Power Management and Distribution System

In military vehicles, the power management and distribution system is a critical component that ensures the proper operation of all of the vehicle’s electrical systems. This system provides power to the vehicle’s subsystems, mission system, electrical equipment, and electronic systems.


The power input units in the power management and distribution system on military vehicles typically consist of the following components:

  • Batteries: Batteries are the vehicle’s primary power source. The battery is charged while the engine is running and powers the vehicle’s electrical systems when the engine is stopped.

  • Generators: Generators generate power while the vehicle is in motion. Generators typically run on diesel or gasoline engines.

  • Power converters: Power converters are used to convert from one voltage or frequency type to another. For example, a power converter can convert the vehicle’s 24-volt DC battery voltage to 120-volt AC mains voltage.

The power management and distribution system in military vehicles performs the following functions:

  • Provides power to the vehicle’s electrical systems.

  • Protects the vehicle’s electrical systems.

  • Ensures that the vehicle’s electrical systems operate efficiently and reliably.