## How do you calculate voltage drop?

**Calculate voltage drop**

- Volts= Length x Current x 0.017. Area.
- Volts= Voltage drop. Length= Total Length of wire in metres (including any earth return wire). Current= Current (amps) through wire.
- Notes.
- Example.
- 50 x 20 x 0.017= 17. Divide this by 4 (cross section area of wire): 17/4= 4.25V.

## How do you calculate voltage drop and cable size?

To calculate the voltage drop for a circuit as a percentage, multiply the current (amps) by the cable length (metres); then divide this number by the value in the table. For example, a 30m run of 6mm2 cable carrying 3 phase 32A will result in 1.5% drop: 32A x 30m = 960Am / 615 = 1.5%.

## What can cause voltage drop?

Causes of Voltage Drop

Excessive dropping is due to increased resistance in a circuit, typically caused by an increased load, or energy used to power electric lights, in the form of extra connections, components, or high-resistance conductors.

## At what distance does voltage drop occur?

4) in the National Electrical Code states that a voltage drop of 5% at the furthest receptacle in a branch wiring circuit is acceptable for normal efficiency. In a 120 volt 15 ampere circuit, this means that there should be no more than a 6 volt drop (114 volts) at the furthest outlet when the circuit is fully loaded.