Hartzell Engine Technologies is re-introducing its Plane-Power ALT-FLX line of FAA-PMA certified, 28V/150 Amp to 14V/100 Amp high output, belt-driven alternators.
“The Plane-Power ALT-FLX belt-driven alternators deliver more continuous power at lower engine RPMs than any other aircraft alternator,” said President Mike Disbrow. “Aircraft owners with high electrical demand during ground operations, such as those with sophisticated avionics suites or electrically-driven air conditioning systems, will appreciate the abundant electrical power they will get at idle with these Plane-Power alternators.”
While the alternators were popular with customers, Disbrow noted the company “encountered component sourcing issues that needed to be resolved before we could again meet market demands with new products.”
“In the interim, our solution is to offer factory-rebuilt units until the new component suppliers can be brought on line,” Disbrow added. “There will be some internal components that, while not new, will be inspected, tested and certified to meet new standards and they will be covered by the same 24-month warranty we provide on every new Plane-Power alternator.”
Disbrow also said that because of the installation flexibility designed into the ALT-FLX series, Plane-Power will offer a variety of “installation-specific” kits with all the necessary hardware included for a specific aircraft/engine application covered by FAA STC SA11137SC.
“Previously, Plane-Power had sold installation-specific equipment, such as mounting kits and voltage regulators a la carte,” Disbrow explained. “Now it all comes together.”
The Plane-Power ALT-FLX FAA-PMA certified belt-driven alternators are available for Continental and Lycoming boss mount and Lycoming case mount systems.