Load Banks ensure equipment is running correctly especially if you have a power outage and used within any industry. A load bank is used within various applications with many different purposes including battery systems, engine generators inverters, ground power units, wind generators, operation and facilities plus aircraft. A load bank is an important piece of load, electrical, mechanical and voltage operation testing equipment that pulls all controls and systems into one unit. RS work with major electrical test and measurement equipment manufacturers all recognised for their expertise in delivering performance within the industry.
Load bank testing tests a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) and ensures the performance and battery of a system, tested under load testing conditions, an important part of system operation and maintenance. The Load bank takes on the operation of electrical load which a power source normally deals with testing the operation of the equipment.
When a generator is installed you should test the generator operation on a regular basis. Load banks are used to test a generator as they mimic the load produced and identify and correct any issues.
There are also Capacitive and Inductive load banks available also used for generator testing.