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In this article, we’ll define electrical loads, their various types, and the role they play in power systems.
The Importance of Contingency Planning
Contingency planning is important because it’s how an organization responds to any crisis ranging from data, equipment, to natural disasters.
What is a Transfer Switch?
Transfer Switches transfer electrical loads between utility and backup power sources. Read this article to learn how they improve power availability.
Hospital Emergency Power Requirements
ASCO’s services meet hospital emergency power requirements to provide continuous power and support to any healthcare facility.
What Is a Switchgear?
Switchgear is a term that describes a wide variety of switching devices that all fulfill a common need: controlling, protecting, and isolating power systems.
What is Nema
NEMA is The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is an organization that forms the standards for the manufacturing of medical imaging equipment and electrical equipment.
The Importance of Load Test Data Capture
Reliable and consistent power is vital for mission-critical facilities. Load banks are an integral…
Redundant Network Elements
For critical power monitoring networks, ASCO Power Technologies, Inc., offers connectivity…
ASCO 500 Series Surge Protective Devices Explained
500 SERIES Surge Protective Devices are designed with strict industry requirements in mind…
Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) Transition Modes
Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) switch loads between two or more power sources….
Monitoring Engine Start Signal Circuits
To start emergency generators, transfer switches typically use a signal circuit controlled…
Capacitive Load Banks
In alternating current systems, voltage and current rise and fall at the frequency of the power…
Testing Diesel Gen-sets to ISO8528
ISO 8528 (BS7698) part 6 is the standard for test methods of engine-driven generating…
Radiator Mounted Load Banks Explained
A radiator mounted load bank is specifically designed to mount in front of the radiator of…
SIGMA Load Bank Control Explained
SIGMA is a multifunctional embedded load control system specifically designed for…
Why use Load Banks in Data Centers?
Data centers are now one of the most common markets for load bank testing…
Medium Voltage Load Bank Types
Medium voltage (MV) power supplies are now one of the most common load bank test…
Using Load Banks to Meet Emergency Power Generating System Codes and Standards
In most cases, emergency power generating systems must comply with a number of different…
ASCO Load Bank Series Numbers: Explained
This interactive demo below to demonstrates the features and benefits of ASCO load…
Why Test a Diesel Generator with a Resistive Reactive Load Bank
Load bank testing using a resistive only load will usually result in full load test of the…
What is Wet Stacking and How Do Load Banks Prevent It?
Most back-up power systems in facilities, institutes, factories and hospitals use…
Typical Load Bank Communication Protocols
The application of network communication protocols depends on numerous variables…
Why Network Load Banks?
Networked load banks can provide numerous advantages with enhanced versatility for a…
Load Bank Basics
Load banks are used to commission, maintain and verify electrical power sources such as…
Load Bank Elements - What's the Difference?
Depending on the manufacturer and the type of load test application, different resistive…
Load Banks and Regenerative Braking
ASCO provides a wide range of load banks types to meet many regenerative braking…
Why ASCO 8000 SERIES Containerized Load Banks are Best-in-Class
ASCO 8000 SERIES load banks are high capacity, containerized units. The containerized…
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Learn more about our innovative product trailer that includes demonstrations of all of our critical power reliability solutions...