Home : Articles
Have a Soldier/Warfighter who takes pride and ownership of their assigned equipment? Then nominate them for PS Magazine's "I Own This" recognition program. Click HERE to learn more.

PS Magazine poster image
Click on image above to view and
download 
this and other posters
Articles
NEWS | Sept. 30, 2020

M-ATV/MRAP: Better Check Your Optima® Batteries

MRAP
Photo by Sgt. Branden Bourque
                                                   
Does your unit’s MRAPs include M-ATVs? Heads up! You’re no longer able to order the Optima® REDTOP® battery, NSN 6140-01-534-6466, according to TACOM LCMC Maintenance Information Message (MIM) 20-040.
 
The good news is, they’ve been replaced with the Optima® YELLOWTOP® battery, NSN-6140-01-441-4272.

Check out the table below for a list of M-ATVs this applies to:
 
Model NSN 2355- LIN
M1240A1 01-596-1330 M05030
M1277 01-623-0967 M05029
M1274 01-621-5506 M05027
M1276 01-620-7041 M05028
M1245A1 01-641-2096 M05051
 
Be careful because the REDTOP® and YELLOWTOP® batteries have different power ratings and cannot be intermixed in the same battery box. Intermixing in same battery box may cause battery failure. But it’s okay to have two REDTOP® batteries in one box and two YELLOWTOP® batteries in the other.

This info isn’t in TM 9‐2355‐335‐10 (Apr 20) and IETM 9‐2355‐335‐13&P (Apr 20) yet, so make a note until they’re updated.

View the complete MIM 20-040 at:
 
Want to get better search results faster? 
Click the link below to access our "how to" guide
.
LOGSA Links/URLs
Note about links to archive articles

If you come across a link to a pre-2014 PS Magazine issue or article that uses LOGSA in the web address (URL), use this link instead:
 
For issues/articles from 2014 and after, click on the Archive/Index tab in the top menu of this website.

BE ADVISED: With the migration to Army365, emails in older articles may still reflect an @mail.mil address. To update, change the domain to @army.mil