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#26087 - 05/29/03 08:15 PM Residential Load Calculator
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
Scott Vickrey has offered to let us post his Residential Load Calculator onsite here at ECN. Please take a look and give it a try. Let us know what you think.

Single Family Load Calculator


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#26088 - 05/29/03 09:22 PM Re: Residential Load Calculator
Vickrey Offline

Registered: 05/29/03
Posts: 11
Loc: Fort Stockton, Texas,USA
I worked on that sucker for a month. I'm trying to get some input to deside on the next step. Add another calculator or continue adding value to this one like conductor sizing, load chart or room for contrator message or logo to be added to the result page. The results are made to be printed on a single page. Let me know what you think.

#26089 - 05/30/03 03:24 AM Re: Residential Load Calculator
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
Nice calc Scott.

#26090 - 05/30/03 03:42 AM Re: Residential Load Calculator
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
I like it!

#26091 - 05/30/03 04:50 AM Re: Residential Load Calculator
Ron Offline

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 577
Loc: White Plains, NY
Very nice except I got

"Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d'
Type mismatch: 'Dryers'
/resultSFDLoadCalc.asp, line 259"

Instead of an answer

#26092 - 05/30/03 06:17 AM Re: Residential Load Calculator
Vickrey Offline

Registered: 05/29/03
Posts: 11
Loc: Fort Stockton, Texas,USA
While the calculator does check most of the input from the user before processing, I have yet to cover everything. Thanks for pointing this out. This error in particular was probably cause by something other than a number being entered in the Clothes Dryers input (i.e. "5000va"). Thanks again for the info.

#26093 - 05/30/03 06:40 AM Re: Residential Load Calculator
Active 1 Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
It's good. Nice for selling service work. I think some would believe a computer print out over me.

#26094 - 05/30/03 07:26 AM Re: Residential Load Calculator
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Along with the compliments on the calculator itself, and I agree, I would like to say thank you for this.
This calculator is no substitute for knowledge of the code


#26095 - 05/30/03 08:07 AM Re: Residential Load Calculator
Vickrey Offline

Registered: 05/29/03
Posts: 11
Loc: Fort Stockton, Texas,USA
We will both be thankful for that Rodger.

Active 1 the printed results are intended as a value added service for you to use how ever you see fit. Customer reassurance is a good use. It also shows you did do a calculation, not that any one would install without a calculation. Another use is to place a copy in the panel to aid the electrician adding circuits after your gone.
If you do decide to leave a copy behind BE SURE it's correct!

A gotcha to be aware of:
Cooking Appliances - Enter in kVA not Va
Entering the wrong one will generate errant results!

Thanks to all who have responded your input is most appreciated!

#26096 - 05/30/03 08:37 PM Re: Residential Load Calculator
frenchelectrican Offline


Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
that is really cool caluater for load demand and i did check agnist my paper work it came very and i mean very close with the figures and it is a big time saver to figured it out. ( dang this will only figured single phase not three phase which i do it manually ) and it really help to print it out too and thanks again

merci marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

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