Originally Posted By: Matthew Metzger This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
At the duplex that we live at we have lateral service entrance. Out in the alley we have 2 meters (one for each side), and below the meters each “service equipment” (right?) boxes have a main disconnect. Now when I go inside and open my panel which I guess would be the “load side” (right?) equipment I also have a main disconnect rated at 100 amps. Can someone explain this to me. I thought that the service equipment was usually the first box after the meter and contains the “main disconnect”, does that mean that the next panel on the inside is a “load side” or a subpanel with applied subpanel rules?
Originally Posted By: rmoore This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
A "sub-panel", or "main distribution panel" with a remote service disconnect, can have a main breaker. The panel's main breaker, in itself, does not make it service equipment. Any panel "downstream" from the service equipment should still be wired (floating neutral bar) as a sub-panel.