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Subject: Building a homemade load bank

Date: 05/26/03 at 1:18 PM
Posted by: Newbie
E-mail: info110@lycos.com
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In Reply to: I want to build a load bank !.. any ideas ? posted by Newbie on 12/15/02 at 12:25 PM:

This is Newbie,one thing that I forgot to mention was that we are a Miller/Lincoln warranty station and I have a parts list/breakdown/schematic on a Miller load bank, but it calls for 30 coils which are available from Miller at $25 each (our cost) and I think that there is a cheaper way to make what I need,than to spend $750 just to buy the premade coils direct from miller.......I had thnought about buying one coil from Miller for $25 and then see if I could make 29 more just like that one.....the heavy duty switching and the circuit boards isn't a real big problem !....we have contactors and switches in stock that I can use for switching.....Miller wants $3700 for their factory built load bank and I think I can build one that will work for less than a couple hundred dollars total.. we have a large building but we don't have room for a 6 ft. vat of salt water as one person suggested that i build....we also need to be able to move it around.........

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