Is this AC or DC?
In the original post, you said it was pool wiring, now you're saying it's house wiring... I'm confused:vs_worry:Regular 60Hz AC house wiring...
Perhaps I should have said 60Hz AC residential wiring...In the original post, you said it was pool wiring, now you're saying it's house wiring... I'm confused:vs_worry:
A garage panel could feed pool equipment, but it would not be a pool panel if there were any circuits in it that did not relate to the pool.Can a garage panel be a pool panel too?
No pool sub panel; I had space in my main breaker panel, so that's where the pool breakers they installed (two 30A breakers) were added and wired from/to.Doesn't the pool panel have 15 or 20a circuit breakers in it?
Okay, so I guess maybe I wasn't clear. I do not have a pool panel, or a separate sub panel that feeds the pool... Here's a breakdown, by location:A garage panel could feed pool equipment, but it would not be a pool panel if there were any circuits in it that did not relate to the pool.
When the pool equipment requires multiple circuits, it is cheaper to run a feeder circuit to a pool panel and split off the required circuits at that point.
Having the pool panel near the equipment also eliminates the multiple disconnects that would be required if you ran individual circuits from a panel that is out of sight from the equipment.
Pools, spas and fountains have different requirements than most residential wiring. NEC 680.
Looks like it's all 12ga wiring in the Pentair pool control panel.if the cb says 30a, then it is rated at 30 amps and the wires connected should be 10 ga minimum.
Yes. What do you call those? I refer to them as either "ganged," or "tandem," but they are two, individual 30A breakers with the clip that mechanically ties their toggles together. Again, these reside in the breaker panel that serves my entire home.are the trip levers mechanically linked on the circuit breaker?
Yes. Both 240V and 120V taps are clearly marked, and read as such when I tested them with my meter. My concern is what amp rating I should use for the outlet that I connect up?. The module I want to install just has two prongs, just as if you were plugging in a nightlight, for example - I will need to wire in an actual outlet to accommodate it.can you hardwire the network module to the 120v tap in the control box?
Yes, there is a bus bar in the Pentair pool control panel that serves as neutral. The high voltage side of this Pentair pool control has the 120V and 240V points clearly identified, which I have verified with my meter.If the 30A breakers for the pool are 240V, how are you getting 120V? Did they also run a neutral out there?
Here's a shot at the equipment pad. In-use box on the left (with cutoff switch and 15A convenience outlet), and the pool control panel on the right:Take a picture of the pool panel and post it. Nobody can give you accurate information unless we can see what you're talking about.
Or hire a professional. It's a pool, it has water and electricity. Don't put you and your family in danger.
Exactly.So, aside from the double pole 30 you also have a single pole 20- that is the circuit you want to tap off of to install your module receptacle.
I'm not sure where that 20A breaker feeds into, though. It has to be into the pool control box, though, since the lights are controlled. All the power wiring from the power entry block is daisy-chained down, from one relay's power block to the next one on the DIN rail.Exactly.
I wouldn't pull any power off of that pool module. At best, it'd work but you'd void the listing and run afoul of the electrical code, but at worst you could fry something. You don't know how stable those voltages are or if there is any internal overcurrent protection.
On the subject of electrician spelling, I have met a lot of guys who are very good at what they do, but can't spell to save their lives. I have an entire building full of labeled equipment and about 6 panels are labeled "PANLE". :biggrin2: Not to mention "cubical", "lites", etc. Nothing beats the manhole cover I saw a JFK airport labeled "ELETRICAL". Good stuff.