures between -5°C
and 40°C with a relative humidity of 90% or less.
Specific modifications for high-altitude performance
are needed if the generator will always be operated
at altitudes above 1,500 metres. Contact your nearest
RYOBI authorised service centre for more information
and to have these modifications performed.
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use
them to instruct others who may use this tool. If you loan
someone this tool, loan them these instructions also.