Sub Panel

sparky2010April 30, 2010

How do I know I'm not overloading my sub Panel? What is the calculation for determining my load and what size main over current device should be used?

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randy427

Your sub-panel came with a maximum amperage rating. The breaker that feeds the panel must have no higher rating than either that or the supply cable.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2010 at 4:42PM
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joed

Is the breaker feeding the sub panel the correct size for the panel and cable ratings? Is that breaker tripping?

If the answers are yes and no then you have no problem.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 4:18PM
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brickeyee

Keep in mind that the sum of the breakers installed has nothing to do with overloading of any panel.

It is very rare outside of an industrial setting to have even a fraction of the circuits sullying their full load.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 8:43AM
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