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In addition, any new questions that are relevant to the general public are being added every day, so the questions and answers are constantly being updated.

Be sure to check out our new Support Forum, where you'll find answers to many of the most commonly asked questions!

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions that we receive.
  1. Where do you have information about DC motors, switches, contactors, and electronic ignition systems?
  2. Where do I find airplane alternators or starter motors?
  3. Where do I find information about wire/wire products?
  4. Where can I find batteries/battery chargers?
  5. How can I purchase an alternator or starter motor?
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Where do you have information about DC motors, switches, contactors, and electronic ignition systems?
The Prestolite divisions which manufacture direct current (DC) motors, switches, and contactors were sold to Ametek in 2000.

Any questions regarding these kinds of parts should be directed to Ametek. Contact information can be found on their website at:
www.ametek.com

Ametek
37 North Valley Road Building 4
P.O. Box 1764
Paoli, PA 19301
Tel: 610-647-2121
Toll: 1-800-473-1286
Fax: 610-296-3412 U.S.A.
Where do I find airplane alternators or starter motors?
We sold the aircraft alternators and starter motors to another company called Electrosystems, which has since been sold to a company called Hartzell Engine Technologies .

Contact information can be found on their website at:
www.hartzellenginetech.com

Hartzell Engine Technologies
2900 Selma Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36108
(877) 359-5355
(334) 386-5400
(334) 386-5410 Fax
Where do I find information about wire/wire products?
You are probably looking for Prestolite Wire, a company that has no affiliation with Prestolite Electric / Leece-Neville.

You can find their website at:
www.prestolitewire.com

Prestolite Wire
200 Galleria Officentre, Suite 200, CS#5022
Southfield, MI 48086
Tel: 248-355-4422
Toll Free: 800-498-3132
Fax: 248-386-4462
Email: webmaster@prestolitewire.com
Where can I find batteries / battery chargers?
Batteries:
The Prestolite battery division was owned by Allied Chemical, and has been sold to Exide. For a time they were selling Prestolite Branded Batteries, but we are not sure of the current status.

Contact information can be found on their website at:
www.exide.com.
Contact information for Exide Industries in India is at:
www.exideindustries.com.

Battery Chargers:
The battery charger business was sold to Ametek. They produce the Hobart battery charger.

Contact information can be found on their website at:
www.ametek.com.
How can I purchase an alternator or starter motor?
Prestolite/Leece-Neville sells products to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's), through our network of sales representatives, and to the public through a well-established network of warehouse distributors.

You can find a listing of our US sales representatives here.

You can see a listing of our North American warehouse distributors here.

You can find the 'Contact Us' page here.