Accession Number : ADD018320

Title :   Variable Resistance, Liquid-Cooled Load Bank.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 1 Mar 95, patented 15 Oct 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tierney, Dennis J , Jr

Report Date : 15 Oct 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A load bank is constructed using a plurality of tubes made from electrically conductive material and a fluid system that supplies cooling fluid to the tubes. Each of a plurality of electrically conductive clamps is selectively positioned to electrically connect at least two of the tubes in a spaced apart parallel relationship. Each clamp can be adjusted in terms of the amount of force applied to the tubes it connects so that positioning of each clamp is adjustable along the length of the connected tubes. A combination of the clamps and the tubes form an electrically resistive current carrying circuit that serves as the load for a power source while the cooling fluid serves to dissipate the heat generated in the load.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LIQUID COOLING, *DUMMY LOADS(ELECTRICITY), POWER SUPPLIES, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE