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TutorialPanelSchedules

ThistutorialprovidesabriefdescriptionofEasyPowerpanelschedules.

CreatingaPanelSchedule
1.OpenanewonelinebyclickingFile>New>NewOneline.
Tip:IfyouareviewingtheStartPage,youcanclickNewtoopenablankoneline.
2.Click

Maximizeontheonelinewindow,ifneeded,toillthesessionwindowwiththeoneline.

3.IntheEquipmentPalette,select
PanelSchedule.Thepointerchangestoapanelsymbol.Clickanywhereonthe
onelinetoplacethepanelschedule.

Figure1:OnelineViewofaPanelSchedule
Dependingonyoursettings,youmayneedtoclick
pointer.

PanelScheduleagainorclickthe

Selectarrowtoreturntothe

EnteringPanelScheduleData
1.Doubleclickonthepanelyoujustaddedtotheoneline.
InthePanelDatadialogbox,notethatthereareseveraltabs.TheSpeci icationstabcontainsentryieldsforpanel
information.Mostofthesearenotrequiredforanalysiscalculations.Forthistutorial,assumethatunitsaresettoUS,
notMetric.
2.IntheConnectionInformationarea,notetheredexclamationmarknexttotheBasekVbox,indicatingitis
required.Type0.48intothebox.
3.ClicktheDescriptiontab.InthePanelScheduleSpreadsheetCreationWizarddialogbox,select6asthenumber
ofrowsyouwanttocreate.Thisequatestoa12circuitpanel.ClickOK.

4.OntheDescriptiontab,underView,ensureDetailedBothSidesisselected.
Note:YoucanresizethePanelDatadialogboxwindowbydraggingitsedges.Youcanalsomaximizethe
dialogboxonyourscreenbyclickingthe

Maximizebutton.

Figure2:PanelScheduleSpreadsheet
5.EnterdatainthepanelspreadsheetjustlikeyouwouldinotherstandardspreadsheetssuchasExcel.Thedatais
validatedasyouenterit.
ThepanelspreadsheettoolbarincludesadditionaloptionswhenyouviewtheDescriptiontab(seebelow).Youmust
clicksomewhereinthespreadsheettomakethetoolbarbuttonsavailable.

Figure3:ThePanelSpreadsheetToolbar
Thespreadsheethasitsownscrollbarstouseformovingaround.Youcanalsousethetabsatthebottomofthe
spreadsheet(shownbelow)tomovetodifferentsectionsofthespreadsheet.

Figure4:PanelSpreadsheetSections
Typicalpanelboardcircuitsarelinedupintwocolumns:oneontheleftsideofthepanelboardandoneontheright.
TheEasyPowerpanelspreadsheetislaidoutinthesamemanner(seePanelScheduleSpreadsheet).Each
spreadsheetrowrepresentstwocircuitpolesoneontheleftandoneontheright.
Tomodelatwophaseorthreephaseloadinpanels,simplyspecifythenumberofpolesintheCB/FusePoles
column.
6.Intheirstrowontheleftspreadsheet,type3underCB/FusePoles.(Youmayneedtoscrollrighttoindthis
column.)ThenclickonadifferentcellsothechangeintheCB/FusePolescellisstored.
ThenexttworowsontheleftspreadsheetarenolongeravailableasshowninPanelSpreadsheetLoads.Eachrowon
theleftsiderepresentsapoleorphase.Theloaddataforthetwodisabledrows(phases)arespeciiedintheirst
row.
7.Intheirstrowontherightspreadsheet,type2underCB/FusePoles.Thenclickonadifferentcellsothechangein
theCB/FusePolescellisstored.
OnlyoneextrarowgetsdisabledasshownontherightinPanelSpreadsheetLoads.Theloaddataforthedisabled
rowcanbeenteredintherowaboveit.
8.FillinalltheVA(A),VA(B),andVA(C)cellsforbothsidesofthepanelasshowninPanelSpreadsheetLoads.Notice
thatthesinglephase2500VAloadgetsinputinonlyoneoftheVAcells(VA(C)).Thetwophaseloadgetsits7000VA
loadsenteredintwoofthephases(VA(A)andVA(B)).Thethreephaseloadgetsitsloadsenteredinallthreephases.

Figure5:PanelSpreadsheetLoads
Cellsthathaveinadequatedataforanalysispurposesarehighlightedinred.Therearenoredcellsdisplayedhere
sincebydefaultthepanelspreadsheetsalreadycontaintheminimumdatarequiredtorunanalysiscalculations.
Cellsthatcanbecalculated(usingthebutton)areindicatedbyboldcolumnheaders.Forexample,theIntkAcellin
theProtectiveDevicesectioncanbecalculatedasshowninCalculableCellsWithBoldHeaders.Tocalculatethis
ield,theotherprotectivedeviceinformationforthatrowmustbeentered.

Figure6:CalculableCellsWithBoldHeaders
Youcanenterprotectivedeviceandconductorinformation,butthedataisnotrequiredforanalysiscalculations.
UnderDescription,youwillnoticeaLibraryLoadcolumn.Thisisforadvancedpanelspreadsheetuserswhowant
toentertypicalpanelcircuitsintheirusereditabledevicelibrary.AfterpredeiningalibraryloadinStdlib.mdb(the
devicelibrary),selectingthatlibraryloadinthepanelspreadsheetautomaticallyillsintherestofthecellsforthat
entirecircuit.
9.SelecttheSummarytabofthePanelDatadialogbox.Generalinformationcalculatedfromthepanelspreadsheet
dataisdisplayedhere.

Figure7:ThePanelSummary
NotethatthereisalsoaTotalcolumnintheIncludingDownstreamLoadsection.WhenyouclickCalculate
DownstreamLoad,EasyPowerautomaticallytraversesyoursystemtoaddupdownstreamload.
Therearenosourcesinthissystemyet,sothedownstreamloadisnotcalculatedinthisexample.Inthetraversing
algorithm,EasyPowerusessourcestodetermineupstreambranchdirection.
10.SelectthePowerFlowtab.
TheConnectedkVAisthevectorsumofalltheconnectedVAvaluesconvertedtokVAunits.Youhavetheoptionof
usingDemand,CodeFactors,orDesignkVAvaluesaswell.
11.ClickOKtoclosethePanelDatadialogbox.

PanelsinAnalysis
IfyouareanadvancedEasyPoweruser,youcanaddacable,abusandautilityasshowninPerformingShortCircuit
CalculationsonaPanelandhaveEasyPowerperformshortcircuit,powerlowandharmonicscalculationsonthissmall
system.

Figure8:PerformingShortCircuitCalculationsonaPanel

Conclusion
ThishasbeenabriefoverviewofEasyPowerspanelscheduleequipment.TheEasyPowerHelptopicscoverthisandother
featuresingreaterdepth.ToopenHelp,click

HelpintheupperrightcorneroftheEasyPowerwindoworpressF1.