Upgrading To 200 AMP Panel


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Old 09-09-14, 02:08 PM
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Upgrading To 200 AMP Panel

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Interesting, I am pondering a very similar thing. I have 100A service currently, but want to add central air and possibly some electric heat, so I want to upgrade to 200A service. In my case the existing 100A panel is in a very space constrained area, with not enough room to expand to a larger panel (and frankly not enough room for a second panel in the closet it is in). I found this box (linked below) and thought it would solve my problem nicely in that it can mount outside, to then feed the existing panel plus a few heavy duty loads moved into it (well pump, new heat, new AC compressor, etc). But I don't know if these type of things are allowed in NY (upstate, not NYC)?

Eaton 200 Amp 4-Space 8-Circuit EUSERC BR Type Main Breaker Meter Breaker Ranch Panel-MBER48B200BTS at The Home Depot
 

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Old 09-09-14, 02:49 PM
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Your power company should have a list of approved metering equipment available. Check to see if that is on the list.
 
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Old 09-09-14, 06:30 PM
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If that particular piece of equipment is not approved by your power company, you could probably use a conventional 200 amp meter socket and NEMA 3R raintight 200 amp main breaker panel outside.
 
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Old 09-09-14, 06:32 PM
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That panel you linked to only has four full size spaces. That may only allow you to connect two 240vac loads.
 

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Yes, too few spaces. This one has a lot : Square D by Schneider Electric 200 Amp 20-Space 40-Circuit Outdoor Overhead Service CSED Value Pack-SO2040VP at The Home Depot

My provider is National Grid. I looked around but I can't find a list from them of approved metering equipment.
 
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Old 09-09-14, 07:00 PM
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My provider is National Grid. I looked around but I can't find a list from them of approved metering equipment.
Call them. .............................
 
 

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