Honda EB11000 Owner's Manual

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EN2000 • EN2500
©1996 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. — All Rights Reserved



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual EB11000 EN2000 • EN2500 ©1996 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. — All Rights Reserved...
  • Page 2 The generator is a potential source of electrical shock if misused. ’ Do not expose the generator to moisture, rain or snow. Do not let the generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands. defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 3 Thank you for purchasing get the best results from your new generator and to operate it safely. This manual contains the information it carefully. This owner’s manual describes the operation Honda EBl 1000 based on the latest product printing. AMERICAN make changes at any time without obligation.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS SAFETY ... Safety Label Locations ... Safety Information COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION CONTROLS Engine Switch Recoie Starter Fuel Valve ... Choke KnoB ... Circuit Breaker ... Circuit protector Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Hour Meter..Auto-throttle Switch Ground Terminal Oil Alert System GENERATOR USE ...
  • Page 5 MAINTENANCE of Maintenance.. Importance safety ... Maintenance Emission Control System ... Proper Maintenance Maintenance Schedule Engine Oil Change ... Oil Filter Change ... Air Cleaner Service ... Spark Plug Service ... Spark Arrester Maintenance Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning Fuel Filter Fuse Replacement Battery ...
  • Page 6: Safety

    SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS The labels shown here contain important read them carefully, your generator. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda generator BE SURE FILL CRANKCASE BEFORE USING. EXPLANATION. FOR DETAILED “OLTAGE FREQUENCY RATED OUTPUT yLEOUVPUT...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. s manual before operating accidents by being familiar with your generator’s observing safe operating Operator Responsibility Know how to stop the generator Understand the use of all generator and connections.
  • Page 9 Electric Shock Hazards . The generator produces shock or electrocution Using a generator rain or snow, or near a pool or sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet, could result in electrocution. If the generator is stored outdoors, check the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter other electrical components Moisture or ice can cause a malfunction components...
  • Page 10: Component Identification

  • Page 11 LIFTII!lG HOOK FUEL TANK FUEL VALVE Record the engine and frame serial numbers for ydur future refer- ence. Refer to these serial numbers when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries (see page 56). Frame serial number: Engine serial number:...
  • Page 12: Choke Knob

  • Page 13: Controls

    ENGINE SWITCH To start and stop the engine. Key position : OFF: To Stop the engine. Key To run the engine after starting. START: To start the engine by turning Return the key to the ON position once the engine has started. Do not use the starter for more than 5 seconds at a time.
  • Page 14 FUEL VALVE The fuel valve is located between the fuel tank and carburetor. the knob is in the ON position, tank to the carburetor. stopping the engine. CHOKE KNOB The choke is used to provide proper starting mixture when the engine is cold.
  • Page 15: Circuit Breaker

    CIRCUIT BREAKER The circuit breaker protects the individual 120/24OV receptacle. switch OFF if the circuit is overloaded the circuit is faulty. check whether the appliance is working rated load capacity of the circuit before switching ON again. CIRCU’IT PROTECTOR The circuit protectors overloaded or the appliance...
  • Page 16 GROUND-FAULT CLES sing the generator lead to death from electric All of the 20 ampere protected by a Ground-Fault against the hazards of ground fault currents. fault current is the current which would flow through using an appliance with faulty insulation contact with an electrical floor, or earth.
  • Page 17 INSPECTION Perform the tests below to ensure proper operation receptacle. Record your test on the GFCI test card provided on the generator. Before each use: If the generator is stored outdoors, test the GFCI receptacle before each use as described in the monthly, inspection.
  • Page 18 5. Press the RESET BUTTON - The RESET BUTTON should be flush with the test button, - If the RESET BUTTON is not flush with the TEST BUTTON, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. 6. When the RESET BUTTON extends during operation: - Unplug all appliances from the GFCI protected receptacle.
  • Page 19: Hour Meter

