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Titan 105 Gear Reduced Starter Motor Now Available

Titan 105 starter motorLeece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems Division of Prestolite Electric announced today the release of the TitanTM105 medium duty, in-line gear reduced starter motor. "We are pleased to release our newest addition to the TitanTM lineup of gear reduced starter motors" says Scott Miller, Director of US Aftermarket Sales. "The M105302 is a 105 mm, 5kW, 12 volt, in-line gear reduced starter motor that has been designed for diesel engines up to 11 liters, including the International DT466, DT530, DT570 and Cummins ISC and ISL engines."

Brushless alternator wiring instructions - how to install the new 185 amp alternators (TSB-1057)

Brushless alternator wiringOur new brushless alternators, rated at 160 and 185 amp (12 volt) are universal replacement alternators. These alternators come standard with both remote sense and lamp driver connections, so they will work in almost any application that you'll run across. However, you're going to need to know how to wire them up correctly, so you should download this technical service bulletin and keep it handy!

School Bus Alternator Application Guide - TSB-1025

TSB-1025 school bus alternatorThis technical bulletin is a detailed document that focuses on the entire charging system in school bus applications. The bulletin covers the alternator, batteries, and interconnected cabling in this type of demanding environment. Here are some examples from the bulletin:

No-Idle System Advanced Troubleshooting Guide - MC-615-PACKIT - TSB-1058

TSB-1058 MC-615 regulatorThe MC-615-PACKIT is an advanced voltage regulator that has been designed to meet the demanding needs of today's high technology dynamic electrical systems. These systems, the primary use of which are most often referred to as a 'No-Idle' system, are being used on some of the most advanced heavy duty truck designs on the road today. The MC-615 regulator constantly monitors the operating temperatures and voltage of the batteries, while also managing the alternator and monitoring its temperature. The controller regulates the voltage of the alternator for the specific battery type chosen by the vehicle manufacturer, and charges the batteries in three seperate stages.

Along with this advanced technology, however, comes increased complexity when diagnosing problems within the system. This 14 page guide walks you through the steps required to effectively troubleshoot any system that has the MC-615-PACKIT installed.

Click on the link below to download the file (pdf format).

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How to troubleshoot a 12 volt alternator on the vehicle - TSB-1019

TSB-1019 alternator troubleshootingThis popular guide, which provides detailed instructions on how to trouble shoot a heavy duty, 12 volt alternator while it is still mounted on the vehicle has been updated. In a simple, easy to follow format this 2 page TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) will walk you through the steps necessary to find out if that alternator is functioning properly, of it it's time for a new one.

Click on the link below to download the file (pdf format)

No-Idle system - Prestolite Signs Licensing Agreement with Balmar for regulator

MC-614 no idle system
(Update - originally posted 3/07)
Ballard Commercial Industries, Inc. (Balmar) and Prestolite Electric Incorporated have today announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement which allows Prestolite to produce and sell regulators using Balmar’s specialized no-idle system regulator technology for heavy duty truck applications. The agreement becomes effective April 1st, 2007. This regulator technology allows for a customized battery charging profile to be used in deep cycle applications, instead of conventional regulation methods.

Titan 125 Video Available

Titan 125 videoWe have created a 5 minute video introducing the Titan range of gear reduced starter motors.

You can view the movie by clicking on the start arrow below the movie, or you can download the movie by right-clicking on the links at the bottom of the page and selecting [Save Target As...] or [Save Link As...] from the pop-up menu. The movie is available in formats that will play in either Windows Media Player or Apple QuickTime Player.