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I would have to say that the amperage label on the main breaker would designate the amount of amps coming into the house.


Look at the number on the handle of the main breaker. That number is the rating of the breaker and at what amperage the breaker will trip. If you have a main fuse switch the number on the fuse is the tripping amperage. This will be the amount of current that the service is rated at.

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How can I tell what my home amp service is?

Look on the handle end of the main breaker. There should be a number there. That is the amperage of the main breaker. That is the size of your house service.

How can you tell what your home amp service is?

Look on the handle end of the main breaker. There should be a number there. That is the amperage of the main breaker. That is the size of your house service.

Can you use a 1200amps service if you have a 1000amps on service?

The current output cannot exceed what is available. 1,000 amp service to a house is rather unreasonable and most likely would not be provided by the utility anyway. 100 amp or 200 amp service would be more likely.

Would a 60 amp service panel the perfect size for a 2800 square foot house?

Absolutely not. A 60 amp whole house service is totally insufficient to power todays home, especially a 2800 square foot house. The NEC (National Electric Code) requires a minimum of 100 amp electrical service to any single family residence.

How many breaker amps will a 200 amp service with no main breaker support?

Check the nameplate on the service panel. There it will tell you what the buss capacity is. On a 200 amp service nothing in the wiring configuration is allowed to be less than that the service rating. In the market there are 200 amp 42 circuit distribution panels.

How many amps is 220 v 60 hz?

That depends entirely on your service. Look at the meterbase to your house; if the shutoff says "100A", you have 100 Amp service. If the shutoff says "125A" you have 125 Amp service... you get the idea.

How much electricity is in an average house?

The average home built today has a 200 Amp service.

Can you use a 200 amp automatic transfer switch with a 100 amp service?

Yes you can as long as the sensing coils of the transfer switch are the same as the 100 amp service. The transfer switch has to be able to tell when the voltage is back from the utility side of the switch when the power is restored.

What is the minimum service size for a 225amp residential service?

A 200 amp service panel with a 60 amp sub-panel.

What is the difference between 100 amp service and 200 amp service?

The difference is 100 amps

How much money to conver a 100 amp house to handle 350 amp input?

A 350 amp service is not a standard service distribution. It jumps from a 200 to a 400 amp rated distribution equipment. The only way to obtain a 350 size service is to install 400 amp equipment and fuse it at 350 amps. The standard size home distributions in North America today are rated at 200 amps. The cost of the service differs through out the continent. Ask your local electrical contractor for an estimate on an electrical upgrade to the required service that you want.

How much electrical service panel size for a house?

In new home construction in North America the panel installed is usually a 200 amp distribution service.

What size aluminum wire for 100 amp service?

2 AWG Aluminum for 100 Amp Service.

What gauge wire for service entrance in Wisconsin?

Depends on the size of the service. 100 amp service will require 3 gauge, 150 amp service will require 1/0 gauge, and 200 amp service will require 3/0 gauge.

What is 200 amp service in USA?

200 amp service is the rating of electrical power available to your home. Older homes only had 60 amp service. Newer homes were updated to 100 or 150 amp service. The standard for most US homes today is 200 amp. You can find out what your service is by looking at the top breaker in your electrical box, it should be stamped on that.

What is the average size for service panel for a 1200sqft house built in 1995?

It was probably a 150 amp service back in 1995. Todays services are usually 200 amps.

Can you change a 100 amp service to a new 100 amp service?

If you know how and understand the hazards and codes... yes.

What size wire for 20kw strip heat?

120 15 amp service ? 210 7 amp service ?

Can you connect a 50 amp RV to 30 amp seRVice?


Is it legal to buy a house with a 60 amp service?

Wow, never heard of it. Usually 100amp, usually it does not matter what the house has, because it is grandfathered in. But if you ever want to add anything to the service, you might be forced by codes to install a new 100 or 150 amp service, or you might not be allowed to do anything. Call the local power company and ask them if they will upgrade the service to the house for free. Some will. You will need an electrician to put in a new service panel. Could cost a thousand bucks or more depending on the current wiring. A home inspection would also be recommended before buying such an older house.

Can you put 3 15 amp 2 20 amp 2 30 amp and 1 60 amp breakers on a 100 amp service?


Can you swap out your 125 amp panel for a 200 amp panel?

You can but you may need new Service wires ran to your house to support the larger load. You will probably be looking at paying a couple thousand dollars for it.

What is the largest sub panel you can install off from a 60 amp main panel fed by 100 amp service?

If what you state in this question is accurate this is an illegal installation. A 100 amp service can not have any equipment connected to it less that that of the service size. The 60 amp main panel must be a 100 amp panel to be a legal installation.

Can you install 100 amp service in 200 amp meter base?

No, each size service needs its own meter base.

Does 220 amp service use more power than 110 amp?

No, they only use the power drawn from the service. The fact that is is 220 amp or 110 amp makes no difference. It is the load that is applied that determines the amount used.