Normal/typical plug loads are accounted for (inferred) automatically within FEDS. These values can be viewed and/or changed from the miscellaneous equipment inputs in maximum detail display. The data is based on major end-use load surveys for typical plug load levels and accounts for the typical levels of equipment loads in a given use-area type. For example, for an office building this will account for typical levels of things, such as computers, printers, copiers, clocks, vending machines, coffee makers, and kitchenette equipment.
FEDS allows a negative value for percentage of heat to the conditioned space. For example, if the equipment has a COP of 2.0 and operates with an exterior condenser, then -200 should be entered for this value and the capacity should be half the actual rated capacity. (This will result in heating an amount equivalent to 200% of the unit's consumption as being rejected outside.)
The typical FEDS user will not have detailed information available regarding plug load levels in order to adequately model them and will need to rely on the inferred values. However, miscellaneous equipment records may be modified or added if a load is unusual or atypical of the use-area type, or has an extremely large load (or one that sees extensive use) that is above and beyond what would be considered typical. Similarly, a user may want to reduce the capacity density for some areas deemed to have a lower load density than typical for that type of space, or even delete entire records when there is no equipment in use of a given type.