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Old 09-23-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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installing 200A panel 1000 feet away from main 600A

I build a new workshop on my ranch in CA and need 200A . I have a 600A Panel at my main house about 1000 feet away.
I would like to do as much work by my self as possible. Pull wire, conduit etc.
what size wire I need and do I need a transformer because of the distance?
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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Is there any chance of the power company running a line and setting a transformer to the shop? That is going to be seriously expensive on your own in a lower voltage.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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305 meters?? wowie that pretty long run and try to talk to POCO to see if they can bring their primary to that spot otherwise you will need transfomer to boost up to 480 volts single phase.

You will need 120mm˛ { 4/0 AWG } alum conductors that can add up fast plus the cost of transfomers you will need two of them

Let me run in my prices which it will listed in Euros plus it is France so the price for USA should be pretty close unless you converted the Euro to Dollars.

310 meter X 120mm˛ (3 conductors ) X 4 Euros =3.720€ { 3,720 Dollars if you want to say it )

2 transfomers 45 or 50 KW each 1200€ each = 2400 €

total cost so far 6120 Euros

That not including 480 v two pole breaker plus other assorted items you will need and the cost to run the trencher I am not suprised that the trencher it can run much as 500 Euros or more so I am not suprised it can approached to 10000 Euros or more.

POCO may charge little less but you don't have to deal with all the transfomer crap and other items.

so talk to them and see what they say on this matter.

BTW you have single phase or triphase supply ??


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