Northern Industrial Tools 10000 BDG User Manual

Owner’s manual, Portable outdoor use-only, belt-driven generator, Warning

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Owner’s Manual

Instructions for Installation/Set-up, Operation, Servicing, & Storage

Portable Outdoor Use-Only, Belt-Driven Generator

9,600 Watt Continuous (10,000 Watt Surge) Capacity

Can be used to power individual appliances plugged directly into the generator’s outlets, or as a back-up connection
to a building’s power supply (via a professionally installed UL-approved transfer switch).


READ and UNDERSTAND this manual completely before using the generator! Failure to properly set up, operate, and maintain this
generator could result in serious injury or death from carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock, entanglement, fire, or burns. In
addition, an improperly secured generator can lift or flip and cause severe injury. In particular, be aware of the following hazards:

CO Poisoning

The running engine gives off carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas that can kill you. You CANNOT smell it, see it, or taste it.

• ONLY run generator-engine assembly OUTDOORS and AWAY from building air intakes. NEVER run inside any enclosed or semi-

enclosed spaces, including homes, basements, garages, sheds, and boxes. These spaces can trap poisonous gases, EVEN if you run a fan or
open windows.

• Install carbon monoxide alarms inside nearby structures/buildings (battery-operated, or plug-in with battery backup).

Electric shock / Electrocution

• High voltage electricity from generator can kill. DO NOT operate in wet locations. Be sure generator is properly grounded. Use only UL-

listed, outdoor-rated grounded GFCI-equipped extension cords of proper size.

• NEVER plug the generator directly into a wall outlet. ANY connection to a building’s electrical system MUST ISOLATE THE

GENERATOR FROM UTILITY POWER via a UL-approved transfer switch installed by a licensed electrician. Otherwise, back feed from
the generator into the power grid could kill utility workers.


• DO NOT overload generator (per rated capacity), and OPERATE ONLY in an area with adequate cooling ventilation so generator does not

overheat and possibly cause fire. Keep all objects at least 7’ from generator vent openings. Refer to engine owner’s manual for minimum
safe clearance distance between hot engine exhaust and nearby combustible materials/structures.

• ALWAYS keep a fire extinguisher rated “ABC” nearby.

Entanglement / Moving Object Impact

• Never operate the generator without proper guarding of the power transmission assembly, including all rotating shafts, pulleys, belts, and

couplings. Clothing or hair can become rapidly entangled in unguarded rotating parts, resulting in serious injury or death.

• Failure to properly mount and secure the generator may cause the unit to lift or flip during use, which could result in severe injury to the

operator or bystanders, or cause damage to surrounding objects.

Also see “Summary of Important Safety Information” in this manual.


CHOOSE THE RIGHT GENERATOR FOR YOUR NEEDS. See the “Power load Planning & Management” section of this manual to

determine your power load requirements and then compare to the generator’s rated capacity.

INSPECT COMPONENTS: Closely inspect to make sure no components are missing or damaged. See the “Unpacking & Delivery

Inspection” section for instructions on whom to contact to report missing or damaged parts.

ENGINE and MOUNTING REQUIRED. You will need to supply an engine to power this generator. The generator and engine must be

mounted to a common base such as a heavy-duty metal plate. See the “Specifications”, “About Your Generator”, and “Installation/Initial Set-
Up” sections of this manual for more information on these requirements.

ARRANGE FOR PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION of a transfer switch if you will be connecting the generator to your building’s

electrical system. See the “Installation/Initial Set-Up” section for more information about this requirement.

Any Questions, Comments, Problems, or Parts Orders

Call NorthStar Product Support 1-800-270-0810


SERIAL NUMBER: _____________


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