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New Alternator For Heavy-Duty Trucks

Posted on April 21, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new alternator for heavy-duty trucks. The Diamond Power (DP) A200 is designed to offer high efficiency for improved fuel economy in a 21.8 lb. package that the company said is approximately 6.8 lb. or 24% less than its closest competitor.

The unit delivers 137 amps at engine idle speed and incorporates remote-sense and five-wire technology, Mitsubishi said. It exceeds all OEM requirements for heat tolerance, the company said, and is engineered for a service life in excess of a million miles.

Now undergoing validation trials and field-testing at several O.E. manufacturers, both the DP A200 and DP A160 released last year are currently available for replacement and upgrade applications through regular dealer and independent aftermarket distribution channels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the company said.