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Old 08-19-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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Main Panels are they both legal according to NEC.?

1. Main Service Panel 100,200 amps

2. Main Service Panel lug 100, 200 amps

Both with proper circuit breakers .

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Main Panels are they both legal according to NEC.?

1. Main Service Panel 100,200 amps

2. Main Service Panel lug 100, 200 amps

Both with proper circuit breakers .
Because I am both psychic AND I can read your mind I will say, yes.
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Used in the correct application, any of the those items would be compliant.
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More info on the panels

Main service panel looking at it has a main breaker installed up top that says main and turns on and off up and down position.

Main lug panel has busses with lugs and a breaker is added at the top with sideways action.
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Main lug panel has busses with lugs and a breaker is added at the top with sideways action.

This describes a main lug panel with a breaker (back-fed) to provide a disconnect. You do not need a breaker installed in a main lug panel to use it as a service panel. The disconnect breaker can be installed remote from the panel and the feeder connected directly to the panel main lugs. A very common installation scenario.

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