DC load banks: discharge the electric batteries for a complete charge cycle

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Direct current: what is it for?

Continuous current

Direct current is the flow of electrons which always flows in the same direction , from the negative terminal to the positive terminal. The speed of electrons is estimated at a few meters per hour.

Direct current is produced by electrochemical or electronic generators , that is to say by all kinds of:

  • Cells
  • Battery
  • Solar panels

High voltage direct current

High voltage direct current (HVDC), in English High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC), is a power electronics technology used to transport high voltage direct current electricity .
Its use is minor compared to the traditional alternating current (AC) electrical transport of electrical networks.

Two advantages of high voltage direct current:

  • allows the transmission of electricity over long distances
  • causes less energy loss

A range of direct current load banks

Direct current is very present in business sectors with specific high voltage constraints and in embedded systems , via the batteries.

Depending on the different technologies, it is necessary to discharge the electric batteries regularly to allow a full charge cycle.

For all types of batteries , in particular lithium-Ion, it is imperative to unload them before transporting equipment or when moving for example.

In fact, it is then essential to have previously discharged the battery in order to avoid electrification-electrocution by direct contact, the generation of sparks etc….

Find out more about our direct current banks or our battery discharge banks .

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