I have a shed 50 feet from my main house. I need to have two circuits there - 1x240v and 1x120v to power some outlets and lights. The 240v circuit will be 30amps at max load. The 120v circuit is just standard 15amp. So 45amps max for the whole thing.
I was told I should run a feeder out to a sub-panel at the shed, and install a grounding rod.
Is that the only/correct way to do it?
In practice, how would this look?
Let's assume the total max amperage of the 240v and 120v circuits at the shed will be 45 amps. Distance 50 feet. Do I then put a 60amp breaker on my main panel as the feeder breaker, run a 4 AWG feeder through conduit buried underground to the shed sub-panel? Then separate breakers (1x40) and (1x15) at the sub panel for the 240v circuit and the 120v circuit, with everything grounded to the grounding rod?