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Old 10-07-2010, 07:31 PM  
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Thank you. I was concerned that the committee had adopted a new lower standard.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:55 AM  
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Originally Posted by ceclmc View Post

According to the definition in Article 100, continuous load means that it continues for 3 hours or more.
Just a small clarifications, but one that is pretty important.

A continuous load is one where "A load where the maximum current is expected to continue for 3 hours or more."

Very little in a home would actually be considered a continuous load. Some things, like electric heat and water heaters must be considered a continuous load, but I am referring to lighting and receptacle circuits.
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