- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
First, be absolutely sure that your motor is wired for 220v. If it is 110v and you apply 220v the motor will die instantly (after a loud bang). Also verify that your supply is in fact 220v.
Without exception 220v power should be supplied by two wires of the same color, as they are both "hot". Black and white wires are common in 110v wiring, the black being hot and the white neutral.
Every pool pump I have worked on has had two terminals where the wires attach to the motor, L1 and L2, wire orientation does not matter.
Evidently yours only has one. Apparently there is no wiring diagram on the side of the motor either, which is also atypical. Best bet is to call the factory for assistance with this.
Most pumps have the eiting diagam on the outer motor housing. What brand is the pump? Some motors have a jumper that is moved over to 220v or 110v post and the red/black(220) or white/black(110) stay on the regular screw terminals. Ground stays on the same terminal usually a green screw
The green wire is the ground and bolts onto the motor frame on the top part,(should see a green screw). the other two wires go to the two posts with screws to clamp down on the wires. It does not matter which way these two are hooked up, one on each post.
Most motors are pre-wired for 220v from the factory. If you have 220v you're good to go. If you happen to have a 115v setup the motor will run at half speed. The motor can be converted to 115v by moving a brown wire and a white wire in the motor. The diagram is on the motor label.Best to verify your voltage first.
Label will show wiring diagram. Usually: L1 Line 1 will be 120V Hot L2 Line 2 is Neutral Low voltage is 115 volts High voltage is 220 volts Motor shipped new with 220V default Compare existing wiring to what appears on label. Label will show wire colors Brown, yellow, red, white etc. Move these wires as needed to change voltage.
Take photo of label, post on internet, add comment with link to photo so diagram can be viewed.
If you look at the wiring diagram on the motor plate it will show you where these wires go for 220v power, and where they go for 110v Power. If you know the supply voltage just place these wires as shown on the diagram and you should be fine.
There should be a diagram on the side of the motor showing you where to put the brown and white for 110/220 volt operation. Most new motors of this size are shipped strapped for 220v. The two hot wires will go to L1 and L2 and it doesn't matter which wire goes to which lug. For 220v you will usually have 2 black or 2 red wires and a green ground wire. If it is 110v supply, you will usually have a white and a black wire, and a green for ground. Hope this helps. Since you said you are hooking to 220v the brown and white should be on the correct lugs if this is a new motor.