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5500XL Portable Generator Owner’s Manual DANGER! This generator is designed for outdoor use only. Never use this generator inside any building or enclosure including the generator compartment of a recreational vehicle (RV). Carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and/or an explosion may result. No user performed modifications, including venting of exhaust and/or cooling ventilation, will eliminate the danger. Always have at least two feet of clearance on all sides of the generator while operating the unit outdoors.
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DANGER! You must isolate the generator from the electric utility by opening the electrical systems main circuit breaker or main switch if this unit is used for backup power. Failure to isolate the generator from the power utility may result in injury or death to electric utility workers and damage to the generator due to a backfeed of electrical energy. The Emission Control System for this generator is warranted for standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. For warranty information refer to the engine owners manual. you to the the st r unit or g 1-80 helplineneratoe, 0-2 e at r call Pro Que blems Bef stio ? ore bac taking ns? k M-F 70-1 8-5 408 CT Model No. 9885-3 (5,500 Watt AC Generator) Part No. B2674 Revision 2 (6/28/2000) Visit our Generac website: www.generac-portables.com This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. Generac Portable Products 5500XL Extended Life Generator EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION This generator is an engine-driven, revolving field, alternating current (AC) generator. It was designed to supply electrical power for operating compatible electrical lighting, appliance, tool and motor loads. This manual contains information for a generator that operates 120 and/or 240 Volts AC, single phase, 60 Hz devices that require up to 5,500 watts (5.5 kW) of power that pull up to 45.8 Amps at 120 Volts or 22.9 Amps at 240 Volts. SAFETY RULES CAUTION! Do Not exceed the generators wattage/amperage capacity. Add up the rated watts of all devices you are connecting to generator receptacles at one time. This total should not be greater than 5,500 watts. See Dont Overload The Generator on page 10. This generator set was designed and manufactured for specific applications. Do Not attempt to modify the unit or use it for any application it was not designed for. If you have any questions about your generators application, ask your dealer or consult the factory. The manufacturer could not possibly anticipate every circumstance that might involve a hazard. For that reason, warnings in the manual and warnings on tags or decals affixed to the unit are not allinclusive. If you intend to handle, operate or service the unit by a procedure or method not specifically recommended by the manufacturer, first make sure that such a procedure or method will not render this equipment unsafe or pose a threat to you and others. Read this manual carefully and become familiar with your generator set. Know its applications, its limitations and any hazards involved. The 5500XL generator has the following features: 120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp locking receptacle, a 120 Volt AC, 30 Amp locking receptacle, a 120 Volt AC, 15 Amp duplex receptacle, and a 12 Volt DC, 10 Amp receptacle. Low Oil Shutdown: Automatically shuts down the engine if oil drops below safe operation level. Seven gallon overhead fuel tank with fuel gauge. The generators revolving field is driven at approximately 3,600 rpm by a Generac Power Systems 11 HP engine. WARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. DANGER! You must isolate the generator from the electric utility using approved transfer equipment if this unit is used for backup power.
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