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Derating wire plus voltage drop #58732
11/15/05 09:46 PM
11/15/05 09:46 PM
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If you already upsized the wire for voltage drop would you have to further derate the wire if you have more than 4 current carrying conductors? Do the calculations compound?


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Re: Derating wire plus voltage drop #58733
11/15/05 10:22 PM
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Re: Derating wire plus voltage drop #58734
11/15/05 11:44 PM
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First caculate the load.
Size the wire for the load.
Derate per the table 80%. This will give you a larger conductor. Caculate the VD using this conductor.
If you have to go larger you do not derate again.


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