Section I. OPERATING PROCEDURE
a. This chapter contains instructions for operation,
power and control connections. Location and function of
controls and indicators, and safety precautions are also pro-
b. Refer to table 3-2 and perform Before Operation
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services before operat-
ing the Generator Set.
If set will be idle for some time, disconnect the
negative battery lead. Be sure to reconnect when
load is placed on set.
Table 2-1 describes the Generator Set controls and
instruments (see figure 2-3).
All personnel involved in the operation or
maintenance of the Generator Set should
become thoroughly familiar with the safety pre-
cautions prior to performing operation or
Prior to connection of load cables, make sure all
switches are in OFF or OPEN position, the Gen-
erator Set is not operating.
Inspect the Generator Set ground connection
prior to starting the unit. Electrical defects in
load lines or load equipment can cause death by
electrocution when contact is made with an
Do not smoke or carry an open flame when ser-
vicing the batteries or fuel tank. Exercise
extreme care to prevent electrical arcing in the
area of the batteries.
Battery electrolyte contains sulfuric acid and
can cause severe burns. Handle it with care. If
the electrolyte comes in contact with the body,
eyes, or clothing, rinse immediately with clean
water. Avoid spilling electrolyte on painted sur-
faces. Do not work alone or smoke when servic-
Do not operate Generator Set in an enclosed
area unless the exhaust gases are piped to the
outside. Continued breathing of exhaust fumes
Stay clear of all exposed electrical terminals
when Generator Set is operating.
Remove all rings, watches and other jewelry
when performing maintenance on this equip-
ment. Loose fitting clothing should be secured to
prevent it from catching in moving parts.
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO CONNECT
LOAD CABLES, MAKE SURE THE GENER-
ATOR SET IS NOT OPERATING. ALL
SWITCHES ARE IN THE OFF OR OPEN
To connect load cables to Generator Set, attach
load leads to terminals located in output control
box, as required. See figures 2-1 and 2-3.
For 120V, 1 PH operation connect safety
ground (generally green) and neutral (white) to
L-1. Connect the hot wire (black) to L-3.
Before operating unit, be certain voltage and frequency rat-
ing of the load matches that of the Generator Set. If the
output voltage of the Generator Set must be changed to
match a particular load, rotate reconnection switch located
on Reconnection Panel to desired output connections. See
2-4. STARTING GENERATOR SET (SEE FIGURE 2-3).
Do not idle engine.
Operate generator set only at rated RPM.
Do not use either to aid starting generator set.
Do not operate in excess of 200 hours continu-
ous with JP-4, MIL-J-5624 bulk fuel.
a. When starting a set with a dry fuel
filter drain or change:
(1) Push in the DC circuit breaker.
system or after a