Insulate/isolate non-essential wiring or cabling with crimp-on end caps, tape, or any
other insulating material. Secure wires to some structure and tag them for rapid
Any intercom control box can be considered non-essential if one is willing to operate
without it. Disconnect the cable leading to that particular control box at AM-1780 and
consider using field expedient means for intercom. Also, consider switching control
boxes and/or cables within the vehicle to provide intercom at the desired points. For
repairs of this type, existing cabling can be rerouted if the original cables have been
Record the BDAR action taken. When the mission is complete, as soon as practicable,
repair vehicle using standard maintenance procedures.
OF NON-ESSENTIAL SYSTEMS (VOLTAGE SUPPRESSORS)
This procedure gives instructions for the isolation and by-passing of both the MK 2096
and the MX-7777/MX-7778 Transient Voltage Suppressors.
q 1 soldier
q 5-10 minutes
Without the transient voltage suppressor in the circuit, voltage spikes will be
routed through the communications equipment and damage could occur. By-
pass the suppressor only as a last resort.
Removal of MK-2096 transient voltage suppressor:
Locate the MK-2096 under the radio mount.
b. Unscrew the MK-2096 from the connector.
c. The MK-2096 is now removed from the circuit.