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Champion Power Equipment Generators Owner's Manual - Model 41537.
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Generator Location
NEVER operate the generator inside any building, 
including garages, basements, crawlspaces and sheds, 
enclosure or compartment, including the generator 
compartment of a recreational vehicle. Please consult 
your local authority. In some areas, generators must 
be registered with the local utility. Generators used at 
construction sites may be subject to additional rules and 
regulations. Generators should be on a flat, level surface 
at all times. (Even while not in operation) Generators 
must have at least 5 ft. (1.5 m) of clearance from all 
combustible material. In addition to clearance from 
all combustible material, generators must also have 
at least 3 ft. (91.4 cm) of clearance on all sides to 
allow for adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing. 
Generators should never be started or operated in the 
back of a SUV, camper, trailer, in the bed of a truck 
(regular, flat or otherwise), under staircases/stairwells, 
next to walls or buildings, or in any other location that 
will not allow for adequate cooling of the generator 
and/or the muffler. DO NOT contain generators during 
operation. Allow generators to properly cool before 
transport or storage.
Place the generator in a well-ventilated area. DO NOT 
place the generator near vents or intakes where exhaust 
fumes could be drawn into occupied or confined 
spaces. Carefully consider wind and air currents when 
positioning generator.
Failure to follow proper safety precautions may void 
manufacturer’s warranty.

Do not operate or store the generator in rain, snow, 
or wet weather.

Using a generator or electrical appliance in wet 
conditions, such as rain or snow, or near a pool or 
sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet, could 
result in electrocution.



During operation the muffler and exhaust fumes 
produced will become hot. If adequate cooling and 
breathing space are not supplied, or if the generator 
is blocked or contained, temperatures can become 
extremely heated and may lead to fire.

Surge Protection

Electronic devices, including computers and many 
programmable appliances use components that are 
designed to operate within a narrow voltage range and 
may be affected by momentary voltage fluctuations. 
While there is no way to prevent voltage fluctuations, you 
can take steps to protect sensitive electronic equipment. 
1.  Install UL1449, CSA-listed, plug-in surge suppressors 

on the outlets feeding your sensitive equipment.  
Surge suppressors come in single- or multi-outlet 
styles. They’re designed to protect against virtually 
all short-duration voltage fluctuations.

Voltage fluctuation may impair the proper 
functioning of sensitive electronic equipment.


The generator system ground connects the frame to the 
ground terminals on the power panel.


– The generator (stator winding) is isolated from the 

frame and from the AC receptacle ground pin.


– Electrical devices that require a grounded receptacle 

pin connection will not function if the receptacle 
ground pin is not functional.

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