Wiring a Pool Timer
I’m having trouble with a chlorine generator wired to a pool timer. Wiring a 220 Volt Pool Control Timer.
Pool Timer Electrical Wiring
Electrical Question: I’m having trouble with a chlorine generator wired to a pool timer.
- The chlorine generator is 220 VAC single phase unit with a black, white and ground wire. I have the black wire attached to the left post, the white attached to the right post and the ground wire attached to what I thought were the right places on the timer side.
- The manufacturer says that the wiring may be incorrect and that the unit may not be getting enough voltage. He eluded that the unit may only be getting 110volt.
- I was thinking the white wire was the neutral wire. Is it possible that both the black and white wires need to go to the same post to provide the 220volt?
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This Electrical Question came from Will, a Homeowner from Cairo, Georgia.
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220 Volt Pool Timer
Application: Wiring a Pool Timer.
Skill Level: Advanced – Pool Equipment Electrical Wiring and Components should be installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the pool circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the pool timer wiring.
Notice: Installing additional pool equipment wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and must be inspected.
Wiring a 220 Volt Pool Control Timer
Important: Due to the dangers involved with electrical pool equipment and the required Grounding and GFCI Protection a qualified electrician should be consulted who will ensure that the pool timer is installed correctly and according to applicable electrical codes.
- Pool Timer Power Source Wiring
The pool timer power source wiring must be connected as described instructions provided with the chlorine generator. The proposed power source must be verified by the electrician using and voltage tester to ensure the correct amperage and voltage ratings for full compatibility with the pool timer and the chlorine unit. A 110 volt circuit has one leg of power. A 220 volt circuit has two separate legs of power. These two circuit types are wired differently from the electrical panel. From my position I have no way of knowing what the voltage is that is being controlled by your timer.
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