Gillette Generators SPMD-2500 THRU SPMD-4000 User Manual
● Disconnect the battery charger and positive
battery cable before working on battery terminals, or
replacing battery. DANGER: Never remove
protective battery connection boots, or positive
battery cord restraint, as dangerous shock conditions
A battery can cause a chemical burn. Before working
on a battery, follow safe procedures:
● Wear full eye protection and protective clothing.
● When battery electrolyte contacts the skin, wash it
off immediately with water.
● When battery electrolyte contacts the eyes, flush
immediately and repeatedly with water and seek
● Spilled electrolyte should be washed away with an
acid neutralizing product.
● A battery can cause fire or explosion because they
emit hydrogen gas.
● Do not smoke or cause any type of flame within 30
feet from battery.
● Discharge body static electricity from body, by
touching a grounded metal surface, before working
TYPICAL OPTIONAL GENERATOR
A) Flexible Fuel Line: This may be a requirement in
most local codes. A stainless steel flexible line is
installed between gen-set and diesel fuel black
ridged pipe. Normal gen-set vibration is not passed
on to rigid fuel line. CAUTION: Flexible line must
be installed straight, with no bends allowed.
B) Engine Coolant Heater: Connected to engine
block by flexible tubing. Heater has its own
automatic on/off thermostat that operates on 120
VAC, and provides faster cold weather starting.
C) Battery Heater: This is a battery wrap blanket kit
with on/off thermostat and operates on 120 VAC, for
faster cold weather starting.
D) Emergency Stop Switch: Comes in (3) different
styles and operates on 120 VAC. Switch is mounted
on exterior of weather housing, or by control panel
on “Open” (no housing) generator sets.
E) “Residential”, “Critical” or “Hospital” Grade Muf-
flers: Are optional choices on “Open” generators.
NOTE: Housed generators will have a “Residential”
grade muffler as standard equipment, with “Critical”
or “Hospital” mufflers as optional equipment.
F) Generator Enclosure Lights: For easier servicing at
G) Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG): Allowing
superior inductive electric motor starting, and
uninterrupted generator excitation power (endures
direct short circuit loads for 4-6 seconds) and
complies with NFPA-110 requirements.
H) Aluminum and stainless steel housing upgrades
for use in Coastal Regions.
I) Cold Climate: Generator winding, space heaters.
J) Fungus Proofing: For protection of copper
windings for coastal areas and the “Tropics”.
conforming to NFPA-110.
standard equipment on all Gillette standby 4-pole
generator sets, and has a vast array of options for
almost any application.
complete remote access, controlling or monitoring
generator from anywhere in the world, with internet
TYPICAL EMERGENCY GENERATOR
INSTALLATION PRACTICES FOR AN
ALL WEATHER/SOUND PROTECTED
A standby emergency power system with its own
weather protective housing, allows faster and more
economical installation than the “Open” generator,
requiring a building for its weather and sound
The GILLETTE housing is especially designed for
BATTERIES CAN CAUSE
DANGEROUS CHEMICAL BURNS
BATTERIES CAN CAUSE FIRE OR
BEFORE WORKING ON BATTERY:
● Always remove 10 amp fuse in control panel.
● Always turn the “auto-off-manual” switch to off