What is the difference between main panel and sub panel?
Herein, can I use a main panel as a sub panel?
Can You Use a Main Breaker Panel As the Subpanel? A standard 100-amp load center can be used as a subpanel, according to electrical-online.com. The neutral bonding jumper, however, must be removed. In a subpanel, the neutral must be completely isolated from the ground.
One may also ask, how do you hook up a sub panel to a main panel? If the panel is full, you may have to shift one of the 240-volt circuits or two 120-volt circuits to the subpanel to make room. Connect the neutral wire to the neutral bus and the ground wire to the ground bus, turn on the main breaker and the subpanel breaker and the subpanel is energized.
Keeping this in view, what is considered a sub panel?
An electrical subpanel, also known as a service subpanel or circuit breaker subpanel, acts as a waypoint between the main service panel and branch circuits further down the line. Branch wire circuits lead off of the circuit breakers into various parts of the house.
What is the six disconnect rule?
The rule is six disconnecting means for each service, not six service disconnecting means per building. If the building has two services, you can have a total of 12 service disconnects (six disconnects per service).