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NEWS | Oct. 28, 2020

MK III VMMD HUSKY: Battery Drain a Real Pain

Husky in the snow
Photo by Scott Sturkol

This article initially appeared in PS 769 (Dec 16), p. 14.

Dead batteries and the Husky seem to go hand-in-hand, especially when your vehicle sits for long periods in cold weather.

To keep batteries charged, it’s a good idea to start and run your Husky at least once a week for 30 minutes.

Also, after shutdown, turn the vehicle’s battery isolator switch to OFF. That cuts the flow of power and saves the batteries. The isolator switch is actually a small lever that’s located on the floor on the right side of the driver’s compartment.
Press down and turn lever counterclockwise to cut power from batteries
Press down and turn lever counterclockwise to cut power from batteries

To turn the switch to OFF, press down on the spring-loaded lever and turn counterclockwise. Before startup, turn the switch back to ON by pushing down and turning the lever clockwise.

You can find more information on the switch in WP 0006-13 of TM 9-2355-316-10 (Apr 16).       
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