EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA - Continued
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS - Continued
Table 1. Common External Components of FMTV Trailers - Continued.
Allows connection of brake air supply from towing vehicle to trailer
during towing operations.
Voltage Converter Box
Consists of two connectors (for 24 VDC and 12 VDC). The 24 VDC
or 12 VDC intervehicular cable is plugged into the appropriate
connector to supply electrical power from towing vehicle to trailer.
When a 24 VDC intervehicular cable is used, the converter reduces
voltage to 12 volts to properly operate the trailer lights and Anti-
lock Braking System (ABS).
Keep road debris, mud, and water from being thrown from tires
while trailer is being towed.
Cargo Bed Side Panel Stowage
Two compartments used to stow cargo bed side panels when not
Assists personnel when climbing in or out of cargo bed during
loading and unloading operations. The access ladder is stored
beneath the cargo bed when not in use.