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RippySkippy 08-21-2008 01:17 PM

220 Volt 15A GFCI -- where does one get a breaker?
 
I'm getting ready to install a bubble tub (use air rather than water to create movement) the rated draw from the motor is 3A at 220/240V.

I thought "no problem" just pick up a GFCI breaker, pop it in and life's good. No such luck, I can't locate one. Is there such an item? If not, how else should I provide the GFCI protection for this device.

TIA!

TazinCR 08-21-2008 01:30 PM

Can the motor be switched to 120V? The data plate will have a diagram if you can.

http://www.spaguts.com/Product.aspx?...FQoaswod8D-2kA

RippySkippy 08-21-2008 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TazinCR (Post 150612)
Can the motor be switched to 120V? The data plate will have a diagram if you can.

I don't believe so. And the link goes to the same thing I've been able to find...all sorts of 50+ amps...but not 15.

Thanks anyway!

Speedy Petey 08-21-2008 02:14 PM

Why not use a 20A? Did you wire it with #12 or #14?

RippySkippy 08-21-2008 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 150625)
Why not use a 20A? Did you wire it with #12 or #14?

I haven't yet...so I can go either way.

williswires 08-21-2008 05:43 PM

What Brand/style panel do you have? Most common panel mfgs. offer these breakers, although they are pricey.

Square D offers QO series 2-pole GFI breakers in 15A, 20A, 25A, 30A, 40A, 50A, and 60A.

QO215GFI is the part number for a QO series, 2-pole, 15 amp GFI breaker.

Speedy Petey 08-21-2008 05:55 PM

215GFCB's are certainly made. Finding one is a different story.

220GFCBs are very common on the other hand.


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