I have been inspecting since october. I’ve come across two instances during my electrical inspection that has me a little baffled now that I’ve read some comments on some other forums.
Can a main service disconnect ever be placed in a panel that is not the main service panel?
For the first time about a week ago I came across the main disconnect that was located outside of the home and inside that panel there weren’t any breakers. They fed a panel inside the home.
I have been referring to this panel with the main service disconnect as the main service panel and the panel inside the home as a subpanel. I’m being told that I am incorrect now. That even though there is a panel with the main service disconnect outside of the home, the main service panel is actually inside the home with the majority of breakers. There are no other panels.
I’ve tried doing Google searches but I believe the wording makes it hard to find a reliable answer. I’ve also searched through some electrical books with no luck. Can anyone enlighten me?
Panel with disconnect but nothing else = ?
Panel inside home with breakers but no main disconnect= ?
No additional panels