Dynalec Controls

Load Bank Test

A load bank test for a generator tests the generator’s output by simulating a load. The test runs the generator at full operating power and temperature. The test’s purpose is to determine if the generator functions properly and efficiently when needed. Here are some steps for a load bank test for a generator:
  • Check all fluid levelsCheck all fluid levels
  • Start and run the generator until the water temperature stabilizes
  • Transfer all manual or automatic transfer switches to the emergency source
  • Step load the generator with the load bank until the desired load is reached