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Old 11-15-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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100 amp service panel

question.. from a newbie... so if i install a 100 amp service panel, does that mean i can only have 5 20 amp breakers in that box?...


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Old 11-15-2011, 07:08 AM   #2
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No, not even close.
You can have ANY breakers you want in the panel. It's the calculated, and actual load, that will be on the panel that matters.


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It would be common for the handle breaker ratings to add up to 2-300 amps in a 100 amp panel. Handle ratings as Speedy said, do not determine the load.
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