Please read and follow all instructions before operating this product. Moeller Engineer and/or Presto Wind Products shall not be responsible for damages arising from misuse or negligent operation of this product. If you need assistance, please call our 24 hour service line at 513. 232.1457. Do not proceed until you are fully familiar with all operation and safety procedures.
The Crank-a-Watt(TM) is equipped with a rectifier that converts ac current to dc current. Dc current is used for charging batteries. Do not operate the unit without the rectifier. Do not plug the unit directly into a wall outlet. The rectifier and battery cables(supplied) are marked with a +(positive) and a -(negative). These go to the positive and negative on your battery. Install the battery cables to their corresponding terminals only. Do not operate this product until the battery has been installed. Damage to the voltmeter will result. Once the battery has been connected, you may turn on the on/off switch located on the exterior of the unit.
The voltmeter will light up and display the battery voltage. When not in use, turn off the inverter and all switches. Do not allow the interior contents of this product to become wet! Do not operate or store this product where fumes from a battery could enter living spaces.
Installing the power inverter-
If your unit is supplied with an inverter, connect the POS. (+) RED, and NEG. (-) BLACK leads from the inverter to the positive and negative on the battery. You may now turn on the inverter and plug 120 volt household appliances into it. Caution: If you install the battery cables improperly to the NEG.(-) and POS.(+) battery connections, it will blow the fuse inside the power inverter! The inverter must be opened to change the fuse. Consult instructions. Remember to crank the handle whenever drawing a load from the generator and battery! Do not allow the interior contents of the Crank a Watt to become wet! Please call or email if you have questions. 513.232.1457 or email@example.com
Notice: Do not drain the battery! The ac inverter supplied with your unit will sound an alarm when the battery is too low to operate efficiently. You must recharge the battery to the proper level before reusing your generator. Opening or modifying any part of this product will void the warranty.
For Hand Cranking. Caution- Read and follow all safety and set-up instructions on this page before using this product. An instruction sheet is also supplied with your unit. Please call our office at 513.232.1457 if you need assistance.
1- Unpack the product and place it on a flat, level surface. Inspect the contents of the generator for damage.
2- Thread the 4" black drive handle onto the 14" or 19" pulley bolt. The handle bolt is already installed on the 14" or 19" pulley. Hand tighten only.
3- Install the 14" or 19" pulley on the 1" or 3/4" drive shaft. Applying a very thin coat of Vaseline or lubricant to the drive shaft will make the pulley easier to install. You will need an Allen wrench supplied with this product. *Do not fully tighten the pulley yet!
4- Install the drive belt. Start by putting the belt on the smaller pulley, then the larger one. Turn the handle until the belt is installed. Caution: Don't pinch your fingers!
5- With the belt installed, and both pulleys in a straight line, you can now tighten the pulleys using the Allen wrench fittings.
6- Make sure the drive belt is not too tight. This will make the unit hard to turn.
7- When the pulleys and drive belt are installed, and tightened properly, the unit should operate very smoothly. If there is a wobble, the parts may need to be re-adjusted.
8- For best results, crank the wheel whenever you are operating an appliance. This will help keep the battery from getting too low. Do not drain the battery! The ac inverter supplied with your unit will sound an alarm when the battery is too low to operate efficiently. You must recharge the battery to the proper level before reusing your generator.
Caution: Risk of pinching. Risk of shock. Keep away from children and pets! Contents may contain sharp edges.
Always use eye protection and gloves when operating this product!
For Bicycle Pedaling
1- Remove the drive belt from the pulleys. Caution: Don't pinch your fingers!
2- Align the 3" generator pulley to the bicycle tire. Using an Allen wrench, loosen the Allen fitting on the pulley. IMPORTANT This is the Allen fitting nearest to you, not the one nearest to the generator! Turn the adjustable pulley in or out, until the desired width is achieved for the bicycle tire.
3- Restrain the generator case so it doesn't move. A rubber bungee strap can be useful!
4- After connecting the battery cables you may pedal at will!
Caution: Risk of pinching. Risk of shock. Keep away from children and pets! Depending on the bike trainer model being used, you may need to elevate the generator off the floor a few inches.
Note! The tool case may differ slightly from the picture depending on availability and current stock.