Customer safety is very important to IGAN, so we want to point out hazards of improper generator operation with IGAN cover. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrocution, and fire are hazards that can be avoided by following instructions in the owner’s manual and on the generator safety labels.
Although the IGAN generator running cover allows you to run your generator safely in any inclement weather, you still need to follow the requirements for the use of the generator.
A generator’s exhaust contains toxic carbon monoxide, which you cannot see or smell. Breathing carbon monoxide can KILL YOU IN MINUTES. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, follow these instructions when operating a generator:
1.Only run a generator OUTSIDE, far away from windows, doors, and vents.
2.Never operate a generator inside a house, garage, basement, crawl space, or any enclosed or partially enclosed space.
3.Never operate a generator near open doors or windows.
4.Get fresh air and seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you have inhaled carbon monoxide.
Early symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, and dizziness. Continued exposure to carbon monoxide can cause loss of muscular coordination, loss of consciousness, and then death.
A generator produces enough electrical power to cause serious shock or electrocution if misused.
Before using a generator in any wet conditions, please check whether the generator cover is installed correctly, especially the six small flaps of the canopy need to be kept open to prevent any moisture from entering the generator from the gap on the side.
In addition, we recommend that the generator cover needs to be checked regularly to see if it is intact. If the = cover is damaged, do not use it in inclement weather, as this will cause safety hazards.
You should know, using a generator in wet conditions such as in rain or snow, near a pool or sprinkler, or with wet hands could result in electrocution. Keep the generator dry.
Connecting a generator to a building improperly could allow electrical current to feed back into utility lines, creating an electrocution hazard for utility workers. Connections to a building must isolate generator power from utility lines and comply with all local laws and electrical codes.
Parts of a generator become very hot during operation and remain hot for a while after stopping the engine.
So for your safety, the frame of the cover must be installed in the center of the generator. Please check to make sure that the frame will not too close to any one side.
Second, you need to roll up three side flaps (except the flap with electrical panel) and hang them on the metal ring at the top cover before running the generator.
Third, Let the engine cool before storing the generator indoors or removing the cover.
Keep flammable materials away from the generator when it is running.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and gasoline vapors can explode. Do not refuel while the engine is hot or running, and do not overfill the fuel tank. Refuel only outdoors in a well ventilated area. Never smoke near gasoline, and keep flames and sparks away. Store fuel in an approved container.