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Mike Sokol

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New Load Bank
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:08:27 pm »

Well, it's not 5 Megawatts, but it's a 10kW 120/240-volt load bank with 1kW increments that's perfect for my demonstrations. I just bought in on eBay a few days ago and it should arrive around the end of week. Let the loading begin...
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 06:07:15 pm »

And you can use it to heat your workshop!
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 06:49:16 pm »

And you can use it to heat your workshop!

While monitoring the voltage and current!  ;D
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 01:40:07 pm »

My 10kW Load Bank just arrived, and I had a take a selfie with it since my wife refused to take a picture of me with some "ugly gear". I think Linda's jealous.
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 04:32:23 pm »

My 10kW Load Bank just arrived, and I had a take a selfie with it since my wife refused to take a picture of me with some "ugly gear". I think Linda's jealous.
Very nice!
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 09:36:54 pm »

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  Well, it's not 5 Megawatts, but it's a 10kW 120/240-volt load bank with 1kW increments that's perfect for my demonstrations. I just bought in on eBay a few days ago and it should arrive around the end of week. Let the loading begin...


Wait, isn't this just futile?  That's what the borg always said....
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 02:08:39 am »

Now I need a few test connectors for my load bank to tie into incoming power. I'm thinking about getting the cheapest KWh meter I can find, gut out the electronics, and bolt a pair of lugs on the bus bars so I can hang a few pieces of #2 gauge wire out of the side. Any thoughts?
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 03:18:09 am »

Now I need a few test connectors for my load bank to tie into incoming power. I'm thinking about getting the cheapest KWh meter I can find, gut out the electronics, and bolt a pair of lugs on the bus bars so I can hang a few pieces of #2 gauge wire out of the side. Any thoughts?

Uh... you're not looking for a UL label, right?
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 06:48:18 am »

Uh... you're not looking for a UL label, right?

Hell no!!!  ;D

In all seriousness this is for professional use only. So I need to make this test procedure as safe and professional as possible. That's why I'm NOT going to use car jumper cables to clamp onto the hot lugs in the meter box.  :o
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Re: New Load Bank
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 12:28:04 pm »

Hell no!!!  ;D
In all seriousness this is for professional use only. So I need to make this test procedure as safe and professional as possible. That's why I'm NOT going to use car jumper cables to clamp onto the hot lugs in the meter box.  :o
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