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NEWS | Oct. 23, 2023

Batteries: Solar Maintainers Required for Long-Term Equipment Storage

BLUF: AR 750-1 and DAM PAM 750-1 now inform the field that approved solar maintainers are required for long-term and outdoor storage.

Solar maintainer mounted on vehicle
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Warfighters, AR 750-1, Army Maintenance Material Policy (Feb 23) and DA PAM 750-1, Army Material Maintenance Procedures (Feb 23) were updated earlier this year. However, there’s some confusion regarding long-term storage of equipment with batteries.
What do you need to know about the changes?  Paragraph 9-13.b. on Page 59 of DA PAM 750-1 tells commanders that they will use approved solar maintainers for equipment in the limited use program (LUP), non-combat operations maintenance plans (NCOMP) or in outdoor storage.
Paragraph 14-21 on Page 95 of AR 750-1 addresses the Army Battery Program. It advises that the procedures provided in DA PAM 750-1 are mandatory.
For more info about approved solar maintainers, have your CAC handy and click HERE*.
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