GENERAL SAFETY PROCEDURES
WARNING: This generator may emit highly flammable and explosive diesel vapors, which can cause severe burns or even death. A nearby open flame can lead to an explosion even if not directly in contact with fuel.
● Do not operate near an open flame.
● Do not smoke near generator.
● Always operate on a firm, level surface.
● Always turn generator off before refueling.
● Allow generator to cool for at least 2 minutes before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.
● Do not overfill fuel tank. Fuel may expand during operation. Do not fill to the top of the tank.
● Always check for spilled fuel before operating.
● Empty the diesel tank before storing or transporting the generator.
● Before transporting, turn fuel valve to the off position and disconnect the spark plug.
WARNING: This generator produces a powerful voltage, which can result in electrocution.
● ALWAYS ground the generator before using it (see the “Grounding the Generator” portion of the “PREPARlNG THE GENERATOR FOR USE section).
● Generator should only be plugged into electrical devices, either directly or with an extension cord. NEVER connect to a building electrical system without a qualified electrician. Such connections must comply with local electrical laws and codes. Failure to comply can create a backflow of power, which may result in serious injury or death to utility workers.
● Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in highly conductive areas such as metal decking or steel work. GFCls are available in-line with some extension cords.
● Do not use uncovered in rainy or wet conditions.
● Do not touch bare wires or receptacles (outlets).
● Do not allow children or non-qualified persons to operate.
In addition to the above safety notices, please familiarize yourself with the safety and hazard markings on the generator.
WHAT SHOULD DO BEFORE START YOUR DIESEL GENERATOR
1. Add oil
The oil fill cap is located on the lower engine block inside the maintenance door. Remove the oil fill cap and fill with 15w40 diesel oil.
2. Add diesel fuel
The fuel cap is located on top of the fuel tank. Fill the tank with fresh diesel uel. The tank is full when you see fuel in the bottom of the fuel filter cup. DO NOT overfill the tank.
3.Turn braker off
The breaker is located on the right side of the front power panel. Flip the breaker down to prevent accidental load when starting the generator.
5. Start diesel generator
The key switch is located on the left side of the front power panel. Insert the key and turn to the start position to start the generator. Allow the key to return to the run position once started.
6. Check power indicator
The power indicator is located to the right of the keyswitch. Ensure the power indicator is lit before powering appliances.
7. Turn breaker ON
The breaker is located on the right side of the front power panel. Flip the breaker up to allow power to flow to the receptacles.
8. Connect your devices.
Connect your devices to the receptacles on the front panel. Start with the largest loads first.
DIESEL GENERATOR COMMENTS
1. Muffler - Reduces engine emissions and reduces noise
2. Fuel Cap - Allows access to fill the diesel tank.
3. Lifting Ring - Use to lift the generator with a truck crane or winch.
4. Air Filter - a removable element that cleans the air going into the engine.
5. Oil Fill and Dipstick - Use to add or check the engine oil.
6. Oil Drain - Use to remove the engine oil during regular oil changes.
7. Stop/Run Switch - To the right for Connect a ground wire here to properly ground the generator.
8. Battery - 12V DC 7ah Battery that powers the Electric Start System.
9. Engine Switch – 3 Position Switch to “Start”, “Run”, or turn “Off” the generator.
10. Low Oil Alert - Will light if the engine shuts down or will not start due to low oil.
11. Volt Meter - Provides reading of voltage output. Power Indicator - Use to confirm the generator has power output before connecting devices.
Diesel generator control panel
12. Volt Meter - Provides reading of voltage output.
13. Power Boost – DuroStar exclusive Power Boost doubles the amperage available in “120v Only” for heavy loads like RV air conditioners.
14. Circuit Breaker - Resettable switch that protects the generator from electrical overload.
15. 12v DC Charging Posts – DC Output for charging batteries or running small DC powered items.
16. Ground Terminal - Connect a ground wire here to properly ground the generator.
17. 120/240v 4-Prong Twist Lock - Use to connect electrical devices that run 120 or 240 Volt, 60Hz, single phase, AC current (NEMA L14-30).
18. 120v 3-Prong Twist Lock - Use to connect electrical devices that run 120 Volt, 60 Hz, single phase, AC current (NEMA 6-20).
19. 120v 3-Prong GFCI Receptacle - Use to connect electrical devices that run 120 Volt, 60 Hz, single phase, AC current (NEMA 5-20).
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