Prestolite Electric, a global manufacturer of alternators, starters and new-energy solutions, 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 new IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme high-efficiency/high-output alternators feature exclusive technologies that 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,” said 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 US-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 explained. “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.”

The IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators also incorporate Prestolite Electric’s Isolated Ground Technology, which protects engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage.

Leece-Neville IdlePro (AVI160 & BLP4000 Series--High Amp, Dual Internal Fans):

• 12V: 190-; 210-; 240-; 325-; 350-amp outputs

• Minimum of 63% output of unit’s rated maximum output at engine idle speed

• Remote sense capable

• 125 C, -40 C ratings

• Isolated Ground Technology

• Heavy-duty housing design

Leece-Neville IdlePro Extreme (BLP4000 Series – High Amp, Brushless):

• 12V: 220-amp outputs

• Minimum of 90% output of unit’s rated maximum output (200+ amps) at engine idle speed

• Remote sense capable

• Dual cable terminals (B+/B-) positioned laterally and axially

• 125 C, -40 C ratings

• Isolated Ground Technology

• Heavy-duty housing design

To learn more about these products, please visit www.prestolite.com.