The Avtron Model LPS Load Bank System provides an economical and convenient means for high capacity resistive and reactive loading of AC power systems such as diesel generator sets, turbines, or Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). Many specifications and local codes demand that such testing be performed at less than unity power factor, typically 0.8 p.f. lagging. To achieve a 0.8 power factor, the LPS 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 world" load. The LPS system is integrated on a rugged structural skid with provisions for overhead, four point lifting.
The LPS features a durable, water resistant and lightweight remote Hand-Held Controller. This controller is user-friendly and controls the functions of the entire system. The controller displays Volts, Amps, Frequency, KW, KVAR, KVA, and Power Factor along with any alarm conditions.