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Mont@n@ 03-05-2010 10:20 PM

Help 30 amp Load center for my HID lights and miscellaneous
 
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Hy everyone I will appreciate any help. I advise you I have just a little bit of knowledge with electricity. I have 4 extension cords running around my house plus I have kids, kids + extension cord = danger and lots of headache. I decide to build a load center the same one like the photo to get rid of all the extension cord. I found around the net a part list for make one of these load centers. Can you guys let me know if this list is missing parts or something is wrong before I spent my money? I want to plug it in a 30A dryer outlet. Im not going to use no more than 2200 watts from this load center, 1200w @ 240v, 1000w or less @ 120v formiscellaneous
Here's a parts list for a 30 Amp Load Center. I use the Siemens Q21525CT breaker. It's a quad/tandem breaker with two 25Amp breakers common trip. If you're using 4 - 1000W ballasts, the total amperage draw is around 18 amp, not including power on spike. This exceeds the 80% of a breakers load capacity. The two 15 amp breakers are for two constant 120V receptacles.

1 SIEMENS E0408ML1125SU or 1125FU Load Center
1 SIEMENS 45GG20AF 40 Amp DP Contactor
DEFINITE PURPOSE CONTACTOR: 2 POLE; 120/240/277/480/600 V; 40 AMPERE; RESISTIVE CURRENT 55 AMPERE; COIL VOLTAGE 110 V AT 50 HZ, 110 TO 120 V AT 60 HZ; APPROVAL UL, CSA, CE; 45 MODEL; LOCKED ROTOR RATING 240 AMPERE AT 277 V, 200 AMPERE AT 480 V, 160 AMPERE AT 600 V
1 SIEMENS Q21525CT
Description: QT, 15/25/25/15 Amp, QUAD Pole, 120/240 Volt, Molded Case Circuit Breakers from Siemens / ITE
1AUBE T1033 Timer info 2400W max 1HP@120v 20A
2 NEMA 6-15 240V Receptacles (Ballasts @ 240V)
2 2-Gang Boxes
2 2-Gang Box Covers
1 1-Gang Box (AUBE Timer)
6 Threaded Spacer Nippers (1/2)
12 BX Lock Nuts (1/2)
12 BX Bushings (1/2)
1 30 Amp Dryer Cord
12 AWG Hook-Up Wire (Constant 120V Receptacles)
10 AWG Hook-Up Wire (Ballast Receptacles)
10-12 AWG Terminal Lugs (Yellow)

Scuba_Dave 03-05-2010 10:30 PM

Where are you located ?

Very different outlets on the far right then what we see here
---if that is the type of outlet you want

Mont@n@ 03-05-2010 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 410339)
Where are you located ?

Very different outlets on the far right then what we see here
---if that is the type of outlet you want

Illinois, those are 240v outlets. I want to keep 240v and replace the outlets with 120v outlets(5-15)@ 240v the one at the left are regular 120v...Thanks scuba V/r Mont@n@

Scuba_Dave 03-05-2010 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mont@n@ (Post 410356)
Illinois, those are 240v outlets. I want to keep 240v and replace the outlets with 120v outlets(5-15)@ 240v the one at the left are regular 120v...Thanks scuba V/r

Then why does your IP track to the Middle East ?

Mont@n@ 03-05-2010 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 410358)
Then why does your IP track to the Middle East ?

I'm currentley deploy AIR FORCE UAE

nap 03-06-2010 12:00 AM

basically you are putting in a temporary system. There are a lot of limitations on such an installation and in most cases, it is simply illegal to install in a residence except for some very specific uses.

Mont@n@ 03-06-2010 08:11 AM

Thanks
 
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Originally Posted by nap (Post 410381)
basically you are putting in a temporary system. There are a lot of limitations on such an installation and in most cases, it is simply illegal to install in a residence except for some very specific uses.

nap thanks for the warning. I do not want to build anything illegal. Thanks for everything guys. please support our troops:thumbup:

brric 03-06-2010 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Mont@n@ (Post 410356)
Illinois, those are 240v outlets. I want to keep 240v and replace the outlets with 120v outlets(5-15)@ 240v the one at the left are regular 120v...Thanks scuba V/r Mont@n@

I don't quite understand this statemet but please don't feed 125 volt receptacles with 240 volts.

Mont@n@ 03-06-2010 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by brric (Post 410535)
I don't quite understand this statemet but please don't feed 125 volt receptacles with 240 volts.

Breaker info: Name SIEMENS Q21525CT
Description:
QT, 15/25/25/15 Amp, QUAD Pole, 120/240 Volt, Molded Case Circuit Breakers from Siemens / ITE

Scuba_Dave 03-06-2010 12:49 PM

Do you still need the dryer hook-up?
If not I'd pull it out & put a small sub panel in


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