2-10. INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS, CHECKS, AND SELF-TEST-Continued.
Turn off radio and electrical switches before starting engine.
· M88A1 is equipped with NATO slave start receptacle and requires an adapter for
· These instructions are for starting any dead M88A1.
· There are two types of slave receptacles-Part Number (PN) 1168235 (1) and PN
· They are not interchangeable.
Turn MASTER switch to OFF in dead vehicle. (Dead vehicle-vehicle with low batteries. Live vehicle-
vehicle doing slaving.)
Do not allow personnel to get between two vehicles. Lock brakes on vehicles and
reduce engine to low idle (675 to 725 rpm).
Position a vehicle with six batteries having a 24-volt system near dead vehicle so slave receptacles are
If live vehicle is M60 series, M88A1, M728, AVLB, M48A3, or M48A5 keep engine
Turn MASTER switch to OFF on both vehicles.
Live M60 series, M88A1, M728, AVLB, M48A3, or M48A5 vehicle engines will keep
running with MASTER switch to OFF.
Remove cap (3) and connect slave cables to slave receptacle (1 or 2) of both vehicles.
Live vehicle must have MASTER switch on for charging if time and situation permits. Charge dead
vehicle's batteries for 15 minutes before trying to start engine.
If M60 series, M728, M88A1, AVLB, or M48A3 vehicle is used, turn MASTER switch
to OFF in live vehicle with engine running to prevent damaging generator and
Turn MASTER switch on in dead vehicle after charging period.