In the high-stakes world of armored vehicles, every component plays a crucial role in ensuring safety, performance, and mission success. One component that often gets overlooked, however, is the alternator.


A reliable, high-performance alternator isn’t just a nice-to-have – it’s a necessity. This often-underestimated part is responsible for charging the battery and powering all the electrical systems in your vehicle, from communication equipment to life-saving countermeasures.


Choosing the wrong alternator can have disastrous consequences, leading to breakdowns, power outages, and compromised security. That’s why it’s crucial to select an alternator that’s specifically designed to meet the unique demands of your armored vehicle.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Alternator

  • Power Demand: The first step is to assess the power requirements of your vehicle’s electrical systems – both current (amps) and voltage. Consider all the equipment you need to run simultaneously – lights, cameras, communication devices, computers, countermeasures, etc. and calculate the total draw.
  • Operating Conditions: Think about the environments your vehicle will encounter. Extreme temperatures, dust, moisture, and vibrations can all put a strain on your alternator. Choose one that’s designed to withstand these uniquely harsh conditions.
  • Vehicle Specifications: Make sure the alternator is compatible with your vehicle’s make, model, and engine size. This includes the physical dimensions, mounting points, system compatibility, and electrical connections.
  • Quality and Reliability: Don’t compromise on quality. Opt for a reputable brand with a proven track record of reliability in armored applications with certifications and warranties that back up their claims.
  • Customization: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to armored vehicles. Look for a manufacturer who can accommodate specific and unique requirements, ensuring optimal performance and seamless integration.
  • Expandability: Consider any future upgrades or modifications you might make to your vehicle’s electrical system. Choose an alternator with enough headroom to accommodate these changes.

Beyond the Basics: Features to Look For

  • Intelligent Charging: Choose an alternator designed to work with your specific vehicle’s electrical systems. Using the proper regulation and integration optimizes battery performance and prevents overcharging.
  • Electrical Protection: Look for an alternator with built-in thermal protection to prevent overheating in extreme conditions. Our mutli-alternator systems can be customized to handle even the most stringent charging specifications of advanced lithium batteries.
  • Construction: Opt for a heavy-duty alternator with robust components and materials that can withstand the rigors of off-road driving and rough terrain.


The SBC Advantage: Uncompromising Performance

At SBC, we understand the unique challenges faced by security professionals. That’s why we engineered alternators specifically designed for armored vehicles. Our alternators are built to the highest standards, using top-quality materials and advanced technology. We offer a range of output options, intelligent charging features, and customization options to ensure that you get the perfect solution for your specific needs.


Don’t Risk Your Mission – Choose the Right Alternator

When lives are on the line, you can’t afford to take chances with your armored vehicle’s power system. Contact SBC today to learn more about our custom alternator solutions for armored vehicles.

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