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What size breaker do I need for a sub panel?

What size breaker do I need for a sub panel?

Based on your question, since you will be having a subpanel, you want the breaker feeding the subpanel to be sized for the subpanel or slightly smaller. So if you purchase and install a 200A subpanel, then the breaker should be 200A. If you use a 125A subpanel, then use a 125A breaker.

Can I put a sub panel in a closet?

The IRC prohibits subpanels from being installed in clothes closets. Other closets can only be used if no combustibles are stored. There must be a 36” deep, 30” wide, and 6.5 ft high working space in front of the subpanel. This can’t be used for storage.

Can you put an electrical panel in a clothes closet?

According to the NEC, electric panels are not allowed to be installed in closets. NEC 240.24(D) states, “Overcurrent devices shall not be located in the vicinity of easily ignitable materials, such as a clothes closet.”

Can I run a sub panel off a 30 amp breaker?

To summarize the last 8 comments: There is nothing wrong with having 4 15amp circuits in a sub-panel that has a 30 amp main breaker. You can use max 15 amp on any one circuit, and max 30 amp all combined.

Can you run a 100 amp sub panel off a 50 amp breaker?

It’s a rating. It’s the same with subpanels: The “100A” is a maximum rating. Do not exceed 100A. However, you certainly should exceed your feed-breaker size of 50A. Even if 50A panels existed, they would be very small in terms of numbers of spaces.

What size breaker do I need for a 60 amp subpanel?

It is common to wire 60-amp breakers with 6-gauge, 3-conductor wire because an appliance that needs a 60-amp breaker rarely draws the full 60 Amp. It’s a good idea to connect a 60-amp subpanel to the main panel with 4-gauge wire.

Can you put a junction box in a closet?

As far as I know junction boxes are ok for closets. Your local jurisdiction may have other ideas. Please consider consulting them. Today’s circuit panels are full of (expensive) AFCI breakers that will be damaged by flooding and running many wires can get expensive with current copper prices.

Can you put an electrical panel inside a cabinet?

You cannot put it next to anything. There must a clear space in front of the panel for an electrician to stand. The space must be kept clear for at least 3 feet in front of the panel, and for 30 inches left to right in front of the panel.

How many 15 amp breakers can I put on a 30 amp sub panel?

The amount of current that is required for the connected loads can only be supported by a 30 Amp sub-panel. The maximum quantity of branch circuits can be determined with a load calculation. Two 15amp breakers or one 15amp and one 20amp can be used on a 30amp circuit.

How many circuits can I run off a 50 amp sub panel?

A single receptacle has a maximum power draw of 1.5-amps, so, only use 26 outlets at most for a 50-amp breaker (40-amps ÷ 1.5-amp = 26.67 outlets).

What size breaker do I need for a 100 amp sub panel?

20/24 panels can hold 16 full-sized and 4 twin breakers (24 circuits in total). The number of breakers can max out to 30-42, too, depending on the design of your 100-amp pane. However, NEC prohibits more than 42 circuits, so you can only choose between 20-42 breakers for a 100-amp panel.

Can you feed a 100 amp sub panel with a 60 amp breaker?

You can feed a 100 Amp panel with a 60 Amp breaker. Keep in mind that the sub panel needs to be rated above the breaker size.