While both a load test and a load bank are essential components of properly maintaining a generator it is essential to know the key differences between the two.
Regular checks of your generator are essential to feeling confident that in the event of a power outage it will do the job it is designed for. These checks should include load tests to ascertain whether the emergency power system you have in place will transfer efficiently when an outage occurs.
A Load Bank, on the other hand, is a test that verifies that the power your generator will supply in an outage will be sufficient to address your building’s needs. It will also verify whether your generator is in good condition to continue to supply power for long enough for power to be restored. Such tests should be conducted weekly or monthly.
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