Load Bank Safety
Load banks are not inherently dangerous, but there are dangers that exist with operation of load banks. This is a technical, industrial product and should only be set-up and operated by trained, technical personnel who are specifically authorized.
Be certain that all equipment is properly grounded. Carefully check cables for wear and tear and insulation damage. Check all camlock connectors that connections are made sound and tight including both connector mating (the connector twist-tightens) and the cable within the connector.
Be certain that cables are phased correctly. A circuit breaker or fuse set is required at the power source sized appropriately for the conductor run.
Be sure to run adequate ampacity of cables. Check that generator voltage corresponds to load bank voltage. Check correct airflow direction and if it is necessary to reverse cooling fan direction, allow fan to fully stop before reversing. Provide the CFM required at an ambient not to exceed 125°F.
Be observant of airflow restrictions and re-circulation of airflow. Be careful that foreign objects are not drawn into cooling intakes.
Do not operate indoor load banks in the rain.
Observe common and accepted practices when operated high voltage electrical equipment.
Note that the load bank exterior, exhaust screens, and other sheet metal parts can be very hot. Wear hearing protection as required.