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1st how do i caulcate the total amount of amps?

1st how do I calculate the total amount of amps used in my panel?
2nd how can I find out what the incoming amps are?

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  • djohns4u Jun 28, 2009

    Yes this is for my home's electrical panel service.

  • djohns4u Jun 28, 2009

    I want to add a new breaker to my service and I want to know if the the service coming it will handle a new breaker. I would also like to know if in the future if I could add more breakers and at what amps.

  • djohns4u Jun 28, 2009

    I'm not looking to wire it myself I just want to know if I have the availability to have a new breaker put in. Don't jump to conclusion before you ask all the right questions... I was not planing on wiring this myself just want to cut cost on getting a election to see that I don't have the right service...

  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe May 11, 2010

    Are you talking about a house electric service panel?

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You'll need what is known as a AC clamp-on meter,but, I'll warn you they are very expensive. What exactly are you trying to survey? Power usage by appliances and the such?

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  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe Jun 28, 2009

    Trust me when I say that, first of all it is illeagle to change your own wiring configuration unless, you are a licensed eletrician. Secondly, one small mistake can cost you your house or even possibly your life. I suggest you call in a proffesional electrician,Sorry!

  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe Jun 28, 2009

    How old is this house? Are all the appliances working correctly? Is your electric bill going up? So is mine.....Sorry that's all I can say.

  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe Jul 25, 2009

    I appologize, you left me the impression that the work was to be done personally.

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