irrigation pump

Old 05-23-02, 09:16 AM
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irrigation pump

I plan on using a 1 hp irrigation pump and a generator to draw water from a ditch to water my lawn. The pump can be wired 120 or 240 and the generator has both outlets. Which option is best? Thanks Darwin
Old 05-23-02, 12:05 PM
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If you have 240 volts available where your pump is, the higher voltage will reduce voltage drop in the wires. This is especially important if the electricity has to go a long ways to get to your pump.

If you currently have 120 and getting 240 would be a pain, then go with the 120.

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