Leece-Neville Starters, Alternators Help Emergency Response Vehicles Meet Increased Service Demands

Oct. 16, 2020
IdlePro® and IdlePro Extreme® alternators and PowerPro® and PowerPro Extreme® starters provide the power needed to reliably answer every call.

NOVI, MI (October 16, 2020) - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the demands on emergency response vehicles are greater than ever, making it vital that they get to their destinations quickly and reliably. Prestolite Electric has introduced a comprehensive offering of starters and alternators – including the latest Leece-Neville IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators and PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme starters – to deliver the performance these critical applications need to operate dependably in a wide range of conditions.

Innovative Leece-Neville products are engineered to provide vehicles with consistent power at the start and then continue to deliver it to every vital system – equipment, lights, cameras, radios and more – even when the vehicle is idling, sometimes for hours at a time.

“We have listened closely to fire chiefs and technicians and responded with technologies they know and trust to meet their unique requirements,” says Jonathan Smith, assistant director of sales and marketing, Prestolite. “We are proud that our products help keep fire and emergency vehicles running by efficiently supplying adequate power for managing heavy electrical loads.”

Leece-Neville IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators produce industry-leading output at low engine speeds, a vital feature for vehicles that spend most of their working lives at low RPM while also powering higher-than-usual electrical draws. Some features include:

  • 12V, 210-, 230- and 240-amp outputs available in a dual internal fan design
  • 12V, 280-, 325-, 350- and 420-amp outputs available in a best-in-class brushless design
  • Minimum of 63% of a unit’s rated maximum output at engine idle (IdlePro)
  • Minimum of 90% of a unit’s rated maximum output (200+ amps) at engine idle on the 350-amp model (IdlePro Extreme)
  • Remote Sense capable – returns battery to full charge between stops and reduces overall charging time
  • Rated up to 125°C – ideal for the high-temperature environments often found in emergency vehicle applications
  • eCoated heavy-duty housing to reduce corrosion and improve vibration resistance
  • All new, no core
  • Assembled in America

Leece-Neville PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme starters provide operators with unmatched performance in a space-saving package and offer an entire array of additional features:

  • 12V, 5kW and 7kW starting power – industry-leading performance in 6- to 16-liter engines
  • Sealed and noseless design to protect against dust, oil and other contaminants
  • Planetary gear reduction design for higher torque/speed and less power consumption
  • Integral Magnetic Switch technology to eliminate voltage drops
  • Soft start relay technology to prevent ring gear damage
  • Overcrank protection (optional on PowerPro 7 starter)
  • All new, no core
  • One- and three-year warranties

To learn more about these and other Leece-Neville products, please contact your Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems representative, email [email protected] and visit www.prestolite.com. For technical support, call 866-288-9853.

About Prestolite Electric Incorporated

The Prestolite and Leece-Neville product line includes high-output alternators and gear reduction starter motors for on- and off-highway trucks, military applications, mining vehicles, school and city buses, motor coaches, and other uses. The company maintains certificates of registration to the IATF16949 Quality Management and ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management systems.

Prestolite is a division of Broad-Ocean Motors, a global supplier of high-tech, high-quality electric motors, alternators, and starters to multiple markets, including appliance, HVAC, and passenger and commercial vehicles. Prestolite eDrive Systems, a Broad-Ocean Motors Electric Vehicle Business Group, designs and manufactures rotating electric products for the commercial vehicle, bus and medium-duty markets.

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