DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
263 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
A main lug has 2 spaces for 4 circuits. There are two places to connect the two phases of hot wire to. If I only have one hot wire available can I create a connector between the two locations where you are supposed to connect hot wires in the main lug? Is that safe or is that a big no-no?

The one hot wire available will never have more than 30A and the main lug is rated at 60A so don't worry about overloading anything.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
338 Posts
A main lug has 2 spaces for 4 circuits. There are two places to connect the two phases of hot wire to. If I only have one hot wire available can I create a connector between the two locations where you are supposed to connect hot wires in the main lug? Is that safe or is that a big no-no?

The one hot wire available will never have more than 30A and the main lug is rated at 60A so don't worry about overloading anything.
Is this for a subpanel?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,193 Posts
You would have to splice them and not use the lug for 2 wires.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,193 Posts
Splice them inside the box.
The lugs are rated for 1 wire only.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top