How To Connect Two 200 Amp Panels. A lot of bigger houses here have a 400 amp service, 1 meter and split off to 2 200 amp. The second one will feed to the house.
There are many reasons you may want to have two panels, to feed electricity to two. Also, there are restrictions on the size of sub panel breaker. Of course, if you have loads outside the house to feed, this gives you more options:
Feeding Two Panels From One Meter Is Acceptable, As Long As The Meter Is Rated For The Amount Of Power That Both Panels Will Be Using.
The panel that the meter feeds would be the main panel, the second panel would be the sub panel. Determine coverage area of the subpanel to calculate the coverage area of the subpanel, first determine the square footage of each room. J jim port super moderator joined sep 20, 2007 17,001 posts
The Second One Will Feed To The House.
The house has a 200 amp panel in it and i need to add a 100 amp for a barn. It costs the same to upgrade to 200 amps from 60 amps or 100 amps. There are many reasons you may want to have two panels, to feed electricity to two.
Use The Screwdriver To Loosen All Of The Clamps Around The Edge Of The Box That Hold The Wires In Place.
The home owners wife doesnt want to subfeed off the panel in the house. Of course, if you have loads outside the house to feed, this gives you more options: However, some service providers can get the work done at prices as low as $70 to $2000.
A Lot Of Bigger Houses Here Have A 400 Amp Service, 1 Meter And Split Off To 2 200 Amp.
You can tie panels together and it is approved by code. For example, a meter that is rated for 400 amps to pass through it, can power two separate 200 amp panels. Limiting the house to 200a lets you use any old ranch panel that complies with nec 2020, such as the siemens mk0402l1400scs, while if you need to provide 400a to the house while feeding other loads, a mc2442b1400sds can do the job, but you'd need to use some.
Typically, The Service To Upgrade To 200 Amps Can Cost Anywhere Between $3000 To $7000.
What i was thinking is have a 300 amp service, the 200 amp panel for the house and the 100 for the horse barn. Also, there are restrictions on the size of sub panel breaker. Furthermore, you should understand that the procedure involves more than just an electrician.