Can I get a 120 Volt Outlet From my 230 Volt Well Pump?
Can I get a 120 Volt outlet from my 230 volt well pump and still have the pump operate properly?
Electrical Question from Ray about Outlet Wiring
Received from Ray a Homeowner in Comer, Ga
Question: Can I get a 120 Volt outlet from my 230 volt well pump and still have the pump operate properly?
Thanks for your electrical question.
Ray you could use a Step Down Auto Transformer but I wold not recommended it because the circuit is dedicated for your well pump alone, and your well pump needs the full power. I often recommend that a separate 120 volt line to be installed to a pump house or the better option is to install a sub-panel at the pump house with a 4-wire service large enough to provide power to the well pump and any 120 volt devices that are desired.
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