|Avtron recently announced the availability
of a new and improved very high capacity resistive/reactive
load bank. The Avtron model LCV features both resistive
and reactive loading in a single containerized unit.
This allows testing of AC power systems at less
than unity power factor, typically 0.8 p.f. lagging.
To achieve a 0.8 power factor, the LCV combines
resistive load (KW) with reactive load (KVAR). This
combination provides a true test of the actual generator
or UPS nameplate rating (KVA) and simulates a "real
The load bank consists of a rugged ISO style
20 foot container housing the resistive and reactive
components, blowers, associated controls and interconnections.
The unit has a load capacity rating of 3125 KVA
(2500 KW resistive/1875 KVAR reactive) at 480
VAC, 3 phase, 60 Hz (other voltages and frequencies
are available). The unit is PLC controlled with
a convenient hand-held remote controller. Laptop
computer control with data logging also is available
as an option. Click here
for more information.