Sub-Panel Brands/Model suggestions
In the process of installing a 60amp sub-panel into a attached garage.
Run is from point A(Main Panel) to Point B(Sub)120feet thru attic.
Current thinking is--
->Run 4-#6 wire
->Raceway will be EMT the whole way.
->Sub-Panel--Surface Mount-Square-D 20-24 spaces
->Bond the ground in sub-panel
->Max draw of woodworking machines-- 18amp 220 Vaccum, 24amp 220 Planer, 7 amp 120 Lights
Does all look correct?:p
Ok, now for my question on Sub-Panels--
I am looking at Square D 125A main rating with 20 or 24 spaces.
Any suggestion on different Square D panel to use for the above application?
You can't go wrong using a QO panel. They've been around a long time and you will always be able to find replacement breakers. Also, you can't have too many (extra) spaces...
If you use emt and ends are properly bonded to panel, you only need three conductors. Two blk or red #6 and a white #8 for a neutral, your conduit carries ground. Just make sure the green bond screw in sub-panel is removed and thrown away to ensure that neutral does not contact grounds in sub. I myself would use pvc and add a #8 green for a ground. This will make job go twice as fast and save money. But I would further save by using aluminum and that would be about half. You would need two #4 hot and a #6 neutral and ground could be a 6 also. Thats just a workin mans opinion, sorry to bore you, good luck......
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