2. Characteristics. Both the 5-kw diesel generator, MEP-002A and 10-
kw diesel generator, MEP-003A, have similar characteristics.
generators have similar starting and stopping procedures, like
controls and indicators, like generator outputs of 120/240 volts,
single-phase, 3-wire; 120 volts, single-phase, 2-wire, or 120/208
volts, three-phase, 4-wire, 60 Hz.
The 5-kw diesel generator is
powered by a 2 cylinder, 4 cycle, air cooled diesel driven engine
with a 70 cubic inch displacement.
The 10-kw diesel generator is
powered by a 4 cylinder, 4 cycle, air cooled diesel driven engine
speeds at 1,800 RPM under rated load conditions.
Installation of 5- and 10-kw Diesel Generators.
a. Select firm dry ground, as level and well drained as possible.
b. Avoid muddy, shady, and dusty locations.
construct a foundation of planks, timber, logs, ammunition boxes, or
other suitable material.
transmission path of antenna system.
Never place the generator too close to the load
due to possible electrical static.
c. Select a site that provides natural concealment (trees,
bushes) but still allows enough space on the sides for service and
The generator will operate satisfactorily up to
15 degrees out of level; however, effort should
be made to keep generator as level as possible.
d. Site the generator in a level area.
e. Set handbrakes.
(See Figure 36 (trailer mounted only).)
f. Ensure front support landing leg is lowered and secured in
place. (See Figure 37 (trailer mounted only).)