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EU2000i
o2008-2009 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved
Owner's Manual
GENERATOR
Companion
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See page 79 for
Initial Use Instructions

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   Summary of Contents for Honda Companion 00X31-Z07-7010

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    Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EU2000i o2008-2009 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved Companion Companion See page 79 for Initial Use Instructions...

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    The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State defects or other reproductive harm. Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can build up to dangerous levels in closed areas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause unconsciousness or death. Never run the generator in a closed, or even partly closed area where people may be present.

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    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.

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    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 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Operator Responsibility Carbon Monoxide Hazards Electric Shock Hazards Fire and Burn Hazards Refuel With Care SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS CONTROLS & FEATURES COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS CONTROLS Engine Switch Starter Grip Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever Choke Lever Eco-Throttle Switch Parallel Operation Outlets...

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    CONTENTS OPERATION SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS STARTING THE ENGINE STOPPING THE ENGINE AC OPERATION AC Applications AC PARALLEL OPERATION AC Parallel Operation Applications ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM STANDBY POWER Connections to a Building’s Electrical System System Ground Special Requirements SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SAFETY Safety Precautions MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE...

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    TRANSPORTING TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ENGINE WILL NOT START ENGINE LACKS POWER NO POWER AT THE RECEPTACLES TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION TECHNICAL INFORMATION Serial Number Location Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation Emission Control System Information Air Index Specifications Wiring Diagram CONSUMER INFORMATION Dealer Locator Information...

  • 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

    Electric Shock Hazards The generator produces enough electric power to cause a serious shock or electrocution if misused. Using a generator or electrical appliance in wet conditions, such as rain or snow, or near a pool or sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet, could result in electrocution.

  • 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 overfill the fuel tank. Never smoke near gasoline, and keep other flames and sparks away.

  • 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. California type Non-California type...

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    GENERATOR SAFETY...

  • Page 13: Controls & Features

    CONTROLS & FEATURES COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS Use the two illustrations on these pages to locate and identify the most frequently used controls. ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH OIL ALERT INDICATOR OVERLOAD INDICATOR OUTPUT INDICATOR CHOKE LEVER MAINTENANCE COVER * To obtain more than 1.6 kVA from the 30A twist lock receptacle, you must have another EU2000i generator or EU2000i Companion generator connected in parallel (see page PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS...

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    CONTROLS & FEATURES SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE COVER SPARK PLUG MUFFLER AIR CLEANER...

  • Page 15: Controls

    CONTROLS Engine Switch The engine switch controls the ignition system and the fuel valve. − Stops the engine and closes the fuel valve. − Running position; opens the fuel valve and allows the engine to be started. Starter Grip Pulling the starter grip operates the recoil starter to crank the engine.

  • 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

    Eco-Throttle Switch The Eco-Throttle system automatically reduces engine speed when loads are turned off or disconnected. When appliances are turned on or reconnected, the engine returns to the proper speed to power the electrical load. If high electrical loads are connected simultaneously, turn the Eco-Throttle switch to the OFF position to reduce voltage changes.

  • 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 20A receptacle. 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: Features

    CONTROLS & FEATURES FEATURES Ground Terminal The generator ground terminal is connected to the frame of the generator, the metal non-current-carrying parts of the generator, and the ground terminals of each receptacle. Before using the ground terminal, consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency having jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.

  • 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. 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.

  • Page 21: Oil Alert Indicator

    Oil Alert Indicator The Oil Alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase. Before the oil level in the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert indicator (red) comes on and the Oil Alert system automatically will stop the engine (the engine switch will remain in the ON position).

  • 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 ) and BEFORE OPERATION (see page 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

    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.

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    OPERATION Make sure the Eco-Throttle switch is in the OFF position, or more time will be required for warm-up. To start a cold engine, move the choke lever to the CLOSED position. To restart a warm engine, leave the choke lever in the OPEN position.

