Re: Layout power requirements
Just because you have a 200-amp panel doesn't mean you need to use it.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Your most expensive cost in installing a sub panel will be your electrician, so there really is little reason other than the nominal cost of the box NOT to go with a 200-amp panel.
You can always ignore the excess capacity, but adding more later would be cost prohibitive... plus, none of us ever want to think about this, it will be a selling point when your home eventually needs to go on the market.
I have 400-amps (2x 200-amp panels) in my basement. Between the house, shop, indoor brewing and the charger for an EV; both panels are near their safe capacity. It doesn't take much.
On Dec 21, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Stephen Silver via Groups.Io <ssilver996@...> wrote: