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Model P4040B1200CU

Internet #203027309

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PL Series 200-Amp 40-Space 40-Circuit Main Breaker Indoor Load Center

$148.00 /each
  • Best in class panel for Service Upgrades or New Construction
  • Reduced installation time with Siemens Insta-Wire Neutral/Grounds
  • Perfect panel for Residential/Commercial Power Distribution

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Siemens introduces PL Series Load Centers - a new high quality and feature-rich line of load center products to meet applications for virtually every need. The PL Series load center provides maximum flexibility in combination with labor saving features to aid the contractor while installing the product. PL load centers feature the patented insta-wire neutral/ground system, convertibility, copper bussing, and mounting tabs on the trim - these features were specifically engineered to decrease installation time and increase flexibility.

  • Single phase 200-Amp main breaker load center with 40 spaces/40 circuits
  • Features Siemens patented insta-wire technology which allows for quick and easy installation because screws are already backed out, ready for wire insertion on ground and neutral bars
  • Copper bus
  • All devices are provided with 2 factory installed ground bars
  • Combination head screw on the neutrals, ground, trim, upper pan, and bond screw provide installation flexibility
  • All PL series devices convertible from main lug to main breaker and vice versa
  • Mounting tabs on the trim hold the load center in place freeing up both hands to drive the trim screws
  • A rigid, sturdy base pan provides the ruggedness required for the harshest applications
  • NEMA type 1: enclosure is intended for indoor use primarily to provide protection against contact with the enclosed equipment in locations where unusual service conditions do not exist
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Can I temporarily install a 150 amp main breaker in this panel

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November 27, 2015
I am planning on upgrading my main service entrance to 200 amps in the spring, but would like to get the panel installed and complete all of the interior wiring now. My current service is 150 amp. Is it possible to temporarily swap out the included 200amp main breaker to a 150 amp, and then just switch mains back to the 200 amp once the service entrance wiring is upgraded?
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March 21, 2016
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Yes you can use a 150 main breaker for that purpose which is correct if your incoming feed is only rated at 150a , although I would expect that your entire house load with everything on would be anywhere near that unless you're all electric and have big appliance draws etc
U could easily verify what your full load is with an amp probe on the main feeds
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December 21, 2015
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The reason that I would want to temporarily install a 150 amp breaker in a 200 amp panel is that the main service entrance wiring in my home would still only be rated to 150 amps until the spring, when I change it out. In the meantime, I plan on adding more circuits, and breaking others apart into multiple circuits. Having a 200 amp breaker in the panel would theoretically allow Read More
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The reason that I would want to temporarily install a 150 amp breaker in a 200 amp panel is that the main service entrance wiring in my home would still only be rated to 150 amps until the spring, when I change it out. In the meantime, I plan on adding more circuits, and breaking others apart into multiple circuits. Having a 200 amp breaker in the panel would theoretically allow me to pull 200 amps through the 150 amp wiring before the breaker would be triggered to trip, potentially allowing the wiring to melt and cause a fire. I understand that this is not likely to happen, as I will probably never be drawing 200 amps at once, but this is the entire reason to have these safety devices installed in the first place. So, is the main breaker swappable or not... Read Less
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November 30, 2015
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Hi anomalyjustin,
Why would you want to swap out the 200 amp main when it is rated higher than 150 amps? You are giving yourself work that isn't necessary. A 200 amp main can handle a 150 amp service with no issues.
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Can this box be installed sideways

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March 8, 2016
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Hi jim,
There are some NEC issues that you could run into if installing a panel horizontally. It can be done in some scenarios, but my recommendation to you would be to consult a professional electrician or an associate in the electrical department at your local Home Depot to make sure your install meets all NEC code requirements.
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March 7, 2016
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It can be inverted but it is not rated for horizontal use.
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will this panel accept 4/0 al service entry cable

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December 26, 2015
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No, I had to buy 4/0 lugs from an electrical supply house near me
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October 5, 2015
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Hi jerry,
The lugs are rated for a wire size of 300 kcmil - 4 AWG.
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Can this panel box be installed as a flush mount between wall studs?

