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Loads on Circuits Do Not Appear in Panel Total

Posted on May 27th, 2014. Last updated on January 31st, 2019.

Q: I have connected devices to circuits on my panel. Why do the loads not appear in the totals at the bottom of the panel schedule?

A: Open the Panel dialog box, select the panel, and press the Feeder and Service Calculation Settings button. Check whether the Default General Lighting Circuit Value field is set to Yes or No.

If it is set to Yes, then all of your circuits are considered general lighting circuits, which are ignored in the panel load total. It is assumed the load on these circuits is included in the general lighting load for the panel.

Change the value to No. For circuits that do have lights, use the Circuiting dialog box to change the General Lighting Circuit field to Yes for those specific circuits.

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