Figure 2-5. PP-1578/PD RADIAC Detector Charger
b. The PP-1578A/PD charger (Figure 2-6) is the newer model and is easier to operate. A charging
pedestal is provided, instead of a charging socket. The chuck mechanism has been eliminated. The
charging knob is located on the side of the case. A prismatic lens system directs light from the window to
the bottom of the charging pedestal. The adapter, when not in use, is stored in a separate cylindrical
container. An elastic strap secures the adapter container in the carrying case.
Figure 2-6. PP-1578A/PD RADIAC Detector Charger
c. A common feature of both chargers is the charging knob. Clockwise rotation of the charging
knob generates a positive charge. Counterclockwise rotation of the charging knob generates a negative
2-8. Operating Instructions for the PP-1578/PD Charger. Because of the differences between the PP-
1578/PD and PP-1578A/PD chargers, the procedures for preparing and using each charger model are
presented separately. Follow the procedures outlined below to operate the PP-1578/PD charger.
a. Before-operation procedures. Before the PP-1578/PD charger can be operated, the following
steps must be performed:
Step 1. Remove the charger from its carrying case.