If you want to add several electrical circuits to your backyard storage shed or studio shed you will need to add an electrical sub panel with circuit breakers. This allows you to have multiple circuits in the shed. You can then have separate lighting and power circuits in the shed.
Other typical reasons for adding a circuit breaker are finishing a basement or adding power to a garage. This article teaches you how to add a circuit.
Install a electrical circuit breaker sub panel when your main circuit panel is full and you need to add more circuits. Sub panels can be installed both next to the main electrical panel or close to the area you are bringing power to such as when finishing a basement, adding an addition to your home or you simply need more power in the garage.
In this article, you will find information about:
tools and materials
Sub Panels are designed to be mounted in the wall cavity between two wall studs. When the electrical sub panel is installed in a wall cavity and the wall is covered with drywall or plywood you do not need to protect the wires with conduit. Mount the sub