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    Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    I am looking for a 100amp 2 pole Trilliant breaker. Not a main breaker, but a normal breaker. I am aware of the extreme rareness of this, for I have everything in stock but 70amp +. I am willing to spend good money for this breaker if anyone wants to send me a private message.

    I went to a 6000 square foot house with a 200 amp trilliant panel. They have a Square D subpanel feeding from the Trilliant, but feed from the line side of the trilliant. In essence they were pulling up to 300 amps on this service. All was well, well now its time to sell the house. A home inspector wrote it up and now the new homeowners have it pending on the correction of the panel. Now, the problem is this. If the panel is changed to put the subpanel on a 100 amp breaker, the house will loose 100 amps, and boy does it need it. Breakers are already tripping like it is. What a situation to be in. I see the real fix as being upgrading to a 300 amp service. The probabal fix is to change the trilliant and be done with it. The homeowner, im sure, will take the cheapest rout out of this problem.


    Moderators, please place this where you see fit. Thank you.

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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    Chris what size service? Changing this sub fed panel from the line side of another sub fed panel will not change much, and I question if there is a violation at all with the way you wrote your post.

    If the conductors and terminations are correct, there is nothing wrong with the installation as it is.

    The breakers tripping would be isolated problems with the individual circuits.

    Are you saying the Trilliant panel is a 200 amp Main panel?


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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    Stop me if im wrong! A subpanel has to be fed from a breaker? It is a subpanel, not a second main panel.
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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    Is it a sub panel or just another service panel?

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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    What is the definition of a subpanel?

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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    Roger, this subpanel is not protected under the main panel (trilliant). It is sent off the line side of the breaker, hence not protected, and adding an addition 100 amp to the service which is only rated to be 200 amps. Granted the feeder wire size may or may not support this, it is a 200 amp service, made into a 300 via a line sided subpanel.
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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    its a subpanel
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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    Chris, you still didn't explain what the definition of a subpanel is?

    How far away from this main panel is the SQ D panel?

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    Re: Trilliant Breakers - for lack of a better place

    [quote]Originally posted by iwire:
    [b] Close

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