Electrical Panel Size/ Shorter Availability?

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Old 06-08-14, 05:47 PM
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Question Electrical Panel Size/ Shorter Availability?

Replacing a 100 amp service inside of an older mobile home. Looking for a 200 amp panel that doesn't need to be as long as the majority I have found are 29" to 30" high. Does anyone manufacture one that is shorter
 
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Old 06-08-14, 06:02 PM
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Why does it need to be shorter? A picture of the wall it is in may help us understand. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...-pictures.html Why are you going to a 200 amp panel? Is it just for more spaces or are you planing to add significant loads. If the former a subpanel may be a better choice.
 
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Old 06-08-14, 06:23 PM
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I doubt that you need a 200 amp panel for a mobile home. Also the panel are available with different circuit capacities
 
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Also doubt the mobile park that it gets it's power from let you rig up a 200amp service. There incoming wire size will determine your amperage. Most likely 100amp Max. I've 60 and even a 120 volt 30 amp service.
To answer your question is yes if you can find it Chalenger makes a 200 amp main breaker with only 20 positions measures about 28 inches that would be the smallest due to the wire bends required with 4/O 200amp cable.
 
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Old 06-09-14, 06:52 AM
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To answer your question is yes if you can find it Chalenger makes a 200 amp main breaker with only 20 positions measures about 28 inches that would be the smallest due to the wire bends required with 4/O 200amp cable.
But.....Challenger has been gone for at least 15 years. A 200 amp BR Series panel from Cutler-Hammer can be purchased with 16 positions or 20 positions. Those would be 16-32 and 20-40 panels. Check the catalogs at your distributor.

On the other hand, I, like PCboss, question why the OP needs to increase to 200 amp service. The only mobile homes I have ever seen with 200 amp service were all electric.
 
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