C.E Niehoff Alternators
Our collection of C.E. Niehoff alternators boasts some of the finest alternators in South Africa. The 24V and 28V brushless Niehoff alternators are ideal for heavy-duty road vehicles and agricultural or construction vehicles alike because of their durable design and high output.
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Benefits of C.E Niehoff Alternators
C.E. Niehoff alternators are admired in the automotive world for a few reasons. They are:
- Highly efficient, requiring less fuel to perform at high output.
- Durable thanks to their brushless design.
C.E. Niehoff alternators are made to last, withstanding corrosive chemicals and dust associated with agriculture, construction, and mining. That, coupled with their high performance at lower horsepower and less fuel, makes them a popular choice when looking at alternators for sale.
Frequently Asked Questions
The lifespan of alternators ranges from 128 000km to 240 000km, which translates to approximately 7 years. Factors affecting the longevity of an alternator include:
- Quality of the alternator
- Energy drain on the alternator
- Driving and environmental conditions
Ultimately, depending on how the alternator is used, it may last longer or shorter, but it will need replacing at some point. Looking for a durable alternator that will last a long time is an important consideration when it comes to alternator cost.
No, alternators for sale come with varying amps and designs. When replacing an alternator, look for a replacement with the same amps and mounting configuration for easy correct instalment. You can find universal car alternators that will suit a range of car engines.
Alternators are water resistant, but not waterproof. If you find that the alternator has gotten wet, it is possible it may have water damage and require replacement or repair.
Low-quality alternators can negatively affect a vehicle’s battery or other electrical components, so it’s important to invest in good-quality alternators for cars and other vehicles. But you can also test an alternator’s reliability with a multimeter.
To test an alternator with a multimeter, follow these steps:
- Ensure the vehicle engine is off.
- Turn the dial of the multimeter to measure DC voltage in the relevant voltage range for your specific alternator. It is recommended to set the multimeter to measure the smallest number that is greater than the alternator voltage.
- Connect the positive and negative leads of the multimeter to the corresponding terminals of the car battery.
- Note the voltage on the multimeter’s display. If it reads lower than 12V, charge the battery before proceeding. It should be approximately 12-13V.
- Start the vehicle and measure the voltage again while it’s running. If it reads 14-15V it is working as it should. If it reads lower than 14V or if the reading fluctuates, the alternator could be faulty.