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Model # AC-G0004
5500 Surge Watts / 5000 Running Watts
ELECTRIC START PORTABLE GENERATOR
Thank you for purchasing this high quality ACDelco Model AC-G0004 5500 Surge Watts / 5000 Running Watts Electric Start Portable Generator.
This manual provides important information on properly operating and maintaining this ACDelco Model AC-G0004 5500 Surge Watts / 5000 Running
Watts Electric Start Portable Generator. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of th
ACDelco Model AC-G0004 5500 Surge Watts / 5000 Running Watts Electric Start Portable Generator FEATURES: • 5500 Surge Output • 5000 Running Watts • 120/240 Volt Operation • 11 HP Engine, 4 Stroke OHV • Air Cooled • 6.5 Gal. Fuel Tank w/Gauge • AVR Automatic Voltage Regulation • Electric and Recoil Start • Low Oil Shut Off • Spark Arrestor • UL Listed Electrical Components • MTL Approved • Full Power Panel • Engine Shut Off Switch • 120/240V Dual Voltmeter • Circuit Break
TABLE OF CONTENTS RECOGNIZE SAFETY SYMBOLS, WORDS AND LABELS.................................................................................................... 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS................................................................................................................................. 5 PACKAGE CONTENTS...........................................................................................................................................................
RECOGNIZE SAFETY SYMBOLS, WORDS AND LABELS What You Need to Know About Safety Instructions Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution and care must be exercised when operating or cleaning tools and equipment. Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand. This is the safety ale
Notice Regarding Emissions: Engines certified to comply with California and U.S. EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment) are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline and may include the following emission control systems: Three-Way Catalyst (TWC) (if equipped), and Engine Modifications (EM). Legal Requirements: Federal and/or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, local codes, and/or ordinances may apply to the intended use o
Powerful Voltage: This generator produces powerful voltage, which can result in electrocution. • ALWAYS ground this generator before using it. (See “Ground the Generator” section in this manual). • Only electrical devices should be plugged into this generator, either directly or with an extension cord. NEVER connect a building electrical system to this generator without a qualified electrician. Such connections must isola
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In addition to the previously described safety information, familiarize yourself with all safety and hazard placards on this generator. Model AC-G0004 5500 Surge Watts / 5000 Running Watts Electric Start Portable Generator 8
PACKAGE CONTENTS The following items are supplied with this ACDelco Model AC-G0004 5500 Surge Watts / 5000 Running Watts Electric Start Portable Generator. Verify that all items are included. STOP! If there are missing items, call 1-866-460-9437, Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM Central Time for customer service. DO NOT RETURN THIS GENERATOR TO THE RETAILER. Item List: NEMA L14-30 plug for connecting 240 Volt electrical devices 120 Volt twist lock plug Set of 2 DC connector wires
GENERATOR COMPONENTS Observe the locations and functions of the various components and controls of this generator. (1) 120/240 Volt AC Outlet - Used for connecting electrical devices (9) Recoil Starter - Pull-cord for starting the engine. that run on 120 and/or 240 Volt, 60 Hz, single phase, AC current. (10) Fuel Filter Cup - Traps dirt and water from the fuel prior to (2) Ground Terminal - Used for connecting grounding wires to entering the engine. properly ground this generator. (
PREPARING THE GENERATOR FOR USE Using this Generator for the First-Time STOP! The following section describes the required steps for preparing this generator for the first use. Failure to correctly perform these steps can damage this generator and/or shorten its life. If still unsure about how to perform any of these steps after reading this section, call 1-866-460-9437 Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM Central Time for customer service. If this generator is being used for the f
Step 2 - Add Gasoline Gasoline and gasoline fumes are highly flammable and explosive. Handling fuel can result in serious injury or burns. • Do not fill the fuel tank near a heat, sparks or an open flame. Keep gasoline away from appliance pilot lights, barbecues, electric appliances, power tools, etc. • Do not overfill the fuel tank. Always check for fuel spills and immediately wipe them up. Spilled fuel is a
Step 3 - Ground the Generator Failure to properly ground this generator can result in electrocution. Ground this generator by tightening the grounding nut against a grounding wire as illustrated in Figure 3. A No. 12 AWG (American Wire Gauge) stranded copper wire is generally an acceptable grounding wire. The other end of this grounding wire should be connected to a copper or brass grounding rod that is dr
Step 2 - Verify Gas Level Before starting this generator, verify that there is sufficient gasoline in the fuel tank. The fuel gauge, located on the top of this generator, indicates the gas level currently in the fuel tank. If necessary, add fresh unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or higher according to “Step 2 - Add Gasoline” of the “Using this Generator for the First Time” section of this manual. Model AC-G0004 Fuel Tank Capacity (gals /L) 6.5 / 24.6 Model AC-G0004 Fuel Typ
To start this generator: 1. Confirm that there are no electrical devices connected to this generator. Connected devices may increase the difficulty in starting the engine. 2. Confirm that this generator is properly grounded. (See “Ground the Generator” section of this manual.) 3. Turn the fuel valve to the “on” position as shown in Figure 4. 4. Move the choke lever to the “closed” position as shown in Figure 5. 5. Insert the key into the ignition. 6. Perform step 6a. for electric start if
USING THE GENERATOR After the engine has been running for several minutes, electrical devices may be connected to this generator. AC Usage Electrical devices running on AC current may be connected according to their wattage requirements. The rated (running) and surge wattage for this ACDelco Model AC-G0004 5500 Surge Watts/ 5000 Running Watts Electric Start Portable Generator is 5,000 and 5,500, respectively. Model AC-G0004 Rated (Running) Wattage 5000 Model AC-G0004 Surge Wattag
Electrical Device Rated (Running) Watts Additional Surge Watts air compressor (1 HP) 1500 3000 air compressor (1 - 1/2 HP) 2500 2500 airless sprayer (1/3 HP) 600 1200 box fan 300 600 clock radio AM/FM 300 0 coffee maker 1500 0 computer w/17 inch monitor 800 0 deep freezer 500 500 electric drill (1/2 HP) 1000 1000 DVD/CD player or VCR 100 0 furnace fan blower (1/2 HP) 800 1300 garage door opener (1/2 HP) 480 520 hot plate 2500 0 light bulb (75 watt) 75 0 microwave oven (1000 watt)
Do not connect 50Hz or 3-phase loads to this generator. Figure 8 - Outlets Available on this Generator, from left to right, 12V DC, 240/120 AC (NEMA L14-30 plug) and 120V AC. SOME NOTES ABOUT POWER CORDS Long or thin cords can require more wattage from a generator to power an electrical device. Figure 9 shows the recommended cords according to the power requirement of the electrical device. When us
To connect 12 Volt batteries to the DC outlet: 1. Connect one charging wire to the positive terminal of the battery and the other charging wire to the negative terminal of the battery. 2. Connect the free end of the positive wire to the positive side of the outlet on this generator. 3. Start this generator. 4. Carefully connect the free end of the negative wire to the negative side of the outlet on this generator. 5. When disconnecting, always disconnect the wires from this generator first
Never perform maintenance procedures while this generator is running. Allow this generator to cool before commencing any maintenance procedures. Keep heat, sparks and flame away. Improper maintenance and/or failure to correct any problems prior to operating this generator can cause a malfunction which could cause death or serious
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