If you are in the market for a modular office system, you are likely planning to hook up some electrical equipment or power something in it. Determining electrical needs for your modular is one of the primary tasks in developing a system that will best fit your needs.

Once our Starrco team sits down with you for a careful needs assessment, we can establish what type of electrical hookups we will need. But just so you can feel like you understand what we are doing, provided are a few terms to help you piece together the electrical elements.

KEY TERMS

WATTS = POWER = the amount of electrical energy required to convert volts into hear energy

AMPERES = CURRENT = the flow of electrical energy

VOLTS = PRESSURE = measurement of force required to move current through a circuit

RELATIONSHIPS

WATTS = AMPS  x  VOLTS

AMPS = WATTS / VOLTS

VOLTS = WATTS / AMPS

The most important aspect of calculating amp draw for an office is by sitting down with our customers to retrieve information regarding what types of equipment or machinery will be in the office. Some of the more common items are laptops, monitors, printers, fax machines and phones. These items do not typically draw enough amps to be overly concerned about. The items with larger amperage requirements are mainframe computers, vending machines, space heaters, copy machines, HVAC systems and welding equipment.

It is essential to design the electrical components right – the first time. Give us a call today at 314-567-5533 to schedule your next careful needs assessment. Help us help you with those little details that make a big impact.