Resistive Vs. Reactive Load Banks

When you are running a business, it is crucial to have backups of everything to maintain the business success especially during the times of unexpected power outage. One should be maintaining business operations despite the occurrences you face unexpectedly. However, as much as we emphasize on running your businesses and having backups especially in the time of having power outages, there are some risks associated to it that are face with the backup systems. When you use load banks Australia testing solutions, you have the conformity to see functionality and performance of operations related to mechanical and electrical systems. It is due to this, load bank testing plays an important role when you are installing new equipment related to electrical and mechanical appliances as they help you to uncover problems before an actual situation of power outage occurs unexpectedly. 

Types of Load Bank Testing Solutions

There are three main types of load bank testing solutions known as resistive, reactive and resistive/reactive.

1. Resistive Load banks

One of the most common types of good generator load bank testing is the resistive load banks which copies the operational load that would occur in a power source in an actual situation. In this, there is a conversion of electrical current to heat by using power resistors and the heat of using water and air. Some of the common types of examples for the said load bank are devices that have heating features like hot plates and heaters.

2. Reactive Load bank

Unlike resistive load bank, reactive load banks are used in the electromagnetic or electric devices to simulate systems. Generally, goods that need reactive power include capacitors, transformers and motor driven devices. What one should be knowing about this type of load bank is the fact that it converts the current into a particular magnetic field. Some common examples of reactive load banks may include chokes, transformers and motors.

3. Resistive / Reactive Load Banks

This type of load bank is a combination of both; resistive as well as reactive load banks where they have the ability to copy the electromagnetic and motor loads within a power system and provides a load by setting up a specific power factor. This particular type of load testing tis used for checking out switch gear, turbines, generators and UPS systems.

The power generation that needs to be occurred in unexpected situations is complex and difficult than what is done on a regular basis and as a result, if there is a slightest of fault or problem in the system, it required one to check and ensure that the overall functions of the system is working fine or not. Therefore, one must be careful when conducting load testing no matter whatever type of it you are using.