The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

   
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#54204 - 07/21/05 08:02 PM adding va rated dvices to outputs
frank Offline
Member
Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 373
Loc: windsor ontario canada
I'M working with johnson controls these days automating everything from chillers and air handlers to boiler feed water.Anyway the question i have has to do with outputs.

For instance if you have an output rated at 15va and devices such as a 7va actuator and a 8va damper control wired in parallel to an output.Do you just add up the total VA?This is for a metesys M5 DX which is really just a specialized PLC.I would ask johnsons but they're programmers are asking me.thanks



[This message has been edited by frank (edited 07-22-2005).]
Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#54205 - 07/21/05 09:51 PM Re: adding va rated dvices to outputs
Ray97502 Offline
Member
Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 55
Loc: Central Point,OR
Kerchoff's Current Law (KCL)states that the algebraic sum of the currents entering a junction must equal zero. The sum of the currents entering a junction ie equal to the currents leaving the junction. With voltage constant, the VA is perportional to the currents. If the supply voltge is 24V the max supply current for a 15va output is is 0.626A. The load elements on each branch of the parallel circuit are 7va and 8va which would draw 0.292A and 0.333A. The total load currents accoding to KCL is 0.625A. So in theory yes the output va will support the load.
However, if the load elements have an inrush current at any point in the loading then the output limit may be exceeded.
Most of the information about the Metasys System can be located at this link.
http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com/default.aspx?topframe.aspx&0

Good Luck

[This message has been edited by Ray97502 (edited 07-22-2005).]
Top

Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box

Recent Posts
Forum Styles
by Admin
Today at 02:08 AM
License exam
by TRUE POWER
Yesterday at 09:16 PM
Looking for older post
by sparkyinak
Yesterday at 12:27 AM
Members: Non-Members: Did you know?
by Admin
01/22/17 02:34 PM
Safety at heights?
by HotLine1
01/21/17 08:51 PM

Who's Online
2 registered (dougwells, Admin), 190 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Top Posters
gfretwell 9066
Trumpy 8560
pauluk 7693
HotLine1 6833
sparky 5545
Member Spotlight
Member Since: 11/11/05
Posts: 190

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals