Panel schedule may sound like a very technical word for someone who has nothing to do with electronics or engineering. However, it is one thing that most of all should know about while revamping or rebuilding our houses or while moving to a new place and taking care of the electric supply of the house. Even while you have to take care and keep a check on the electric supply and the circuits attached to a panel, it is important that you keep your eyes on the panel schedule.
I remember we first realized this when we were moving to a new house, but there was no one to keep a check on the number of circuits being used from one panel and this caused a lot of trouble. A lot of electricity fluctuation and dim lights became a norm. Moreover, most of our appliances also would not work how they should have. This caused a lot of trouble for us, since we had recently shifted to a new place and hardly knew anyone in the neighborhood. Moreover, as I was moving to this new place with a bunch of family members who actually had no idea about any such thing, for at least a month, we were stuck and struggling and adjusting with the constant power failures, and voltage fluctuation, until we sought help from an engineer living next door. The trick was simple, we had to keep a panel schedule and make sure that the electric supply of the house was fine and well regulated.
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Well, I know the question that is going on in most of the people’s minds right now, what is a panel schedule? Panel schedule is basically a sheet that displays various important information about the electric circulation of a place. Typically, a panel schedule shows information about the electric panel itself, the circuits attached to it and the amount of electricity that they use. This gives a clear idea to the users about which appliance should be requiring more electricity, so while planning the structure of a house, the electric wiring and monitoring could be done accordingly. A panel schedule in general has four parts, a header, a circuit table, a load summary and a footer. Through these parts, the most intricate details about the electricity supply of a house or a place can be provided and be maintained to a panel schedule user.
Having gone through one really bad experience with electrical circuits and having to suffer almost a month of no proper electric supply, my advice to everyone whether currently living at a house, or planning to move to a new one is to maintain a panel schedule. I know at first it might look like a tiresome job, and too techniques to deal with, but in the end, you will grateful to maintain one, like how we were in the end. Now because of maintaining a proper panel schedule, we hardly face any kind of electric turbulence, and most of our appliances work to their fullest.