ARMY TM 9-6115-60412
NAVY NAVFAC P-8-633-12
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GENERATOR SET
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION
Major auxiliary equipments for use with the generator set are the remote control module (RCM) and the remote
SECTION II. REMOTE CONTROL MODULE
GENERAL. The remote control module (see Figure 2-21) allows remote operation of the generator set from a
distance of up to 100 feet (30 meters) away via the remote control cable. Control and instrumentation provisions on the
re- mote control module (RCM) are with exceptions, essentially identical to those on the main generator control panels
The remote control module Is actuated by setting the LOCAL REMOTE switch S2 on generator control cabinet B to the
REMOTE position. During remote operation, controls and indicators on the remote control module are connected In
place of equivalent circuits on the main generator set. Refer to Table 2-13 and Figure 2-21 for control and
instrumentation provisions contained in the remote control module along with their respective functions.
All meters and indicators In the generator set control cabinets are operational when
using the RCM with the exception of the synchroscope.
INSTALLATION. The remote control module (RCM) is a self-housed unit The unit should be sited as level as
possible, on firm, dry footing, sheltered from the weather. Allow approximately 24 inches (62 cm) clearance on all
sides of the unit for access during operation and maintenance To connect the RCM to the generator set, proceed as
Remove RCM from Generator Set Control Room. When not In use, the RCM is bolted to the lower right
wall in the control room for storage. (See Figure 4-1) To remove the RCM, refer to Figure 5-1 and
proceed as follows:
See Figure 5-1 Remove four self-locking nuts (42) and flat washers (41) holding the remote control
module to the left and right storage brackets (38 and 39) Do not detach or remove storage brackets
(38 and 39) from the generator set when removing the remote control module. Lift off the remote
Install hardware (42 and 41) removed in step (1), above, on the four mounting headscrews installed
at rear of the remote control module to prevent loss.
Site RCM. Site the RCM In accordance with the opening statements of this paragraph The RCM cable is
100 feet (30 meters) long The RCM should be sited within 100 feet (30 meters), maximum, of the
generator set RCM receptacle.
Connect RCM to Generator Set. Remove the RCM cable from the generator set (refer to Figure 4-1 for
storage location of cable). Lay the RCM cable between the generator set RCM receptacle (refer to Figure
2-18 for location of receptacle) and the RCM.
Do not attempt to make connections to the control cubivir while generator set is
in operation. Death or injury may result from failure to observe this warning.
The RCM cable may be above ground or buried. If the cable must traverse a road,
It should be buried 6 inches (150 mm), minimum, below the road surface or be
suspended above the road high enough to allow passage of anticipated traffic.
Connect the remote control cable to the remote control module by connecting one end of the cable (34,
Figure 5-1) to J26 on the generator set and connecting the other end to J26R on the back of the remote
control. See Figure 2-18 for RCM receptacle.