Denso Corp. says its new PowerEdge high amperage alternator for the medium- and heavy-duty truck market is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the industry competition. The new product will be available in July 2015.
The company says PowerEdge offers advanced alternator features such as its patented segment conductor (SC) technology, which incorporates an innovative square wire copper stator design. By leveraging innovative design and manufacturing technologies, the PowerEdge achieves higher efficiency in a smaller, more lightweight design, which translates into improved fuel economy.
"Denso has harnessed its cutting-edge technology in order to provide a much-needed solution for the commercial truck market. 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,” says 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."
Denso’s SC alternator design has been optimized to provide the durability and long life needed to meet the severe demands of heavy and medium duty trucks.
The new PowerEdge alternators offer four output versions: 170amp, 185amp, 205amp, and 220amp. Each unit features the same innovative SC stator, producing higher efficiency and more amps at idle.
Additionally, these units are equipped with heavy duty bearings, advanced long-life brush composition, and remote sense technology to prolong battery life. Not only do these highly efficient alternators offer a small, lightweight design, but its compact size and weight offer fleet and truck technicians easier handling and installation, according to Denso.
"Medium and heavy duty customers have been looking for a more durable, higher efficiency solution for their growing electrical requirements. Denso has responded by introducing the lightest, most efficient alternator in today's market,” says Fran Labun, vice president of Sales at Denso Product and Services Americas Inc.
“This Denso PowerEdge was developed specifically for the increasing demands of the truck market and demonstrates our strengthened commitment to our customers.”
Denso says the PowerEdge alternator provides 100% coverage for pad-mount applications and offers the following features and benefits:
superior efficiency, providing reduced fuel consumption and mileage savings;
durability, long life, reducing replacement intervals and costs;
higher amps at idle;
remote sense features, prolongs battery life, reducing replacement costs;
compact size and lighter weight, for improved fuel savings and ease of installation.