How To Feed A Subpanel From A Main Panel? You can feed as many 100A subpanels as you want with #6 wire, as long as the wire is supplied from 60A breakers. Breakers protect wires. You need a 60A breaker.
A subpanel is an additional panel located away from the main panel which provides additional circuits, making it easier and more convenient to access power for electrical items in your home. Installing a subpanel involves running a cable from the main panel to the subpanel which can be slightly complicated. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to feed a subpanel from a main panel.
Before starting, it is important to ensure that you have the right tools and materials. You will need a suitable-sized cable, a drill, wire cutters, a voltage tester and screwdrivers.
Step 1: Switch off the main power. Before starting, it is important to ensure that the main power is switched off, otherwise you risk electrocution.
Step 2: Run the cable from the main panel to the subpanel. You will need to drill a hole in the wall to run the cable from the main panel to the subpanel. Make sure to use the appropriate drill bit and to wear protective eyewear.
Step 3: Attach the cable to the main panel. Use wire cutters to strip the outer sheath off the cable and then attach the cable to the main panel. Make sure to attach the ground wire securely before connecting the other wires.
Step 4: Connect the wires to the subpanel. Once the cable is connected to the main panel, you can then connect the wires to the subpanel. Make sure to connect all the wires correctly, as this can be dangerous.
Step 5: Test the subpanel. When you have connected the wires to the subpanel, you should use a voltage tester to check that it is working correctly. If it is working correctly, you can then switch the main power back on.
Feeding a subpanel from a main panel can be a complicated and dangerous process. It is important to make sure that you have the right tools and materials before starting and to follow the steps carefully. If you are unsure about anything, it is best to consult a professional electrician.
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