Low RPM Alternator to Replace Conventional Heavy Duty Alternator
A regular car, truck, or SUV used for driving requires a regular alternator, and its job is to provide power to the electrical system, and to keep its battery charged. For these types of vehicles, a low RPM alternator does not make a significant difference, unless additional electrical accessories has been added to the vehicle. In heavy duty vehicles, however, heavy duty alternators are often used because these types of vehicles require a significant amount of power while they are at idle. Think of ambulances, fire engines, utility trucks, and school or shuttle buses. Heavy duty alternators in these types of vehicles typically run at high RPM because of the need for a greater amount of electrical power. So why is this a problem?
A high RPM alternator increases engine wear, uses more fuel, and causes a larger amount of exhaust emissions. These high RPM alternators also excessively drain the battery, especially if the engine is in idle for a long period of time. The irony is that heavy duty alternator customers can experience less electrical output at low RPM’s with higher rated alternators because the rating is shown only at high RPM’s. The quoted high output is achieved at high RPM, leaving the operators and mechanics responsible for emergency and utility vehicles without the high output at idle they really need.
So what can a low RPM alternator do? A low RPM alternator, such as the ones available from Eco-Tech, supply the needed electrical power for these types of heavy duty and emergency vehicles, without excessively revving the engine to achieve these results. Therefore, engines last longer, batteries last longer, and they’re safer for the environment.
To learn more about how low RPM alternators can lighten the load on your heavy duty vehicle, contact Eco-Tech today by phone at (203)230-3000, or by filling out the Web form on our Contact Us page.