150amp Main to a 200amp distribution panel

Ok guys, i should now this one, but i am second guessing myself. I was discussing this with a buddy of mine and he got me questioning myself.

I have a 150amp main disconnect panel outside at the meter that leads to a distribution panel inside with its own main disconnect rated at 200amps. isn’t the 150amp followed by the 200amp wrong? In other words is the 200amp breaker over sized?

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I would think the 200 amp breaker protects the panel, which can only suffer 150 amps at most anyway. I don’t see a problem… other than someone, looking at the breaker, might incorrectly assume they have a 200 amp service.

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The 150 amp disconnect is the only “main” disconnect. The service installation the way you describe can not draw more than 150 amps.

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Other than the potential problem that Nick cited (not a code issue) the installation is code compliant.

You should take the NachiTV electrical course, it addresses that nicely

Thanks, i was over thinking. Of course the 150amp main disconnect is going to regulate the draw to 150amps only.