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3100WATT Portable Generator Owner’s Manual call u the the st r unit help gener ore, 1-80 line ator 0-2 at Pro blem Bef Ques s? ore tak tions bac k to ing yo ? M-F 70-1 8-5 408 CT Model No. 15750 (3,100 Watt AC Generator) Manual No. 188385 Revision 0 (4/6/2001) 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 3,100 Watt Generator EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION The 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 Volt, single phase, 60 Hz devices that require up to 3,100 watts (3.1 kW) of power that pull up to 25.8 Amps at 120 Volts or 12.9 Amps at 240 Volts. SAFETY RULES 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 generator’s application, ask your dealer/distributor 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. CAUTION! Do Not exceed the generator’s 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 3,100 watts. See “Don’t Overload the Generator ” on page 8. The 3,100 watt portable generator has the following features: · 120/240 Volt, 20 Amp locking receptacle. · 120 Volt, 20 Amp duplex receptacle. · 3 quart overhead fuel tank. · The generator’s revolving field is driven at about 3,600 rpm by a Briggs and Stratton 5.5 h.p. 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 by opening the electrical system’s 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. Whenever unit is providing backup power, the electric utility must be notified. CAUTION! Do Not tamper with engine governed speed. High operating speeds are dangerous and increase risk of personal injury or damage to equipment. The generator supplies correct rated frequency and voltage only when running at proper governed speed. Incorrect frequency and/or voltage can damage some connected electrical loads. Operating at excessively low speeds imposes a heavy load at such reduced speeds, when adequate engine power is not available, and may shorten engine life. DANGER! Generator exhaust gases contain DEADLY carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide, if breathed in sufficient concentrations, can cause unconsciousness or death. Operate this equipment outdoors where adequate ventilation is available. The Emission Control System for this generator is warranted for standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. For warranty information refer to the engine owner’s manual. 2 Generac Portable Products 3,100 Watt Generator · The generator produces a very powerful voltage that can cause serious injury or death by electrocution. Never touch bare wires or receptacles. Never permit a child or any unqualified person to operate the generator. · Never handle any kind of electrical cord or device while standing in water, while barefoot or while hands or feet are wet. Death or serious injury from electrocution may result. · Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in any damp or highly conductive area (such as metal decking or steel work). · Never use worn, bare, frayed or otherwise damaged electrical cords with the generator. Death, serious injury and property damage from electrical shock may result. · Gasoline is highly FLAMMABLE and its vapors are EXPLOSIVE. Never allow smoking, open flames, sparks or heat in the vicinity while handling gasoline. Avoid spilling gasoline on a hot engine. Comply with all laws regulating storage and handling of gasoline. · Do Not overfill the fuel tank. Always allow room for fuel expansion. If tank is overfilled, fuel can overflow onto a hot engine and cause a FIRE or an EXPLOSION.
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