Breaker location by size?


Old 09-11-07, 06:53 PM
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Breaker location by size?

Does it matter where breakers are located in the panel? i.e.- should higher amp be at the top of the box?
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Old 09-11-07, 06:56 PM
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No, it does not matter AT ALL.

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Old 09-11-07, 07:00 PM
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Some panels do have a limit for connected loads on the same buss connections. This would apply for large breakers located across from each other (horizontally).
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In my opinion, you should give at least a little thought to balancing the load between legs. Most people say in a residential setting, it's not worthwhile, but thinking a little bit about what the more "constant" loads are, and putting them on opposite legs can't hurt. For example, if you have a fridge in the kitchen and freezer in the garage, it probably makes sense to put them on different legs. Same if you have 2 window ACs (120v). Don't go crazy, and don't spend a lot of time figuring, but it's worth a few minutes of thought.
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unforetally it dont matter where light current drawage and hevey current drawage in the breaker box but some breaker box will warn not to get both hevey drawage breaker on the same bussbar tab [ not very often on resdentail area ].

I will say very few breaker box will state this but kinda rarelty to see it happend

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