mini breakers


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Old 10-15-03, 01:59 PM
phinphan
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Question mini breakers

I have 3 open spots in my electrical panel, I would like to have a 220 outlet for my table saw and then 2 circuits of 110 outlets around the walls for A/C, and other tools, Can I use two of the spots for the 220 and then use mini breakers for the 2 110 circuits. Are there any other options for me to do what I want?

Are there any drawback to using Minis?

Where can I find Minis?

Thanks

(Tandem or twin breakers is what I mean by mini)
 

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Old 10-15-03, 05:00 PM
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Give us the manufacturer and model number of your panel and we'll tell you whether that panel accepts mini breakers. If it does not, your other options are a subpanel or a larger main panel.
 
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Old 10-16-03, 07:45 AM
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Also, make sure your electrical service has the additional capacity needed to power your proposed circuits.
 
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Old 10-16-03, 08:42 AM
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Cutler Hammer 200 amp
BR3040B200/CB203040
30 total slots, 27 filled
 
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Old 10-16-03, 09:40 AM
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Yes, you can use up to ten tandem breakers in this panel.
 
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Old 10-16-03, 01:26 PM
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thank you very much.
Are there specific spots that the twins need to go? (ie like the bottom 5 spots?)
 
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Old 10-16-03, 03:17 PM
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The mini breakers, or tandem breakers, can go anwhere a regular breaker can go.

Since you have three open slots and want to add a 220 breaker and two 110 breakers (1 mini), I would just use the three open slots, assuming that there are two together for the 220 breaker.
 
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Old 10-16-03, 05:32 PM
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Look at the panel diagram on the door or inside. This will indicate where the tandem breakers can be installed.
 
 

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