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2kW Novatio Generator: Oil Maintenance Sticker Gives Guidance
By | April 21, 2022
Lack of PMCS has caused issues with the 2kW Novatio generator. Specifically, Soldiers aren’t properly maintaining oil levels in this model. Read on to learn more...

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2kW Novatio Generator: Oil Maintenance Sticker Gives Guidance
By | April 21, 2022
Lack of PMCS has caused issues with the 2kW Novatio generator. Specifically, Soldiers aren’t properly maintaining oil levels in this model. Read on to learn more...

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MEP-531A TQG: AC versus DC Voltmeter
By | July 27, 2021
Dear Editor, I work with CECOM as a Power and Environmental Systems LAR. I need to alert power generation system maintainers of a parts mix-up in the 2kW MEP-531A tactical quiet generator’s (TQG) TM 9-6115-673-13&P (Jun 10)...

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Generators: Hunting for Terminal Clips
By | July 14, 2021
Dear Half-Mast, our unit has a lot of missing terminal clips on the generators we service, from 2K up to 60K. These are the terminal clips that go on the ends of the terminal studs that you hook your output cables to. Can we...

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2kW MTG: LOP Switch Update
By | June 23, 2021
The low oil pressure (LOP) switch on 2kW military tactical generators (MTGs) MEP-531A (120 VAC, 60Hz) and MEP-501A (28 VDC) has changed. The new LOP switch requires a different coupling that must be changed when replacing...

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MEP-831A 3kW TQG: NSN Confusion Leads to Faulty Orders
By | May 14, 2021
The MEP-831A 3kW tactical quiet generator (TQG) set, NSN 6115-01-285-3012, is covered in TM 9-6115-639-13&P (Aug 17). Before this publication, there was an error with the callouts for the 60Hz and 400Hz frequency converters...

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MEP-903A: Engines Wanted—Dead or Alive
By | June 11, 2020
Does your unit have Kubota® engine model D722TB-11, NSNs 2815-01-456-6955 or 2815-01-543-7016? It supports the 10-kW auxiliary power unit (APU) model MEP-903A. Don’t scrap these engines! ...

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Shutting Down? Turn Off Generator Last!
By | March 17, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 778, Page 48. Dear Editor, after a long, hard day, Soldiers are often in a rush to shut down and get home. But one mistake Soldiers need to avoid is shutting down a generator that’s...

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MEP-531A: Generator Stud Terminal (Literally)
By | Nov. 21, 2019
Dear Half-Mast, I’m having trouble finding a valid NSN or PN for the stud terminal on an MEP-531A 2-kW generator. It’s listed as Item 11 in Fig 1 of TM 9-6115-673-13&P (Jun 10). Neither the NSN 5940-01-374-3138 or PN...