    HOUR METER The hour meter indicates the hours the generator Use it to determine med (see Page 36). AUTO-THRO-lTLE The auto-throttle system automatically loads are turned off or disconnected. or reconnected, the engine returns to the rated speed. AUTO: Recommended reduce noise levels when no load is applied to the genera- tor.
  • Page 20: Ground Terminal

    GROUND TERMINAL The generator ground generator, the metal non-current-carrying the ground terminals OIL ALERT SYSTEM The Oil Alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase. the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert system will automatically stop the engine (the engine switch will remain in the ON position).
  • Page 21: Generator Use

    CONNECTIONS TO A BUILDING’S Connections for standby power to a building’s be made by a qualified generator power from utility power, and must comply with all appli- cable laws and electrical codes. Improper connections electrical current from the generator lines. Such backfeed others who contact the lines during a power utility...
  • Page 22: Ac Applications

    AC APPLICATIONS Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: Make sure that it is in good working power cords can create a potential for electrical If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, stops suddenly, turn it off immediately. and determine whether the problem is the appliance, load capacity of the generator .
  • Page 23: Ac Operation

    AC OPERATION 1. Start the engine (see page 30). 2. Switch the AC circuit breaker ON. 3. Plug the appliance into the appropriate Do not exceed the current limit specified for any one receptacle. overloaded circuit causes the AC circuit breaker or circuit protector to switch OFF, reduce the electrical minutes and then reset the circuit breaker or circuit protector.
  • Page 24: How To Use The Receptacles

    HOW 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 the single phase receptacles. Receptacle 50 A Case Using 240 V only 39.6 A Max.
  • Page 25 AUTO-THROll-LE With the switch in the AUTO position, reduced when ALL loads are turned appliances are turned ON or reconnected, speed. In the OFF position, ate. The auto-throttle system will not respond to electrical than 1 ampere. Turn the auto-throttle loads of less than 1 amp.
  • Page 26: High Altitude Operation

    HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION At high altitude, the standard carburetor rich. Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption A very rich mixture starting. High altitude performance to the carburetor. above 6,000 feet (1,800 carburetor modification. Even with carburetor about 3.5% for each 1 ,OOO-foot (300-meter) The effect of altitude carburetor modification...
  • Page 27: Pre-Operation Check

    ENGINE Engine oil is a major factor service life. Nondetergent recommended because they have inadequate teristics. Check the oil level level surface and the engine stopped. Use 4-stroke motor oil that meets or exceeds the requirements vice classification SF or SG. Always check the API SERVICE label on the oil container to be sure it includes...
  • Page 28: Fuel

    FUEL Refueling Fuel tank capacity: Check the fuel level gauge, and refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Gasoline is highly burned or seriously Stop engine and keep heat, sparks, Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Refuel in a well-ventilated engine has been running, spilling.
  • Page 29 Fuel Recommendations Use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. This engine is certified Unleaded gasoline produces and extends exhaust system life. Never use stale or contaminated Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. Occasionally you may hearalight rapping noise) while operating...
  • Page 30 Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional ether compound. These gasolines oxygenated fuels. To meet clean air standards, United States and Canada use oxygenated sions. If you use an oxygenated minimum octane rating requirement. Before using an oxygenated Some states/provinces pump. The following are the EPA approved ETHANOL- (ethyl or grain alcohol)
  • Page 31: Air Cleaner

    AIR CLEANER 1. Remove the wing bolt and air cleaner cover and remove the foam air filter. 2. Inspect the air filters. Clean or replace the filters if necessary. If the air filters need cleaning, 3. Reinstall the air filters and air cleaner cover. Tighten the wing bolt securely.
  • Page 32: Starting The Engine

    STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Turn the fuel valve ON 2. Make sure that the circuit breaker is OFF. The generator may be hard to start if a load is connected. 3. Make sure the auto-throttle required for warm up. 4.
  • Page 33: Stopping The Engine

