c. Lubrication. For engine lubrication instructions
refer to LO 5-2805-258-12 and TM 5-2805-258-14. (F)
Air force personnel refer to the lubrication section of
application TO 35C2-3-1-426 WC-Series Workcards.
d. Air Cleaner. When the equipment is being
operated, observe the air cleaner restriction indicator
frequently. Service the air cleaner when the indicator
shows red. Refer to TM 5-2805-258-14 for air cleaner
e. Protection. At all times, provide as much protec-
tion for the equipment as is practical. Take advan-
tage, if possible, of natural barriers or erect an im-
provised barrier. When it is not in use, cover the unit
with canvas or other protective covering.
2-8. Operation Under Rainy or Humid Conditions
a. Fuel System. Use care to prevent moisture from
entering the fuel system. Inspect the fuel filter for ac-
cumulated moisture after each period of operation.
Refer to TM 5-2805-258-14 for filter service
b. Lubrication. (F) Air Force personnel refer to the
lubrication section of applicable TO 35C2-3-1-426 WC-
c. Electrical System. Keep electrical system com-
ponents and wiring clean and dry, to prevent corro-
sion, deterioration, and short circuits.
d. Protection. At all times, provide as much pro-
tection for the equipment as is practical. When the
unit is not in use, cover it with canvas or other protec-
tive covering. During dry periods, remove the cover
long enough to allow all the equipment to dry
2-9. Operation in Salt Water Areas
a. General. Wash the equipment frequently with
fresh water and follow the instructions in paragraph
2-8. Protect electrical components when washing.
b. Protection. Coat exposed metal parts with
general purpose grease, MIL-G-10924
2-10. Operation at High Altitudes
The generator sets are rated 5KW at altitudes up
to 5,000 feet (1525m) and are rated 4KW at an altitude
of 8,000 feet (2438m). To calculate the usable output
rating for an altitude above 8,000 feet (2438m) use the
6% x (actual altitude 5,000)x 5KW = derating factor
5KW derating factor = Usable output
EXAMPLE: Solution for 10,000 ft (3048 m).
6% X (10,000 5,000)x 5KW
= derating factor
0.06 x 5 x 5KW = derating factor = 1.5KW
5KW 1.5KW = 3.5KW (Usable output at
10,000 ft. (3048 m) altitude.
2-11. Operation Using NATO Slave Cable
The existing Army Slave Cable has end connectors
with two pins to mate with the Slave Receptacle on
the Generator Set (fig. 1-1). The NATO Slave Cable
has end connectors with one pin. In order to utilize the
NATO Slave Cable on the Generator Set, an Adapter
Connector must be used. See Additional Authoriza-
tion List (AAL) for Adapter Connector.
Before you use any cable, make sure the
master battery switches and all electrical
switches in both the live and dead equip-
ment are in the OFF position. If you at-
tempt to install the cable into live
operating equipment, arcing can occur.
You can get burned and your cable will be