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service disconnects #80365
04/03/02 11:17 PM
04/03/02 11:17 PM
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kenrod3020  Offline OP
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200 amp service, in a strip mall,200 amp disconnect at meter base. service panel about 100 ft. away is there a code requiring a main breaker in the service panel? and if not would you do ?


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Re: service disconnects #80366
04/04/02 08:41 AM
04/04/02 08:41 AM
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There's not a requirement for an additional disconnecting means at the subpanel.
As long as the main breaker at the meter base is accessible to the occupant per 240.24(B), and 230.72(C) I would just use a main-lug-only subpanel.
If it's one of those places that (in violation) keeps an electrical room locked from the occupants, I'd probably add the main.

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 04-06-2002).]

Re: service disconnects #80367
04/13/02 12:32 PM
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How would supplying a main breaker in the panel address the requirement in 225.35 for occupant access to the supply disconnecting means?
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Tom

225.35 Access to Occupants.
In a multiple-occupancy building, each occupant shall have access to the occupant?s supply disconnecting means.


Tom Horne

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