MAINTENANCE OF THE M88A1 - OD1672 - LESSON 3/TASK 2
cooling the generator. The electrically operated blower draws air from the
crew compartment, forces it through the generator, and exhausts it upward
through an outlet near the right camshaft gear housing.
Generator Voltage Regulators.
The M88A1 recovery vehicle has two
solid-state generator voltage regulators (figure 35, view A, on the
following page) (part number: 11672403), which maintain generator output
voltage at a constant 28 .7 volts dc.
One regulator controls the
generator voltage output of the main engine and the other regulator controls
the generator voltage output of the APU.
The two voltage regulators are
Starter Assembly. The main engine starter (figure 35, view B) is made
by Delco-Remy. It is a 24 volt waterproof starter assembly and is mounted
on the lower left side of the engine toward the rear. It is a heavy duty,
solenoid-operated, enclosed shift-lever-type engine starter. The motor uses
12 brushes retained in 6 brush holders, accessible through an inspection
plug in the motor frame.
The starter has a heavy duty, over running,
clutch-type drive mechanism with adjustable pinion clearance.
Neutral Safety Switch. The neutral safety switch (figure 35, view C)
is mounted on the brake assembly, and functions as a safety switch to
prevent starting the main engine while the transmission shift control is in
any shift position other than P (park).
This master relay switch (figure 36, view A, on page
primary power to all electrical systems and components with the exceptions
of the personnel heater system, the MASTER switch, and the slave receptacle.
Six, 6TN type, 12 volt batteries are connected in a
300 ampere-hour source of 24 volts, direct current power. The batteries are
located in the left side of the engine compartment.