Have you ever blown a main fuse or breaker?
The utility won't change your street transformer or wiring into your house.
You will only increase the number of breaker positions in your panel, if you
go to a larger count. This can be done with pony panels on your existing
Increase your circuit wiring, as desired, leave some slack for a potential
panel change and then see if you ever blow a main overcurrent device, or
overload your meter.
Run it all and go clock your meter disk (assuming you have one) or LED.
Power (Watts) = revs (or pulses) x kH (see nameplate) x 3600 / time (do
about 60sec worth)
From the power figure you get, above , divide it by about 230volts and see
what current you get. If it's over 60-70 amperes, then worry.
I would like to upgrade my 100A electrical service to 200A for as reasonable
price as practical. I have heard you can get an outdoor 200A service and
then wire in my 100A home service without having to rewire my entire house.
Bottom line it I would like some available amps for my home shop, welders,
lathes, mills, CNC lathes & mills, etc. I'm running a little tight right
now running my air compressor and cnc (7.5HP) lathe from my dryer power!