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Split-Buss Electrical Panels


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Understanding Split-Buss Electrical Panels: Dave explains that a split buss circuit breaker panel allows the upper circuits to remain energized while the bottom section is controlled by a separate circuit breaker.

Understanding Split-Buss Electrical Panels

Electrical Question: Dave, the attached picture is a my breaker box in my home. The top two breakers are 50 amp and are 240 Volt.

This electrical troubleshooting question came from: Larry, a Homeowner from Linwood, MI
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PLEASE NOTE: The following information applies to this question only. In normal situations circuit breakers should never be exchanged for a larger size.

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Larry.

Understanding Split-Buss Electrical Panels

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