Reactive – inductive loads: convert current into a magnetic field
Among the devices that produce reactive / inductive loads, there are:
When used in combination with a resistive load bank , the solutions of reactive / inductive load banks can simulate actual mixed commercial expenses :
- and carburetors
Thus, with a reactive / inductive load bank, it is possible to assess the performance of the supply system as a whole : generators, voltage regulators, conductors, switchgear and other equipment.
Reactive – capacitive loads: charge and release energy
A capacitive load bank and an inductive load bank are similar in utility and rated speed.
Capacitive reactance resists change in voltage, carrying the voltage ahead in the circuit current. On the other hand, lightly loaded switched mode power supplies (applied to reduce harmonic currents) and long cables can cause a drop in the system.
It is a power factor in advance which enables reactive power to be supplied from these loads to the system. As a result, the power factor improves.