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Home Electrical Service Calculation
Summary: The home electrical service size is based upon the electrical loads and the required circuits specified by the electrical codes as shown in this example.
Electrical Service Calculations Process
This electric service calculation is based on a single family home of 3000 square foot with the following electrical loads:
1- 12 kw electric range
20 kw of electric space heating (1 central elect. heating unit)
1- 5 kw electric water heater
1-central air conditioner, 9 kw
1- dishwasher, 1 kw
1- disposal, 0.9 kw
1- electric clothes dryer, 4500 watt
|220-3a||General Lighting, 3000 sq ft x 3 watts = 9000||--|
|220-16a||2 Small Appliance, 1500 ea= 3000||--|
|220-16b||Laundry = 1500||--|
|Table 220-11||Total General Lighting, Small Appl., Laundry = 13500||--|
|Table 220-11||Apply Demands, 1st 3000 watts||3000|
|Table 220-11||Balance(10500 watts) at 35 percent||3675|
|220-18||Dryer (minimum 5k)||5000|
|220-19||Range (from col C)||8000|
|220-17||Add Fixed Appliance x 100 percent (not more than four)||6900|
|220-21||Larger of Heat / Air Conditioning||20000|
|Amps||Divide by 240 (volts) =||194|
|310-15(b)6||200 Amp service wire:||2/0 copper|
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