Bosch says its Ultra Premium Long Haul Alternator provides greater electrical power and efficiency on the road or at idle, and is designed to keep generating electrical power even with high underhood temperatures. Producing 160 amps operating output and 80 amps at idle, the alternator’s higher charge rate at idle prolongs battery life by reducing deep cycling, according to the company, while dual internal cooling fans are optimized for airflow and help maintain the Long Haul’s even temperature under all operating conditions.
The Long Haul’s proprietary Self Protection Regulator technology is designed to automatically reduce the output to prevent failure when underhood temperatures become excessive. The Long Haul (AL9960LH), which Bosch says replaces more than 220 different original equipment alternators, operates at more than 70 percent efficiency, while conventional OE replacement alternators operate at 55 percent efficiency; this high-efficiency design transforms energy into power, rather than performance-robbing heat, saving fuel every mile.
Other features of the alternator, according to the company, include:
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