AC load and DC load

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by superway, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. superway

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    Hello,

    I built a resistor load bank that is using for AC load (90vac) testing. So can I use this AC resistor load bank for DC load ( 48vdc) testing? or do I need to build a special load for DC voltage only?

    Thanks
     
  2. praondevou

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    You can use this load bank for DC too. Make sure you stay within the ratings of the resistors (which should be the case since they were rated for a higher voltage) and the max. output current of the DC-source.
     
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  3. iONic

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    resistors don't care what you toss at them, nor from what angle or direction. Their job is to stop what you are tossing at them, within their designed limits.
     
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