NEWS | March 26, 2020

Wheeled Vehicles: Dry Lead-Acid Batteries No Longer Supported in CONUS

New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers from the 253rd Transportation Company prep FMTVs at the Cape May Armory, Cape May Court House, N.J., Sept. 7, 2017.

The following dry lead-acid batteries for the Army’s wheeled-vehicle fleet are now obsolete:

         ●      6TMF, NSN 6140-01-469-9184
         ●      2HN dry, NSN 6140-00-057-2553
         ●      4HN dry, NSN 6140-00-059-3528

Under the DLA Land and Maritime Vehicular Wet Battery Program (VWBP), Exide will stock CONUS supply support activities (SSAs) with wet-cell batteries approved for CONUS units. The following batteries are approved for use by CONUS units:

         ●      6TMF wet, NSN 6140-01-446-9506
         ●      2HN wet, NSN 6140-01-390-1969
         ●      4HN wet, NSN 6140-01-390-1968

All OCONUS units with end items that cannot use the 6TAGM battery, NSN 6140-01-485-1472, must use the 6TMF dry battery with electrolyte packed separately, NSN 6140-01-446-9498.

The Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicles System Center (GVSC) Engineering and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) are working together on short-term and long-term solutions to support battery demand.

CONUS units will need to enroll in VWBP to get the approved batteries for their wheeled vehicles. A copy of the VWBP application is attached to this article. Keep in mind that VWBP doesn’t apply to OCONUS vehicles.

Questions? Contact your Army field service representative (FSR) or DLA customer account specialist (CAS).
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