Q7: When the generator shuts off from CO, when can I try to restart it?
A: Move the generator to an open, outdoor area and point the exhaust away from people and buildings. Once relocated to a safe area, the generator can be restarted, and the proper electrical connections made. Return to the location where the generator was shut off to introduce fresh air and thoroughly ventilate the area.
During startup, the red and yellow LED will blink eight (8) times simultaneously to let you know the CO Shield LED is working.
Rest assured that anytime your generator is running, CO Shield is also working to detect the presence of CO. The blinking LED is meant to indicate that the CO Shield LED indicator is functioning properly.
If your generator is shut off from an elevated CO event, when you restart your generator, the LED will blink 8 times during startup to let you know the LED indicator is working properly.
If you restart your generator after a manual shutdown, the LED will also blink 8 times during startup UNLESS you restarted your generator within 1 minute of the shutdown.
See https://www.championpowerequipment.com/generator-safety/how-to-keep-your-generator-safe/ for more information on generator safety.