Depending on the electrical equipment, the current distributed can be alternating or direct.
The direct current is very present in sectors of activity with specific high voltage constraints and in on-board systems, via batteries .
A generator is a thermal engine fitted with an alternator which allows thegeneration of alternating current . Coupling to a load bank offers the possibility of testing it, validating its power, removing clogging regularly, or ballasting it, depending on its use.
Load bank for direct current equipment: batteries
The batteries therefore have direct current.
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.
Indeed, it is then essential to discharge the battery with a discharge bank beforehand, so as to avoid electrocution by direct contact, or the generation of sparks, etc. For any type of battery, particularly lithium-ion, it is essential to unload it before transport, so as to avoid electrocution or the generation of sparks, etc.
Load bank for alternating current equipment: generator set
A Generator , is a thermal engine fitted with an alternator, which generatesalternating current . The coupling to a load bank then offers the possibility of:
- testing it and validating the power of the generator set,
- cleaning it regularly,
- or to ballast it, depending on its use.
The proper functioning of a generator set and the maintenance of its performance over time depends mainly on:
- assiduity of tests
- tests carried out regularly.
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