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Inform Of Connected Load On A Switch

When connecting loads on a switch, a tally of the load in amps should be available as a guide so as not to overload a switch. For example a dimming switch rated at 800W should not exceed 6.7A at 120V, otherwise the switch is overloaded and may fail.

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    John Kitsalis shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • AdminDavid Robison (President, Design Master Software) commented  · 

        Right you are, Andrew! We need to give ourselves credit and mark this as complete. We added a new command, "DM Electrical->Switches->View Switch Load", to DM Electrical 8.4 (currently in beta, scheduled for release in early 2016). It will display the load for a switch exactly as requested by this wish.

      • Andrew Beck commented  · 

        Doesn't the "View switch load" command fulfill the desired functionality?
        Or was that command just recently added specifically to address this request?

      • Mason Robison commented  · 

        I would like to expand this feature to include:

        - Total electrical load on switch.

        - Types of fixtures/devices connected to switch (e.g. light fixtures or receptacles).

        - Counts of fixtures connected to switch.

        This information would be helpful when putting together lighting control schedules.

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