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Yes, it can.
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This product can be installed flush mount.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Arrived like it had been kicked from the warehouse to my door The panel itself is fantastic. I have installed many. Siemens is the best layout by far. I couldn't get one locally for some reason so I tried online. Home Depots' fulfillment of the order. .......not so much. The panel was obviously a previous return due to the extreme amount of packing tape . It looked like it had been kicked to my house by ups from there warehouse. I cautiously decided to see if anything could have survived the journey. Cut through the tape annnnddd.....main breaker smashed to pieces. Back to the depot and returned for which I received a inquisition over how it got like that. I don't prefer to shop the depot but they are a nessecary evil. I spent upwards of 40k there this year. Not too happy July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Monster Box As a home owner. I was upgrading all the electrical in one of are rental homes. This house is a large two story with a full basement. So I wanted a main service box to handle as many circuits as I wanted. Plus if we needed to add things in the future. It was easy to install and using 2 in conduit made it easy to get the 2/0 through it. January 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maximum Capacity 200A Load Center - High Quality Construction. I recently purchased a forclosure home, which had been built in the late 70's. As such, it was equipped with an old school Murray 200A split load center which had been loaded to the MAX, and had no room for any of my planned electrical updates and additions. Considering the type of breakers that were in the old Murray breaker box (mostly Type Q circuit breakers), I shopped around and identified the Seimens P4040B1200CU 200 Amp 40-Space 40-Circuit Indoor Main Breaker Load Center as the unit of choice for my home's electrical upgrade that I wanted to do. The first thing I did was to go to my local permiting office (City Hall), and obtained an electrical permit so that I could change out the Electrical Panel. Then I visited my local Home Depot store, and purchased one of these ( P4040B1200CU ). It turned out to be a unit of high qualtiy materials.and construction. I planned to do the work on a Friday, so a couple of days earlier, I scheduled an electrical inspection of the completed work for late Friday afternoon. I also called my utility company to inform them of my plans to perform this type of work on that day. With everything in place, on Friday morning contacted my local utility, and informed them that I was going to pull the Meter for a period of 8 hours. With the meter out, I proceeded to remove the old Murray electrical panel, and replaced it with this new one, I carefully and cleanly routed all wires into the new box, and connected them to the old circuit breakers that I moved from the old box to this new one. I double checked all my work, and once satisfied that all was correct, I re-connected the electrical meter. I then electrically tested each of the circuits. At the same time, I labled each and everyone of the circuit breakers. An hour later, the inspector showed up as scheduled. He checked everything out, and approved the whole thing... I asked a bunch of questions, and he seemed quite pleased that I had undertaken to update the load center... He then left a label on the meter. With that label in place, I then called the Utility, who later (the next week) came by and re-sealed the meter. That's it.. the house now has a new updated / modern load center, and the whole job cost me $240.00 all together (permit and new load center). I now have ample room to add new circuits to the house, and as a bonus, this load center is "Generator Ready", This upgrade will be a PLUS in the future if / when we try to sell the house. During the installation, I had ZERO issues with the panel, it's construction, or the quality of the components used to make it. It did accept ALL of my old circuit breakers. Note: I am not an electrician, but the Home Owner. December 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Load Center the load center is just what I was looking for. I used these panels before and like them August 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good quality and was a good fit (literally) for my project The quality seems excellent and installation presented no problems. Overall I am extremely happy with this purchase. I was replacing an old ITE panel which had the service connections much higher up in the panel than the newer panels do. The guys at a local electric supply shop said this is typical and I was out of luck for an exact replacement. This Siemens panel was close enough that I could connect the old service wires. Thankfully the wires entered the house a few inches to the left of the old box which they had stuck into a corner and I got enough slack (barely) to reach the new box by moving the mount location to the left towards the wire entrance. March 4, 2014
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