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Dwelling Unit Load Calculations

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

How to calculate feeder and service loads for dwelling units in Design Master Electrical.


We look at the following topics for configuring dwelling unit loads:

We also answer the following questions:

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Here are a few support articles related to dwelling unit load calculations.

Dwelling Unit Load Calculation Quick Start: A basic walkthrough of the settings you need to change to calculate your panel loads using a dwelling unit method.

Convert Specific NEC Section to DM Load Type: Use this reference when you know the section in the NEC you want to model. This article will tell you how to configure Design Master Electrical to handle it.

Convert DM Load Type to Specific NEC Section: Use this reference when you are not sure what a load type in Design Master Electrical does. This article will tell you which NEC sections each load type is attempting to model.

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