7900LH Regulator Replaced By 102200S

102200 Leece-Neville announces the immediate supersession of our 79000LH regulator with the 102200S regulator. We decided to use the 102200S over the 79000LH because of its far superior quality and technology. The 102200S is 100% compatible with the original 79000LH, but is much more durable and has many more features:

Leece-Neville Announces New Logo Color

leece-neville blue logoIn a continuing effort to provide a standard global image for the Prestolite corporation, it was announced today that the traditional black and red colors in the Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems division logo will be replaced by the standard Prestolite blue used in all Prestolite related branding. "It is imperative that we provide a globally recognized brand for the entire Prestolite family of products", says Eric Bippus, Vice President of Worldwide Aftermarket Sales. "It makes sense for us to move toward the Prestolite blue, as this is the color with wider recognition worldwide. Even in the states, where Leece-Neville has always been black and red, we made a conscious decision back in 2002 to change all supporting literature, catalogs and the corporate website to a predominantly blue theme. This is just another step in that transition process".

Tech Bulletin (TSB-1041, US) - replacement of older style regulators with 105-396 (8RL3024)

The redesign of the 105-351 (8RL3021) and 105-352 (8RL3022) was done to incorporate a sealed regulator housing to improve the reliability of the regulator. This redesign also allowed us to integrate the enhancements listed below, along with offering a common regulator for multiple alternators.

  • The adjustment potentiometer was removed to eliminate the possibility of improper adjustments by the user.
  • the new 105-396 (8RL3024) regulator is compatible with both the 3 wire 105-351 and the 4 wire 105-352.

The attached technical bulletin provides wiring details on how to replace the old style regulators with the new one.

Twin-Power Multiple Alternator System For Fire Trucks and Heavy Emergency Vehicles

Power X2 SystemUpdate: The Twin-Power alternators have been discontinued and superceded with the new MultiPower alternators. For new installations please use the new MultiPower alternators. Continue reading below for information on previous installations of the discontinued Twin-Power alternators. A new brochure has been released showing the features and benefits of the Twin-Power Fire Truck alternator system. This system allows for the installation of two 12/14 volt, 270 amp high output alternators for applications using the Detroit Diesel Series 60 dual alternator mounting bracket configuration. The dual alternator installation provides 340 amps at engine idle, and 540 amps during pumping on these vehicles.

In addition to the brochure, 6 technical service bulletins have been attached to provide additional information on this system.

Changes To The Core Return Policy - US & Canada

FL-1088 Core Return PolicyImportant Announcement for our US and Canadian Distributors

Our product core RMA (Return Material Authorization) policy has changed! As of October 6, 2006 you will need to adhere to the following process for returning cores for credit:

Technical Bulletin (US) - School Bus Application Guide

school bus*Update - this TSB has been updated, please download the new version attached.

We all know that the most important consideration when it comes to a school bus is safety. The second most important thing, when it comes to the alternator on the bus, is reliability. The Technical Service Bulletin attached includes many helpful hints on ways to ensure that your school bus has the correct alternator and cabling so that it is both safe and reliable. It will help you to select the correct size alternator for your application, along with plenty of helpful information on batteries, cabling, and even how to read an alternator output curve. It also includes a handy worksheet for calculating amperage demands.

As always, if you have any comments or questions feel free to leave them here.

Prestolite Electric Announces New Heavy Duty, Passenger and Light Commercial Application and Cross Reference Catalogues

PP4022 HD coverWe are pleased to announce the release of two new 2006 catalogues for the United Kingdom and European markets.

These catalogues provide detailed application information and cross references for a wide variety of heavy duty, light commercial and passenger applications. The guides cover alternators and starter motors available in the United Kingdom and Europe.