Kitchen Equipment Load Calculations

When applying the demand factors of Table 220.56, the feeder or service demand load shall not be less than the sum of _____.

a) the total number of receptacles at 180VA per receptacle outlet
b) the VA rating of all of the small-appliance branch circuits combined
c) the largest two kitchen equipment loads
d) the kitchen heating and air-conditioning loads

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) the largest two kitchen equipment loads

Part III of Art. 220 focuses on feeder and service load calculation requirements. Section 220.56 addresses kitchen equipment installed in locations other than dwelling units. As specifically stated in the last sentence of this section of the Code, "in no case shall the feeder or service calculated load be less than the sum of the largest two kitchen equipment loads."


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