Components

Two new heavy-duty alternators

Prestolite Electric has introduced two families of Leece-Neville heavy-duty alternators that deliver industry-best output at low engine speeds.

Assembled in the United States, the innovative new IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme high-efficiency/high-output alternators feature exclusive technologies that the company says help extend battery life and increase vehicle uptime by enhancing electrical system and engine performance.

“Today’s commercial vehicles are equipped with an impressive array of computer and safety system technologies that depend on a reliable power source,” says Nick Laenen, vice president, North American sales and marketing, Prestolite Electric. “That means maintaining system voltage and ensuring maximum battery life have never been more important. Our new IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme technologies offer proven solutions to these challenges.”

Prestolite Electric’s U.S.-based engineering team worked closely with leading vehicle and system manufacturers in the development of the two new alternator families “to meet the very specific electrical demands of today’s vehicles,” Laenen says. “Leece-Neville has always been known for providing more amperage at engine idle speed. These two new product families take our performance advantage to an impressive new level while incorporating a variety of additional features that help ensure superior durability.”

Prestolite says each Leece-Neville IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternator also includes Prestolite Electric’s Isolated Ground Technology, which protects engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage.

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