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My new 30 amp double pole breaker shows 110 on each terminal but not 220 when I touch them both.

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A 220 takes 110 from each of the 2 hot lines
Maybe you're taking from only the one same hot line

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I have 110 volts n each leg but not 220 across both why??


In a traditional North American residential electrical panel (120/240 volt, single phase), installing a single width or single pole circuit breaker, you would expect to read 120 volts from the breaker terminal screw to either ground or neutral. A double width or double pole breaker would provide 120 volts from either of the breaker terminal screws to ground or neutral AND it will provide 240 volts BETWEEN the TWO breaker terminals.

A single-width circuit breaker case that contains two handles is NOT a two pole circuit breaker (these are called "tandem" or "1/2 size" breakers). This is because a single width breaker engages only one "line" in the panel. A double width breaker will engage 2 "lines" as a triple width breaker would engage 3 "lines" of a 3 phase panel. A single wide breaker can not physically engage more than 1 "line" so it will never be able to pass 240 volts.

You must install a double width / double pole breaker to safely supply a 240 volt circuit / device.

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How to get 220 from breaker box


You are measuring in the wrong place! If you have a double breaker in the circuit breaker box, measure the voltage at the dryer outlet. You should have 110, 110, 220 at the different terminals.
If that isn't the case, then replace the circuit breaker (assuming that you have the right input voltage into the house)

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Need wiring diagram for 1081 motor,1.5hp.I want to change from 220 to 110.


What is the reason you want to change? 220 is not only stronger ... it is cheaper to run. If wiring is a problem, (this pump should be on its own circuit) simply replace the single pole breaker with a double pole and take the existing white wire and turn it into a "red" wire for your 220, (put the white (red) wire on the second pole of the new breaker.)

If you will remove the cover on the back of the motor, you will probably find a plug that you move from the 220 position to the 110 position. Change the plug from 220 / 20 amp to 110 / 20 (or what ever the motor will require) Normally, when you change the voltage in this direction (down) you send the amps up by 2 times. What I mean is if the motor uses 7.5 amps at 220, you will be using 15 amps at 110. Make sure you have at least #12 wire for a little extra safety.

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Aug 09, 2010 | Century Pool & Spa

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A o smith b854 motor schematic diagram 115v . How do I hook up 115v to the factory set 230v?


Remove the back of the pump housing ... inside you will find the 110 volt connection place.

If your pump is on a dedicated line (as it should be) run it on 220 VAC ... To convert your line from 110 to 220 all you need is a double pole breaker of the proper amperage ... take the white wire presently on the ground bus bar and put it on the other side of the new double pole breaker. Then you will have 220 ... and you will save a few bucks on electricity.

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Does it matter if use 220 or 115... looks like i have 25 amp in the box with gfi.. need connect the wire to back of the motor.. outside i have the big circular 3 pronged connection to the outlet... do i...


220 VAC is more efficient ... so there is some cost savings in the money department. Volts X amp = watts generally ... there is still a savings because you will actually consume fewer watts at 220 (watts is what you are purchasing form the power company)

Wiring depends ...you going to use 110 or 220? if 110 ... black is hot and goes to L1 ... white is nutral and goes to L1.

If 220 ... black is hot and goes to L1 - white is hot and goes to L2.

Your owner manual has a good picture and description of this.

In the plug ... 110 - neutral should go to the left slot.

Is your breaker 110 or 220 (single pole or double pole - one slot or two slots)

These voltages are not compatable!

I suggest you use this pump at 220.

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Electrical issue...220 dryer outlet problem


ok start at the pannel is there a double breaker there
usually a 30 amp two pole breaker this is how a pannel works first breaker pulls 120 off of one side of pannel second breaker pulls off 120 off the other side of pannel if you look the buss bars you will see that they interchange from one side of the pannel to the other so at the breaker you are checking make sure you have 120 v on output of one half of breaker and 120 on second half of breaker when you use a volt meter put one side to gng the other side to wire comming out of breaker you should have 120 on both sides if not you have a bad or tripped breaker

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Which wires go to L1 and L2 on a pool motor HP1.5


I think yours is a 220 V AC pump ... L1 would be the "black" wire and L2 would be the "red" wire. Please check your motor documentation to confirm this.

Alternatively, this pump can run on 110 V ... again, please check your documentation.

I would expect you have 12/ 2 with ground wire coming from your distribution panel to this pump. The wires are now Black and White and Bare or green. You can use this wire for 110 or 220 depending on whether you use a single pole or double pole breaker. The #12 wire should be good for 20 amps at 110. If you do the 220 thing, the white wire becomes "red" and connects to the other pole of a double pole breaker (black connecting to the first pole).

The load imposed by the pump on the circuit is well with in the capability of the #12 wire as long as this is a dedicated circuit.

I hope I have not confused. If I missed the mark on this, please post a comment to your question and I will tru again.

thanks

a

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A diagram of how to wire a 220 volt outlet from two 110 volt outlets.


You can't really do that. The two 110 outlets probably come for the same 'leg' of the 240. If you check them with a meter, there will be '0' volts between the two hot wires. So, they have the same 'potential'. You need a regular 240 volt circuit from a double pole breaker that is rated for the wire size that it's feeding. 20 amp-#12 ; 30 amp- #10 etc.

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Installing a 220 circuit breaker


First you must have space for a double pole 30 amp breaker in your panel.
Otherwise is is almost the same as the one you installed before, exception is 2 hots both going to the breaker.
The green goes to ground. The white goes to neutral. The black and red go to the breaker.

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Trying to install a 30 amp breaker into a ge powermark gold 200


Hello, First, you need to determine if you are installing a 220 or 110 vac circuit breaker. The 220 is a "double pole" and will have (on the underside) 2 tabs for each 110 phase on your breaker box. It will also usually have a double switch tied together. A single or 110 breaker will just mount to one of the "hot bars" on the breaker box. Again, look at the underside of the breaker. Just remember you need 2 wires (usually a black and a red) for 220 and only one wire (usually black) for a 110 single. The neutral shouls tie to the neutral bar on the box (where all the white wires are connectoed to)

Of course, use extreme caution and insulating gloves when working on a circuit breaker.

Hope this helps and good luck with it. Gary

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