Switchboard Size/Weights

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horsegoer

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NJ
Is there a way to estimate approximate size/weight of a switchboard by just knowing the standard info given on the schedules such as amperage, nema rating, switch sizes etc. I know the vendor can provide that info but I was just curious. Thanks.
 

maghazadeh

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Campbell CA
Is there a way to estimate approximate size/weight of a switchboard by just knowing the standard info given on the schedules such as amperage, nema rating, switch sizes etc. I know the vendor can provide that info but I was just curious. Thanks.
Not really, since CU bus is heavier than Alum, and N-3R enclosure has more metal than N-1.
Give an example of amp, cu or alum, indoor or out door, may be then could comeup with something.
 

iwire

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Massachusetts
Is there a way to estimate approximate size/weight of a switchboard by just knowing the standard info given on the schedules such as amperage, nema rating, switch sizes etc. I know the vendor can provide that info but I was just curious. Thanks.
Exactly .25 pounds per amp.;)

I would get the info from the vendor.
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
Exactly .25 pounds per amp.;)

I would get the info from the vendor.
Where do you buy switchboards? That sounds like they are probably aluminum bus and cardboard cabinets.

A 600 amp gear would only weigh 150 pounds.
A 2000 amp gear would only weigh 500 pounds.

Should help with freight charges, and you can unfold them after you get them into the electrical room and finish installing them:lol:
 
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