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Is Your Electric Service Panel Big Enough


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Is my electric panel big enough for all my appliances? Estimating the Required Electrical Service, Home Electrical Panel Sizes, Circuit Breaker Spaces in Electric Panels.

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Electrical Question: Is my electric panel big enough for all my appliances?

Thank you.

This electrical wiring question came from: Judy, from Desert Hot Springs, California.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Judy.

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2 Responses to “Is Your Electric Service Panel Big Enough”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Olga,
    When considering adding all new electrical appliances to a home a complete evaluation of the size of your home, the existing circuits, the major electric appliances, and the electrical equipment must be performed. Next, the electrical information from the new appliances must be identified as well. Finally, this information is compared to the size of the existing electrical service. Commonly and by good design and planning, the electrical service is not loaded to more than 80% of the main circuit breaker amperage rating. So Olga, as you can see there are several factors that must be considered when planning to add new electrical appliances.
    I will add a link to the main article which will take you to a electrical service load calculator that may assist you.
    I hope this helps,
    Dave

  2. Olga M says:

    Can I run all brand new electrical appliances with only 125 ampere rating?

    Thank you.