Over the past 10 years, the use of high-amp 24V DC current in military vehicles has more than doubled. Small wonder South African company Shelhurst Components (Stand 12-C40) has been providing such PPP kits (powerpacks using Prestolite electric alternators) for all South African manufactured MRAP vehicles, including those built for the export market.
According to Shelhurst chief executive Ray Sheldrake, Prestolite is a world leader in the manufacture of heavyduty alternators and starter motors being supplied to most of the major diesel engine manufacturers worldwide. He said electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliant ITAR-free alternators are now standard fitment on most new and refurbished military vehicles in operation today.
"For the past 15 years, Shelhurst has worked closely with Prestolite in assisting military OEMs and OEM customers with their specific high-amp DC requirements, all ITAR-free and EMI-compliant," he said.
"Our range of alternators starts at 110A 12/24V up to 600A 24V.
These alternators are world-class in efficiency, size and performance, hence our motto: 'No power, no mission.'"