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    Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly in the direction of the arrow as shown. Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the generator. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter. If the choke lever was moved to the CLOSED position to start the engine, gradually move it to...

  • 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. Turn off or disconnect all appliances connected to the generator. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH Allow the engine to cool, and then turn the fuel tank cap vent lever to the OFF position.

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    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. OPERATION PARALLEL OPERATION CABLE (optional equipment)

  • Page 30: Ac Operation

    OPERATION AC OPERATION Before connecting an appliance to either generator, make sure that it is in good working order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the receptacle. Most motorized appliances require more than their electrical rating for startup.

  • Page 31: Ac Applications

    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 32: Ac Parallel Operation

    OPERATION AC PARALLEL OPERATION Before connecting an appliance to either generator, make sure that it is in good working order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the receptacle. Most motorized appliances require more than their electrical rating for startup.

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    Plug an appliance into the 30A twist lock receptacle. Turn on the appliance. If the generators are overloaded (see page 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 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 Follow the instructions included with the parallel operation cable kit. Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: Make sure that it is in good working order.

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    Limit operation requiring maximum power to 30 minutes. Maximum power in parallel operation is: 4.0 kVA For continuous operation, do not exceed the rated power. Rated power in parallel operation is: 3.2 kVA The total power requirements (VA) of all appliances connected must be considered.

  • Page 36: 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 37: Standby Power

    STANDBY POWER 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. Improper connections to a building’s electrical system can allow current from the generator to backfeed into...

  • Page 38: Special Requirements

    OPERATION Special Requirements Keep all cooling holes open and clear of debris, mud, water, etc. Cooling holes are located on the side panel, the control panel, and the bottom of the generator. If the cooling holes are blocked, the generator may overheat and damage the engine, inverter, or windings. Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it.

  • Page 39: Servicing Your Generator

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE Good maintenance is essential for safe, economical, and trouble free operation. It will also help reduce air pollution. To help you properly care for your generator, the following pages include a maintenance schedule, routine inspection procedures, and simple maintenance procedures using basic hand tools.

  • Page 40: 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...

  • Page 41: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE REGULAR SERVICE PERIOD (3) Perform at every indicated month or o per ati ng h our int erv al, whichever comes first. ITEM Engine oil Check level Change Air cleaner Check Clean Spark plug Check-adjust Replace Spark arrester Clean Valve clearance Check-adjust...

  • Page 42: 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.

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    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE FUEL TANK CAP UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) After refueling, reinstall the fuel tank cap securely. CALIFORNIA TYPE FUEL TANK CAP UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) TETHER After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap until it clicks.

  • Page 44: 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 45: Engine Oil Level Check

    ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK Check the engine oil level with the generator on a level surface and the engine stopped. Place the generator on a level surface. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR...

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    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean. Check the oil level by inserting the dipstick into the oil filler neck without screwing it in. If the oil level is low, fill to the upper limit of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil.

  • Page 47: Engine Oil Change

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. Turn the engine switch and fuel tank cap vent lever to the OFF position (see page Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 43 ).

  • Page 48: Engine Oil Recommendations

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS Oil is a major factor affecting performance and service life. Use 4-stroke automotive detergent oil. SAE 10W 30 is recommended for general use. Other viscosities − shown in the chart may be used when the average temperature in your area is within the recommended range.

  • Page 49: Air Cleaner Service

    AIR CLEANER SERVICE Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. Loosen the air cleaner cover screw, and remove the air cleaner cover. Remove the main and outer filters from the air cleaner cover. Check the main and outer filters to be sure they are clean and in good condition.

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    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Reinstall the air filters. Make sure that the rubber seal is set in the groove of the air cleaner cover. Reinstall the air cleaner cover, and tighten the air cleaner cover screw. Reinstall the maintenance cover, and tighten the cover screw securely.

