Prestolite Electric has launched the AVi168, a 24-volt, 150-amp alternator from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems, designed to offer consistent, high-output power and resistance to extreme temperatures, thanks to its dual internal fan design.

The alternator weighs 29 pounds and offers at least 40 more amps at engine idle than other models, the offering a superior power-to-weight ratio for its class, according to the company. Also available from Prestolite is the AVi168W, a battery-less variation that is ideal for use in air conditioning, construction and certain agriculture applications, such as harvesters, sprayers, seed drills and turf care.

“Our new AVi168 alternator is engineered to thrive in the most demanding heavy duty environments and applications, offering superior durability, high-temperature resistance and consistent output,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director of aftermarket sales and marketing, Prestolite. “In addition, our battery-less version of this powerful new alternator is a perfect solution for bus air conditioning systems and similar climate control applications that require extreme power at low speeds.”

Each AVi168 alternator is designed to increase vehicle uptime, facilitating reduced operating and maintenance costs for fleet operators. For the AVi168W battery-less version, the addition of a DR-03 capacitor is recommended.