Is a 200 amp residential panel only allowed 200 amps of loading? But a better question is a 200 amp double pole breaker - Two 200 amp breakers tied together or is it Two 100 amp breakers tied together?

I know that the max loading of the panel is 160 amps due to the 80% safety rule.

So can I load the panel up to 160 amps per side of the panel or is it just 160 amps mas on the panel?

Any help on making this clear would be great.

I know that the max loading of the panel is 160 amps due to the 80% safety rule.

So can I load the panel up to 160 amps per side of the panel or is it just 160 amps mas on the panel?

Any help on making this clear would be great.

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