Generator Maintenance Daily Checks

It is important to read all the instructions contained in the manual, together with those contained in the engine and alternator manuals. These instructions will ensure that the generating set you have purchased will give you satisfactory operation for a long time.

1. Check the water level- no radiator or hose leaks.
2. Check the oil level. Use dip stick
3. Check and look for leaks under the engine.
4. Ensure that the fuel tank is full, Check cap is on.
5. Battery terminals are not furred up.
6. Battery fluids are full – if your battery is the ‘top up’ style,
7. Door locks have not been Tampered with
8. Emergency Stop is OUT and NOT pushed in
9. Check the control panel lights are on and visible
10.Remove any debris from around the generator
11.Check the air vents are clear of debris and dust
12. Check that the 13 amp supply to the battery charger and water heater are connected and remain turned ON
13.Ensure rain flap is down and operational – Not Stiff or rusted open

After you have checked everything you may wish to start the engine by means of the key start, start push-button or by remote PowerContinuity App

After you are satisfied that the engine is running correctly, you may load the engine and run in accordance with the engine operator’s instructions.

Get acquainted with either the manual start or automatic mains fail panel (referred to as the AMF or ATS panel). Ask PowerContinuity for any help.

See photos below as a guide of what to check each day

Do remember to Load Bank your generator once a year for peak performamce. Testing OFF load will lead to wet stacking issues.

 

 

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