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01-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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## wire size and OCPD in mixed phases

I've got a 3 phase 200amp 120/208v 4 wire + ground sub panel panel that will be supplying five 3 phase machines with an FLA of 7 amps each and 5 single phase machines at 120v with an FLA of 10 amps each. Totals would be 35amps and 50 amps respectively. I don't know how to plug in these mixed numbers into my wire calculation table.

http://www.electrician2.com/calculat...cpd_ver_1.html

I need to determine the minimum wire size needed and the appropriate OCPD to put in my main panel that will feed this sub described above. All the loads will be non continuous.

The 200 amp panel was the only size I could find with enough spaces to hold all the breakers.

thanks,
David

01-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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if the single phase loads are divided as equally as possible(2a, 2b, 1c, etc.), you'll have a maximum of 55A on one phase.

 01-28-2012, 02:30 AM #3 retired elect/hvac/plumb     Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: south east of omaha/The island of misfit contractors Posts: 2,921 Rewards Points: 2,020 How big is the main service ?

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 Originally Posted by n175h I've got a 3 phase 200amp 120/208v 4 wire + ground sub panel panel that will be supplying five 3 phase machines with an FLA of 7 amps each and 5 single phase machines at 120v with an FLA of 10 amps each. Totals would be 35amps and 50 amps respectively. I don't know how to plug in these mixed numbers into my wire calculation table. http://www.electrician2.com/calculat...cpd_ver_1.html I need to determine the minimum wire size needed and the appropriate OCPD to put in my main panel that will feed this sub described above. All the loads will be non continuous. The 200 amp panel was the only size I could find with enough spaces to hold all the breakers. thanks, David
This is obviously not a home improvement DIY job.
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01-28-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by Speedy Petey This is obviously not a home improvement DIY job.
Didn't you hear? Converting your garage to a laundromat is the latest craze.

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01-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by a_lost_shadow Didn't you hear? Converting your garage to a laundromat is the latest craze.
You're right. No garage. It's on hold for now. I'm still waiting on the AEP load engineer to give my electrician a quote for a 3 phase changeover. However, for my own knowledge, I would like to know how to compute the wire size and OCPD for the load described in the original post.

Plummen, the main service will be 400a 120/208 3 phase.

Seems to me it would be 35 + 30 = 65 Three of the five 10 amp single phase machines would be on one 120v phase. I appreciate the knowledge shared on this forum even if it is above and beyond DIY

David

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