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resusrus 08-25-2007 04:37 PM

connecting hot tub in UK
 
Hi i am in UK and have a hot tub control panel which is made in US.I want to wire it to our 240v mains but our system only has 3 wires earth neutral and live where as your system has earth ,neutral live1 and live2 not sure of the difference and how it would be connected ,anyone got any ideas?

chrisb271 08-25-2007 06:12 PM

Hi bud,to connect your hot tub up connect your earth and neutral to the respective terminals.

Link L1 and L2 together with your incoming live,make sure your cable feeding it is rated for the appliances current rating.

You need to run it through an RCD (gfci) for safety.

Regards

Chris

Norcal 08-25-2007 07:23 PM

Was it built for the US or UK market? If built for the US market, it may have 120 volt components in the control panel so if connected to a UK 240V line it would damage them, best advice is to use a spa/hot tub made for the UK and proper approvals from a recognized testing agency plus have the electrical installed by a qualified electrician. Spas are cheap,lives are not.

chrisb271 08-26-2007 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcal (Post 59632)
Was it built for the US or UK market? If built for the US market, it may have 120 volt components in the control panel so if connected to a UK 240V line it would damage them, best advice is to use a spa/hot tub made for the UK and proper approvals from a recognized testing agency plus have the electrical installed by a qualified electrician. Spas are cheap,lives are not.


Good advise BUT if you read the post the hot tub is already at his house only a complete knob would buy something like a hot tub that was configured for US market !

chrisb271 08-26-2007 07:56 AM

Get a local electrician to give you a estimate bud,he'll tell you if its possible to connect it to our mains.

An estimate should cost you nothing and you are under no obligation to have the work done.

resusrus 08-26-2007 01:11 PM

Hi guys thanks for your help.The controller is one that will run either 110v or 220v and is from US ,it is a replacement controller for my hot tub which was made in US but company went bust so could not get a direct replacement but the old panel only needed a live in l1 this is why i am confused.

Norcal 08-26-2007 11:56 PM

110 and 220 volts are not US voltages they are relics of the first half of the last century.:whistling2: Only way I can see for it to work is w/ a transformer having a 240X480 V primary and a 120/240 secondary and use it to transform 240 VAC to 120/240V, due to size,cost, and shipping, and other issues, it would be better to send it off to a landfill,IMO.


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