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Safety Tips For A Diesel Generator


Safety Tips For The Use of an AmbionAir GEN - Generator (TDG7500SE)


Congratulations on your purchase! You’ve made an investment in your peace of mind and your safety. There are a few things to consider before begin to enjoy your AmbionAir GEN - Portable Silent Diesel Generator (TDG7500SE), found only at Home Market Deals.

First off, location, location, location! The AmbionAir Gen should be placed in proximity of the control panel, with easy access to refuel. Take the noise level into consideration as well as the gas exhaust and hot air exhaust. Make sure it’s placed in an area where pets and children don’t have access to the equipment. And ensure you install it on a proper, solid base (not directly on the grass).

Make sure you place the generator at least 1.5 meters away from the house and any windows or doors to prevent carbon monoxide build-up. If available, place it underneath a canopy-like structure to keep it clean and free of debris or snow. When not in use you can also cover your generator with a cover especially made for generators. Never run it in the basement or garage or other enclosed space. This could cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure there’s adequate ventilation wherever your generator is operating.

Adding a transfer switch to your generator is a great idea. An ATS allows you to have automatic power whenever the grid goes out so the next time you find yourself in the dark, you’ll be able stay inside while your generator automatically powers up. If you choose to install a transfer switch, it must be connected to the unit and to your home’s control panel, and the generator must be placed in proximity to your fuse box for easy installation. Have a registered electrician install the transfer switch to ensure your home and others are not put at risk.

If you’re powering equipment on a construction site, or without a transfer switch (ATS), plug appliances directly into the generator. Use only heavy-duty extension cords from the generator, as overloaded cords can cause fires and equipment damage. Make sure cords don’t become tripping hazards. Also be cautious handling electrical cords in wet conditions. Use of undersized extension cords can cause electric shock, fire, or damage to connected devices. All extension and appliance cords must be in good condition and not be worn, bare frayed or otherwise damaged. Use of damaged electric cords can cause electric shock or fire. Note: If an extension cord becomes hot to the touch, it is overloaded or damaged and must be replaced.

Never add fuel while generator is running. Avoid spilling fuel on hot components and put out all flames or cigarettes when handling fuel.

Don’t overload the generator. Use only when necessary to power essential equipment.

The diesel fuel that powers your generator should also be stored properly and safely. Small amounts can be stored in the same types of plastic cans in which you store gasoline. Large amounts can be stored in tanks, which vary in size from 100 to 10,000 gallons. It's also important that you keep the tanks and storage cans in an area where children or animals can't tamper with them and away from any electrical devices.

Always read the operating instructions before you install or operate you generator.

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