  • Page 51: Main And Outer Filter Cleaning

    MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING A dirty main and outer 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. Wash the main and outer filters in a solution of household detergent and warm water, then rinse thoroughly, or wash in non-flammable or high flash point solvent.

  • Page 52: 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: To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.

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    Inspect the spark plug. Replace it if the electrodes are worn or if the insulator is cracked, chipped, or fouled. Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge. Correct the gap, if necessary, by carefully bending the side electrode. The gap should be: 0.024 0.028 in (0.6 0.7 mm) −...

  • Page 54: 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: Remove the four 6 mm screws, and remove the muffler protector.

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    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. Check the muffler gasket; replace if damaged. Reinstall the muffler gasket, the spark arrester, the muffler and the muffler protector in the reverse order of removal.

  • Page 56: 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.

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    Service according to the table below: STORAGE TIME Less than 1 month 1 to 2 months 2 months to 1 year 1 year or more * 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.

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    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. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 43).

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    Draining the Fuel Tank and Carburetor Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Unscrew the fuel tank cap (see page 41), remove the debris screen, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container. We recommend using a commercially available gasoline hand pump to empty the tank.

  • Page 60: Engine Oil

    STORAGE Engine Oil Change the engine oil (see page 45). Remove the spark plug (see page 50), and pour approximately one teaspoon (5-10 cc) of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plug.

  • Page 61: 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. Also avoid any area with a spark-producing electric motor, or where power tools are operated.

  • Page 62: 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 63: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems

    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ENGINE WILL NOT START Possible Cause Fuel tank cap vent lever OFF. Engine switch OFF. Out of fuel. Bad fuel; generator stored without treating or draining gasoline, or refueled with bad gasoline. Low oil level caused Oil Alert to stop engine.

  • Page 64: Engine Lacks Power

    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ENGINE LACKS POWER Possible cause Air filter restricted. Bad fuel; generator stored without treating or draining gasoline, or refueled with bad gasoline. Fuel filter restricted, carburetor malfunction, ignition malfunction, valves stuck, etc. Correction Clean or replace air filter (p. 47). Drain fuel tank and carburetor (p.

  • Page 65: No Power At The Receptacles

    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS NO POWER AT THE RECEPTACLES Possible Cause Output indicator is OFF, and overload indicator is ON. Circuit protector tripped. Faulty power tool or appliance. Faulty generator. Correction Check AC load. Stop and restart the engine. Check the cooling air inlet.

  • Page 66: Technical & Consumer Information

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER 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 67: Carburetor Modification For High Altitude Operation

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation At high altitude, the standard carburetor air-fuel mixture will be too rich. Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption will increase. A very rich mixture will also foul the spark plug and cause hard starting. Operation at an altitude that differs from that at which this engine was certified, for extended periods of time, may increase emissions.

  • Page 68: Emission Control System Information

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Emission Control System Information Source of Emissions The combustion process produces carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and hydrocarbons. Control of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen is very important because, under certain conditions, they react to form photochemical smog when subjected to sunlight. Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic.

  • Page 69

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Problems That May Affect Emissions If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have your engine inspected and repaired by your authorized Honda servicing dealer. Hard starting or stalling after starting. Rough idle. Misfiring or backfiring under load. Afterburning (backfiring).

  • Page 70: Air Index

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER 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 71: Specifications

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Specifications Dimensions Model Description code Length Width Height Dry mass [weight] Engine Model Engine type Displacement 〔 Bore × Stroke 〕 Compression ratio Engine speed Cooling system Ignition system Oil capacity Fuel tank capacity Spark plug Generator Model Type...

  • Page 72: Wiring Diagram

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Wiring Diagram...

  • Page 73: Consumer Information

    Parts Catalog This manual provides complete, illustrated parts lists. Available through your Honda dealer. Accessories Catalog Your authorized Honda power equipment dealer offers a wide selection of accessories (optional equipment) to make your generator even more useful. Visit www.hondapowerequipment.com/products/accessories/ and click on Generators and Welders to see the entire catalog of accessories.

