##### Asked by: Sylviane Goiri

asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th January, 2020# How do I find out the amperage of my house?

**amperage**is printed near or on the main circuit breaker, which controls all the circuits in the panel. Most breaker boxes are 100, 150, or 200

**amps**. Add the amperages of all the individual breakers in the box.

Keeping this in view, how do I know if I have 100 amp or 200 amp service?

Inspect the gauge of the main **service** wire, **if** you can see it. Six gauge copper wire can carry 60 **amps**, four gauge indicates **100 amps**, 2 gauge carries 125 **amps**, 1 gauge corresponds to 150 **amps** and 2/0 gauge carries **200 amps**.

how many outlets can be on a 15 amp breaker? 10 outlets

Moreover, how do you determine circuit breaker size?

To calculate the **breaker size**, simply divide the adjusted wattage by 240 volts to find the rated **amperage** needed for your subpanel. Often, the result is not a common **circuit breaker size**. and you can simply round up to the next higher **size** of ?the **breaker**.

Does 2 100 amp breakers make 200 amps?

No. It is **100 amp**. And the two 50 **amps breakers** that are tied together are 50 **amps**, not 50 + 50 = ! That **2** pole **100 amp** CB can provide either **100 amps** @ 240 volts or **200 amps** @ 120 volts but in answer to your question as Chris stated it's **100 amps**.