Breaker Capacity

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Old 02-23-13, 08:08 PM
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Breaker Capacity

Hi. I'm Jeff and I live in Albuquerque, NM in a house built in 1957. I'm installing a new 60 AMP auxiliary service panel. I want to add some extra breakers. How can I determine how much all the breakers can add up to?
 
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Old 02-23-13, 08:18 PM
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The breakers can add up to several times 60 amps. There is no set figure. What is important is that all probable simultaneous loads do not total 60 amps or more.
 
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Old 02-23-13, 08:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Why do you want to add the 60A panel? What loads will you be supplying from it?

Doing a Residential Load Calculation for those loads will tell you how large a subpanel you need.
 
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Hey Nashkat1. Thanks. I'm actually not adding one but replacing one that run off a 100 amp service panel. The service panel will be used to The reason why I want to replace it is because I need more breakers so I can split up some of the circuits in the house. We have too many appliances running off one 20 amp breaker. Ray2047, thanks. That's what I thought but wanted to double check.
 
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Old 02-24-13, 08:42 AM
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I need more breakers so I can split up some of the circuits in the house. We have too many appliances running off one 20 amp breaker.
How old is the service entrance wiring, meter socket and service panel, are they original to the house? It may make more sense to replace the entire service or possibly replace just the panel depending on age and condition of the entire service.
 
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