MAIN ELECTRICAL FUSE BOX
Identifying and Understanding Your Main Circuit Breaker
In a few older homes, the main breaker may be rated as low as 60-amps, but it's much more common for the main breaker to be rated for 100-amps, 150-amps, 200-amps—or even more in a few very large homes. Your main service panel is designed to bring 240 volts of power into your home via two main service wires, each carrying 120 volts of current.
Electrical Service Panel Box Basics for Homeowners
Service panels are called many different things: fuse box, fuse panel, circuit breaker panel. Today, most homes have what we call the electrical service panel, or simply, the service panel. It is not exactly the same as the fuse box because it has circuit breakers, not fuses, but it does perform the same function.