Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC has finalized an agreement to purchase the assets of Plane-Power, LTD. Plane-Power products include PMA alternator replacements, generator-to-alternator conversion kits for both belt- and gear-driven installations, alternators for Experimental aircraft, and voltage regulators.
Plane-Power Ltd. has introduced its FAA-certified C28-150, a lightweight, high-output, gear-driven, 150-amp alternator for Continental 520 and 550 engines. The alternator features built-in noise filtration and can be used with customers' existing alternator gear/clutch assemblies.
The key to the C28-150's performance is its unique combination of high-quality components, precision manufactured hair pin stator assembly and a very efficient, proprietary cooling design, said Jason Hutchison, assistant general manager of Plane-Power Ltd. "At just 13 pounds installed weight, the C28-150 is unmatched in its ability to provide very high continuous output of 150 amps while maintaining the lowest operating temperatures in the fleet. The result is a very high output alternator with very high reliability."
The alternators are manufactured at the company's Granbury, Texas, factory and retail for $1299.
For more information visit www.plane-power.com or call 877/934-5700.
For those who like the idea of a redundant power source, Plane Power has announced the Fly Safe, a 30-amp, less-than-6-pound alternator designed to plug into a standard vacuum pad. It's available with an internal regulator, panel-mounted warning light and automatic dimmer for $795, or the price is $695 without the internal regulator and monitor panel. Plane Power is offering a $100 discount on these units through the end of 2010. For those who want this capability in their type-certified airplane, Plane Power will begin the certification process for the Fly Safe alternator in the fall of 2010. Continue reading "Plane Power Introduces Fly Safe Alternator"