subpanel disconnect

Old 03-30-04, 08:46 AM
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Question subpanel disconnect

I am putting a six-slot subpanel in a detached garage. I will protect it in the main with a 60A CB. I thought I had read that a subpanel with 6 or fewer slots does not need a disconnect at the subpanel. Is this correct? If I do need a disconnect, what do I need and how do I connect it? (I have pulled 3 #6+ground to feed this panel.)

Appreciate any help.

Old 03-30-04, 08:56 AM
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Not six slots, but six breakers. So as long as you only have six circuits (now and in the future), you need no main disconnect.

Don't forget the grounding rod. And I'm sure you know to keep the neutral and grounding separate (you probably need to separately buy the grounding bar).
Old 03-30-04, 09:47 AM
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Thanks for the clarification/confirmation.

Yes, I have the grounding rod, and I have the neutral/ground separated. I have it set up as follows:

Neutral from main to neutral bar (not bonded) in subpanel.
Ground from main to grounding bar (bonded) in subpanel.
Ground wire from rod to grounding bar in subpanel.

Sound right?


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