Nameplate Current Rating

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by johnmoto, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. johnmoto

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 13, 2011
    What is the difference between nameplate current rating and FLA (Full Load Amps)? Are these two terms synonymous? The reason I am asking is because they are used separately in the NEC.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  2. GetDeviceInfo

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 7, 2009
    yes, and no. Nameplate is the value that trumps all others. FLA can be derived from several sources, in priority sequence, as dictated by the code. The CEC specifies nameplate first, calculations second, code chart lastly.