NEWS | Sept. 30, 2019

MEP-1030: My Right Arm For the Right Cable

Dear Half-Mast,

Our unit received an MEP-1030 5-kW tactical quiet generator (TQG) set, NSN 6115-01-561-7329 (LIN G42488). Included in the set was a cable,

NSN 6150-01-586-0026 (PN 04-21228, CAGE 30554).

But in WP 0019-3/4 of TM 9-6115-749-10 (Feb 11), the Basic Issue Items (BII) Section lists a paralleling cable, NSN 6150-01-406-9533 (PN 88-22209), as the right cable for this generator.

Was the wrong cable sent to us?

Mr. G.S.

No, sir, you’ve got the right cable.

What’s wrong is the cable listed in TM 9-6115-749-10.

This is the older paralleling cable, and the
TM hasn’t been updated yet to reflect the cable change.

Funding issues and personnel shortages have led to
delays in updating some TMs, so make a note of
this cable update to keep the next Soldier in the know.

Older parallel cable listed in BII has been replaced with
NSN 6150-01-586-0026.