I'm not an electricion...but this seems to make sense.
I have a single 220V 50Amp circut into my garage. It has it's own breaker
in the garage from the main board and one outlet - probably for a dryer.
Could a licensed and insured electrician replace the single breaker subpanel
with a 2 (or more) circut subpanel and break the 220V circut into two? I'm
wanting to run a 220V 15A circut and get a Grizzly G0444Z contractor saw and
a 20A circut for a heater.
Thanks in advance!!
Save the 2P-50A C'bkr.
Go to your local DIY that will have a 12/24 load center.
It accepts 12, 1" c'bkrs and 24, 1/2" c'bkrs.
Add a main c'bkr kit, then use the existing 2P-50A as the main, and you are
good to go.
Yes, this is possible. The sub panel will need to be fed by an adequate
circuit breaker from the main panel (it probably already is) and a different
subpanel can be installed to divide up the power as you wish.
Does your 50a circuit have both a ground and a neutral? If so, then yes you
can put in a subpanel; just be sure to have separate ground and neutral
If not, then you can't do it and meet code. Sure, it will work fine, but
someone could put in a 120v circuit without knowing the proper wiring is not
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