Well pump - Electrical

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Old 04-02-08, 05:59 AM
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Well pump - Electrical

I'm trying to wrap my wee little mind around the wiring for a 220 Volt two-wire pump. I'm being told it needs two wire w/ground and I can follow orders, but it goes against my marginal experience. I have always wired 220-240 volt anything with three wires w/ground. Red and black both hot, white neutral, and the green ground. Can you tell me why this is different and the neutral isn't required?
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Old 04-02-08, 06:40 AM
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Neutral is only required if 120 volts is needed. A pump does not need 120 volts so no neutral is required. A dryer or stove has 120 volts components like lights , timers, conveinience receptacles that require the neutral.
 
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Old 04-02-08, 08:55 AM
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Excellent, easily understandable response. Many thanks-I never knew that was the difference.
 
 

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