Largest Possible Residential Electrical Panel
What’s the largest electric service you can “normally” get for residential? Here in CO xcel gives me the option of 400A. My electrician says that usually means a 320A meter base with 2x200A disconnects, for a 320A continious, 400A max service. Has anyone had any bigger?
I’m realising that an all electric (large) house of the future needs a really really big panel. Imagine 2 EVs, along with the usual high load HVAC, WH, dryer, stove/oven etc. And then for a bit of luxury maybe a hot tub, steam shower, maybe even an electric sauna. That’s a lot of amps! Not much capacity left if you ever want to finish a basement or add an ADU etc.
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