    STOPPING THE ENGINE In an emergency: 1. To stop the engine in an emergency, OFF position. In normal use: 1. Turn the AC circuit breaker to the OFF position. 2. Move the engine switch to the OFF position. 3. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. STOPPING THE ENGINE move the engine switch to the...
  • Page 34: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE THE IMPORTANCE Good maintenance is essential for safe, economical, operation. It will also help reduce air pollution. To help you properly include a maintenance simple maintenance tasks that are more difficult, .by professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician other qualified mechanic.
  • Page 35: Maintenance Safety

    MAINTENANCE SAFETY Some of the most important cannot warn you of every conceivable ming maintenance. perform a given task. Failure to properly tions can cause you to be seriously Always follow the procedures manual. Safety Precautions . Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance repairs.
  • Page 36: Emission Control System

    EMISSION CONTROL Source of Emissions The combustion process produces carbon monoxide, gen, and hydrocarbons. nitrogen is very important react to form photochemical Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda utilizes lean carburetor the emissions of carbon monoxide, bons.
  • Page 37: Proper Maintenance

    Problems That May Afect Emissions If you are aware of any of the following inspected and repaired by your servicing dealer. * Hard starting or stalling after starting. Rough idle. Misfiring or backfining Afterburning (backfiring). Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption. PROPER MAINTENANCE Replacement Parts...
  • Page 38 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE REGULAR SERVICE PERIOD(B) ITEM Perform at every indicated month or operating hour in- terval. whichever comes Emission related items. Replace the paper air fllter only. (1)Service more frequently (2)These items should be serviced dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools and is mechanically proficient.
  • Page 39: Engine Oil Change

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. 1. Remove the oil filler cap and drain bolt, and drain the oil into a suitable container. 2. Retighten the drain bolt securely. 3.
  • Page 40: Oil Filter Change

    OIL FILTER CHANGE 1. Drain the engine oil, and retighten the drain bolt securely (see page 37). 2. Remove the oil filter, Discard the used oil filter. piEi%-) Use an oil filter socket tool, rather than a strap wrench, striking 3.
  • Page 41: Air Cleaner Service

    AIR CLEANER SERVICE Dirty air filters will restrict air flow to the carburetor, performance. If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, clean the air filters more often SCHEDULE. pi%iEq Operating the engine without will allow dirt to enter the engine, type of damage is not covered ranty.
  • Page 42 6. Wipe dirt from the inside of the air cleaner body and cover, using a moist rag. Be careful to prevent dirt from entening the air duct that leads to the carburetor. 7. Reinstall the air filters and cover. Be sure that both gaskets are installed on the paper air filter.
  • Page 43: Spark Plug Service

    SPARK PLUG SERVICE Recommended BPRGES (NGK) WZOEPR-U (NIPPONDENSO) To ensure proper engine operation, gapped and free of deposits. If the engine has been running, very hot. Be careful to avoid touching Remove the spark plug caps. Clean any dirt from Use a plug wrench to remove the spark plugs.
  • Page 44 6. Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition the spark plug in by hand to prevent cross-threading. 7. After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench to compress the washer. If installing a new spark plug, tighten plug seats to compress the washer.
  • Page 45: Spark Arrester Maintenance

    SPARK ARRESTER The spark arrester must be serviced functioning as designed. If the engine has been running, very hot. Allow the exhaust pipe and muffer to cool before Servicing the spark arrester. 1 , Remove the special screw from the muffler and remove the spark arrester.
  • Page 46 !. Use a brush to clean carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. 3. The spark arrester must be free of breaks and holes. Replace, if necessary. 4. Install the spark arrester and the muffler in the reverse order of disassembly.
  • Page 47: Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning

    FUEL SEDIMENT CUP CLEANING The sediment cup prevents dirt or water which may be in the fuel tank from entering the carburetor. time, the sediment cup should be cleaned. 1. Turn the fuel valve OFF. Remove the sediment cup. 2. Clean the cup thoroughly. 3.
  • Page 48: Fuel Filter

