4.13 POWER CABLE MAINTENANCE.
This task covers:
General Mechanic s Tool Kit
(item 2, appendix B)
Automotive Fuel and Electrical System Repair, Tool
Kit(item 3, appendix B)
Load Bank (item 23, appendix B)
Shut down Generator Set
150 kW, paragraph 2.81.
Never attempt to disconnect power cables while the
Generator Set 150 kW is running. Failure to observe this
warning could result in severe personal injury or death by
After unwinding the cable drum, make sure the ratchet (3,
figure 4-16) is engaged The cable drum spring is fully
tensioned after 15 revolutions.
Swing cable drum (1, figure 4-16) forward into operation position and lock in place.
Unwind cable section with plug (2) completely off the cable drum.
Unwind cable section with plug (4):
(1) Loosen both mounts (5), swing inward, and tighten so that cable is exposed.
(2) Unwind cable by hand.
Remove two nuts (6, 7) with clamp (8). Pull the cable completely out of the cable drum
through slot (9).
Ensure the plug is not broken and the cable surface has no external damage over its entire
length of approximately 95 feet (29 meters).
Ensure plug pins and sockets are unbroken, and exhibit no charring.
Ensure plug housing threads are in good condition.