What's the diff between main lugs and Mechanical lugs

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-10-05, 06:46 PM
tadtv1
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
What's the diff between main lugs and Mechanical lugs

Can you please explain main lugs versus mechanical lugs? Here's my situation. I need a meter base and main disconnect on the outside of the house. I then wanted to put a 200 amp load center on the inside (other side of wall). What type of boxes/panels/lugs do I use. Can I put a 200 amp meter/main panel on the outside and then how do I get the cables to the load center? Is there something I can bolt onto the bus bars inside the panel? I'm hoping that is what lugs are? Where do they go? What size cable would I use to go 3 or 4 feet for 200 amps? Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-11-05, 04:50 AM
HandyRon's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 1,365
Main lugs generally means no main circuit breaker, just a place for the wires to terminate on lugs.
Mechanical lugs are a type of wire termination that allows you to slide the conductor in the termination, then you tighten a threaded screw to hold the conductor and help make good contact for the whole termination. There are several, but the two main methods to terminate a conductor is mechnical and compression.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'