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4 steps for home generator installation
STEP 1: Choose a location
- An in-home consultation will help you pick a location for the generator
The location should meet these Guidelines:
- A stable, well-drained area that will not flood
- The room around the generator for the technician and maintenance personnel
- Keep in mind homeowners association and community restrictions when choosing a site.
Approximate Clearances to keep in mind:
- 45 cm from the house
- 1.5 m from doors, windows, and fresh air intakes
- 1m in front of the generator for servicing room
The closer the site is to a natural gas line and the electric meter, the more you can save on installation costs.
STEP 2: Installation
- Prepare the site with a concrete slab or pea gravel
- Place generator on the concrete slab/ gravel
STEP 3: Connecting fuel and electrical
- Fuel line is connected
- Transfer switch installed next to the main breaker box
- The transfer switch senses where the power is coming from and when to switch over to generator power
STEP 4: Outage simulation
- Technician checks that everything works as it should
- Set up weekly self-test to ensure everything continues to function as normal
UPS Installation and Initial Startup
Defore installation, please inspect the unit. De sure that nothing is damaged.
I: Placement & Storage Conditions
Install the UPS in a protected area that is free of excessive dust and has adequate airflow around the unit, and is free from excessive dust, corrosive fumes and conductive contaminants. Please place the UPS away from other units at least 20 cm to avoid interference. Do NOT operate the UPS where the temperature exceeds 0-40° C and the humidity is over 0-90 % RH.
Do not attach a power strip or surge suppressor to the UPS.
II: Connect to Utility and Charge
Plug in the AC input cord to the 2-pole, 3-wire grounded wall outlet. For the best results, we suggest charging the battery at least 6 hours with no load (no electrical devices such as computers, monitors, rtc.) connected before initial use. The unit charges its battery while connecting to the utility.
III: Connect the loads
Plug in the loads to output receptacles on the rear panel of the UPS. Simply turn on the power switch of the UPS unit, and devices connected to the UPS will be protected by the UPS unit.
NEVER connect a Laser Printer or Scanner to the UPS unit, because in-rush current generated by motor’s devices may cause the damage of the unit.
IV: Connect LAN cable, Modem or Phone line for Surge Protection
Connect for example a single modem or phone line into surge-protected “IN” outlet on the back panel of the UPS unit. Connect from the “OUT” outlet to the computer with another phone line cable.
V: Connect USB Cable
To monitor the UPS status, such as unattended UPS shutdown and start-up, by using bundled software, please connect the UPS and PC with USD cable included.
VI: Turn On/Off the Unit
Turn on the UPS unit by pressing the power switch. Turn off the UPS unit by pressing again the power switch.