M2/M3 BFV: HULL POWER DIST SYSTEM - OD1606 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
(1) Interior and exterior lighting
(3) Starting and charging
(5) Fire suppression
(7) Bilge pumps
There are seven components that comprise the hull power distribution
These seven components will be discussed in the paragraphs
The vehicle electrical system uses four wet cell
batteries, wired in series/parallel, to supply electrical power when
the engine is not running. The batteries provide a normal operating
voltage of 27.5 volts with an amperage capability of 200 amps per
batteries and to supply electrical power when the engine is running.
Like the batteries, the generator is capable of producing 200 amps
per hour. The do generator is driven by the engine. The generator
charges the batteries in the vehicle and the turret when the engine
A regulator mounted on the generator keeps the voltage
at the correct level.
Vehicle Power Distribution Box.
The vehicle power distribution
box is the main regulator for the vehicle electrical system.
electrical power flows from the batteries or the generator to the
power to the various accessories where needed.
The vehicle power
distribution box is located in the driver's compartment, to the left
of the driver.
Battery Jumper/Conductor Bus.
The battery jumper/conductor bus
is a piece of heavy metal that is an excellent conductor of