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300 amp meter, Two 200 amp panels?


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Yesterday I inspected a new home that had a 320 amp meter that was feeding 2 separate 200 amp panels. Does this meter need to be 400 amps and if yes, does anyone know the code number for a reference? This builder requires codes numbers to be listed for every defect found.

Dave Voight

Honest Home Inspections

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Yesterday I inspected a new home that had a 320 amp meter that was feeding 2 separate 200 amp panels. Does this meter need to be 400 amps and if yes, does anyone know the code number for a reference? This builder requires codes numbers to be listed for every defect found.

Dave Voight

Honest Home Inspections

No. It's fine. A class 320 meter is rated at 320 continuous amps (or 80% of 400). The setup you describe is correct.

Besides, the house is very, very unlikely to every actually draw 320 amps, let alone 400.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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