A load bank is a device which develops an electrical load, applies the load to an electrical power source and converts or dissipates the resultant power output of the source. The purpose of a load bank is to accurately mimic the operational or “real” load that a power source will see in actual application.
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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 edition of Business Energy.
Facilities depend on an uninterruptible power supply or power source (UPS) to provide nearly instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between the utility power and a backup
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The HVAC Matrix drive (Z1000U) provides extremely low harmonic distortion in a space-saving design, along with the same HVAC-specific features as the standard Z1000. This single-component solution achieves excellent low distortion levels all by itself, completely without the need for additional countermeasures such as passive filters or multi-pulse
Facilities depend on an uninterruptible power supply or power source (UPS) to provide nearly instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between the utility power and a backup generator when it senses a power outage. A load bank mimics a real