    FUEL FILTER 1. Remove the two 6 mm special bolts from the control remove the control 2. Check the fuel filter for water accumulation water or sediment 3. If the fuel filter is found sediment, take the generator cover. is found, reinstall the control FUEL FILTER with excessive water...
  • Page 49: Fuse Replacement

    FUSE REPLACEMENT If the fuse is blown, the engine will not start until it is replaced. 1. Turn the engine switch OFF. 2. Remove the fuse holder and replace the fuse. Use only a 1 OA fuse. If frequent fuse correct the problem tor further.
  • Page 50: Battery

    BATTERY The generator’s engine has a 3-amp charging battery while the engine is running. periodically, the battery battery service life. lead acid battery self discharges This means that the battery, month, can discharge as much as 30% in the same period. This could cause the engine not to crank or shorten the service life of the battery.
  • Page 51 Inspection 1. Remove the battery cell caps. 2. Inspect the electrolyte each cell. The electrolyte must be maintained UPPER and LOWER limit marks. 3. If the electrolyte LOWER mark, water as necessary. The battery contains corrosive and poisonous. Getting electrolyte bums.
  • Page 52 Charging: The battery is rated at 14AH (ampere-hour). hour rating should be used as the charging current. should be used that can be adjusted to deliver 1.4 amps. The battery gives off expiosive tion. A spark or open flame enough force to kill or seriously Keep sparks and flames face shield,...
  • Page 53: Transporting And Storage

    When transporting the generator, valve OFF. Keep the generator vapor or spilled fuel may ignite. If the engine has been running, before loading the generator storage. A hot engine and exhaust system can bum you and can ignite some materials. Take care not to drop or strike the generator when transporting.
  • Page 54 Before storing the unit for an extended period; 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity 2. Drain the fuel. a. Disconnect the fuel line to the engine, and drain the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container. ON position to enable draining.
  • Page 55 3. Change the engine oil (page 37). 4. Remove the two spark plugs and pour engine oil into the cylinders. to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plugs. 5. Remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry place. Recharge it once a month.
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING When the engine will not start: Is there fuel in the tank 1 Is there enough oil in the engine ? Is there a spark from spark plugs ? Be sure there is no spilled fuel around the spark plugs.
  • Page 57 No electricity at the AC receptacles: Is the circuit breaker ON ? Is the circuit protector reset 7 Is the GFCI receptacle reset 7 Check the electrical ante or equipment defects. Turn Reset the circuit protector. Reset the GFCI receptacle. NO DEFECTS Take the generator appli-...
  • Page 58: Wiring Diagram

  • Page 59: Specifications

    DIMENSIONS Model Length Width Height Dry weight ENGINE Model Engine Type Displacement [Bore x Stroke] Engine Speed Cooling System Ignition System Engine Oil Refill Capacities Fuel Tank Capacity Spark Plugs GENERATOR Model Tvpe Rated voltage Rated freauencv Rated ampere AC output Rated outout Maximum’output TUNEUP...
  • Page 60: Warranty Service Information

    WARRANTY SERVICE Honda power equipment sionals. 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 Service Manager or General Manager can help. Almost all problems are solved in this way.
  • Page 62: Index

    INDEX COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION CONTETS ... CONTROLS Auto-throttle Switch Choke KnoB ... Circuit Breaker ... Circuit protector ..Engine Switch Fuel Valve ... Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Ground Terminal Hour Meter ... Oil Alert System Recoil Starter ... GENERATOR USE ... AC Applications AC Operation ...
  • Page 63 Oil Filter Change ... Proper Maintenance Spark Arrester Maintenance Spark Plug Service ... PRE-OPERATION CHECK Air Cleaner ... Engine Oil ... Fuel ... SAFETY ... Safety Label Locations Safety Information SPECIFICATIONS STARTING THE ENGINE ... STOPPING THE ENGINE ... AND STORAGE ... TRANSPORTING TROUBLESHOOTING WARRANTY...
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