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B&C Specialty Products Introduces New High-Performance Spline-Driven Alternator
Oshkosh, Wisc., July 20, 2015 - Today, B&C Specialty Products, Inc. introduced the BC462-H high-performance spline-driven alternator to the Experimental Aircraft community at AirVenture 2015. Rated at 35-45 amps @ cruise RPM on Lycoming and Continental engines, and up to 60 amps on the Pratt & Whitney PT-6 engine, the BC462-H combines robust output and modest size, all in a 6.75 lb. package. With over 20 years of experience in spline-driven alternators for both Experimental and Certified aircraft, and nearly 10,000 units in the field, B&C Specialty Products is seeing noteworthy interest in spline-driven alternators in the General Aviation marketplace.

“We are really excited about our new and very efficient alternator,” B&C Vice President Nathan Bainbridge said. “Our design produces the most amps per pound of any alternator we’ve ever sold. It’s just one more way B&C is providing Experimental aircraft owners with the best value in the marketplace today.”

With the addition of the BC462-H to its product line-up, B&C anticipates a continued swell of interest in its spline-driven alternators; interest reflecting the fact that the B&C Alternators:

+ may be driven on an AND20000-spec accessory pad, a common feature on thousands of aircraft, thus eliminating the maintenance requirements of belt-drive alternators.

+ may be used as either Primary (“one-and-only”) or Standby (“backup”) Alternators, permitting significantly greater flexibility in managing aircraft weight and balance, and electrical system configuration.

+ may be installed in either 14v or 28v electrical systems, making possible a greater range of installations and system design options.

About B&C Specialty Products, Inc.: B&C Specialty Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of lightweight aircraft electrical systems based in Newton, Kansas. Celebrating its 35th year in business in 2015, B&C introduced the first lightweight Starter for Lycoming engines (1986), the first lightweight Starter for small Continental engines (1994), and the first 90-degree Spin-On Oil Filter Adapter (1996). B&C was asked to provide Alternator Controllers for the historic Voyager flight around the world (1986); and Alternators and Alternator Controllers for the WhiteKnight heavy-lift aircraft, used in the first manned private spaceflight of SpaceShipOne (2004).

Media Contact: Nathan Bainbridge, Vice President, B&C Specialty Products, Inc., (316) 283-8585,

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