Summary Of The Different Types Of Load Banks

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Load banks can be easily described, regardless of the complexity that is often found in the manufacturing process, until its practical application. They are devices that generate electrical charges that are applied to the selected energy source for the sole purpose. When a load is applied, the output power resulting from the source is also converted or lost. 

Its purpose is to mimic everyday conditions of use and identify everyday situations when power is used. In a controlled way, under which the load controls the user.

Its purpose is diverse. Generator test and response analysis for specific loads allow you to calculate accurate measurements with calibration and adjustment. Also, regular tests are another important area where they are used. This requires periodic testing of the backup generator to ensure long-term stability. Regular maintenance is available to keep the generator comfortable under constant load. 

Switching to practical daily use is similar to a generator since it comes in a portable or stationary installation that can be installed on-site. There are many different types of applications and uses, and here is a brief description of the different types.

Resistive load bank and Inductive load banks are the more common of the two main types. This includes ‘reactive’ loads, including inductive or capacitive loads. Induction is known as the delay power factor and the capacity is known as the main power factor.

Inductive loads consist of reactive elements with an iron core that can produce delayed power factor loads when used with resistive load banks. Inductive loads can be used to simulate real commercial loads, which may include heating, transformers, motors and lighting.

The resistive load bank is similar to the reactive load bank, but the separation factor is that the load of the main power factor is generated. The charge can simulate certain electronic and nonlinear charges common in the telecommunications industry.

Capacitive can also be used in parallel with the resistance to obtain the power factor.

The load banks mentioned above have a wide variety of applications in many industries.

From simply testing newly installed diesel generators and turbines to periodic equipment checks as part of maintenance work. The newly assembled waiting unit must be verified to be adequate and functional. Complete the power system tests to avoid future power outages or other problems with the generators.

It is also used to eliminate wet stacking. This happens when a diesel generator is combined with a right load bank to apply the necessary additional amount. This allows the engine to consume fuel during the combustion process. If the engine does not work with sufficient load, unconsumed fuel can accumulate in the engine exhaust and leave an oily coating.


A load bank helps the manufacturer verify the generator’s power capacity and suppress excessive impulses in the power supply. Monitor the supply according to the power supply and test the generator’s ability to replenish parts that do not occur when there is no direct power available. Reduce the loss that can occur.