Gillette Generators SPMD-2500 THRU SPMD-4000 User Manual
use by non-qualified operator can cause serious or
DANGER: Disconnect all electrical wires and load
devices from generator power outlets before
servicing the generator. Electrical shock can cause
serious or fatal injury.
DANGER: Be sure all wiring complies with the
Laboratories (UL), and all regional and local codes.
Improper wiring may cause a hazardous condition
and exposure to electrical hazards can cause serious
injury or death.
DANGER: Have electrical circuits and wiring
installed and checked by licensed electrician or
qualified technician. Electrical shock can cause
serious or fatal injury.
DANGER: Inspect all wiring frequently and replace
any damaged, broken, frayed wiring, or wires with
damaged insulation immediately. Electrical shock
can cause serious or fatal injury.
DANGER: Never connect this generator to the
electrical system of any building unless a licensed
electrician has installed an approved automatic
transfer switch. The National Electrical Code (NEC)
requires that connection of a generator to any
electrical circuit normally powered by means of an
electric utility must be connected by means of an
approved automatic transfer switch equipment to
isolate the electrical circuit from the utility
distribution system when the generator is operating.
Failure to isolate the electrical circuits by using an
automatic transfer switch may result in injury or
death to utility power workers due to back-feed of
electrical energy onto the utility lines.
DANGER: Be sure the system is properly grounded
before applying power. Do not apply AC power
before you ensure that grounds are connected.
Electrical shock can cause serious or fatal injury.
NEC requires that the frame, the generator housing,
and exposed conductive surfaces (metal parts) be
connected to an approved earth ground. Local codes
may also require proper grounding of generator
DANGER: High voltage may be present whenever
engine is running. Electrical shock can cause serious
or fatal injury. Never operate electrical equipment
while safety screens and guards are removed, or
while standing in water, on wet ground or with wet
hands, feet or shoes, or while barefoot.
DANGER: Make sure protective covers over all
rotating parts such as drive shaft, pulley, belt, etc.
are in place. Rotating parts can cause extremely
dangerous situations because they can catch loose
clothing or extremities and cause serious of fatal
DANGER: Do not put hands, feet, tools, clothing, or
other objects near rotating parts such as cooling fan,
drive shaft, pulley, belt, etc. Rotating parts can snag
loose clothing or extremities and cause serious or
DANGER: Disconnect the battery’s ground terminal
before working in the vicinity of the battery or
battery wires. Remove all rings, watches, necklaces,
or any jewelry before working on batteries. Contact
with the battery can result in electrical shock when a
tool or other metal object accidently touches the
positive battery terminal or wire. The risk of electric
shock is reduced when the battery ground lead is
removed during installation and maintenance.
DANGER: The positive battery cable is installed and
controlled in such a manner that if accidently cut or
sheared, the cable can not short out to the housing
doors. DO NOT remove any ground jumper installed
on generator set.
DANGER: The battery electrolyte is a dilute sulfuric
acid that is harmful to the skin and eyes. It is
electrically conductive and corrosive. The following
precautions are to be followed when working on
batteries: Wear protective clothing, safety glasses
and gloves; for eye contamination, flush eyes with
water and seek medical attention immediately; use
an acid neutralizer for spilled electrolyte. Remove all
jewelry (watches, rings, necklaces, etc.) and use
insulated tools when working with batteries.
DANGER: Engine coolant is under pressure and is
near boiling point of water when engine is hot. DO
NOT open the coolant system until the engine has
completely cooled. Hot coolant can cause severe
burns and other injuries. When engine is cool
(approximately one hour cooling time), coolant level
can be checked by slowly removing the turn-lock
technician should install a fuel supply system. All
fuels are flammable and can cause fire, explosions,
injury, or death. Read and comply with special fuel
installations methods within this manual. Comply
with all NFPA regulations and local codes for shut-off
valves, regulators, fuel line type, connectors, etc.
DANGER: Exhaust fumes/gases are extremely
dangerous and can cause severe illness or death.
Never breath engine exhaust fumes. Only run the
engine outdoors where ventilation is plentiful, or
inside a non-inhabited room/building having specific
exhaust rules. Exhaust gases contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and extremely
dangerous gas that can cause unconsciousness or