Loadbank Hire


First things first... What is a loadbank? A loadbank is a device which develops an electrical load, applies the load to an electrical power source and converts or dissipates the resultant power output of the source. The purpose of a loadbank is to accurately mimic the operational or “real” load that a power source will see in actual application.

For more than 30 years, Crestchic has been designing and manufacturing British-made loadbanks that provide accurate, reliable electrical test loads for commissioning and maintaining power systems. For more than 65 years, Macfarlane Generators has been providing new and used generators for sale and hire across Australia. Our hire fleet comprises over 160 quality generators and over 30 loadbanks. We deal exclusively with world-leading Crestchic Loadbanks, offering machines from 1kW to 3.3MVA.

Macfarlane Generators is your expert for loadbank hire. We understand that it is important for you to have the correct solution and we have the necessary skills and loadbanks to help you with your load testing. Macfarlane’s options of loadbanks for hire includes both small and large sets for various power testing abilities, starting from 1kW going up to 3.3MVA. Even larger loads can be supported by putting various loadbanks together. We have a complete line of AC resistive and reactive loadbanks to hire to suit your requirement. Smaller sets come on trailers for ease of transportation, and we can supply all of the necessary equipment like cables.

Why should you hire a loadbank?

  • Generator load testing
  • Synchronising checks and proof of load-sharing equipment
  • Hot restarts
  • Proven protection scheme
  • Rapid availability
  • UPS load testing
  • Switchboard testing
  • Generator Commissioning
  • UPS Commissioning
  • Generator capacity testing
  • UPS runtime testing
  • General power system proving
  • Any other use where a fixed or variable load is required

Phone or email your nearest branch for a booking or quote, or Contact Us

Contact the VIC Branch:      03 9544 4222       hire@macgen.com

Contact the QLD Branch:     07 3205 6333       hireqld@macgen.com

Contact the NSW Branch:    02 9899 6699       hirensw@macgen.com

Or call 1300 MAC GEN (1300 622 436) from anywhere in the country to be connected with your nearest branch.


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