Load banks – alternating current: test, validate the power, remove fouling, ballast your generators and other electrical equipment

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Alternating current: what is it for?

Alternating current symbol AC

An electric current that changes direction cyclically

Alternating current is an electric current that changes direction.
In fact, a current is said to be “alternating” when circulates alternately in one direction and then in the other at regular intervals called “ cycles ”.
It is produced by the rotation of an alternator . This is the case for example in power plants. Electricity is produced by a turbine and an alternator.

A current defined by a frequency (HZ)

A periodic alternating current is characterized by its frequency, measured in hertz (Hz). It’s the number of round trips made by the electric current in one second . The most widely used form of alternating current is sinusoidal current , primarily for the commercial distribution of electrical energy.

We must distinguish:

  • The purely alternative currents whose average value (DC component) is zero, which can supply a transformer without danger.
  • The alternating current with non-zero direct component which cannot under any circumstances supply a transformer

A range of alternating current load banks

METAL DEPLOYE RESISTOR therefore offers tailor-made load banks that allow testing of all types of equipment offering direct current : inverters, UPS …

Coupling to a load bank offers the possibility of:

  • testing the generator
  • validating its power,
  • cleaning it regularly,
  • ballasting it, according to its use.

Load banks:

  • extend the life of equipment,
  • also and above all guarantee safety!

The METAL DEPLOYE RESISTOR team , supports you by designing the load bank adapted to your precise voltages and amperages.