Monday, November 16, 2009

Wiring for Power

The red lines each emanate from + - , the power source. Each line actually represents two (2) wires, because each endpoint node needs a connection to power and ground.

Therefore, the rough math goes something like this:

Since each MegaBrite is approximately evenly spaced every two (2) feet we need (10+20+12+22+14+26+16+28) x 2 wires = 296 feet of power wire in the ceiling (assuming the power source is in the ceiling). If the power source is not in the ceiling, add (8) wire (x 2) pairs x 10 feet high, 160 feet more. For a grand total of 456 feet of wire for power.

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