Electric al Cable Sizing

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 H Dobson
 ANZ Associates
 Example 11.1
26­Mar­08 
12:00:00 AM 
 A:CABLE.WKS

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Input Data
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Power Lo ad              W :

7500  Watts

Power Fa ctor           PF :

0.75  dimensionl ess

Conducto r length      L1  :
Voltage

                V :

Installa tion description  :

Three Ph
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3 phase
Maximum
Maximum
Installa
­­­­­­­­
Cable
No.
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60.000  m
415  volts
grouped ca bles, clip ped direct

ase 415 Volt, AC Cir cuits
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AC
allowable voltage drop
allowable voltage drop
tion description  : grouped ca
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­
Conductor
Maximum
Cross­sectional
Current
Area
Rating
mm2
Ampere
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415  volt
4.0  %
16.6  volt
bles, clip ped direct

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Voltage
Load
Load
Drop
Power
Power
Factor
mV/A m
Watts
PF
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1.0 
16.0 
37.00 
7500 
0.75 

1.5 
20.0 
24.00 
7500 
0.75 

2.5 
26.0 
15.00 
7500 
0.75 

4.0 
36.0 
9.20 
7500 
0.75 

6.0 
45.0 
6.20 
7500 
0.75 

10.0 
61.0 
3.70 
7500 
0.75 

16.0 
81.0 
2.30 
7500 
0.75 

25.0 
106.0 
1.50 
7500 
0.75 
Three Ph ase 415 Volt, AC Cir cuits, con tinued.
­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­
Cable
Conductor
Maximum
Voltage
Load
Load
No.
Cross­sectional
Current
Drop
Power
Power
Area
Rating
Factor
mm2
Ampere
mV/A m
Watts
PF
======= ******************* ********* ********* ************** ***********

35.0 
130.0 
1.10 
7500 
0.75 
10 
50.0 
160.0 
0.82 
7500 
0.75 
11 
70.0 
200.0 
0.59 
7500 
0.75 
12 
95.0 
240.0 
0.45 
7500 
0.75 
13 
120.0 
280.0 
0.38 
7500 
0.75 
14 
150.0 
320.0 
0.34 
7500 
0.75 
15 
185.0 
365.0 
0.30 
7500 
0.75 
16 
240.0 
430.0 
0.27 
7500 
0.75 
17 
300.0 
500.0 
0.25 
7500 
0.75 
18 
400.0 
610.0 
0.24 
7500 
0.75 
19 
500.0 
710.0 
0.23 
7500 
0.75 
20 
630.0 
820.0 
0.22 
7500 
0.75 
Single Phhase 240 Volt, AC Ci rcuits
******** ******************** ******
1 phase AC
240  volt
Maximum allowable voltage drop
4.0  %
Maximum allowable voltage drop
9.6  volt
Installa tion description  : grouped ca bles, clip ped direct

­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­
Cable
Conductor
Maximum
Voltage
Load
Load
No.
Cross­sectional
Current
Drop
Power
Power
Area
Rating
Factor
mm2
Ampere
mV/A m
Watts
PF
======= ******************* ********* ********* ************** ***********

1.0 
17.0 
42.00 
7500 
0.75 

1.5 
21.0 
28.00 
7500 
0.75 

2.5 
30.0 
17.00 
7500 
0.75 

4.0 
40.0 
11.00 
7500 
0.75 

6.0 
50.0 
7.10 
7500 
0.75 

10.0 
68.0 
4.20 
7500 
0.75 

16.0 
90.0 
2.70 
7500 
0.75 

25.0 
118.0 
1.70 
7500 
0.75 
Single Phhase 12 Volt, Extra Low Voltag e Circuits
******** ******************** ********** **********
1 phase AC
12  volt
Maximum allowable voltage drop
4.0  %

Maximum
Installa
­­­­­­­­
Cable
No.

allowable voltage drop
0.5  volt
tion description  : grouped ca bles, clip ped direct

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­
Conductor
Maximum
Voltage
Load
Load
Cross­sectional
Current
Drop
Power
Power
Area
Rating
Factor
mm2
Ampere
mV/A m
Watts
PF
======= ******************* ********* ********* ************** ***********

1.0 
17.0 
42.00 
7500 
0.75 

1.5 
21.0 
28.00 
7500 
0.75 

2.5 
30.0 
17.00 
7500 
0.75 

4.0 
40.0 
11.00 
7500 
0.75 

6.0 
50.0 
7.10 
7500 
0.75 
END OF F ILE.

