Load banks test, commission and maintain a variety of electrical power sources like generators and uninterruptible power supplies to ensure optimal performance if ever needed. Rent load banks of all kinds, from compact, portable models ideal for testing smaller, household applications to large, stand-alone units for commercial and industrial uses. Choose between resistive, capacitive, reactive, reactive/resistive and DC load banks to find the perfect load bank rental for the job. We carry top manufacturers to ensure you get the highest quality rental equipment available for your next project. Contact a United Rentals expert to ensure you find the right load bank for rent to help you get your job done or learn more about this equipment in the FAQ section below.
A load bank is a piece of electrical testing equipment used to simulate electrical loads to ensure power sources like generators are functioning properly. The three main types of load banks are reactive, resistive and capacitive.
Resistive load banks test power equipment like generators to ensure they will function properly if needed. By drawing 100% power capacity from a generator, resistive load banks can inform testers if the equipment needs maintenance or replacing.
A load bank is connected manually to a generator via a manual transfer switch. Consult the owner’s manual or speak with one of our United Rentals representatives to ensure proper equipment installation.