Question about Pool & Spa
I have a Thermospa concord hot tub with a square d 60 amp gfi pt# qo260gfi gfi has no way to run a neutral from gfi to spa 60 amp gfi does not come with one.
Question is not fully clear.
2-pole 240Volt gfci circuit breaker requires the white wire be connected to neutral busbar.
Easy solution for 240Volt spa that comes with gfci:
Replace spa gfci with regular non-gfci breaker.
Install 2-pole GFCI breaker in main panel, and connect wire to spa breaker.
Having 2 breakers is not a problem.
Having 2 GFCI on same circuit is a problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have 220v running into your motor, the red and the plack are in most cases the same 110v line and what your calling a white netural is a common line. In other words the second half of your 220v line. If your red and black are the two opposing 110v lines that make up your 220v and they are put on the motor and turned on they short aginst each other and blow the breaker. One of your 220v lines should come into your hi -low switch and then split to your high and low on the pump. The other half of your 220v line will go to the common or what your calling nuteral. The difference is a netural completes a 110v circut and a common completes the 220v circut it will take to run the motor. One of the splits will complete the low speed circut and the other will complete the high speed circut. You need to check your voltage comming into the spa, the way the spa is wired (110v-220v), and how the motor is wired (110v-220v). For your spa this will be in your owners manuel or on a scematic inside a panel or door and is quite often a plug you change from one spot to another. On your motor will have a scematic on the back of the motor that will tell you haw to adjust the wireing already in place on the wire board of the motor. This may sound deep but if all your voltages are set the same and your high and low are the same leg of power, this should fix your problem.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
Is there anything else on the same breaker? Is that the proper amperage for the pump? How long has the pump been in service? It may need to be cleaned as possible obstruction causing too much strain.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
By code, this would require underground cable to a breaker panel with a double pole GFI (maybe that's what you were planning). Then from the breaker panel to outlets, pumps, etc.
40 amp breaker will require 8 AWG cable.
More info, let me know...
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
Testimonial: "BY CODE, means it's the law!!! I didn't want to cut thru my black-top driveway. It's about 130 feet around the yard to the hot tub."
It is unlikely the Breaker is BAD, that just doesn't happen. To trip a breaker there MUST be an Overload, or a Short circuit, that's it. You will have to use a meter an troubleshoot the system. Something is very wrong..please use the links below to troubleshoot and repair. Please Be careful.
Posted on May 07, 2010
Testimonial: "Looks like this info may save me a service call. Many thanks for the answer and the links."
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