  • Page 74: Customer Service Information

    TECHNICAL & 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 75: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    To Obtain Warranty Service: You must take the Honda generator and proof of original retail purchase date, at your expense, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands who is authorized to service that product, during the dealer’s normal business hours.

  • Page 76: Emission Control System Warranty

    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.

  • Page 77

    You are responsible for presenting your power equipment engine to a Honda Power Equipment dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.

  • Page 78

    Alpharetta, Georgia 30005-8847 Telephone: (770) 497-6400 Warranty Coverage: Honda power equipment engines manufactured after January 1, 1995 and sold in the State of California, U.S. EPA certified engines manufactured on or after September 1, 1996 and sold in all of the...

  • Page 79

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION To Obtain Warranty Service: You must 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, at your expense, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer who is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during his normal business hours.

  • Page 80

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Canada Inc. disclaim any responsibility for incidental or consequential damages such as loss of time or the use of the power equipment, or any commercial loss due to the failure of the equipment;...

  • Page 81: Initial Use Instructions

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ENGINE OIL The generator is shipped Place the generator on a level surface. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. MAINTENANCE COVER With the generator in a level position, remove the oil filler cap/ dipstick. Add enough SAE 10W-30 API service category SJ or later (or equivalent) oil to bring the oil level to the upper limit of the oil filler neck.

  • Page 82: 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 83

    Fuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill the fuel tank above the upper level mark (red) on the fuel strainer. NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) Fuel can damage paint and plastic. Be careful not to spill fuel when filling your fuel tank.

  • Page 84

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap securely (for Non-California types) or until it clicks (for California types). Keep the fuel tank cap vent lever OFF for storage or transport, and ON to run the generator. NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE Move the generator at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling source and site before starting the engine.

  • Page 85: Before Operation

    BEFORE OPERATION Before using the generator, all generator operators must read the following chapters and sections: GENERATOR SAFETY CONTROLS & FEATURES BEFORE OPERATION OPERATION (page STARTING THE ENGINE STOPPING THE ENGINE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE REGISTRATION 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.

  • Page 86: Index

    INDEX AC Applications AC Circuit Protector AC OPERATION AC PARALLEL OPERATION AC Parallel Operation Applications AIR CLEANER SERVICE Air Index ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? BEFORE OPERATION Carbon Monoxide Hazards Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation Check the Engine Choke Lever Cleaning COMPONENT &...

  • Page 87

    Eco-Throttle Switch ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM Electric Shock Hazards Emission Control System Information Emission Control System Warranty ENGINE LACKS POWER Engine Oil ENGINE OIL CHANGE ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS Engine Switch ENGINE WILL NOT START FEATURES Fire and Burn Hazards Fuel FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever...

  • Page 88

    INDEX MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING MAINTENANCE SAFETY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE NO POWER AT THE RECEPTACLES Oil Alert Indicator OPERATION Operator Responsibility Output Indicator Overload Indicator Parallel Operation Outlets QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION REFUELING Refuel With Care REGISTRATION REMOVAL FROM STORAGE . 49 .

  • Page 89

    SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS Safety Precautions Serial Number Location SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE SPARK PLUG SERVICE Special Requirements Specifications STANDBY POWER Starter Grip STARTING THE ENGINE STOPPING THE ENGINE STORAGE STORAGE PRECAUTIONS STORAGE PREPARATION System Ground TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS TECHNICAL &...

  • Page 90

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  • Page 91: Quick Reference Information

    QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION Fuel Type Engine Oil Type Spark Plug Type Electrode Gap Maintenance Before each use First 20 hours Subsequent Regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher SAE 10W-30, API SJ or later (or equivalent), for general use (page 46) NGK: CR5HSB...

  • Page 92

    2eY15000.2009.03 31Z07701 00X31-Z07-7010 Printed in Japan...

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