tandem breakers

Reply

  #1  
Old 12-21-12, 04:56 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West
Posts: 261
tandem breakers

I guess a tandem breaker isnt really diiferent than a double pole because it picks up juice from 2 different points on the bussbar.That makes it a series type of connect I suppose.
Are they generally used for smaller 240 loads ??? or is it just convenient to be able to use it for any circuits later on if your needs change???
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-21-12, 05:05 PM
Nashkat1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 8,470
A pair of tandem breakers installed in the space for one full-height breaker can only supply two 120V circuits. They are connected to the same leg of the 240V single-phase service.

In order for a breaker to supply a 240V load, each half of the two-pole breaker is fed from a separate leg of the service.
 
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
'