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Old 10-27-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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I have a detached studio on my property built in the 50's, I have removed the old "screw in" style fuse box and all of the wiring and want to install a new panel. The main power source comes from a huge cable that runs about 100ft back to a 100amp knife switch.

What type of panel do I need? Main Breaker, Main Lug, transfer panel? I don't understand the differences.

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Which building is the knife switch located?

If it's in the main building, then a main breaker panel would be needed in the studio apt.

If it's in the studio apt, then another disconnecting means may not be necessary, therefore a main lugs panel could be used instead.

A transfer panel is used when a generator is connected -- will this be the case in your situation?

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