Although the GEM is a 32-channel device, more than 32 branch circuits may be monitored. Two branch circuits can be monitored on a single channel. The consumption of each branch circuit combined on a channel will be totalled as one load. Combining circuits onto a single channel can be used to conserve channels.
Some typical examples would be to group the kitchen counter receptacles together, bedroom circuits together, etc. You can also group seasonal loads together such as “Heating” and “Air Conditioning”, since only one of the two loads would be operational at a time.
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