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Old March 16th, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Question Panel and amps

I am trying to run a machine that requires 150a to a disconnect, also they want me to add a new panel off the power that is coming in to the disconnect. I was hoping I could just run the power to the disconnect then jump it to the new panel from the top post of the disconnect. The new panel is only 125amp the problem i am running into that I know anyway is I don't have enough wire so I am just wondering if I can add another disconnect in the middle somewhere that will shut off both things if needed. If I can what amps would I need?
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Old March 16th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Since this sounds like a commercial installation call a licensed electrician.
I doubt that a 150 amp feeder can feed a 150 amp machine AND a 125 amp panel board.
Two options that I can see are two feeders or a larger panel board with appropriate feeder end then feed the new machine from the new panel board.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Since this sounds like a commercial installation call a licensed electrician.
I doubt that a 150 amp feeder can feed a 150 amp machine AND a 125 amp panel board.
Two options that I can see are two feeders or a larger panel board with appropriate feeder end then feed the new machine from the new panel board.
Couldn’t agree more!!! I do notice that the OP said:
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they want me to add a new panel
<<<Does this mean you are doing work as an electrician?
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