# Electrical Load Classification and Types

Today, I will begin to explain the Electrical Load Classification and Types, this explanation will be as an introduction for beginners in electrical design to know all types of
Electrical Loads and their general characteristics. so, other detailed topics will be posted but in Courses EE-2 "Basic Electrical design course – Level I "and EE-3 "Basic Electrical design course – Level II" for explaining design method and design calculations for each electrical load.

the Electrical Load  is The part or component in a circuit that converts electricity into light, heat, or mechanical motion. Examples of loads are a light bulb, resistor, or motor.

another definition:

If an electric circuit has a well-defined output terminal, the circuit connected to this terminal (or its input impedance) is the load.(see fig.1)

 Fig.1

the electrical loads can be classified into various categories according to various factors as follows:

• Receptacles / General / Small Appliances Load.

4- According To Load Consumer Category

• Municipal / Governmental Electrical Loads (Street Lighting, Power Required For Water Supply and Drainage Purposes, Irrigation Loads And Traction Loads).

7- According To Load Operation Time

9- According To Load /phase distribution

10- According to number of Electrical Loads phases

11- According to actual Electrical Loads value

12- According to Electrical Loads unit

13- According to Electrical Loads diversity (simultaneous and non- simultaneous operation)

14- According To Unity Electrical Load Units

• Unity Electrical Load in VA/M2.
• Unity Electrical Load in VA/Ft2.
• Unity Electrical Load in VA/Linear Foot.

15- According To Electrical Loads Operation Coincidence

16- According To Electrical Loads Usage Method

17- According To Method of Load Reduction / Control

In the next Topic, I will explain all these types of Electrical Loads. so, please keep following.

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