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This page provides a "living document" of the Omni Commons electrical system. It is not necessarily completely accurate, though it strives to be, and is always important to get updated!

Primary Electrical System

  • Main Panel (in Rise Above, room E of rear [48th St] exit)
    • Panel A (adjacent to main in Rise Above)
      • Panel AA
      • Panel AB
      • Panel AC
      • Panel AD
      • Panel AE
    • Panel B (in Crow's Nest above stage in ballroom)
      • Panel BA (in rear ballroom balcony near S wall)
        • Panel BAA
          • Panel BAAA
    • Panel C (in Disco Room at base of ladder to DJ booth)
    • Panel D (in Rise Above on E wall shared with La Commune)


Documentation Protocol

Any building's electrical system is intended to serve the needs of the users of the building in a safe manner. However, we operate within constraints such as the historical developments of the electrical system, regulations, best practices, etc. In order to reduce ambiguity and risk, we must use a consistent documentation protocol throughout the system to understand and share knowledge of historical, current, and future uses.

Naming Convention

  • Label the main electrical panel as "MAIN"
  • Label the direct sub-panels of the main panel with a letter, e.g. "A", "B".
  • Label each sub-panel that is connected to a first-tier sub-panel of the main panel.
    • "origin panel letter" + "sub-panel letter" + ... (for each sub-panel add another letter) ...
      • e.g. "AA" for the first sub-panel from panel "A"
      • e.g. "AAB" for the second sub-panel attached to panel "AA"
  • For each circuit, label each outlet, switch, and load with:
    • the appropriate sub-panel name (described above) + "breaker number"
      • e.g. All the outlets in one room that are on the same circuit should be labeled "CA4" meaning the circuit is on breaker 4 on panel CA, which is the first panel originating from panel C that connects to the Main panel.
    • the draw on the curcuit
      • e.g. 20 amps

Here is the OLD breaker panel diagram


  • We are especially (not exclusively) updating our electrical system documentation on a room-by-room basis.
  • As you work throughout Omni Commons, you should only use the system described above to map the electrical system.
  • All other systems will be overridden.
  • You can print this page and the building floorplans above in order to document the labeling you make on the actual outlets, panels, etc.
    • After labeling and writing on the printed building floorplan, deliver it to any member of the Building Working Group.