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 Question by Tom Submitted on 11/15/2003 Related FAQ: Electrical Wiring FAQ (Part 1 of 2) Rating: Not yet rated Rate this question: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great What is the meaning of computed load?

 Answer by D.Tiwari Submitted on 4/7/2004 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Any unit that consumes electrical power represents a load to an electrical power system. When you have calculated the currents drawn by those units when they are all on, then depending on how far those units are from their source of power, you will be able to determine the fuse ratings and the length or proper guage of cables to use.

 Answer by Patrick Submitted on 1/18/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Computed Load You could call any load that you calculated a computed load.  As a 120 volt electric heater that draws 10 amps would be:    P=V*A  = (120v)*(10a) = 1200 Volt-Amperes (Watts). However, I am a fourth year electrical apprentice and we use Computed Load as being in compliance with Article 220 of the National Electrical Code (NEC). NEC 220 provides requirements for computing branch-circuit, feeder and service loads. NEC 220 Part I   - General and Computations of Branch Circuit Loads. NEC 220 Part II   - Feeders and Services

 Answer by khris@nemetrotec Submitted on 11/8/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great the meaning of computed load is the computation of total amps drawn from a circut.

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