Originally Posted by mrbrenneke
why do loads need to be balanced??? why cant i just use one side of my fuse box. why does it have to be balaced???? cant i just pull of one side. just use one 110 line????inquiring minds....
Balancing a panel has nothing to do with what side you're on, but rather what phase the loads are on. You could have 20 spaces of a 40 space panel, all on the same side. If arranged correctly, the service will be balanced, rearrange, and it could be unbalanced. The sides have no bearing on the balance.