0.0 
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Phase
Maximum 
Current
Conductor
Length
I(b) A
L1 m
********* *********

­­­­­­­­­­
Measured
Conductor
Length
L2 m
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Voltage
Percentage
Voltage 
Drop
Voltage
Drop
Drop
Acceptability
V volt
%
*********** *********** **************

13.9 
13.9 
13.9 
13.9 
13.9 
13.9 
13.9 
13.9 

32.2 
49.7 
79.5 
129.7 
192.5 
322.5 
518.8 
795.5 

60.0 
60.0 
60.0 
60.0 
60.0 
60.0 
60.0 
60.0 

30.9 
20.0 
12.5 
7.7 
5.2 
3.1 
1.9 
1.3 

7.4  Too high
4.8  Too high
3.0  Allowed
1.9  Allowed
1.2  Allowed
0.7  Allowed
0.5  Allowed
0.3  Allowed

­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Phase
Maximum 
Measured
Voltage
Percentage
Acceptability
Current
Conductor Conductor Drop
Voltage
Length
Length
Drop
I(b) A
L1 m
L2 m
V volt
%
********* ********* ********* *********** *********** **************
13.9 
1084.7 
60.0 
0.9 
0.2  Allowed
13.9 
1455.1 
60.0 
0.7 
0.2  Allowed
13.9 
2022.4 
60.0 
0.5 
0.1  Allowed
13.9 
2651.6 
60.0 
0.4 
0.1  Allowed
13.9 
3140.0 
60.0 
0.3 
0.1  Allowed
13.9 
3509.4 
60.0 
0.3 
0.1  Allowed
13.9 
3977.4 
60.0 
0.3 
0.1  Allowed
13.9 
4419.3 
60.0 
0.2 
0.1  Allowed
13.9 
4772.8 
60.0 
0.2 
0.1  Allowed
13.9 
4971.7 
60.0 
0.2 
0.0  Allowed
13.9 
5187.9 
60.0 
0.2 
0.0  Allowed
13.9 
5423.7 
60.0 
0.2 
0.0  Allowed

0.0 
­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Phase
Maximum 
Measured
Voltage
Percentage
Acceptability
Current
Conductor Conductor Drop
Voltage
Length
Length
Drop
I(b) A
L1 m
L2 m
V volt
%
********* ********* ********* *********** *********** **************
41.7 
5.5 
60.0 
105.0 
43.8  Too high
41.7 
8.2 
60.0 
70.0 
29.2  Too high
41.7 
13.6 
60.0 
42.5 
17.7  Too high
41.7 
20.9 
60.0 
27.5 
11.5  Too high
41.7 
32.5 
60.0 
17.8 
7.4  Too high
41.7 
54.9 
60.0 
10.5 
4.4  Too high
41.7 
85.3 
60.0 
6.8 
2.8  Allowed
41.7 
135.5 
60.0 
4.3 
1.8  Allowed

0.0 
­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Phase
Maximum 
Measured
Voltage
Percentage
Acceptability
Current
Conductor Conductor Drop
Voltage
Length
Length
Drop
I(b) A
L1 m
L2 m
V volt
%
********* ********* ********* *********** *********** **************
833.3 
0.0 
60.0 
2100.0 
17500.0  Too high
833.3 
0.0 
60.0 
1400.0 
11666.7  Too high
833.3 
0.0 
60.0 
850.0 
7083.3  Too high
833.3 
0.1 
60.0 
550.0 
4583.3  Too high
833.3 
0.1 
60.0 
355.0 
2958.3  Too high

­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Current
Limit
Acceptability
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Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Current
Limit
Acceptability
**************
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed

­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Current
Limit
Acceptability
**************
Too high
Too high
Too high
Too high
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed
Allowed

­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Current
Limit
Acceptability
**************
Too high
Too high
Too high
Too high
Too high

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