The purpose of a load bank is to accurately mimic the operational or “real” load that a power source will see in actual application. However, unlike the “real” load, which is likely to be dispersed, unpredictable and random in value, a load bank provides a contained, organized and fully controllable load.
The Importance of Load Bank Testing
It is very important to make sure your power system is tested as advertised. Before commissioning or during extended planned outages, it is critical that your system is fully tested to factory spec. Clients who are ahead of the curve always load bank their UPS and Battery systems before attaching their real "load" or expensive equipment.