I have always used a load bank. It works great

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> On Nov 6, 2014, at 2:18 PM, Michael Ross via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
> 
> I am investigating how to test cells and packs - I will need to charge and
> discharge.
> 
> If I have a programmable electronic load, rather than purely resistive
> loads, is this an unrealistic way to discharge batteries?
> 
> I gather they use power MOSFETS and switch them to product the desired
> output current from the batteries.  I think this implies some transients at
> some frequency.
> 
> Does it matter?
> 
> Can I mitigate the effect with lots of capacitors?
> 
> Or whatever else I have not thought of...
> 
> (Please bear with me going forward, I have a lot of questions in the same
> vein.)
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
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