Remy International has designed a new alternator to handle the higher heat output of today's low-emission engines. “We made internal changes, such as insulating the cooper wire to help cool it down, along with external modifications so we pull in more air but from different places,” said Mike Crull, Remy's engineering manager, at the annual TMC meeting in Tampa.
According to Crull, the Remy 36SI can operate in under-hood temperatures of up to 221 deg. F, a boost from the 209-deg. F ceiling of the 35SI model. The 36SI offers 167 amps at road speed and 100 amps at idle, almost double the 58 amps at idle of the previous model.
In other news, Remy has established a warranty partnership with Travel Centers of America (TA) to help support Remy products in the field.