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Subject: Re: Load capacity of 200-amp panel
From: trader_4 <***@optonline.net>
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This came up elsewhere and I am just curious about what the answer
If someone has a main service panel with a 200-amp main breaker,
amps of service can that panel actually service?
I am probably not wording this correctly, but I thought that I
something about a 200-amp main breaker actually being okay for 400
service since there are two separate circuits coming in (a
split into two 120-volt circuits in the panel box).
DON'T DO IT!
Don't do what? A 200 amp panel will support 240V at 200 amps or 400
200 amps. is 200 if is 120 or 240, You can not change Amperage
Voltage yes Amperage "NO" for 240 Volt max. is 200 amps./leg
Each "leg" of 120 Volt, will give max. 200 amps.
assuming that neutral is rated for 400 amps.
Sigh. Do we have to go through this all over again? A service
rated at 240V, 200A will support a load of 240V, 200A or a balanced
load of 120V, 400A. Yes the current in the service conductors
never exceeds 200A, but if you have 200A flowing through one leg
through 200A of 120V loads, through another 200A of 120V loads,
and then back out the other leg, it's handling 400A of 120V loads.
Dear Sir you look at it your way and I will look at it my way. have nice
The point is the neutral only handles the unbalanced load between the
2 ungrounded conductors and is they were both pulling equal amounts,
the current in the neutral is zero.
Arguing any point of fact with trader is a total waste of time and
bandwidth, and means I have to see his (reposted) drivel.
You fucking moron, you're the drivel. Can you even read? What exactly
have I posted here that is wrong? What I posted is 100% consistent with
what Gfre just posted. There is no "arguing" between us. It's Tony944
"Each "leg" of 120 Volt, will give max. 200 amps.
assuming that neutral is rated for 400 amps. "
And here you are, apparently siding with him and not knowing what you're
talking about, again. There can never been more than 200 amps in the
neutral of a 200A service. And then you have the nerve to start making
comments about me? Maybe if you didn't have so many people blocked you
could follow threads, educate yourself and stop making an ass of yourself.
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