Electrical Load as a function of testing
When an electrical circuit has a defined output terminal, those appliances which draw power from that circuit are collectively known as the electrical load or just the load’.
When testing an electrical load, the dummy’ load is what is known as a load bank. As a balance to the current source, the electronic load is a current sink. The current load can be altered and set electronically in a defined range and the current is regulated electronically.
It is important to be able to make accurate measurements of force with load cells and load sensors. The electrical load consumes electrical energy and transforms it generally into heat, which is dissipated through the Manatronics constant current load banks via forced air which is generally more convenient (no plumbing required as in water) and potentially safer than water.
Electrical loads are used in many and varied situations, particularly they are used to test:
- Solar and fuel cells
- Power supplies
They are also operated under operating modes including constant;
- Power and
To validly test your electrical load, choosing the right load bank is critical. The right load bank will prove your design, performance and capacity of your system through simulating the plant load – all without having to run your plant at maximum capacity and increasing risk.
Quality load testing your electrical load will not only ensure the plant can run at all potential levels, it will also aid in avoiding excessive wear and tear of your equipment and prolong the life of your generators, UPS and battery systems.
Manatronics based in Brisbane, Australia, support their overseas customers on every continent. They offer a fully quality assured engineered solution for your Electrical Load testing requirements.