Distance from transformer to service panel/meter

Can anyone tell me the maximum distance one can set the service panel from the transformer for a residential hook-up? I would like to use a 200 amp panel for the house and run a sub-panel to the garage that would have a 200 amp panel as well.
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It all depends on the total demand load, the equipment being used (A/C size and large motors), the wire size, and the allowable percentage voltage drop and flicker. Ask your utility company, they'll tell you how far they can run.

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A looooong way. Around here transformer to main panel is the power company's responsibility. Contact them to discuss options and cost.
Steve.
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bodega wrote:

Fwiw, besides distance, around here 200A is typically one service, 400A would be equivalent to two services or, heavier gauge wiring (twice the typical) may be required to install a 400A service ... if the transforner is rated to handle it... around here. There's no way around it ... you'll just have to call your local provider.
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