Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
This technical manual is for your use in operating and maintaining the 3 kW AN/MJQ-42 and AN/MJQ-43 Power
Plant. The manual covers operator, unit maintenance, and direct support instructions for the power
Plant (s). It also contains a Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL) for the power plants. The power plant
AN/MJQ-42 consists of two 3kW, 60 Hz generators, a switch box, trailer assembly, a cable reel and stowage rack.
The power plant AN/MJQ-43 consists of two 3kW, 60 Hz generators, a switch box and trailer assembly.
1-2 MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA
PAM 738-750 (The Army Maintenance System (TAMMS) Maintenance Management UPDATE).
1-3 EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATION (EIR).
If the equipment in any of your 3kW Power Plants, AN/MJQ-42 or AN/MJQ-43 needs improvement, let us know.
Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you dont like about your equipment. Let
us know why you dont like the design or performance. Put it on SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report).
Mail it to us at Commander, U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, ATTN: AMSEL-LC-LEO-D-
CS-CFO, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey 07703-5000. We will send you a reply.
1-4 CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL.
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army material is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this item are reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be
made to prevent the problem in the future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials,
such as rubber or plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency
Report. Use of keywords such as corrosion, rust, deterioration, or cracking will ensure that the information
is identified as a CPC problem.
1-5 OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS).
The continued use of ODS has been prohibited by Executive Order 12856 of 3 August 1993. The use of ODS
in the Department of the Army Technical Manuals is prohibited. Acquiring activity will provide a listing of these
1-6 DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use shall be in accordance with TM 750-244-3.
1-7 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT.
Refer to Generator TM 9-6115-639-24.