When a storm hits and knocks out your electricity, you must get your portable generator working as soon as possible. Your 50kw generator could be several years old, and you may have forgotten how to turn it on.
So, keep these directions handy so that you can activate your generator in an emergency.
Preparation Before Starting your 50kW Generator:
You need to double-check and get ready for a few things before turning up your generator.
Read the User Manual:
Each product has quirks and particular instructions. Instructions cover generator assembly and starting. Therefore, refer to the instructions for correct generator assembly and starting procedures.
Check For Gas Leaks and Damage:
Your building may have hurricane damage, so investigate it. If you have a gas leak, don’t use a gasoline generator.
Keep Your Generator Outside:
Please keep your generator 15 feet from your residence. NEVER use a generator indoors (house, garage, shed). Using a generator in your garage might kill you in minutes. Moreover, unenclosed generators shouldn’t be used during lightning and rain.
Check Oil and Gas Levels:
Always use NEW fuel in a generator, as stale fuel can damage the engine and make it difficult to start. Moreover, check the generator’s oil level to ensure the engine has enough.
Disconnect The Generator’s Cables:
Before starting the generator, unplug everything. Before hooking up your generator, test it. Setup requires no external loads.
Starting your 50kW Generator:
Now that you’ve prepared and tested your generator, you can start the generator by the following method:
Activate Fuel Valve:
Activate the gas valve. With the fuel valve open, fuel can flow to the carburettor and kickstart the generator.
Engage The Choke:
To adjust the choke, please slide the rod to the left. Because of this, cranking the engine is less of a chore.
Activate The Ignition:
To start the engine, you typically flip a generator’s switch. Before pulling the recoil rope, this acts as an ignition switch and starts the engine.
An electric start button, rather than a recoil cord, is recommended if your generator has neither. The battery can die if the electronic starter doesn’t turn the engine over.
Release The Recoiling Cord:
To activate the engine, pull the recoil cord. When you feel some resistance when pulling the recoil cord, you can release it. Again, attempting to pull the rope may be necessary if the engine does not start.If the engine doesn’t start, remove the recoil cord again after setting the choke to “half run.”
Set Engine Choke to “Run”:
After a few seconds of the engine running, you can switch the choke back to the “run” position.
Do not connect any cables to the generator until it has been running for at least a few minutes. Be sure the power switches are also in the “on” position. It needs to be turned on and run for three to five minutes before you can begin wiring it into the house.
Moreover, when refuelling, turn off the generator and let it run for a few minutes to find its equilibrium before reconnecting the cables. Then, you should turn it off and wait for it to cool before adding any additional gas. The procedure for restarting the generator is the same as mentioned earlier.