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Old 12-22-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm finishing my basement and approaching the electrical portion. I'm adding some lights on different circuits and was curious if anyone has an EXCEL file configured to do the load calculations. I'm going to create one if I have to, just curious if anyone else has already done the work.

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Old 12-22-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Load Calc for the whole house ?

or.....?

I just add up the bulbs on the lighting circuits
15a = 1800w max, 20a = 2400w max



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keep in mind most dimmer switches are rated for 600 watts, you can get higher rated ones but the cost goes way up.
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http://www.mikeholt.com/technical.ph...lationformulas
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