d. Keep fuel tank as full as possible to prevent
condensation of moisture inside.
The voltage of this set is dangerous to
persons coming in contact with any
part of electrical system, during oper-
ation. Severe, possibly fatal shock
may result. This is especially true
when the unit or surrounding area is
damp or wet. In the event of an acci-
dent from electrical shock, SHUT
DOWN the generator set at once. If
the generator set cannot be shut
down, free victim from the live con-
ductor. Avoid direct contact with vic-
tim or live conductor. Use a dry
broad, dry ropes, or any non-
conductor to free victim. If the victim
is unconscious apply artificial respi-
ration and send for medical help.
2-7. Operation in Saltwater Areas
a. Wipe down the generator set with clean fresh
water at frequent intervals. Take care not to con-
taminate fuel system or damage electrical system
with the water.
c. Paint all exposed nonpolished surfaces. Coat
exposed parts of polished steel with standard issue
rust proofing materiel if available, or cover parts
with a light coat of grease. Do not paint or grease
exhaust manifold or muffler.
2-8. Operation at High Altitude
a. The generator set will operate full rated load
at any elevation from sea level to 5,000 feet
(150,000 cm) above sea level. However, maximum
operating ambient temperature at 5,000 feet el-
evation is 107oF (42°C).
b. Operation at high elevation may require ad-
justment of carburetor for proper operation of unit.
Refer to TM 52805-256-14, and TO 38G2-102-2.
c. The generator set is rated at 0.5 KW up to
5,000 feet altitude and 0.4 KW at 8,000 feet
(240,000 cm) altitude. To calculate specific output
capability above, 8,000 feet use the folloiwng
7% x actual altitude - 5,000 x 5,000 ft.
rating = derating factor
Example Solution for 13,000 feet (390,000 cm):
0.07 x 13,000 - 5,0000.5 kw=derating
0.07 x 8 x 0.5 kw=O.28 derating
0.5 kw - 0.28 kw=O.22 kw (derated power at
13,000 ft. )
b. Use care to keep salt water from entering en-
gine when adding oil.