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CalcWiz Mobile- AS3008 calculations on the iPhone and iPad

*Available now for both Apple and Android devices*

Try the Free Lite version that covers common domestic cables

**Coming Soon - Automatic Fault Loop calculations in CalcWiz Mobile- available 2015 Just keep an eye out for free updates

Selecting the correct cable size is as easy as 1,2,3
Now you can make the right decisions, on the job, in a matter of seconds.

To get CalcWiz Mobile or the free version, CalcWiz Lite, just visit the Apple app store or  Google Play for Android on your device and search for CalcWiz. (Australia only)
1. Select Cable Type
1. Select Cable Type

Tap on the cable type to be used. The calculator covers the 4 most common cable configurations in the older 75 degree cables, 90 degree casbles and the newer 110 degree cables  For more information on these cables consult AS3008
You can also access this web page from the app by tapping on the 'info' button on the top right hand side

2. Select Installation Conditions
2. Select Installation Conditions
 Select the installed condition for the cable- descriptions and graphics cover situations that are familiar to all users of AS3008. Due to space constraints on the iPhone, some descriptions have been abbreviated.
Enc. - Enclosed in wiring enclosure such as conduit, duct etc.
Unenc. - Unenclosed 
Thermal Ins.- Thermal insulation such as ceiling batts.
3. Final Calculations
3. Final Calculations

The final page is the calculation page.
Cable sizes can be selected from 1.0mm2 to 630mm2. 

The app now covers the newer Flexible Copper cables in addition to standard Copper and Aluminium cables. Once again, these additions are due to requests from users, so please provide positive feedback and contact us if you have any ideas for changes.

The Current capacity is recalculated each time the cable size or conductor type is changed. 
Any '0' values indicate that AS3008 does not list values for that cable installed in the selected condition.

In Ver 1.2 (due out end Sept 2013) the minimum earth cable size is given for each cable size. 
Derating Factors.
All white boxes can be changed from the default values by tapping on the box and editing the values.

We have now included an auto calculator for the most common derating factors. (Version 1.2 due out end Sept) or the value can be manually inserted.
If a derating factor is inserted then the current capacity is automatically adjusted accordingly. 


Voltage drop.
All the values in the white boxes can be manually changed to suit the situation. The current in Amps is by default the same as the Current capacity, but can be changed to suit the actual maximum demand or circuit protection rating.

In ver 1.2 (due out end Sept) these changed values can remain locked in. This alows you to go back and change cable types and sizes to easily find the correct ones to suit your situation. Clicking the reset button will change the user entered vaues back to the default values.
Voltage drop percent value changes to yellow at above 5% and to red above 10% to alert the user to high values.
The previously selected cable type and installation condition are listed at the top of the page so that a record can be kept by taking a screen shot of the device. 
Hint: To take a screen shot on the iPad or iPhone, push both the home (bottom) and sleep (top) button at the same time. 

 The app can be downloaded from the app store thru your iPhone or iPad - just search for CalcWiz.

To view the app in the app store click here  
 
 Notes on the cost of this app.

This app was developed after numerous requests from our regular users of our PC software.
I have agonised a lot over the pricing of this app as the development costs are quite substantial. Before starting the project I did a few sums and contacted some of our regular users as to what would be an acceptable price. Unfortunately I do not have the programming skills to develop on the apple platform so this had to be outsourced and with around 400 hours of development time. Although the results seem quite simple, there is quite a bit of background data and graphics involved. Our aim was to make it as user friendly as possible.
The app is of course suitable only for the Australian market and even then only suitable for electricians with an iPad or iPhone. In determining if you consider $30 for the app is a problem then please consider the following rather than comparing the price to other apps that depend on both ads and huge worldwide sales to generate returns.
1. Try the lite free version first. - it is exactly the same format just not as many cable options.
2. Ask yourself if it will save you that much on the job with time saved.
3. If you have a problem with the app then please contact us first, and give us time to fix or explain.
Good ratings in the app store help encourage both sales and development. 

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PO Box 3163
North Mackay, Q 4740
Phone: 07 4953 1427
Email: don@donelec.com.au     or     service@donelec.com.au

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