Prestolite Electric, a global manufacturer of alternators and starters, has introduced a new extreme-use product lineup, the IdlePro Extreme™ M-Series alternators, to boost performance and protection against dust and particle infiltration in mining applications.
The new product assortment includes a variety of voltage, amps and mounting configurations for extended flexibility and coverage in the field, it says.
Assembled in the US, the IdlePro Extreme M-Series alternators also include unique technologies that help extend service life and increase vehicle uptime by enhancing electrical system and engine performance, according to the company.
“This is a powerful, protected and uniquely capable mining design that delivers extra sealing against the invasive powder often generated during mining,” Jonathan Smith, Assistant Director of Sales and marketing, Prestolite, says. “The new IdlePro Extreme M-Series alternators include a robust, sealed housing to help substantially improve service life duration and our engineers also have added extra seals in front and behind the front bearing and in other areas of the alternator prone to contaminant infiltration.”
Packaged inside a lighter weight and lower maintenance package, each IdlePro Extreme M-Series high amp brushless alternator leads the industry in output at low engine speeds, while improving battery life, according to Prestolite.
The IdlePro Extreme M-Series alternators also include Prestolite Electric’s isolated ground technology, which protects engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage. This technology also eliminates electrical noise that can cause ghost or false engine codes that potentially result in unnecessary diagnostic troubleshooting and increased vehicle downtime.
The M-Series alternators available now include 24 V, 185 amp J-180 units (BLD4108M); 24 V, 250 amp J-180 units (BLD4102M); and 24 V, 275 amp J-180 units (BLD4106M).