I have a 200A panal in my house and would like to put a 200A sub in my barn. I know seimans dont make a 200A 2pole breaker. Is there a lug kit i can put in this panal to feed the sub? Any other options?
I can't think of a reason that you would want to put in a 200A subpanel fed from a 200A panel. If your load in the barn is that great, chances are you would need to upgrade the service at the house. I don't know if it's an alternative, but will the PoCo give you a separate service at the barn?
Re: 200a sub lugs#72848 12/13/0612:05 AM12/13/0612:05 AM
I'm guessing that Harlie has, or has his eye on, a "200A panel", and figures that he needs to supply it with a 200A supply.
Harlie, that's not necessary. Your supply needs to be sized according to the load calcs in the Code, which will almost certainly be less than 200A. It is very likely you can feed your 200A panel with a 50-100A feeder.
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Re: 200a sub lugs#72849 12/13/0602:32 AM12/13/0602:32 AM
All panels have a "per stabb" rating on the inside of the cover. A 200a panel usually has a max of about 70a per stabb. You can't run a 200a circuit from a 200a pqnel. Check the "per stabb" rating on the panel.
Re: 200a sub lugs#72851 12/13/0607:43 AM12/13/0607:43 AM