The electrical system is provided power through two 150-foot cables with Power Distribution and
Illumination System, Electrical (PDISE) compatible connections. When connected to a PDISE this system
provides three 120 VAC single-phase, 20 amp rated Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets and a
step down transformer for converting 120 VAC to 12 VDC for four low voltage overhead lighting fixtures,
for personnel safety. The red/white interior lights provide light discipline capability. These lights allow
operators access to storage locations during limited visibility with a minimum illumination of five-foot
candlepower. Lighting fixtures are stowed inside overhead compartments and accessed as discussed in
A closeable, solid-matter-filtered, free-air-exchange ventilation device provides fresh air and ensures
pressure equalization when the container is moved via aircraft. A user-activated ventilation device door
and drainage holes secures the container's interior in the event of exterior contamination. Inside the right
door (far right in FPU-12 and FPU-8) near the upper hinges are two pull handles. One handle is to raise
the ventilation device door and the other to release it. The ventilation device door should be in the raised
position during normal operations.
The ventilation device should be in the closed position when advised of an imminent biological/chemical
attack or during adverse weather conditions. This will protect the inside material from becoming
Element Protective Cover (EPC)
The EPC is designed to protect personnel and repair parts stored within parts and bulk storage containers
from environmental conditions. It also serves as a barrier for light during blackout operations (refer to WP
00 for additional information).
Floor Adapter Plate (FAP)
FPU-8 Parts containers are equipped with two module floor adapter plates. Each module adapter plate
holds two short modules.
Fork Pocket Adapter Plug
Designed to fit into the opening of the FPU-8 forklift pocket, the fork pocket adapter plug allows the
container to be locked down onto the M1076 PLS trailer during rail transport. The connectors are stowed
inside the ASLMS and inserted only when the ASLMS container is loaded on the M1076 PLS trailer and
is being transported by train (refer to WP 0005 00 for additional information).
The rear rollers are detachable dual seven inch rollers mounted at the rear under the FPU-8 container
using two 3/4-inch pins. Once connected to the FPU-8/12, it allows the 20-foot configuration to be
loaded/unloaded on the HEMTT truck and M1076 PLS trailer using the bail bar and integrated loading
rails. The rear rollers are stored in the ASLMS FPU-12 when not in use. For storage, removal, and
installation of the rear rollers, refer to WP 0005 00.