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Old 08-06-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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need a 400 amp meter combination panel that is euserc compliant.. They are out there but HUGE money.. does anyone have an answer so i don't have to sell all my tools to pay for power for the tools?
Need very few outputs for distribution.. maybe just two and up ..

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What POCO you are on and for 400 amp service it is common to use a single 200 amp breaker for subpanel which you can use that and the other 200 amp breaker which it will be inside the panel for other set of branch circuits.

That kind of set up is pretty common but just be aware there is few differnt combations we can do with 400 amp service.

Are you keeping the breaker box for your house or what you have in your mind ??

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its a meter main at the pole to feed the house.. its a 200 now.. need to upgrade to 400 meter socket.. from there i can split a couple 200's.. not sure how to get another 200 off of a 200 amp panel.. need a 400 a meter socket i can use in california . .thank you..
all of them i see are thousands of dollars.. need a cheaper way to pull it off..
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Being in Californine ( French spelling btw ) that is not really large differnce what we deal with that kind of set up in Wisconsin ( but living in France ) so therefore there are few options you can do.,

First choice is have a combo box which you will have a 200 amp breaker to feed the house and use the second 200 part with feed thru lugs to other buildings as needed to be.

Just be aware that you have 4 conductor cable or in conduit ( hot et hot et netural et earth or ground )

The last combo 400 panel I know it was under a thousand Euros for the panel itself it was a resdentail grade type but right now I do not know if the price did kick up or still float about the same.

Otherwise get a 400 meter socket and have two 200 amp indivual main breaker box and by the way all the 400 meter socket typically will have dual lugs so you can run twin 200's which it is a common way to be used.

I know one of our reader he is from Californine so just hang on I think he will chime in that part anytime.

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ok i will hang on.. thank you !..
The separate panels is prob the way to go..
400 meter socket and two 200 panels .. .

I found the perfect one, but it is not EUSERC rated, or i don't think it is..
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Your power company should have a list of approved sockets that you can use.

You may have been seeing list pricing for the materials also.

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