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    Default Balanced Power Connectors - Electrical

    I am circuiting mechanical equipment from a linked mechanical model and am using the balanced power connector for the equipment connections. However, the balanced power connector symbol does not present well in plan view. I would like to have a symbolic (annotative) representation of the conductors being terminated on some piece of equipment instead of it appearing the circuiting lands on the edge of a rectangle (plan view of mechanical equipment). Is the balanced power connector the best electrical device to represent a mechanical load? What do you folks use?

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    Default Re: Balanced Power Connectors - Electrical

    Use a J-box.

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    Default Re: Balanced Power Connectors - Electrical

    Not a bad idea. A junction box for me typically indicates a junction point for conductors in a raceway system and not necessarily an indication to the contractor to terminate the conductors on a piece of equipment. I understand that it is semantics and the intent is most likely conveyed in showing a junction box on a piece of equipment with a tag, but I would like to present the scope so that I have a unique symbol for equipment connections.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Default Re: Balanced Power Connectors - Electrical

    Gotcha. Yeah, we only show junction boxes for equipment connections, it's defined that way on our symbol sheet. It's up to the contractor to figure out where they need to place conductor junction points. For large runs/large conductors we might show a pull box, but that's it.

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    Default Re: Balanced Power Connectors - Electrical

    you can duplicate the balanced load junction box family and replace the annotative symbol with whatever you want it to look like, and add that to your symbol list, call it Equipment Connection Point or something. maybe build in a yes/no visibility instance parameter for the annotative symbol, so you can place one and connect equipment where you're already showing a vfd or disconnect switch, then turn off its visibility. haven't tried it, but i know hiding your junction box would also hide its tag and maybe wiring, the visibility parameter may let tags and such still show.
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