Deployment Using External (10 kW TQG) Power.
ABS fabric may be slippery, especially under wet or muddy conditions. Use care when
walking on ABS, as surface may be bumpy due to air beam inflation manifold or folds of
fabric and may cause a tripping hazard.
a. Cab Crew Tasks
To prevent injury to personnel, hearing protection is required when starting and operating
Power panel circuit breaker must be ON for CBPS to operate off of 10 kW TQG (para 2.12).
In cold weather conditions, place master switch to PREHEAT position for approximately 30
seconds prior to starting.
Start TQG as follows:
Rotate master switch to START position and hold until oil pressure reaches at least 25 psi.
Release master switch to PRIME AND RUN position.
Position AC circuit interrupter switch to CLOSED position. Green light illuminates.
Shut off ECV.
Set power panel circuit breaker to ON (para 2.12).
Signal LMS crew to start inflation procedures.
b. LMS Crew Tasks
Ensure that converter (1, figure 2-10) ON/OFF switch (2) is set to OFF and ESS MODE selector
switch (3) on rear control panel (4) is set to OFF.
Switching to external power prior to shutting down ECV engine will cause damage to engine.
Perform following steps after cab crew has turned TQG on and shut ECV off.
Ensure NBC fan switch and RIB fan switch are set to OFF.
On rear control panel (4), set POWER MODE switch (5) to EXT.
Set rear control panel circuit breakers (8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, figure 2-7) to ON.
Set the following circuit breakers to ON:
Rear control panel
HYDRAULIC PUMP/MOTOR (6)
AC INPUT (7)
Set converter ON/OFF switch (2) to ON.