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DSEi 2011: New alternator to give power boost to vehicles

13th September 2011 - 17:30 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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ITT has been demonstrating a new alternator that delivers more than twice the electrical power to energy-thirsty vehicles. 

The CRUX (Create, Regulate, Utilize, eXport) generator, on display at DSEi, is capable of producing 1,000 amps, allowing it to power the increasingly large number of electrical systems on modern military vehicles.

The system, developed from technology used on city buses, has been designed to be retrofitted on to a range of vehicles and installed by mechanics in a few hours.

Traditional vehicles alternators used on military vehicles, such as MRAPs, only produce 400 amps or 570 amps, but they only do

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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