Leece-Neville Announces New MultiPower Load Sharing Alternators

PG1011_Multi-Power.jpgLeece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems Division of Prestolite Electric announced today the release of a new 270 amp alternator featuring a patent-pending regulator design that allows for up to 4 alternators to be installed on a single application. "Leece-Neville has built a reputation as the premier high amperage alternator manufacturer", says Eric Bippus, Vice President of Worldwide Aftermarket Sales "and this new design is a perfect addition to that high amperage lineup. The unique regulator design on this model allows it to share the dynamic load of the vehicle in a perfect balance between up to 4 alternators, for a staggering 1,040 total system amps. What's more, the only thing required to create this load sharing capability is the installation of a single transmit / receive wire between the alternators."


In most applications where more than one alternator is installed on a vehicle the total load of the vehicle is not effectively shared between the units. This creates a situation where one of the alternators is supplying its maximum output and the other one is supplying little or none, leading to premature failure of the working alternator. The patent-pending design of the MultiPower™ alternators allows for the alternators to constantly monitor total system demand and the output of the other installed alternators, and to dynamically adjust their own output to exactly match the output of all other alternators in that system.


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