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Ground Vehicles: Lead-Acid Battery Storage
By | Sept. 1, 2022
Flooded cell and absorbed glass material (AGM) batteries can be stored and charged in the same container as long as you follow the guidelines in TM 9-6140-200-13 (May 11). We’ve got the details here…...

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M2/M3 Bradley: Basic Maintenance Keeps Your Mission on Track
By | Aug. 23, 2022
Taking care of your vehicle’s batteries and regularly checking oil levels will maintain readiness and save time and money. Keep reading to find out what to do...

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Radio Test Sets: Lithium Batteries Not Always Best
By | Aug. 19, 2022
This article initially appeared in PS 799, p. 51 (Jun 19). Check out Half-Mast’s words of wisdom about using lithium batteries in the AN/PRM-36 radio test set. Read more here…...

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Tactical Vehicles: Shocking Truth behind Defective Batteries
By | Aug. 3, 2022
Warfighters, new batteries are often returned to the Army supply system as unserviceable after only a few days or weeks. Did you know that very few of these new batteries prove to be defective at all? As shocking as that...

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Tactical Vehicles: Five Steps to Install Batteries Right
By | July 26, 2022
Corrosion kills tactical vehicle batteries. The good news is that five (5) simple steps during battery installation can beat corrosion and extend battery life. Get the steps here...

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Radio Systems: Wrong HUB Wreaks Havoc
By | July 21, 2022
Soldiers, due to battery construction differences, finding the correct HUB for the AN/PRC-117G is not as straightforward as it seems. Read about one unit's experience and ways to meet the challenge...

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I Sustain This Recognition Program: Nominate a Deserving Civilian Sustainer
By | March 2, 2022
Maintaining equipment to meet combat readiness requirements and stay in the fight, even under the most arduous of circumstances, often relies on the support of civilian sustainers and maintainers. Here's how you can recognize...

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Batteries: New ABC Now Available
By | Feb. 24, 2022
You can now order the latest generation battery charger. That’s the ABC or The Advanced Battery Charger, a lightweight, rugged, portable battery-charging solution that provides state-of-the-art performance. Read on to learn...

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Commo Batteries: Tips for Ensuring Peak Performance
By | Dec. 13, 2021
Without batteries to power them, many of your radios and electronics are just lifeless heaps of metal, plastic and wire. That’s why it pays to be battery-smart. Here are a few points to ponder...

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Tactical Vehicles: Got Battery Questions?
By | June 10, 2021
If you’ve got battery questions about any of your wheeled vehicles, no worries! The Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) has the answers. Contact the GVSC battery hotline at DSN 786-8000 or (586) 282-8000. Read on for more...

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Don’t Spin Our Wheels!
By | Feb. 23, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 759 (May 16), p. 1. PS Magazine gets lots of maintenance and supply questions each month. Sometimes we can send out an immediate answer. Other times, those answers take a couple days to a...

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AN/PRM 34: Baffling Battery Hunt
By | Feb. 28, 2020
Dear Half-Mast, I’m looking for an alternate non-rechargeable battery or a non-terminal battery NSN for the radio test set, AN/PRM-34, NSN 6625-01-094-5646. The TM says I need one (1) lithium battery, BA-5847/U. FEDLOG tells...

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AN/PRM-36 Test Set: Substitute Batteries
By | Dec. 9, 2019
We’ll make this brief. If you can’t find or can’t get NSN 6140-01-537-5244 batteries for the AN/PRM-36 test set, order substitute batteries with NSN 6140-01-595-2506 or NSN 6140-01-413-3926...