Common questions

How do you set fuel line clamps on negative battery?

How do you set fuel line clamps on negative battery?

Compress the fuel line clamp tabs and slide the clamp up each line until it is secure over the nipple. Position the clamps at least 1/4 inch from the connected end of the fuel lines, making sure the clamps are set over the nipples. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Where is the negative battery cable on a duromax generator?

The Negative battery cable is generally tucked up and back under the fuel tank. It’s located on the opposite side of the recoil , on the handle side of the generator, located on the upper left bolt of the generator support. Attach the battery cable to the battery using the included nuts and bolts.

How do you connect a negative battery to a positive terminal?

Securely connect the free end of the battery cable to the negative battery terminal using the screw and nut from the battery with the screwdriver and wrench from the toolkit. Cover the connected terminal with the black rubber boot. Reinstall the battery cover plate using the wrench from the toolkit.

Do you need a negative terminal to start a generator?

All of our generators are shipped with the negative terminal disconnected to prevent discharge. This is done to ensure the battery arrives fully charged and ready for initial usage. In order to start your generator with the electric start feature you will need to connect the negative cable to the battery terminal.

Can a battery be installed under a fuel tank?

A battery cannot be installed directly over or under a fuel tank, fuel line fitting, or fuel filter. That’s pretty obvious. Keep the battery away from fuel system components. Batteries vent corrosive gases in addition to hydrogen and these gases can damage fuel lines and other parts near the battery. 33 CFR 183.420.

Where is the bonding wire on a fuel tank?

BONDING WIRES PUT UNDER THE END OF A HOSE COULD CAUSE A FUEL LEAK. The bonding wire should be a “bolted connection” on the tank’s ground tab. At the deck plate the bonding wire may be securely connected to a ground fitting provided on the deck plate, or securely connected to a deck fill plate bolt.

How are battery terminals secured on a boat?

Battery terminal connectors must not depend on spring tension to stay connected. Use the type of battery cables that tighten with a bolt. Many batteries come with threaded post so the cable can be secured with a ring terminal and a nut. The ring terminal is crimped to the wire and the nut goes on the post. 33 CFR 183.420.

Can a fuel line pass within one foot of a battery?

If a metallic fuel line passes within one foot of the top of a battery there must be some sort of shield to keep the fuel line from making contact with the battery terminals. A battery box will achieve this, or you can place a barrier between the battery and the fuel lines.

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Ruth Doyle