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Crestchic Loadbanks

Crestchic are the largest specialist loadbank provider in the world. Load banks are used to create electrical load to apply to generators, and imitate the operational or ‘real’ load that a generator will use. They’re used to test, support, or protect a power source. Macfarlane Generators are your approved Crestchic Load Bank Hire, Sales, Service and Parts Dealer.


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Macfarlane Generators are proud to be the sole Australian supplier for Crestchic Resistive/Reactive Loadbanks. The company, incorporated in 1983, is based in Burton Upon Trent, UK, and has sales and rental offices around the world. They are the largest specialised loadbank manufacturer and loadbank rental company in the world. 

Load banks are used to create electrical load to apply to generators, and imitate the operational or ‘real’ load that a generator will use. They’re used to test, support, or protect a power source. 

Applications include:

  • Generator testing: To test new or newly assembled units, and periodically test and exercise standby units.
  • Engine testing: Testing gas engines under various mechanical loads
  • Eliminate ‘Wet Stacking’: If a diesel engine is not operated under a certain amount of load, unconsumed fuel collects in the exhaust system causing a range of issues.  Load banks can be installed in a diesel powered generator to apply additional load and prevent this issue.

Macfarlane Generators stocks loadbanks with ranges from 1kW to 15MVA. All Crestchic loadbanks employ stainless steel finned elements for maximum heat dissipation and durability.


Features:

  • Transportable: Supplied with heavy duty swivel castors for ease of transport or without castors for fixed installations. 
  • Weather protected: Designed for outdoor use, weather protected rigid IP55 construction
  • Load switching: 1kW switching resolution
  • Longevity: Stainless steel enclosed elements consisting of 80/20 nickel chrome resistance wire for long service life.
  • Reliability: 12 months warranty
  • Support: Full range of accessories available (i.e. cables, cable guards etc.)

Capacity

240/415V, 50hZ, 1.0 PF


Dimensions

1276mm (h) x 1048mm (L) x 875mm (w)


Air Flow

6,000 CFM, designed for the outdoors


Design Voltage

415V, 50Hz, other voltages and frequensies available on request


Cooling

Two fans, forced air cooling, 

Comes with electrical interlocking system and thermal sensors for safe operations

Parameters

Maintains maximum capacity in ambient conditions up to 50°C and 100% humidity