**What size wire do I need to run a 100 amp sub panel?**

You **need** a 3-3-3-5 copper SER cable to carry **100 amps** (that’s three #3 **gauge** for the two hot **wires** and the neutral and a #5 **gauge** for the ground).

Moreover, what size wire do I need to run a 100 amp subpanel?

A **100** A **sub-panel** requires a two-pole **100** A breaker – if you want **100** A. You **can** use #4 AWG 75 deg C or 90 Deg C copper **wire** in conduit for a **100** A breaker provided the breaker is labeled for use with 75 deg C **wire**.

Beside above, can you run a 100 amp sub panel off a 100 amp main panel? To the best of my understanding, there is no code issue **running** a 100A **subpanel off** a 100A **main panel**, so long as the wire size is correct, and the installation is correct. For a **subpanel**, **you** need four wire **service** (two hots, a neutral, and an equipment ground).

Likewise, how many amps can a 100 amp panel handle?

200 amps

What size wire do I need to run a 60 amp subpanel?

In practice, however, it’s common to **wire 60**–**amp** breakers with 6-**gauge**, 3-conductor **wire** because an appliance that **needs** a **60**–**amp breaker** seldom draws the full **60 amps**. If you’re installing a **60**–**amp subpanel**, however, it’s best to connect it to the main panel with 4-**gauge wire**.

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Does sub panel wire need to be in conduit?

Re: **Subpanel wire** run Individual THHN conductors must be run in **conduit**–either metallic or non-metallic, flexible or rigid. You could probably use SER instead, as long as it’s sheathed and contains four conductors: one for Leg A, Leg B, neutral, and ground.

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How many amps is #6 wire good for?

Size & AMP Ratings

NM, TW, & UF WIRE (Copper Conductor) | SE CABLE (Copper Conductor) |
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14 AWG – 15 AMPS | 8 AWG – 50 AMPS |

12 AWG – 20 AMPS | 6 AWG – 65 AMPS |

10 AWG – 30 AMPS | 4 AWG – 85 AMPS |

8 AWG – 40 AMPS | 2 AWG – 115 AMPS |

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What kind of wire do you use for a sub panel?

A **subpanel** requires two hot **wires** connected to a 240-volt double-pole breaker in the main **panel**. It also needs a neutral **wire** and a ground **wire**. The **cable used** for this run is known as a “three-**wire cable** with ground.” The two hot **wires**, called feeder **wires**, **will** provide all of the power to the **subpanel**.

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What size wire do I need for an 80 amp sub panel?

Schedule **80** PVC conduit **would need** to be 1-1/4″ for 3 **wire** or 1-1/2 for 4 **wire**. In your **sub Panel** the ground and neutral **needs** to be isolated many times they are tied together at the factory with a large copper **wire** connecting the 2 grounded / grounding buss bars. Other than that you **should** bury this a minimum of 18″.

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How do you size a subpanel?

**Subpanel** Coverage Area Measure the **length** and width of each room and multiply them together to find the square footage of the room. Add up the square footage of all of the rooms to find the total square footage. Multiply the total square footage by 3 (watts) to complete the calculation.

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What size breaker do I need for a 125 amp sub panel?

If you have a **125 amp breaker** you need **125 amp wire**. See the table here. You need to use the 75° column since no one makes a 90° **breaker** just yet. Since this is a single phase dwelling service you can use #2 AWG copper or 1/0 aluminum for a **125 amp** service or main feeder.

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How many outlets can be on a 20 amp circuit?

10 receptacles

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What size wire do I need to run a 100 amp service?

When it comes to the lines connecting master and secondary panels, where the line **will** carry as much as a full **100 amps**, use a 2-**gauge** non-metallic sheathed electrical cable. The cable must contain one or two hot **wires** depending on your **needs**, one neutral **wire**, and one ground **wire**. Each **wire should** be 2-**gauge** in **size**.

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How many outlets can be on a 15 amp breaker?

for a 15 amp circuit this allowed for 10 outlets and on a **20** amp circuit 13 outlets were allowed.

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Is 200 amps enough for a house?

**200**–**amp** service provides **enough** power for an electrical heating system, electrical appliances, plus general lighting and receptacle circuits. In large **homes**, 400-**amp** services are used with very extensive electric heating plus electrical appliances and lighting and receptacle circuits.

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What wire do I need for 100 amp subpanel?

This is typically a three-**wire** cable with three insulated conductors plus a bare copper ground **wire**. The cable must **have** a **wire** gauge sufficient to the amperage of the **subpanel**—a **100**–**amp subpanel** requires #4 copper **wires**, for example.

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Does 2 100 amp breakers make 200 amps?

No. It is **100 amp**. And the two 50 **amps breakers** that are tied together are 50 **amps**, not 50 + 50 = ! That **2** pole **100 amp** CB can provide either **100 amps** @ 240 volts or **200 amps** @ 120 volts but in answer to your question as Chris stated it’s **100 amps**.

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Does a sub panel need a main breaker?

**Subpanel main breaker** A **main breaker** on a **sub**–**panel** is not necessary because this is in the same building (if you are in a different building then NEC 225.31, 225.32, 225.33 apply). That said, having a **main breaker** in the **sub**–**panel** is also acceptable.

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What size breaker do I need for a sub panel?

Based on your question, since you will be having a **subpanel**, you want the **breaker** feeding the **subpanel** to be sized for the **subpanel** or slightly smaller. So if you purchase and install a 200A **subpanel**, then the **breaker** should be 200A. If you use a 125A **subpanel**, then use a 125A **breaker**.

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Can you run a sub panel off a subpanel?

Yes, it’s redundant, but it’s still required. The wire feeding the new **subpanel** must be protected from overcurrent by an appropriately-sized breaker. **If** using both, 1 must be sized for the conductor, and the other **can** be that size or larger — convenient **if you** buy a **panel** with a 100A breaker preinstalled.

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What size aluminum wire do I need for 100 amp service?

Use 3 AWG copper or 1 AWG aluminium for the current carrying conductors.

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What can a 100 amp service run?

**100**–**amp service** is generally large enough to power a small- to moderate-sized home’s general branch circuits, plus one or two electric appliances, such as a range, water heater, or clothes dryer. This **service** may be sufficient for a home under 2,500 square feet if the heating appliances **run** on gas.