July 12, 2013

How much voltage drop is Acceptable?

The national Electrical Code (NEC) recommends that the combined voltage drop of the electrical system (brunch circuit and feeders) not exceed 5% for optimum efficiency. This recommendation not only can improve safety but can ensure proper equipment operation and power efficiency. Foe Example, In a 220 volt 5 ampere circuit, this means that there should be no more than a 11 V drop (109 volts) at the furthest outlet when the circuit is fully loaded.

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