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Canadian Electrical Code Capability

As the word of this software is increasing in Canada, it would be a good idea to have the capabilities of incorporating the Canadian Electrical Code into Design Master.

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      • Bryant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With the new load calculation format for your schedules, I wonder if the CEC residential load calcs would be easier to add? Have a house right now with 10 panels with generator and ATS. I have to remove all the schedules on the panel and then put a spreadsheet under it. Took 2 days to coordinate. Now they are doing a VE and will now have to spend 2 days re-coordinating. The CEC is based on sq ft. It only counts appliances over 1.5kW at 25%. The only tricky thing is you have to have at least 6kW allocated to a range. They also have a slightly different method of doing HVAC calcs. CEC tries to make things easier than the NEC for residential.

      • Bryant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am thinking these are referencing a panel schedule that does CEC load calcs. I have a spreadsheet that does CEC load calcs if you want to take a look. It is very similar to the dwelling alternate method but has some rules on EV, on demand water heaters, minimum loads for ranges, and a whole bunch of loads that are not included if too small.

      • Bryant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You would be better starting out with the CEC load calcs for residential. If is just about as easy as the US optional method. since I do a lot of Bahamas homes they all use the CEC and I have to use a spreadsheet for that and then create a panel schedule that doesn't show yours. I could send you my spreadsheet and it will show you the 4 or 5 calculations you need for residential CEC. It really is pretty easy.

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