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NEWS | Aug. 9, 2023

Containerized Kitchen: New Cable Replacement Guidelines

BLUF: A new CK cable is available with NSN 4010-20-014-2436, but replacement is not necessary unless a cable is seriously frayed, broken or damaged.

Containerized kitchen
Photo by 1st Lt. Harrison Gold
WP 0041 in TM 10-7360-226-10 (Oct 18) for the containerized kitchen (CK) currently states that “Any frayed broken strands or more than one flat spot on cable” should be replaced. This guidance is changing.

"Flat-spotted" cables are no longer deemed unserviceable. Now a cable should only be replaced if there’s fraying or more serious damage. The WP will be updated to read, "Any frayed broken strands or seriously damaged cable," should be replaced.
This change includes a new cable NSN, which is NSN 4010-20-014-2436, PN 141002, Cage Code 2C081. The new cable is 52 ft 5.5 in and is more durable than its predecessor.
The cable assembly drawing will also be updated to Include cable specifications, inspection/acceptance criteria, and minimum cable assembly breaking strength. 
Editor’s note: Thanks to Timothy Barnard for his contributions to this article.
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