View Full Version : Houston.... We have Power!
10-13-2007, 11:00 PM
I finally got the biggest worry out of the way, my outdoor power panel.
It's only 50 amps this year. Next year I want to upgrade it to 100 amps.
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10-14-2007, 07:43 AM
It is 100 amps, 50 amps at 220v and 100 amps at 110v
10-20-2007, 06:36 PM
What are we looking at here Wayne? Is it a subpanel with 7 15amp breakers feeding the 7 GFCI outlets, and a 30amp breaker for something else? What is the capacity of your panel?
The reason I ask is, I recently chatted with somebody about a similar setup. They had a 30amp Circuit for an Air Conditioner compressor. They changed it to a 100amp subpanel and set it up pretty much the same as you did, since they wouldn't need the 30 during the Christmas season.
PS 7 x 15 = 105amps...
10-20-2007, 10:19 PM
Jeff, The panel is rated for 125A
I was under the impression that it was 50A service, simply because it is feed with a 50A breaker. The breaker is a double pole, and I now have been educated that is 50 amps per leg. I just have to keep this in mind when I plug in my lights to keep the legs balanced.
The 30A breaker is feeding my workshop. It was in the main panel but had to be moved to make room for the 50A to hook up this panel.
I do need to swap places with one of the 15A breakers with the 30A to help with the balance.
10-22-2007, 02:12 PM
Get a Clamp-On man! Or even a Kill-A-Watt. They are very accurate (this from our lab tech that calibrates my test equipment)
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