Generac 004692-0 3.6SETTING THE EXERCISE TIMER, 3.7PROTECTION SYSTEMS, Low Oil Pressure Switch

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￿3.5.2 TRANSFER BACK TO UTILITY POWER SOURCE

￿3.5.2 TRANSFER BACK TO UTILITY POWER SOURCE

When utility power has been restored, you will want to transfer back to that source and shut down the generator. This can be accomplished as follows:

1.Set the generator’s main circuit breaker to its OFF (or open) position.

2.Let the engine run for a minute or two at no-load to stabilize the internal temperatures.

3.Set the generator’s Auto/Off/Manual switch to its OFF (or open) position. The engine should shut down.

4.Check that utility power supply to the transfer switch is turned OFF.

DANGER

Do not attempt to activate the transfer switch manually until all power voltage supplies

to the switch have been positively turned off. Failure to turn off all power voltage supplies may result in extremely hazardous and possibly fatal electrical shock.

5.Use the manual transfer handle inside the trans- fer switch to move the main contacts back to their “Utility” position, i.e., loads connected to the util- ity power source (Figure 3.2 on page 14).

6.Turn ON the utility power supply to the transfer switch using the means provided.

7.Set the system to automatic operation as outlined in “Automatic Transfer Operation,” Section 3.3 (Page 13).

3.6SETTING THE EXERCISE TIMER

Your generator is equipped with an exercise timer. Once it is set, the generator will start and exercise once every seven days, on the day of the week and at the time of day you complete the following sequence. During this exercise period, the unit runs for approx- imately 12 minutes and then shuts down. Transfer of loads to the generator output does not occur during the exercise cycle.

A switch on the control panel (see Figure 3.1, Page

13)allows you to select the day and time for system exercise. To select the desired day and time of day, you must perform the following sequence at that time.

1.Verify that the Auto/Off/Manual switch is set to AUTO.

2.Hold down the “Set Exercise Time Switch” until the generator starts (approximately 10 seconds) and then release. During this time all the red LEDs on the control panel will flash to indicate board is resetting itself.

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3.The generator will start and run for approximately 12 minutes and then shut down on its own. The exerciser will then be set to run at that time of day every week.

NOTE:

The exerciser will only work in the AUTO mode and will not work correctly unless this procedure is performed. The exerciser will need to be reset every time the 12-volt battery is disconnected and then reconnected. The exerciser WILL NOT work if dip switch 2 on the controller printed circuit board (“Remote Not Auto”) is ON.

If the exerciser is not set using the “Set Exercise Time Switch”, the generator will automatically exercise 7 days after the battery connection was made.

3.7PROTECTION SYSTEMS

￿3.7.1 LOW OIL PRESSURE SWITCH

This switch (Figure 3.3) has normally closed contacts that are held open by engine oil pressure during crank- ing and operating. Should oil pressure drop below the 8 psi range, switch contacts close, and the engine shuts down. The unit should not be restarted until oil is added. The Auto/Off/Manual switch must then be turned to OFF and then back to AUTO.

￿3.7.2 HIGH TEMPERATURE SWITCH

This switch’s (Figure 3.3) contacts close if the tem- perature should exceed approximately 140º C (284º F), initiating an engine shutdown. Your generator will automatically restart and the LED on the generator control panel will reset once the temperature has returned to a safe operating level.

Figure 3.3 – Low Oil Pressure and

High Temperature Switches

Low Oil Switch

 

High Temp Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.6SETTING THE EXERCISE TIMER Loosen

Oil3.7PROTECTION SYSTEMS

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Hose

Oil Filter

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Generac 004692-0 3.6SETTING THE EXERCISE TIMER, 3.7PROTECTION SYSTEMS, Transfer Back To Utility Power Source, Danger