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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 (in Rise Above, on E wall adjacent to La Commune)
      • Panel AB (in basement next to N staircase)
      • Panel AC (in basement NW Kitchen Pantry, on E wall)
      • Panel AD (located upstage left in N corner of W wall of ballroom)
      • Panel AE (located in storage room S of stage in N corner of W wall of ballroom)
    • Panel B (in Crow's Nest above stage in ballroom)
      • Panel BA (in rear ballroom balcony near S wall)
        • Panel BAA (on N wall of classroom between ballroom and La Commune)
          • Panel BAAA (on S wall of la commune by entrance book cashier table)
    • Panel C (in Disco Room at base of ladder to DJ booth)
    • Panel D (in Rise Above on E wall shared with La Commune)

Main Panel

Omni's main electrical panel

X = Disconnected

Label -> Breaker # Breaker # <- Label
Panel B & Panel D 200amps 1 2
3 4
Panel A 200amps 5 6
7 8
X 9 10 Panel C 100amps
11 12
Storage #5 / Trash Room 13 14 n/a
15 16 n/a
Storage #5 / Trash Room 17 18 n/a
Counter Culture Labs
(CCL) Closet
19 20 n/a
21 22 n/a
n/a 23 24 n/a

Panel A

Panel A

X = Disconnected


Label -> Breaker # Breaker # <- Label
Panel AA (La Commune) 1 21 Panel AE
2 22
Panel AB 3 23 220V plug (rise above dryer)
via Panel AA
4 24
? Panel AC 5 25 Panel AD
6 26
7 27
8 28
9 29  
Upstairs (cafe mezzanine) kitchen light /
Upstairs (cafe mezzanine) bathroom lights /
Exit Sign at top of W cafe mezzanine staircase
10 30 Sudo Room outlets
on South Wall
X 11 31 X
Hood over oven in upstairs
kitchenette (cafe mezzanine) /
W Wall Kitchenette Outlet (R of sink) /
W wall kichenette outlet (Above oven in alcove)
12 32
13 33
14 34
15 35
16 36 X
17 37 Blue Classroom S wall outlets
2 TIL Office Lights (upstairs) /
Front Door Exit Sign /
Two Lights on Beam at entrance
18 38
Light fixture and outlets in
Blue Classroom alcove on N wall
19 39
Upstairs kitchenette (cafe mezzanine) S wall outlets /
W Wall Kitchenette Outlet (L of sink) /
N wall kitchenette outlets (at entrance) /
Outlets under bar on S Wall of Disco Room
near S Wal of Kitchenette
20 40

Panel AA

Panel AA
Label -> Breaker # Breaker # <- Label
6 12
5 11
4 10
3 9 wheelchair bathroom light & outlet
2 8
1 7

Panel AB

Panel AC

Panel AD

Panel AD
Label -> Breaker # Breaker # <- Label
Counter Culture Labs (CCL)
E wall outlets
2 1 Stage Vanity Lights
& NW Ballroom Bathroom Light
& NW Bathroom Hallway Light
Panel ADA (2 x 30A)
Former Hot Tub in
Mezzanine Shower Room
4 3 Stage Left Ballroom Floor Outlets
6 5 Stage Right Ballroom Floor Outlets
& Stage Right Outlets
8 7 Upstage Center outlet
& Stage Left Outlet
10 9 Crow's Nest Interior light/fan
& SW Ballroom Staircase Light
& Ballroom Mop Closet Light
& Lights beneath Ballroom Mezzanine
SE Ballroom Bathroom Lights 12 11 GFI outlet (used for
screen printing sink in
Mezzanine Shower Room)

Panel ADA

Panel AE

Panel B

Panel BA

Panel BAA

Panel BAAA

Panel C

Panel D

Panel AA

100 amps


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.