This manual is one of the series of three and it covers the specific data and maintenance allocation
for each nonaircraft nickel-cadmium battery. Refer to TM 11-6140-203-15-1, for general information pertaining
to the description, functioning, operation, and maintenance of nickel-cadmium batteries. Refer to TM 1 11-
6140-203-14-2 for the specific data and maintenance allocation for each aircraft nickel-cadmium battery.
TM 11-6140-203-20P-3 and TM 11-6140203-34P-3 contain the repair parts and special tools lists
for nonaircraft nickel-cadmium batteries.
1-2. Indexes of Publications
DA Pam 310-4. Refer to the latest issue of DA Pam 310-4 to determine whether there are new
editions, changes, or additional publications pertaining to the equipment.
DA Pam 310-7. Refer to DA Pam 310-7 to determine whether there are modification work orders
(MWO's) pertaining to the equipment.
1-3. Forms and Records
Reports of Maintenance and Unsatisfactory Equipment. Maintenance forms, records, and reports
which are to be used by maintenance personnel at all maintenance levels are listed and prescribed by TM 38-
Report of Packaging and Handling Deficiencies. Fill out and forward DO Form 6 (Packaging
Improvement Report) as prescribed in AR 700-58/NAVSUPINST 4030.29/AFR 71-13/MCO P4030.29A, and
Discrepancy in Shipment Report (DISREPJ (SF 361). Fill out and forward Discrepancy in Shipment
Report (DISREP) (SF 361) as prescribed in AR 55-38/NAVSUPINST 4610.33B/AFR 75-18/MCO P4610.19C
and DLAR 4500.15.
1-4. Administrative Storage
A nonaircraft nickel-cadmium battery can be placed in administrative storage because of no immediate
operational need and the necessity to reduce the maintenance workload; or to hold it ready while the associated
end item of equipment is in the repair or overhaul process. The nickel-cadmium battery is handled differently
under each set of circumstances.
Normal Administrative Storage Procedures. The following procedure applies when a nickel-
cadmium battery is being placed in normal administrative storage.
(1) Remove the nickel-cadmium battery from the end item of equipment.
(3) Place the nickel-cadmium battery in the administrative storage area making sure that the
connector terminals are not accidentally short circuited. It is not necessary to discharge the nickel-cadmium
battery since the charge will be lost through normal leakage and it will be deep-cycle discharged and recharged
prior to returning to service. Protect from freezing and excessive heat.
(4) When the nickel-cadmium battery is to be returned to service, perform the full quarterly or
Hold-Ready Administrative Storage Procedures. The following procedure applies when a nickel-
cadmium battery is placed in a hold-ready administrative storage while the end item of equipment is in the
repair or overhaul process.
(1) Remove the nickel-cadmium battery from the equipment.
(2) Perform those quarterly or every 100-cycle service procedures contained in paragraph 5-7
which service and deep-cycle discharge the nickel-cadmium battery. Leave the shorting device connected
across the terminals of each cell.
(3) Place the nickel-cadmium battery in the ready hold administrative storage area. Protect from
freezing and excessive heat.
(4) When the nickel-cadmium battery is required for installation in the repaired or overhauled
end item of equipment, remove it from administrative storage. Remove the shorting device from across the
terminals of each cell.
(5) Charge the nickel-cadmium battery in accordance with the instructions contained in
(6) Install the nickel-cadmium battery in the end item equipment.
1-5. Destruction of Army Electronics Materiel
Destruction of Army electronics materiel to prevent enemy use shall be in accordance with TM 750-244-2.
1-6. Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
EIR's will be prepared using Standard Form 368. Instructions for preparing EIR's are provided in TM 38-750.
EIR's should be mailed direct to Commander, US Army Communications and Electronics Materiel Readiness
Command, AMEN: DRSEL-ME MQ, Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703. A reply will be furnished direct to you.