Note. The key numbers
in this section refer
to figure 32 except
TESTING BENDIX ECLIPSE PIONEER
a p p l i c a b l e leads and cable harnesses
The Bendix-Eclipse Pioneer 150-ampere gen-
erator (par. 118) is fan cooled with an internal
(5) C o n n e c t a connecting link (fig. 65)
grounded field consisting of interpole and com-
between "B+" and "G+" and between
"B-" and "G-" regulator binding
w i t h a counterclockwise shaft rotation at the
drive end (turns to the left facing pulley) (fig.
38). Refer to TM 9-8631 for complete descrip-
(6) Check to see if the toggle switch on the
118. 150-Ampere Generator Performance
p o s i t i o n then slide the safety clip
Test (Eclipse Pioneer)
(21-B) off the "STOP" button (21-C)
a. Purpose. This test is performed to deter-
and depress the "START" button
m i n e whether the generator is functioning in
(21-A) (do not depress the "START"
a c c o r d a n c e with the manufacturer's specifica-
button more than 10 seconds) to start
tions for ampere and voltage output when oper-
the varidrive assembly. Check for cor-
ating under normal conditions.
r e c t rotation of the generator pulley
b. Tabulated Data.
(pars. 93c and 117).
(7) If it is necessary to change the rotation
o f the generator (correct rotation is
Federal stock number
i m p o r t a n t , otherwise generator will
Stock number (superseded
have no output), stop the varidrive
by FSN above)
assembly by pushing the stop button
M a n u f a c t u r e r ' s part
( 2 1 - C ) , let the varidrive assembly
come to a complete stop, and place the
drive reversing switch (fig. 12) in the
opposite position (par. 93c).
2,870 to 8,600
Warning: Before reaching into the
high voltage compartment to change
t h e position of the drive reversing
(1) T u r n all range selector switches be-
switch, place the toggle switch on the
neath the meters on the test stand to
t h e maximum reading position, all
position, as high voltage exists in the
r h e o s t a t s fully counterclockwise, and
s u r r o u n d i n g area of this compart-
all on-off toggle switches to the "OFF"
p o s i t i o n (some toggle switches have
d. Test Procedures.
c e n t e r position as "OFF") (fig. 32).
Note. Polarize the generator before and after testing
(2) M o u n t the 150-ampere generator un-
( p a r . 99d).
der test on the low speed driving head
(1) The positions of the switches and con-
t r o l s pertinent to this test are listed
(3) C a l i b r a t e t h e t a c h o m e t e r i n d i c a t o r
in table 6 below. Place each of these
items in the position indicated in
column 3a of the table before tests are
input binding posts (13, fig. 15) of the