The popularity of Ford E-series vans is unparalleled – rarely do companies and consumers turn to other heavy-duty vans for high performance and durability. What are these vans often used for? E-series vans are commonly used as construction and maintenance vehicles, mobile restaurants, utility vehicles, and even ambulances. Many E-350 and E-450 vans are specifically created as emergency vehicles.
The E-series is powerful – a look at the 2016 Ford models reveals a 6.8L Triton V-10 engine. However, the stock or common OEM replacement alternator for these vehicles is a mere 130 amp alternator. Let’s think for a second how these vehicles are used. Construction, maintenance, utility, emergency service vehicles, and food trucks all sit at idle for long periods of time. A powerful engine is ideal – but these trucks simply don’t have the powerful alternators equipped to handle the large electrical loads produced at engine idle.
However, Eco-Tech alternators are created exactly with these types of vehicles in mind. An Eco-Tech alternator can generate 260 Amperes, double than the stock alternator output in a Ford E-series. In addition to the amp difference, these alternators are specially built to withstand large electrical loads at idle, without producing a spike in the voltage. A stock alternator simply cannot handle large electrical loads, and over time, will cease to work.
Other benefits of choosing Eco-Tech over stock include:
- Increased fuel efficiency
- Longer engine life with less wear and tear on the engine
- Extended battery life
- Saves cost on battery packs and high idle devices
- Reduces exhaust emissions
- Longer alternator life
Shop for a better alternator, and start saving money on repair and maintenance today by switching to Eco-Tech. Feel free to contact us through our website, or give a member of our professional staff a call at (203)230-3000 to learn about Eco-Tech alternator options.