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Everytime I run my trolling motor on 5 it trips the ciruit breaker 40amp, it then needs to be reset. Works great on lower speeds. Do I need a 50 amp?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: gfci breaker for spa
gfci's are designed to trip if they receive voltage on there ground/neutral side, therefore my vote is for Smithbrother I would say there is probably a partial short somewhere in you system.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
The motor should work without the circuit breaker for a test. The breaker is a safety device to protect the motor and wires if something malfunctions.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
There might be a few things here:
1) Big problem >> the #8 wire is a fire hazard connected to a 50Amp breaker
#8 is a 40 amp breaker
#6 is a 55 amp breaker
We put #6 on a 60 amp breaker
Are you saying you hooked the #8 wire to the new 50 amp breaker, and the hot tub called for #6 wire?
Upsize your wire and breaker to meet code
2) After putting the correct wire and breaker, you can still have a short in the circuit somewhere
We used to set equipment out in the field in early morning >> the grass was wet >> our equipment was fine, but the tiniest short would cause the GFCI to trip
I don't know where the problem is without a thorough checkout of every possible grounded surface. You need a good multi-meter
3) You better get an electrician over there to have a look before the place burns down or somebody wakes up dead in the hot water.
If I sound a bit scary here, it's because something doesn't sound right with your installation.
Posted on Oct 19, 2010
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