Section XIV. GENERATOR CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS
wire of the same gage and insulation to
the proper terminals. Refer to the wiring
ends of all replacement wires. Always
replace any braided shielding removed
be consulted when work on the electrical system is
from wiring or cables during repair of
Caution: Do not pull the cable or
Caution: As a precaution against short circuits,
twist the braided shielding of cables
disconnect the battery ground cable from the
having braided metal covering. Carefully
batteries before inspecting, testing or replacing any
work the cable from side to side until the
braided shielding is sufficiently loose to
allow removal of the cable.
(1) Remove any dust and dirt from the wiring
with a clean, dry cloth.
(2) Inspect the insulation for cracks, breaks,
remove the ac ammeter.
or fraying. Pay particular attention to
places where wires pass through holes or
over rough edges. Wrap cracked or
frayed areas with an approved electrical
tape. Repair or replace a defective wire.
(3) Inspect the terminals for cracks, splits,
Replace a defective
3-70. Ammeter-Voltmeter Selector Switch
remove the ammeter-voltmeter selector switch.
c. Testing. To test a wire for continuity, disconnect
each end of the wire from the component to which it is
attached. Touch the probes of a multimeter to each end
of the wire. If continuity is not indicated, the wire is
defective and must be replaced.
3-72. Voltage Control Rheostat
(1) If a broken wire is accessible, remove
sufficient insulation from each side of the
remove the voltage control rheostat.
break to allow a good connection of the
bared ends by twisting them together.
Solder the connection and wrap with
(2) If a wire is broken from a terminal
removal of the ac circuit breaker switch, panel light
connector, replace the connector.
switch, voltage sensing switch, parallel operation switch,
or the protection bypass switch.
Caution: Under no condition, leave
the bare connection exposed.
3-74. Fault Indicator Panel
(3) If a break in the wire is inaccessible and
removal of the fault indicator panel.
the wire is not part of a wiring harness,
disconnect and remove it. Connect a new