Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America introduces 200 amp alternator

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America introduces 200 amp alternator

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. introduced a new alternator, the Diamond Power A200 (DP A200) for heavy-duty trucks, which features many new technologies unique to heavy-duty alternators, earning five new patents.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Offers the highest efficiency rating among major 12v heavy-duty alternators in North America, providing improved fuel economy;
  • Weighs 21.8 lbs., which is approximately 6.8 lbs. less (or 24% less) than the closest competitor, for improved fuel economy, ease of installation and less front axle weight for increased payload potential;
  • Provides 137 amps of output at engine idle speed; Features “remote-sense” and “five-wire” technology;
  • Has extreme heat tolerance, exceeding all North American OE requirements;
  • Designed to last more than 1,000,000 miles; and
  • Includes three-year/unlimited mile Diamond Gard warranty.

The Diamond Power A200 requires minimal engine horsepower to operate, making it extremely energy efficient, the maker said. With less drag on the engine, it achieves a significant reduction in fuel consumption. It is designed and built to outlive the truck’s original ownership, with major advances in corrosion protection, vibration resistance and heat tolerance. Battery life is extended with remote sense capability, reduced deep cycling and by maintaining full output at high temperatures.

Now undergoing validation trials and field- testing at several OE 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.

These two PAD-mount, brushless, five-wire alternators are bolt-in replacements for any existing alternator on all engines with the PAD mount feature, which includes nearly all truck-engine combinations manufactured in North America since 2007. Only one part number for each alternator model ensures minimal inventory requirements for the retailer.

“With the DP A200, we pulled out all the stops in the design department. It is truly an amazing machine, yet very competitively priced. It will provide the industry with a new state-of-the-art option and further establish Mitsubishi Electric as a significant new player in the North American heavy truck alternator market,” said Dave Stone, executive director at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America heavy-duty operations.“ The combination of the DP A200 and DP A160 provides our customers with a product portfolio that I believe is far superior to all other brush and brushless alternatives available today.”

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