So I know this question has been asked before, even by me, but I am at the point where I can be more specific, using information provided to me in another posts and specific info on my loads.
I am adding a sub panel to support a kitchen renovation. The old kitchen had minimal electrical components so much more is being added.
Existing panel is Square D, 200amp, 48 space with 4 empty spaces.
The new panel will be about 10 feet away. New panel will support:
- 15 amp oven exhaust fan circuit x 1
- 20 amp outlet circuit x 9
- 20 amp microwave circuit x 1
- Pot light circuit with 13 Lights: 140 mA each and one Smoke Detector: 687 mA
- Pot light circuit with 9 lights: 140 mA each and 3 bedroom 15 amp outlets
- Dishwasher (12 amps) x 1
- Fridge (5 amps) x 1
- Freezer (5 amps) x 1
- Possible Future AC - Estimate a 3 Ton, estimate 15 amp running and 75 amp startup
Total spaces: 18 (if i include the AC on the sub panel)
The oven/range will remain on the existing panel
Equipment I’m considering:
Breaker Panel: Eaton CBRPL130 - 125Amp, 30 spaces (I didn’t go with a 200amp panel because of the cost of the feeder breaker)
Feeder Breaker: QO2125 - Square D 125 Amp Double Pole
Neutral Lug: LK125AN 14 to 2/0 AWG Copper/Aluminum
Ground Lug: LK70AN
1/0-1/0-1/0-2 Al SER from existing panel to the new panel
So my questions are:
- Will the 125Amp panel suffice?
- Is the equipment I’m considering adequate
- should i be working towards trying to ensure there is space on the existing panel for the AC rather than adding it to the sub panel?
Thanks is advance!
Some additional info based on comments:
- Yes, this is in Canada (Ontario)
- I’ve got two long countertops and an Island, so this takes up 7 20 amp circuits. Yup, 1 additional circuit for a nearby bathroom and one for in the basement below the kitchen.
- Square feet being serviced is about 350
- Yup, its a big exhaust fan (46” typhoon) It is over a 6 burner gas range with a griddle.
- As suggested, I’ll look into the 200amp panel but still use the 125Amp breaker. Like I said in a comment below, I’m sick of looking at the different panels. Function/cost/availability options times makers feels like overkill!