Predator 3500 cumulative hours display question
The Predator 3500 LCD display’s “hours” function is very poorly described in the manual. As the user repeatedly presses the display button, the display cycles through several modes, the last two both being labeled, “hours”.
The first “hours” value is the total cumulative hours that the generator has run during its lifetime. It only shows hours, not hours and minutes.
The second “hours” value is the hours and minutes elapsed during the current running session (i.e., time elapsed since the most recent startup.)
When the generator is OFF, pressing the display button makes the display show the first “cumulative hours” value only.
Neither the manual nor its “technical questions” phone tech rep (1-888-866-5797) could tell me whether disconnecting the battery (i.e. to bench charge it or replace it) will erase the “cumulative hours” value.
If anyone knows the answer to that question, please post it here: users need to know how reliable that “cumulative hours” value actually is, since the warranty prescribes various service actions to be performed at various intervals and cumulative hours stages.