Sub panel?

If you install a sub panel breaker in a shed, how does the breaker get power. Is there a feeder running from your main breaker to the panel in your shed?


How does the panel in your shed get power to it basically 

3 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    It can have a separate feed from the power company or a branch feed, either overhead or underground, from the main building to a separate CB panel in the shed. Check with the city or county building department for the codes and permit.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Yes. The sub panel in the shed is a 100 amp breaker box and you run 240 cable from a 70 or 80 amp circuit breaker in the main breaker box to the new sub panel breaker box.  Look up the proper size copper cable for how you will route it.  In the sub panel, you put about 4 20 amp breakers and a couple of 240 30 amp breakers for your circuits. Depending upon what appliances/equipment you intend to have in the shed. Then you run properly sized cable from those breakers to the outlets for the respective appliances in the shed. Your main breaker box needs to be at least 200 amps for a regular house.  Main disconnect is 200 amps. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes.  Power is fed from the main breaker.

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