In order to use the generator, you must ﬁrst
open the seacock valve (handle parallel to the
ﬂow of valve). Failure to open seacock valve
while running generator will cause generator to
overheat and possible failure. When not using
the generator be sure to close the seacock.
Batteries produce hydrogen and oxygen gases
when being charged. These explosive gases
escape through the vent/ﬁll caps and may form
an explosive atmosphere around the battery if
the ventilation is poor. This gas may remain
around the battery for several hours after
charging. Sparks or ﬂames can ignite the gas
and cause an explosion.
Start the generator using the remote generator
start switch on the AC/DC cabin panel.
Turn on the generator’s main breakers located in
the AC cabin panel.
Fire or Explosion Hazard!
Only qualiﬁed personnel should install batteries
and perform electrical system maintenance. Do
not expose batteries to open ﬂame or sparks.
Do not smoke near batteries.
Be sure to operate the bilge blower for at least
four (4) minutes before starting engine or
generator, or whenever operating the engine(s)
at idle speed. Check the bilge blower output
before each use.
Sulfuric acid in batteries can cause severe
burns. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or
clothing. Wear goggles, rubber gloves and
protective apron when working with batteries.
In case of skin contact, ﬂush with water at least
Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide.
Review information regarding carbon monoxide
at Section B-2 - Carbon Monoxide and Section
E-2 - Engine Exhaust.
minutes. If swallowed, drink large quantities
of water or milk. Follow with Milk of Magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Get medical
Periodic generator maintenance as outlined in the
generator owner’s manual is necessary. Refer to the
manufacturer’s literature for more information. General
generator installation diagrams are included at the
end of this section.
Disconnect the battery before working on
electrical or ignition system to prevent electrical
shock and accidental ignition.
H - 10 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
B. Electrical Wiring Maintenance
A. Battery Maintenance
Periodically, inspect all wiring for nicks, chafﬁng,
embrittle ment, improper support, etc. Examine the
shore power cord closely for insulation cracks and
corrosion in the electrical devices. Spraying the
receptacles and electrical connections with an
electrical connection cleaner will reduce corrosion
and improve electrical continuity.
Be sure to keep the batteries charged. Also, keep
the batteries clean, especially the terminals and
connection lugs. Be sure the batteries are fastened
securely while in use.
Check the battery ﬂuid level often, especially when a
charger/converter is being used. Replenish a battery
indicating a low charge. Determine the reason for the
discharge. Lack of battery usage is as detrimental to
battery longevity as is overuse. Alternating battery
usage is important. Refer to the battery manufactur-
er’s instructions included with your battery.
DO NOT allow corrosion to build up on connec-
tions. Shorts or ground faults can result.
Electrical Systems - Section H
Owner’s Manual Page 83
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