Small Sub Panel

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Old 02-03-03, 07:32 AM
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Small Sub Panel

I want to put a small 4 circuit subpanel in my camper. It's fed with a 20 amp service. My question is, if i have the second, third and fourth breakers for different things, can I use the first one as a main by putting the supply voltage on the load side of the breaker? An naturall when I flip the breaker on it will feed the other ones. If it will work like that, will it still trip if there is an overload?
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Old 02-03-03, 09:49 AM
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It gets kind of complicated to feed a panel with a 120V entrance. It can be done as you suggest and the breaker will work as long as it is not a gfci. You will need to put a jumper wire from main lug to main lug to provide voltage to the other buss. Normally a panel is designed to have 240 supplying it and by backfeeding a breaker you will only supply every other breaker. If your panel had enough spaces you could just install every other one.
 
 

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