Enter the maximum demand (kW) and the connected load (kW) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Demand Factor. 

Demand Factor Formula

DF = MD / CL


  • DF is the Demand Factor (kW/kW)
  • MD is the maximum demand (kW)
  • CL is the connected load (kW)

To calculate the Demand Factor, divide the maximum demand by the connected load.

How to Calculate Demand Factor?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Demand Factor.

  1. First, determine the maximum demand (kW). 
  2. Next, determine the connected load (kW). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = DF = MD / CL.
  4. Finally, calculate the Demand Factor.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

maximum demand (kW) = 300

connected load (kW) = 500