output and the MEP-022A has a 400 Hz output.
Both generators are
powered by a gasoline fueled 10-horsepower, Military Standard Engine,
either the Model 2A04202 or 2A042-3. The engine is directly coupled
to the generator.
Characteristics of 10-kw Gas Generator.
The 10-kw gas generator comes in two models, the MEP-018A and
The following characteristics are similar to both models:
rated at 10-kw, generator output can be 120 volts, single-phase, 2
wire; 120 volts, three-phase, 2 wire, or 120/208 three-phase, 4-wire.
The MEP-018A has a 120/240 volt, single phase output. It is rated at
10 kw, 60 Hz, has direct drive and is fan cooled with 0.8 power
factor operating at 3,600 RPM. The MEP-023A has a 240 volt, single-
phase output. It is rated at 10 kw, 400 Hz, and is fan cooled with 0
power factor operating at 3,428 RPM. Both generators are powered by
a Military Standard Engine, Model 4A084-3.
It is a four-cylinder
engine capable of delivering 20 net continuous horsepower at 3,600
Installation of 5- and 10-kw Gas Generators.
a. Select firm dry ground, as level and well drained as possible.
The generator will operate satisfactorily up to
15 degrees out of level; however, effort should
be made to keep generator as level as possible.
b. Avoid muddy, sandy, and dusty locations.
construct a foundation of planks, timber, logs, ammunition boxes, or
other suitable material.
NOTES: Do not place generator under or
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
d. Site the generator in a level area.
e. Set handbrakes and block wheels (trailer mounted only).
f. Ensure front support landing leg is lowered and secured in
place (trailer mounted only). (See Figure 17.)