Receptacles

This section describes how to use receptacles.

Receptacles are most frequently used to model receptacles, but can be used for other purposes as well. Any electrical load that is repeated throughout a building that is not a light fixture is a good candidate to be modeled as a receptacle.

Common Receptacle Information

The values that can be specified for a receptacle are listed below. Some values can be set in the schedule only, while others can have a default set in the schedule that can be changed on individual receptacles.

Schedule-Only Settings

This section describes receptacle values that can only be set in the schedule. These cannot be changed on individual receptacles. If you need to insert a receptacle that has a different setting for one of these values, it is necessary to create a new record in the schedule.

Include in Schedule: This checkbox controls whether the receptacle type is displayed in the receptacle schedule that is inserted on the drawing. Most receptacle types will have this box checked. It is commonly unchecked for existing receptacle types and receptacles that are being used to model other types of devices in your project.

Volts: The voltage for the receptacle type.

NEMA Type: The NEMA rating for the receptacle. NEMA ratings are standards that refer to the environment where the receptacle is safe to use. This value is not displayed on the drawing. It is included as a column in the receptacle schedule on the drawing.

Explosion-proof: Whether or not the receptacle is explosion-proof. If this is checked, an explosion-proof label is inserted on the drawing. The text of this label can be changed using the Receptacles->Explosion-proof setting in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

Weatherproof: Whether or not the receptacle is weatherproof. This typically corresponds to a NEMA 3R rating. If this is checked, a weatherproof label is inserted on the drawing. The text of this label can be changed using the Receptacles->Weatherproof setting in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

GFCI: Whether or not the receptacle is a GFCI outlet. If this is checked, a GFCI label is inserted on the drawing. The text of this label can be changed using the Receptacles->GFCI setting in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

Ground: Whether or not the receptacle requires a ground wire. If this is checked, a ground label is inserted on the drawing. The text of this label can be changed using the Receptacles->Ground setting in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

Isolated Ground: Whether or not the receptacle requires an isolated ground wire. If this is checked, an isolated ground label is inserted on the drawing. The text of this label can be changed using the Receptacles->Isolated Ground setting in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

Individual Receptacle Settings

This section describes receptacle values that be changed for individual receptacles. The value in the receptacle schedule is the default value.

Subscript Note: This value is a note that is inserted on the drawing. This note can also be displayed in the receptacle schedule if the Show Subscript on Symbols box is checked when inserting the schedule. See the Insert Receptacle Project Schedule section for more information.

Note with Arrow #1, Note with Arrow #2: These notes are two additional notes that will appear on the drawing when the receptacle is inserted. These notes will not appear on the receptacle schedule.

Load 1, Load 2, Load 3, Load 4: Receptacles can have up to four separate loads on them. Each load can be assigned a different load type and connected to a different circuit. See the Load Information section for more information.

Schedule Note 1, Schedule Note 2, Schedule Note 3: These three notes will appear on the receptacle schedule. See the Schedule Notes section for more information.


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