I’ve got a commercial inspection that I am doing next week. Did a site visit today, and have what is probably a basic question.
I know that sub panels should not have more than 6 breakers (throws) in general without having a “main” breaker in them. However there is/are main breakers, and I want to know if it’s ok…
Main Service enters in and is labeled as 800AMP service with a single breaker to shut off power to the whole building.
Right next to this are 12 individual meters, each with an attached “panel” with a single 125A breaker.
Inside the building there are sub-panels throughout, that have various numbers of breakers in them, almost all have more than 6. None of these have a single shutoff.
My question is, since there is a single main outside, and each meter has its own shutoff, is there still a requirement that the sub panels have a shutoff too?