read the product’s guide for proper usage.
use generators indoors or outside near windows, vents, or air intakes that could
allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. This is very dangerous and can be fatal.
ventilate as this reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from the generator’s
engine exhaust. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a common and can cause death if
generators are not used properly.
that there is plenty of air flow space around the generator.
you begin to feel sick, dizzy, light headed, or flu like symptoms, get fresh
carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless, buying a carbon monoxide detector is
recommended and will warn of rising carbon monoxide levels.
sure your generator is properly grounded according to the manufacturer’s
sure to keep the generator dry as short circuits may occur in wet conditions
which can cause a generator fire. Place
the generator under an open canopy-type structure to keep it dry if needed.
sure to always keep a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby for generators.
not work on your generator yourself.
This could lead to electric shock or electrocution. If it needs work, use a professional.
all cords out of the way to avoid injury, but keep them in your view to track any
cord damage (fraying or cuts) that could potentially cause a fire.
not plug the generator into a wall outlet. This, which is called “back feeding,”
will put you and others, including utility line workers, at serious risk
because the utility transformer can increase low voltage from the generator to
thousands of volts.
exterior portions of a generator, even if operated for only a short period of
time, can become very hot. Avoid touching the generator without protective gear
and keep debris clear to avoid fires.