A subpanel is a smaller service panel that distributes power to a specific area of the home or other buildings on the property. In other words, it is a panel you install in a building when you want to install different circuits in a home that can not fit in the main electrical panel. I found this video by Benjamin to be very helpful.
He will show you how to install a sub panel from start to finish enjoy the video.
4 things I have learnt from the video.
- You do not need a separate main breaker when you are installing a sub panel in the same building.
- You need a main breaker in a sub panel when you are installing it in another building and it has 6 or more circuits.
- There is no need to bond the neutral bar to the metal casing of a sub panel you do this in the main panel.
- When joining PVC male and female bushes, you add PVC cement on both connectors. I would add that you use PVC cement on the female bush cautiously. I have observed that when you apply excess PVC cement it can clots inside the male bush hence blocking the passage for cables.
What is your experience working with sub-panels? Share in the comments section below.
How To Install a Sub Panel Start to Finish!