DENSO debuts new alternator

IMG_1035DENSO unveiled a new high-amperage alternator for the medium- and heavy-duty truck market at the ACT Expo in Dallas Wednesday.

DENSO says the PowerEdge is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the industry competition and offers offers advanced features like segment conductor (SC) technology, which incorporates an innovative square wire copper stator design.

PowerEdge is expected to be available in July 2015, the company says.

In addition to its improved efficiency and higher amps at idle,Frank Jenkins, senior manager of DENSO Product and Services Americas’ Commercial and Heavy Duty Group, says the DENSO PowerEdge alternator can be up to 10 pounds lighter than the industry’s competition.

“This means reduced fuel consumption over the long haul, which can save thousands of dollars per truck per year,” he adds.

By leveraging DENSO’s innovative design and manufacturing technologies, the PowerEdge achieves higher efficiency in a smaller, more lightweight design, which translates into improved fuel economy.

PowerEdge alternators are available in four output versions (170amp, 185amp, 205amp, and 220amp) and each unit is equipped with heavy-duty bearings, advanced long-life brush composition, and remote sense technology to prolong battery life.

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