Connecting Panels and Transformers

This tutorial teaches you how to connect panels and transformers together. You will connect the panels and transformers created in the last two steps together. They will be connected like this: UTIL->H1->L1->L2.

Panels and transformer connections can be connected in any drawing in your project.

Open drawing E-0.1.

Connect UTIL

Run the DM Electrical->Distribution Equipment->Connect Distribution Equipment command. The Distribution Equipment Connections dialog box will open.

Set Step 1: Select the Device to Be Connected to UTIL.

Notice that the Source is set to Utility.Utility is a built-in source that represents power coming from outside your building. All panels and transformers are connected to Utility by default.

No changes are required for UTIL. Leave all the settings as they are.

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Connect H1

Set Step 1: Select the Device to Be Connected to H1.

Set Source in the Step 2 : Select the Source that Feeds the Device to be Connected section to UTIL.

Set Odd Breakers / Taps to 1.

Press the Step 3: Press this Button to Connect the Device button.

Panel H1 is now fed from transformer UTIL

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Connect T1

Set Step 1: Select the Device to Be Connected to T1.

Set Source in the Step 2 : Select the Source that Feeds the Device to be Connected section to H1.

Set Odd Breakers / Taps to 1.

Press the Change Number of Poles button. The Change Number of Poles dialog box will appear.

Set Number of Poles to Three.

Press OK to close the dialog box.

Press the Step 3: Press this Button to Connect the Device button.

Transformer T1 is now connected to panel H1.

Connect L1

Set Step 1: Select the Device to Be Connected to L1.

Set Source in the Step 2 : Select the Source that Feeds the Device to be Connected section to T1.

Set Odd Breakers / Taps to 1.

Press the Step 3: Press this Button to Connect the Device button.

Panel L1 is now fed from transformer T1.

Connect L2

Set Step 1: Select the Device to Be Connected to L2.

Set Source in the Step 2 : Select the Source that Feeds the Device to be Connected section to L1.

Set Odd Breakers / Taps to 1.

Press the Change Number of Poles button. The Change Number of Poles dialog box will appear.

Set Number of Poles to Three.

Press OK to close the dialog box.

Press the Step 3: Press this Button to Connect the Device button.

Panel L2 is now connected to panel L1.


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