Figure 2-16(3). Operation to Deliver Heated Air (Sheet 3 of 3). (TS 6115-590-12/2-163)
(2) Insure that the nickel-cadmium batteries
are fully charged.
Battery electrolyte is very corrosive (Potassium
Hydroxide). Wear rubber gloves, apron and
face shield when handling leaking batteries. If
battery electrolyte (Potassium Hydroxide) is
spilled on clothing, or other material, wash
immediately with clean water. If spilled on
personnel, start flushing the affected area
immediately with large amounts of clean water.
Continue flushing until medical assistance
When servicing or adding water to nickel-
cadmium batteries, do not use a hydrometer or
syringe that has been used to service lead-acid
batteries. Residue acid induced in the
electrolyte will destroy the batteries.
(3) Check that the master switch on the
instrument panel is in the STOP position, and the
fuel heater switch is in the OFF position
(4) Press in the turbine and heater battery
activation circuit breakers on the receptacle panel
and wait until the breakers snap out to the OPEN
position, repeat the procedure.
(5) Press the fuel heater circuit breaker on
the receptacle panel to the IN position. Place the
fuel heater switch on the instrument panel in
HEATER position. Leave switch on until the fuel
warm light on the instrument panel Illuminates.
When fuel is warmed, place the fuel heater switch
in the No. 2 battery position.
(6) Refer to paragraph 2-10 and start the
2-16. Operation in Extreme Heat
a. The power plant will operate satisfactorily at
ambient temperature, up to 125°F. (52°C)
b. The operation of the power plant in extreme
heat increases the evaporation rate of water from
battery electrolyte. Check battery electrolyte level.