# Load calculation—room for an induction cooktop on this panel?

Someone I know is working on a kitchen remodel in a condo in California and is (unrelated to the current round of discourse besieging the nation) enthusiastic about switching from a gas range to an induction coooktop. The catch is that they currently have a full panel and are limited to a 125A feeder (assuming the "125 AMP MAIN BRKR" labeling is accurate). What I'm wondering is whether they have enough room within the 125A service and the panel to squeeze in an induction cooktop.

Photos of the condo's subpanel and the original load calculations (from the building's construction, taped to the inside of the panel door) are below. Since those load calculations were done, LED recessed lighting was added, which is why a number of the breakers have been moved around. If they got the induction cooktop, the current 20A breaker labeled "stove" would no longer be needed for the gas range, which frees up a little space. Let me know if you need to see the inside of the panel, and I can try to arrange a photo of that or provide other necessary information.

If this is potentially feasible, they'd definitely get an electrician in to look at it further, but I was hoping for a gut-check on whether it's even remotely possible to accommodate an induction cooktop here within the limits of the 125A feeder.

• What are the power requirements for the induction cooktop being considered? Full panel can be worked around with double breakers (2 half-width breakers in a 1-breaker-sized case), especially if you've made efficiency changes that reduce the load. Jan 16, 2023 at 4:07
• How many square feet is the condo in question? Jan 16, 2023 at 5:58
• @ThreePhaseEel Thanks! Approximately 1,800 sqft. Jan 16, 2023 at 6:09
• @keshlam I don't think they have a particular induction cooktop in mind at this point since they had been led to believe it would be impossible with this panel. Looking at likely models, I suspect it could be 30A, 208V/240V, but it would be useful for planning purposes to know whether there's room to go beyond 30A, as some models require 40A or 50A. Jan 16, 2023 at 6:13
• Holy cow! They actually provided the original load calc right there in the panel? That's awesome! Have any other appliances been changed since this was done? Have any other significant loads been added? Jan 16, 2023 at 16:30