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Understanding Electrical Panel Sizes

Electrical Circuit Breakers and Panels: My panel has a lot of circuit breakers, why doesn’t the main breaker trip when everything is on at the same time?

Electrical Panel Sizes and Electric Circuit Amperage
Electrical Question: My panel has a lot of circuit breakers. Why doesn’t the main breaker trip when everything is on at the same time?

This electrical question came from: Charles, a Homeowner from North Smithfield , Rhode Island.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Charles.

Circuit Breakers and Electrical Panels

Application: Main Electrical Panel.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician..
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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