Power Loss Calculations in Electrical Panels Using Rittal Therm

Learn how to calculate power (heat) loss and dimension climate control system (fan, AC) for electrical panels using Rittal Therm software (free of charge). 6 lessons in 37 min. total course time.

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Course Decription

This course is dedicated to Rittal Therm, a powerful tool for electrical panel design and power loss calculations. The primary goal of the course is to help users to calculate the heat loss (also called power loss or heat dissipation) inside electrical enclosures and to dimension the climate system (fan, air conditioning) accordingly.

This course covers the following topics:

  1. About Rittal Therm
  2. The basics of heat dissipation and how to find this parameter for different devices
  3. The dimensioning of the climate system in the electrical cabinet
  4. Calculation of heat loss and dimension the climate system for the example distribution panel

Course Summary

  1. Introduction – workspace and sections
  2. A quick run through the sections, different approaches to heat loss calculations
  3. Gathering datasheets, preparing the heat loss database
  4. EPLAN export trick, datasheets, power loss parameters
  5. Contactors (special power loss topic)
  6. Heat loss database (new group, new entries)
  7. Final calculations for the distribution panel

Who Is This Course For

  • Electrical designers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Panel builders


Rittal Therm 6.3 or newer (free of charge)

About Instructor

Ivan Vidovic

Ivan is a graduated electrical engineer with 10 years of professional experience in the electrical design of various industrial automation systems: automotive industry (Daimler, VW, etc.), and process industry (TEVA, Coca-Cola, Lactalis, etc.). Professional experience in Oil & Energy, Food & Beverages, dairy factories, chemical industry, Automotive (car body manufacturing - Karosserierohbau and industrial paint shops - Lackieranlagen). International working experience (Germany, Norway, Sweden, Russia, China). I have been working in EPLAN since 2010, since version 1.9. Eplan Electric P8 Advanced User Certificate.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 6 Topics
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access
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