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10/9/2020
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 Item  Name  Description
1  Fuel Gauge  Provides indication of fuel level.
2 Control
Panel

Contains the switches, buttons, indicator panel and receptacles for proper operation of the generator.

More information is in the table below. 

3  Air Intake  Provides air to cool the engine. 
4 Fuel Tank
Cap
Provides access to the fuel tank.
5  Starter Grip 

Causes the recoil starter to crank the engine when pulled.

Use as a secondary engine starter if the battery does not contain adequate charge to operate the starter motor. 

6  Engine Oil
Service
Door
Provides access to the oil tank and dipstick.
7 Folding
Handle
Allows for easier carrying and transport.
8 Rear
Handle
Use in combination with wheels to pull the generator across a flat surface.
9  Air Exhaust  Dispels exhaust air from cooling the engine.
10 Muffler

Reduces noise and emissions from engine combustion. 

The spark arrestor is located on the end of the muffler.

11  Cord Hooks  Allows for storage of extension cords when the generator is not in use.
12  Maintenance 
Cover
Provides access to the inner components for routine maintenance and repair.
13  Wheels  Use in combination with the rear handle to pull the generator across a flat surface. 

control panelcontrol panel

 Item   Name  Description
1 Engine
Ignition
Switch

Press up to the ON position to start the engine. The switch will automatically default to the RUN position in the center.

Press down to the OFF position to stop the engine. 

2 Choke
Lever
(if
equipped) 
Pulling the choke lever provides the proper fuel-starting mixture when the engine is cold. Pull the choke lever outward when attempting to start a cold engine. Slowly return the choke to the open position as the engine warms. 
3 SMART
Throttle
Switch

Press the SMART throttle switch to the ON position to automatically reduce engine speed when loads are shut off or disconnected. The engine will return to the proper speed when appliances are in use or reconnected. 

Press the SMART throttle switch to the OFF position to reduce voltage changes when high electrical loads are simultaneously connected or when using the DC output. 

4 Fuel Valve
Switch

The fuel valve switch controls the fuel valve. Turn left to the ON position to allow the engine to operate. 

Turn right to the OFF position while the engine is well-cooled and not in use to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage. 

5 Parallel
Socket
The parallel socket can be used to connect two Polaris parallel-ready generators to increase the total power available to a load. Instructions can be found in your Owner's Manual or the Parallel Operation article.
6 Overload
Reset
Button
The overload reset button is used in case of sudden engine shutdown resulting from prolonged engine overload. Instructions can be found in your Owner's Manual or the article on Overloading Your Generator.
7 Indicator
Panel
The indicator panel contains indicators for low oil, fault/overload and output. 
8 Circuit
Breakers
The circuit breakers automatically switch OFF if a short circuit or significant overload occurs to one or more of the receptacles.
9 DC
Receptacle
The DC receptacle charges 12V DC automotive-type batteries. 
10 AC
 Receptacles 
The AC receptacles provide two connections for properly rated AC appliances. 
11 USB
Receptacles
The USB receptacles provide a total of 3.1A data transfer speed available at 5 volts. 
12 120V AC
Twist Lock
Receptacle
The 120V AC receptacle provides a connection for properly rated 120V AC appliances. 
13 Ground
Terminal
The ground terminal connects to the frame of the generator, metal parts that do not conduct current and ground terminals of each receptacle. 

For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement parts, use the online parts catalog.

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