What does VA rating of a wall receptacle means ? Just started using Revit for Electrical Design (120V/208V) and came across wall receptacle rated as 180 VA. Just trying to wrap my head around that 180VA rating as I understand the maximum load that can be connected to a receptacle would be 120*15=1800 VA.. So what does 180 VA means ?
The link below explains the default rated (180VA) receptacles.
All receptacles used in industrial areas have to be computed at 180 VA per outlet. One exception to this rule involves the use of multioutlet assemblies (prefabricated, wall-mounted outlet strips). The load for outlet strips is to be computed at 180 VA for every 5 feet of assembly. If the outlet strip will be heavily loaded with portable tools, such as bench grinders, drill presses, soldering irons, and so forth, a load of 180 VA per foot is to be computed.