# How many amps can you put on a 200 amp panel?

**many**homes built after 1960 (or upgraded older homes), 100

**amps**is the standard

**service**size. But in large, newer homes,

**200**-

**amp service**is now as a minimum, and at the very top end,

**you**may see 400-

**amp**electrical

**service**installed.

In respect to this, how many breakers can be in a 200 amp panel?

Most breaker boxes are 100, **150**, or 200 amps. Add the amperages of all the individual breakers in the box. The total may be more than twice the total amperage of the box.

Secondly, can you put a 100 amp breaker in a 200 amp panel? Yes, a **100 amp breaker can** be **put** into a **200 amp panel** to replace the **200 amp breaker**. The rating of the **panel** is the highest amperage allowed. **You**'re also allowed to use a smaller **breaker** and smaller amperage.

Also question is, is 200 amps enough for a house?

**200**-**amp** service provides **enough** power for an electrical heating system, electrical appliances, plus general lighting and receptacle circuits. In large **homes**, 400-**amp** services are used with very extensive electric heating plus electrical appliances and lighting and receptacle circuits.

Does a 200 amp 3 phase service equal a total of 600 amps?

You and I and many others can see the phrase "**200 amps** per **phase**" and be perfectly aware that it **does** not mean "**600 amps total**." But once again it **does** mean **200 amps** (24,000 watts) "per **phase**" totaling **600 amps** (72,000 watts) can be delivered from all three **phases**.