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Wiring pool/pond pump

Wiring pool/pond pump

Wiring pool/pond pump

(OP)
I have an Iron Might Pump by Waterway Plastics which I'm trying to wire up.
I hooked the green cord to the green screw but I still have a white cord and a black cord left.

All it says on the pump is L1-line, L2-grounded line so I'm confused...

RE: Wiring pool/pond pump

You probably should be getting an electricial to do this work!

Regards
Ashtree
"Any water can be made potable if you filter it through enough money"

RE: Wiring pool/pond pump

If you need to ask this most basic question, I would suggest you contact your local pump supplier or electrician and have them do it for you.

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: Wiring pool/pond pump

Pumps, water + outdoors = pretty easy electrocution. There is a lot more to "wiring-up a pump" than just the power cord. Especially if you're talking a pool! Do you have GFI protection? L1 and L2 often imply 240V not just 120V.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Wiring pool/pond pump

Try this
https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/referenc...

And scroll down to US wiring.

It looks like L1 is black and Neutral is white. This should be N rather than L2.However a quick Google of this says L2 is the neutral on this pump.

You do need some protection on this line so an RCD breaker or similar should be used.
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For small double insulated single phase motors it probably doesn't matter so long as green (earth)is wired correctly.

You need to know what volts it needs though. Doesn't sound like a task for an Internet forum to tell you what to do....

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: Wiring pool/pond pump

Two blacks would indicate 230 V. The black will be the power, the white is the common on a 115 V pump.

MOTOR WIRING
1. Before working on any electrical connections be sure that the power is turned off.
2. All wiring must conform to local, state and/or national codes.
3. All wiring must conform to wiring diagram on the motor nameplate or on the back of the terminal cover.
4. Incoming line voltage must be within 10% of the nameplate voltage.
5. A solid copper bonding conductor no smaller than No. 8 AWG should be connected from the wire connector
on the motor to all metal parts of the spa or hot tub structure, and, to all electrical equipment, metal conduit,
and metal piping within five feet of the inside walls of a swimming pool, spa or hot tub when the motor is
installed within five feet of the inside walls of the spa or hot tub.
6. DO NOT ground to a gas supply line.
7. Ground motor prior to connecting to electrical power.
8. Improper grounding can cause serious injury and damage to the motor, voiding the warranty.
9. Connect only to a Ground-Type Receptacle protected by a Ground-Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI).

RE: Wiring pool/pond pump

Given the OP has logged in only once to post the question and never been seen since, nor has it marked for notification, maybe he or she decided just to give it a go... bomb

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: Wiring pool/pond pump

maybe they did give it a go, and there was one flash and now a pile of ash bomb

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

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