I have a 24V battery bank and would like to discharge it in order to test the performance of different solar charge controllers. Eventually the batteries will supply a 2hp (1500W) DC motor and it is this that I would like to simulate.
Can I use a resistive load to approximate the current draw of the motor in lock conditions? How do i calculate this? A pot or a rheostat seems like the way to go but I am unsure of how to select one.
Following Ohm's law I expect the current draw from the motor to be near to 58A when the motor is locked.