# Thread: Mike Holt Electrical Exam Prep Question 2017

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## Mike Holt Electrical Exam Prep Question 2017

I am studying for my masters using the 2017 electrical exam prep book.

I am confused about the two examples on page 272. Specifically, how was the size
of the neutral determined for the Feeder calculations? Figures 6-71 and 6-72.

After reviewing 215.2A and 110.14C2 I am stumped on how the neutral can be
less than 100% of the possible unbalanced loads.

On the next page, figure 6-73, the
neutral is sized in what I think is the correct fashion.

Any help appreciated.

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3. He did not talk about the actual neutral load calculation in those two figures. He just said the neutral was sized at 100% of the neutral load. With the information given, there is no way to actually calculate the neutral load. You have no way of knowing how many 3 phase, line to line loads are being served by that panel. i believe that the point he is making there is that for continuous loads, you have to size the ungrounded conductors at 125% of the load, but the neural is sized at 100%.

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Originally Posted by don_resqcapt19
He did not talk about the actual neutral load calculation in those two figures. He just said the neutral was sized at 100% of the neutral load. With the information given, there is no way to actually calculate the neutral load. You have no way of knowing how many 3 phase, line to line loads are being served by that panel. i believe that the point he is making there is that for continuous loads, you have to size the ungrounded conductors at 125% of the load, but the neural is sized at 100%.
thank you very much. I was confused.

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