ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#73783 - 01/02/07 06:02 PM Sub-Panel
ElJay Offline
Junior Member
Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 7
Loc: Spartanburg, S.C.
Is it legal to come off the bottom of an existing meter socket to a sub-panel other than the main breaker panel as long as wire is sized correctly and over-current protection is sized properly.
Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#73784 - 01/02/07 06:17 PM Re: Sub-Panel
Roger Offline
Member
Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1716
Loc: N.C.
The lugs in the Meter would have to be listed for mutiple conductors, the panel would have to be located in close proximity to the existing panel and have a main or no more than 6 breakers combined in the panels (with an exception for TVSS) see 230.70 thru 230.73.

It would not be treated as a "Sub-Panel" but as a Main panel

Roger



[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 01-02-2007).]
Top
#73785 - 01/02/07 06:19 PM Re: Sub-Panel
BEAMEUP Offline
Member
Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 27
Loc: WA
Yes, you can if it is rated for a double tap.But it wouldn't be a sub panel, you would have another main breaker panel.
Top
#73786 - 01/02/07 06:22 PM Re: Sub-Panel
Roger Offline
Member
Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1716
Loc: N.C.
Beameup, I think I was editing as you were posting.

Roger
Top
#73787 - 01/04/07 08:53 PM Re: Sub-Panel
BEAMEUP Offline
Member
Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 27
Loc: WA
Yup, I think so. Oh well we both said the same thing
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 01/22/05
Posts: 5316
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 54 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 51
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 17
Trumpy 16
Ruben Rocha 13
 
Newest Members
clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN, Regitest2, sureshazhagai

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals