Installing Control Switch Wiring
How to Wire a Control Switch for a Water Pump – The 3 way switches could control the pump directly or they can be used for a control circuit which could activate a relay that would control the Goulds water pump.
Control Switch Wiring for a Water Pump
Electrical Question: Hi Dave, I have a Goulds Water pump, but I want two switches to control the pump.
- I want to install one upstairs for when I am upstairs
- And I want one downstairs whenever I am downstairs.
Any help will be appreciated.
This electrical wiring question came from: Andrew, a Handyman from Triniad &Tobago
Additional Comments: Just Great!
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Andrew.
How to Wire a Control Switch for a Water Pump
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical circuit wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.
- Consider installing a typical 3-way switch for your Goulds water pump, I believe that would work fine.
- See the wiring diagrams using the links on this page.
- The 3 way switches could control the pump directly or they can be used for a control circuit which could activate a relay that would control the Goulds water pump.
The Following resources will assist you with your electrical question:
3-way switch wiring
Easy to Understand 3 Way Switch Diagrams
- 3 Way Switch Diagrams Fully Explained.
- Detailed Electrical Wiring Diagrams and Pictures assist your Home Electrical Projects.
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3 Way Switch Diagram
3 Way Switch Diagram
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