Section III. Operating instructions
8-7 Operating controls and indicators. See Table 8-3.
8-8 Prestart procedures. Before starting EMS, do the following:
Check that batteries are secure, electrical cable fittings are tight and coated with anti-corrosion grease.
Correct as necessary.
Check major components (EMS components, battery charger, battery bank) for damage and loose fittings
or wires. Correct as necessary.
Clean components as necessary.
8-9 Operating procedures
8-9.1 Startup procedures
Before pushing main switch ON in step b, do the following:
Make sure 24 Vdc power panel circuit breakers 1 P14 and 4P14 are dosed (ON).
On battery charger (Figure 8-14), set HIGH/FLOAT switch to FLOAT position for normal charging
or HIGH position for rapid recharging of batteries. Check that voltage is in appropriate range.
Do not allow battery charger to remain on HIGH setting for more than 24 hours of
Push main power switch ON (Figure 8-2).
If red POWER ON light on video monitor does not come on, turn video monitor on by using switch behind
lower front panel.
If still no display on video monitor, main processor is turned OFF. Turn ON main processor by opening
main processor door and use switch on edge of the door (Figure 8-12).
If these switches are ON, and video monitor does not turn on, troubleshoot according to
When turned on, allow EMS about 5 to 10 minutes warmup before display pages appear on video
Perform keyboard lamp test as follows:
Keyboard lamp test may be run anytime edit mode is not in use without affecting
Press EDIT key.
Press keyboard key 6 (option KEYBOARD LAMP TEST)
Make sure all keyboard keys except ACK key light and alarms activate. Replace any bad lamps
according to TM 55-1930-209-14&P-11.
Press EDIT key to complete test and initiate monitoring.