ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
3-1. Common Tools
3-2. Special Tools and Equipment
Obtain standard and commonly used tools and
No special tools and equipment are required for
equipment having general application to the balanced
organizational maintenance of the balanced magnetic
magnetic switch maintenance instructions contained in
this chapter using authorized procedures.
Section II. REPAINTING AND REFINISHING INSTRUCTIONS
The balanced magnetic switch metal surfaces are
primed with zinc chromate primer, specification number
The components of the balanced magnetic switch are
MIL-P-8585, and finished with gray vinyl paint, Federal
painted with a very durable undercoat and finish paint.
Standard 595 color chip 26492. Use only these paints
Under normal conditions the paint will permanently
for paint touchup and repainting. Refer to SB 11-573,
remain on the surfaces and will require no retouching or
Painting and Preservation Supplies Available for Field
repainting. However the paint may become chipped or
Use for Electronics Command Equipment.
worn away from accidental causes, such as being
bumped by a sharp object, or being subjected to
abrasive damage of various types. If such damage
Instructions for touchup painting and repainting are
occurs, the damaged area should be retouched, or
contained in TB 746-10, Field Instructions for Painting
repainted, both for appearance and to protect the
and Preserving Electronics Command Equipment. Care
aluminum cases from corrosion (such as by a salt air
of painting equipment is covered in TM 9-213, Painting
Instructions for Field Use.
3-4. Paint To Be Used
Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
The balanced magnetic switch will require a minimum of
Cleaning of the balanced magnetic switch by
organizational maintenance since the J-SIIDS must be
organizational level personnel is limited to the exterior
kept in continuous operation. To insure that it is
surfaces. Use a mild solution of warm water and liquid
maintained in peak condition, it must be inspected
soap. After cleaning rinse parts with cold water to
systematically so that physical defects incurred during
remove any soap solution and dry thoroughly.
normal usage may be discovered and corrected.
3-7. Checks and Services
There are no troubleshooting procedures for the
Preventive maintenance checks and services consists
balanced magnetic switch at the organizational level.
of a daily inspection of the balanced magnetic switch
Troubleshooting will be initiated only at the direct or
cover and mounting for security, and exterior surfaces
general support level (refer to chapter 5).
for cleanliness and paint damage. Notify direct support
and general support maintenance personnel of any
irregularity discovered in unit installation.