R-Series Resistive Load Banks



Load banks are devices which contain resistive, inductive and/or capacitive loads, apply the load to an electrical power source and dissipate the power of the electrical source.

Unlike the on-site loads which are randomly variable in terms of many electrical parameters, load banks provide predetermined and controllable load which serves the power source, using it's energy output to test, support or protect the power source.

Portable and stationary resistive load banks incorporate as low as 1 kW load step increments for testing small to large generating sets. The fine control resolution ensures accurate load control and power factor targeting adjustments.

Load banks are suitable for both workshop and on-site testing and the units are suitable for trailer mounting.




  • Robust design
  • Vertical / Horizontal air release
  • ISO container or custom made enclosure design
  • Integrated remote control system with data capture, monitoring and load step controlling
  • Ease of integrated load testing with other load banks
  • Corrosion resistant outdoor type paint
  • Stainless steel vibration proof resistor
  • IEC 62116, IEEE Std 929 and UL1741 compatible designs

Load banks feature optional touch-type LCD display and/or wireless remote load step switching controller and/or load step & time controller PC software. In addition, controller features include fan start/stop, electrical parameter controls, timing, capturing data, test mode and fault detection. PC controllers are connected to load bank through USB port for connection.

In addition, circuit breaker protections are provided in the load bank and easy access to switchgear compartment and reactors is achieved. In terms of safety; fan failure, low air flow, over-voltage, over temperature and phase sequence protections are included in the load bank.


Area of Usage


  • Generator testing
  • Ship Testing
  • Power Plants
  • Telecommunication Sites
  • Mining
  • Military Establishments
  • Data Centers
  • Battery Systems
  • UPS Systems
  • Inverters


Technical Features


  • DC or 50 - 60 - 400 Hz
  • Resistive ( up to 36 kV )
  • Power Analyzer Measurements : V, A, W, VAr, Hz, cosPhi


Required Information for Quotation


  • Applied voltage and frequency
  • Mobile or stable
  • Load step resolution
  • Indoor or outdoor service
  • Capacity (kW)
  • Blower and control voltage
  • Internal and/or external control power
  • Meters (Voltmeter, Ammeter, kW meter, kVA meter, cosF, frequency meter)
  • Optional computer interface RS 232 / RS 485 (wireless computer interface on demand)
  • Automatic controller
  • Wireless remote control
  • Protection degree: IP20/indoor, IP20/outdoor under roof, IP55/outdoor




Load banks can be controlled via local, remote, wireless remote or automatic control systems.

Local control: Control panel self-contained in Load Bank with load control button and/or touch panel.

Remote control: PC software controlled with data cable thru a USB connection input in a location away from the physical load bank for controlling predetermined load steps, power factor, timing, capturing data, test mode and fault detection.

Wireless remote control: Load steps and main controlling function of the load bank is achieved by an ergonomic hand-held remote control.

Automatic control: DSP controller with auto control available including auto on-off, auto load regulation, timing, regenerative power response.


A Resistive load bank provides equivalent loading of both generator and prime mover. That is, for each kilowatt (or horsepower) of load applied to the generator by the load bank, an equal amount of load is applied to the prime mover by the generator.

R-series Load banks are designed for portable and fixed applications. Hilkar brand R-series load banks have robust design and are specifically designed for corrosive environments. Featuring vibration proof stainless steel resistors and integrated control and switchgear system. Load banks can be controlled via local, remote, wireless remote or automatic control systems.


  • For other ratings up to 36 kV or for other load step resolutions, consult factory.
  • Dimensions and weight may vary as per at the custom specific ratings.
  • Given dimensions and weights are approximate values.


Load banks accessories are also available here.