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Old 03-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Where is the main breaker!


Hi,

I have a simens breaker box. like this one:
http://www.renodepot.com/fr/sous-pan...rique-22635052

I dealt with DQ breaker boxes, where I can turn off the main breaker of 100A or 200A, before unscrewing the breaker box surface cover.

On the Simens breaker box, I can't find the main breaker. Do I need to unscrew the cover first to access the main breaker?

I need to shut the main breaker off to add some more breakers to the panel.

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:19 PM   #2
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Hi,

I have a simens breaker box. like this one:
http://www.renodepot.com/fr/sous-pan...rique-22635052

I dealt with DQ breaker boxes, where I can turn off the main breaker of 100A or 200A, before unscrewing the breaker box surface cover.

On the Simens breaker box, I can't find the main breaker. Do I need to unscrew the cover first to access the main breaker?

Thanks
I did look at your link and you are lucky that I can read in French without issue.

Now the question of " disjoncteur principal " aka main breaker is that below the meter socket.

If you do not have the Disjoncter principal at all this will get tricky to deal so let us know asap.

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #3
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Not sure why you would be shutting off the main just to remove a cover.
You may be looking at a sub panel that's why there no big main breaker.
Often times a sub will be fed into a double pole breaker on the side of the panel. It will be the one with the highest amperage marked on it.
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The panel from the link is a "main lug" type. No main breaker included.
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Hi,

I have a simens breaker box. like this one:
http://www.renodepot.com/fr/sous-pan...rique-22635052

I dealt with DQ breaker boxes, where I can turn off the main breaker of 100A or 200A, before unscrewing the breaker box surface cover.

On the Simens breaker box, I can't find the main breaker. Do I need to unscrew the cover first to access the main breaker?

Thanks
Show us a picture of YOUR actual panel.


Also, what is a "DQ" panel? Never heard of it.
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Show us a picture of YOUR actual panel.


Also, what is a "DQ" panel? Never heard of it.

Yummm, Dairy Queen panel. Argggggh. (picture Homer Simpson).

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The panel from the link is a "main lug" type. No main breaker included.
Thanks, will go look for the main breaker where the main lines come in.
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Some main electrical panels have no main breaker!

Note you have the option of calling the electric company and having them remove the electric meter so you can then work safely.
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I had a panel where the main breaker was outside just below the meter (which I believe is what frenchelectrician is referring to).

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