Connected load is defined as the sum of continuous ratings of all electrical equipment connected to the power system.
Connected load is one of the most important and basic terms in Electrical Power Engineering and Electrical Power Generation. An electrical power station supplies load to thousands of consumers. Each and every consumer has a certain number of equipment installed inside his premises.
The sum of the continuous ratings of all these equipment in the consumer’s premises is defined as the “connected load” of the consumer.
Mathematically Formulas of connected load is
Connected load = Sum of continuous rating of all loads
Example: A consumer has a 2, 20 W LED and a 1000 W kettle connection. Calculate the total load.
Solution: Connected load = ( 2 * 20) W + (1 * 1000) W = 1040 W