Figure 14-27.Floodlight unit.
Do NOT idle the engine with the
generator excited. If the engine is idled with
the generator excited, excessive field current
may burn out the generator field winding.
Safety is a vital part of floodlight operation. Many
floodlight safety practices are simple and obvious.
Major safety precautions applicable to floodlight
operation and care are as follows:
Always pipe exhaust fumes outside when
operating a floodlight unit in an enclosed area.
Always ground the unit before it is placed into
Always stop the unit before servicing with fuel
Do NOT shut the engine down when the
generator is under load. If you are not
qualified to secure the generator, find
someone who is.
Do not allow extension cords to contact sharp
objects, oil or grease, hot surfaces, or chemicals.
Extension cords should not be allowed to kink or
be left where they might be run over.
Replace damaged cords. They are NOT to be
patched with tape.
Store cords in their proper place, coiled loosely.
Wear hearing protection when in the vicinity of
a running generator.
Do not attempt to install, hook up, or place any
electrical apparatus when your hands are wet or
when you are wearing wet clothing or shoes.
Whenever it becomes necessary to check a
circuit, have a Construction Electrician (CE) do this
with appropriate testing equipment.