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Sub-Panel Installation in Charlotte, NC

Sub-panels give home and business owners additional circuit capacity, allowing for new installations, expansions, and electrical upgrades. These panels are used for a wide range of electrical needs, such as pools, basements, garages, and more. At LiveWire Electrical, we have years of experience installing, upgrading, and replacing electrical sup-panels.

 

What Are Sub-Panels?

When your home or business needs a dedicated panel away from the main panel, a sub-panel is the proper solution. Sub-panels are ideal for electrical systems that are either far from the main panel, such as a workshop or a shed, or systems that draw large amounts of power, such as a pool or large commercial equipment.

Rather than increasing the amount of power that is flowing into your home or business, a sub-panel efficiently routes the correct amount of power to the dedicated electrical system, keeping circuits from being overloaded.

Sub-panels come in different sizes, typically from 30 amps to 100 amps, depending on the needs of the system. Our trained professionals can install the correct sub-panel that provides the appropriate amount of power needed in your home or business.

Areas Where a Sub-Panel May Be Needed:

  • Finished Basements
  • Pools
  • Hot Tubs
  • Workshops
  • Garages
  • Home or Commercial Building Additions
  • Industrial Equipment Areas
  • Kitchens
  • Home Offices

 

The Installation and Repair Processelectrician-adjusting-panel

The sub-panel installation should always be handled by a team of licensed professionals. The installation process begins with a free consultation to understand your home or business and the needs of your project. We will inspect your current circuit breaker to assess if there is additional room available, and if adding on to your existing panel is appropriate.

If not, a sub-panel may be your best option. When mounting your sub-panel, we need to keep the sub-panel within a foot or so of the main panel to properly route the hot wires and ground wire to the main panel. If improperly routed, power may not flow through the sub-panel, or worse, there could be safety concerns.

There are four wires that route from the sub-panel to the main panel; two hot wires, a ground, and a neutral wire. The ground and neutral wires are mounted to their respective bus bars in the main panel, and the hot wires are connected to their respective terminals. Back in the sub-panel, the four wires are also mounted to their bus bars with the neutral wire mounted to the main terminal.

 If you’re having issues with your main panel, such as consistent tripping, you may be drawing too much power for your current panel to handle. Overloading your panel can be dangerous, and routing your power through a sub-panel reduces risk and makes it easier to manage your home or business’ electricity. If you have an existing sub-panel that is in need of a repair, contact the team of experts at LiveWire Electrical.

Choosing the Right Electrician in Charlotte, NC

LiveWire Electrical is a licensed and insured company with over 20 years of experience in the Charlotte area. We know just what it takes to install, repair, and upgrade your sup-panel, and your satisfaction is our number one priority.

Whether you need a new sub-panel for an addition to your home or business, or a sub-panel repair or upgrade, contact the team at LiveWire Electrical today.