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#127758 - 11/21/01 08:03 PM Elec. Calculator for PDA/Palm pilot
amp-man Offline

Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 144
Loc: Sacto, California US of A
Anyone familiar with an application for the palm pilot that'll do electrical calculations (wire size, conduit fill, etc)?

Or an application for electrical estimating? (Seems like it'd be a great way to work up on-the-spot quotes accurately).


#127759 - 11/26/01 06:31 AM Re: Elec. Calculator for PDA/Palm pilot
JBD Offline

Registered: 07/12/01
Posts: 599
Loc: WI, USA
I have downloaded several different programs.
Conduit fill
Pcket Conductor Pro
Fuse Sizing
Short Circuit
Ifound these all by searching the Palm site for calculator programs. By coincidence all of these were written by a Arismendi Z. Hernandez

#127760 - 12/15/01 04:13 PM Re: Elec. Calculator for PDA/Palm pilot
amp-man Offline

Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 144
Loc: Sacto, California US of A
Thanks, JBD.

Got the "Lectricalc" and "Conduit Fill" and find them very useful. Plan on adding the others.

I'm working up a estimating spredsheet so that I can quote a price on-the-spot for small jobs, ones I usually do w/o a written contract.

I figure it will do a couple of things--make sure that I don't forget something and underprice a job, yet allow me to quote a price on the spot while leaving a more professional impression with the client than if I just said, "well, lemme see, that's 6 can lights, a three way switch circuit...that'll be $WHATEVER."

In fact, many of my clients use PDAs and I think it'll be real cool to "beam" an estimate from my PDA to theirs...or at least me business card.



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