- Mar 1, 2011
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I'm getting a 220 volt circuit put into the garage for my grinder. How many amps should I get and which type of nema plug?
You don't need per say. Running one line from your current panel to a sub panel and then distributing from there is easier than running a new circuit from the existing panel to the shop every time you add another piece of equipment. Getting a subpanel, or at least prepared for one now, will allow you to just run new lines from there to where ever you need them in the shop at later dates instead of continuously having to go back the main house panel.Why do I need a sub-panel? I have plenty of space in my existing panel.