what meter socket can i use

Ramster57

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texas
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electrician
so im doing a commercial warehouse (3000sq ft.) so i was going to put a 200ampbreaker box therfor a 200 amp continus commercial meter, and then i was told
that i needed to put a 320amp meter is this true. i thought that a 200 plus 125% was good for the 200 amp load can anyone help
 

Dsg319

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West Virginia
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Wv Master “lectrician”
so im doing a commercial warehouse (3000sq ft.) so i was going to put a 200ampbreaker box therfor a 200 amp continus commercial meter, and then i was told
that i needed to put a 320amp meter is this true. i thought that a 200 plus 125% was good for the 200 amp load can anyone help
First and foremost a load calculation needs to be done and go from there.
 

Buck Parrish

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Location
NC & IN
so im doing a commercial warehouse (3000sq ft.) so i was going to put a 200ampbreaker box therfor a 200 amp continus commercial meter, and then i was told
that i needed to put a 320amp meter
is this true. i thought that a 200 plus 125% was good for the 200 amp load can anyone help
A 200A meter would ussually be plenty for a 3000 sq ft warehouse with lights general use outlets and no equipment. Who told you that a 320 was required?
 

Dennis Alwon

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Location
Chapel Hill, NC
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Retired Electrical Contractor
so im doing a commercial warehouse (3000sq ft.) so i was going to put a 200ampbreaker box therfor a 200 amp continus commercial meter, and then i was told
that i needed to put a 320amp meter is this true. i thought that a 200 plus 125% was good for the 200 amp load can anyone help
That sounds like a power company requirement. I would contact them
 
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