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rtoni 09-17-2008 03:59 PM

subpanel feed neutral conductor connection in main panel
 
what do you do if the neutral conductor on a subpanel feeder cable (awg3) is too large to fit in one of the free openings in the main panel's neutral bus - can you split the strands and run half into 1 of the screw connectors in the bus, and half into the another, or do you need to add a (larger) lug connector - if so, would this lug just clamp onto the existing bus?

thanks
-randy

wire_twister 09-17-2008 04:28 PM

do NOT split the strands, put in a neutral lug kit.

rtoni 09-17-2008 04:55 PM

thanks Jimmy - will do....

Termite 09-17-2008 05:08 PM

A solderless lug is a must! :thumbsup:

rtoni 09-17-2008 05:29 PM

thanks kctermite - it's now on my things-to-pick-up list on the way home tonite

feeling a little less clueless now... :blink:


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