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WIRING to Switch and Outlet (2 Reds, a Black, a White and a Green)

WIRING to Switch and Outlet (2 Reds, a Black, a White and a Green)

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Old 07-28-14, 01:22 PM
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WIRING to Switch and Outlet (2 Reds, a Black, a White and a Green)

this is an outdoor switch for pool pump with an outlet....I have two reds, a green, a black, and a white...right now the pumps not receiving power so I'm wondering how it should be wired...switch independent of outlet...let me know what additional info you may need...thx-Doug
 
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Old 07-28-14, 01:34 PM
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Your post isn't very clear. Can you be more specific? For instance which wires are power in. Are some of the wires you mentioned equipment wires not house wiring?

Green is ground and will be connected as per code so ignore for now.

Is the pump 240 volts? Is the receptacle for the pump? If not is it for a 120 volt receptacle.
switch independent of outlet
What does the switch control. What size breaker?
 
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Old 07-28-14, 01:53 PM
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Black is the only wire showing power...Not sure what you mean by equipment wires...pump is 230/115 set to 230...receptacle is just there for plugging in whatever....switch is for the pump...breaker is 40amps
 
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Old 07-28-14, 03:50 PM
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The receptacle can not be on a breaker larger than 20 amps if it is a 120v general purpose receptacle.
Black is the only wire showing power
If that was done with a non contact tester then the reading means nothing. You need to test with a multimeter, preferably analog.

[Pure guess based on inadequate information] The two reds may be the 240 for the pump. Using a multimeter measure the voltage between them. It should be ~240 volts. The black and white wires may be 120 volts for your receptacle. Again check with a multimeter. If they are 120 volts for the receptacle they should be on a 15 or 20 amp single pole breaker.
Not sure what you mean by equipment wires
Wires coming out of your pump.
 
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Old 07-28-14, 05:07 PM
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two reds, a green, a black, and a white.

DO THESE 5 WIRES GO TO THE PANEL?

DO THE 2 RED WIRES GO TO A 2 POLE BREAKER? IS THIS BREAKER TRIPED?

IS THIS BREAKER TURNED ON.?

DOES THIS BREAKER WORK?
 
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