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Denso Announces New Alternator for Medium-, Heavy-Duty Market

DALLAS — Automotive supplier Denso has developed a new high amperage alternator for the medium- and heavy-duty truck market that the company said is smaller, lighter and more efficient.

In a May 6 announcement at the Alternative Clean Transportation 2015 Expo, the company said its “PowerEdge” alternator offers advanced features — already proven in the automotive market — that incorporate an innovative square wire copper stator design.

The new alternator, which will be available in July, also will help improve fuel economy, the company said in a statement.

“In addition to its improved efficiency and higher amps at idle, the Denso PowerEdge alternator can be up to 10 pounds lighter than the industry's competition,” said Frank Jenkins, senior manager of Denso Product and Services Americas’ Commercial and Heavy Duty Group. “This means reduced fuel consumption over the long haul, which can save thousands of dollars per truck per year.”

The new alternators will be offered in 170-amp, 185-amp, 205-amp and 220-amp versions.

The units also are equipped with heavy-duty bearings, advanced long-life brush composition and remote sense technology to prolong battery life, Denso said.

By Eric Miller
Staff Reporter

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