House Wiring and Electrical Circuit Applications
Garage Sub-Panel - 4-Wire Feed
I connected a 60 amp sub panel in my garage,I used underground wire rate 600 volts, which has BX cable covered. I have connected the red and black as main power.the blue wire is taped white,connected to the left side of the grounding bar, and bare wire to the right side,I would like to know if this matters with the bare wire to ground,everything seems to be working fine, no breakers are getting warm , and I tripped a breaker to be sure all is working,your help in this matter would be appreciated,
Thank you AL.
Al, this looks good with one exception. Because this is a sub-panel it requires a 4-wire circuit feed with a dedicated neutral and a dedicated ground, with termination of each going to separate terminals strips or terminal bars. The neutral terminal strip is not connected to the ground at this sub-panel location and is dedicated for neutrals only. The ground wire gets terminated to a separate ground terminal strip that IS connected or bonded to the sub-panel enclosure and is dedicated for ground wires only. The ground wire and neutral wires can be terminated together ONLY at the Main Electrical Panel.
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Basic House Wiring Circuits and Circuit Breakers
Summary: This article looks at common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers that are installed identifying the types and amperage sizes used in most homes.
© By: Dave Rongey
Electrical Circuits and Circuit Breakers for House Wiring
The electrical circuit breakers serving your home wiring circuits are intended for switching and protection of your home's wiring from high temperatures caused by excess current higher than the rating of the wire.
While thermal-magnetic circuit breakers are the key element for overload and short-circuit protection of your electrical system, there are potentially dangerous conditions that do not involve over-current.
The following electrical circuit breakers should be utilized to provide further protection.
Basic House Wiring Circuits
|General Purpose Outlets
|120 volt appliance outlets
|Electric Clothes Dryer
Electric Water Heater
|The size of the circuit breaker will depend on the required circuit as specified in the equipment installation manual.
|General Purpose Outlets
|Required for bedroom circuits and other areas as specified by the NEC Codes which have been adopted in the specific county or state.