USAF Floodlight Genset model FL-1D - need info!

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f4bones

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Just picked this thing up on GL - very nice unit, but missing some electrical and other parts. I really need the TO / wiring diagram. Can anyone help? The TO listed on the data tag states TO 35F5-5-20-1. Any help greatly appreciated!
 

f4bones

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thanks - but no - I really need to IPC and a wiring diagram in order to troubleshoot. Hopefully someone here will have access to TOs . . . or can steer me to where I can buy / borrow / steal one. . .
 

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It is a site requirement you list the state you live in. It might help you get some local assistance as well.
Good luck with the hunt. I would love to have one myself, though I don't know what I would do with it.
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RayK

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Welcome from Georgia! I'll check tomorrow and see if I can get the TO from Robins AFB - they're responsible for all the floodlights in the Air Force.
 

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They are all very similar. I have a non military unit. I was in the market for a generator and happened across one that had lights too. So far I've repaired 3 of the 4 lights. I thought It would just sit in the yard until needed. I now use it at least once a month for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, church, & school events.
Tell me it's problems and I can walk you through most fixes.
 

f4bones

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thanks - the biggest issues right now are that there are several items missing - the main breaker is missing (GFCI breaker) and I'd like to find a part number so I could order one that fits in correct mounting hole - 30A, panel mount w/ 2 screw holes, not 4 that I think are more common. would be very helpful to have a wiring diagram as I'm not sure which wire goes were on the breaker - there are also 3 wire inside the cabinet that don't go anywhere - might be missing a controller or something, but I don't know.

The unit is very nice - I'm not sure it was ever run as the engine looks new - it runs perfectly, so probably only needs a few small items and should be in service. Hopefully someone here will track down a TO or at least a wiring diagram -

thanks!
 

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They are all very similar. I have a non military unit. I was in the market for a generator and happened across one that had lights too. So far I've repaired 3 of the 4 lights. I thought It would just sit in the yard until needed. I now use it at least once a month for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, church, & school events.
Tell me it's problems and I can walk you through most fixes.
I did they same thing and now the high school marching band asks that I bring it to there functions. The nice thing about having working lights and using it at these functions is you do not have to load test it or exercise it.

The group is happy you are doing them a favor but the reality is that it needs to be run a little.

Last night I ran mine for about 4 hours with all four lights lit.
 

andy3

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The nicest thing is it sips fuel. It can run a long time with a full 30 gallon fuel tank. I loaned mine to a Christmas tree lot and they ran it for 30 days (2 to 4 hours a night) and did not use half the tank.
 

ICAT

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any word on manuals for this piece of equipment? my city public works brought 2ea and I could use the manuals to help with the maintenance.
 

f4bones

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any word on manuals for this piece of equipment? my city public works brought 2ea and I could use the manuals to help with the maintenance.
can't figure out how to attach it here, but send me an email to dee@innoviveinc.com and I'll email it to you. If you don't mind, mine is missing some items, and a few photos of yours if they are complete would be very helpful!


cheers,

Dee
 

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f4bones

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thanks - really appreciate it. I especially need photos of the interior of the control panel where the breaker switches and relays are, and also of the voltage regulator - mine is missing some parts from the control panel and also the voltage regulator.
 

671CARLO

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i'll get some pics and send them to you. mine are complete.
Hello,

Could you please send me pics of the wiring inside the geni? Someone really screwed mine up when they decommissioned it. They cut wires and disconnected everything, so I have no idea where anything goes. The manual doesn't seem to show any real info on it.

Thanks,
 

hcfd957

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Thank you

Thank you for this information. We just got one of these from the Air Force for use here at the fire station. It has come in handy already.


can't figure out how to attach it here, but send me an email to dee@innoviveinc.com and I'll email it to you. If you don't mind, mine is missing some items, and a few photos of yours if they are complete would be very helpful!
Thank you for this information. We just got one of these from the Air Force for use here at the fire station. It has come in handy already.

cheers,

Dee
 

metalman2u

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They are all very similar. I have a non military unit. I was in the market for a generator and happened across one that had lights too. So far I've repaired 3 of the 4 lights. I thought It would just sit in the yard until needed. I now use it at least once a month for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, church, & school events.
Tell me it's problems and I can walk you through most fixes.
I just got a FL-1D from surplus property, we use them at the school where I work. This unit is not producing any power, i disassembled the generator and cleaned the armatures and the F1 and F2 outputs are reading 2.5 v., it had no output before cleaning. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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