A look at parts: The alternator, by DT Spare Parts

The alternator provides the power required for the vehicle's electrical system for all operating conditions that occur during driving.

The alternator provides the power required for the vehicle’s electrical system for all operating conditions that occur during driving.

This also ensures that the starter battery, as an energy storage system, is always sufficiently charged. The charge limitation the alternator must be adjusted to the practical operating conditions of the vehicle so that the minimum energy generated is at least equal to what all consumers can use at the same time.

The alternator initially generates an alternating current, which must first be converted into direct current in order to be stored as electrical energy.

The armatures are made of high-quality magnetizable steel with narrow gaps between the rotor and stator, ensuring maximum performance. The rotor is balanced to achieve quiet running and low wear on the ball bearings.

The voltage regulators are equipped with quality carbon brushes. These ensure long-lasting, trouble-free operation.

The material of the rectifier is highly resistant to temperature. The insulation is designed for temperatures of up to 240 °C.

The stator is made of special magnetizable steel and precisely calculated coils which are covered by temperature-resistant, electrically non-conductive insulation.

The rectification of the alternating current by means of surge-proof rectifier diodes ensures long-term operation, even with maximum power and high fluctuations in voltage in the vehicle’s electrical system. DT Spare Parts generators contain quality bearings from Europe and Japan to ensure a long service life.

Tips & tricks:
•Check that contacts of the controller are sound before installation.
•It is also important that all the components for the assembly are free of contaminants.
•When selecting the belt pulley, make sure that it fits with both the belt and the intended shaft.

Parts of an alternator:

  1. Ball bearings
  2. Fan impeller
  3. Stator with coil
  4. Rotor with coil
  5. Rectifier
  6. Voltage regulator

Brand Portrait DT Spare Parts:
The brand DT Spare Parts from Germany stands for a complete range with around 40,000 automotive parts and accessories with guaranteed quality and comprehensive service offerings. The consistent orientation towards original quality of the original equipment and the continual further development of the services have made the DT Spare Parts brand what it is today – a leading product brand in the automotive industry as an alternative to original parts of the manufacturer brands. Customers’ long-term trust in the brand is rewarded – with a 24 month brand warranty, which is completely unique in the face of the complete range.

Brand Portrait SIEGEL Automotive:
SIEGEL Automotive is a product brand of Diesel Technic SE, Germany. The brand offers around 1 000 reliable automotive parts and accessories at attractive prices for economical repair and maintenance. The SIEGEL Automotive range of products includes spare parts for the body and cabin, lighting and electrical equipment as well as for other product groups. The solid service is rounded off with a 12-month brand warranty.

Company Portrait Diesel Technic:
Diesel Technic is one of the largest suppliers of automotive parts and accessories and was founded in Germany in 1972. With the product brands DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive, Diesel Technic provides the trade with the opportunity to meet all the demands of the market at all times. The core competence of Diesel Technic is to develop brand spare parts in guaranteed quality for various requirements and to ensure a worldwide supply of spare parts for DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive products. Distribution partners and their workshop customers in over 150 countries value Diesel Technic’s expertise as a reliable full-service partner that keeps their business and vehicles moving. Besides the corporate headquarters in Germany, the Diesel Technic Group includes subsidiaries in France, The Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Dubai/U.A.E. and Singapore. Worldwide, the Diesel Technic Group employs more than 650 people from 30 countries.

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