What is Phantom Loading

Phantom Loading

When a energy meter is designed for high current loads, it is uneconomical to arrange such loads for testing purposes as it involves a considerable waste of time and power. To avoid this problem “phantom” or “fictitious” loading is done.

In phantom loading, pressure coil is excited from normal supply voltage and current coil is excited from a separate low voltage supply. The low impedance of current coil circuit makes it possible to circulate the required current even with low supply voltage.

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