how do I convert 230v PureLine 2 speed 2HP pool pump to 115v?
- Jim WLv 73 months ago
Not possible with this motor. If it could be done the wiring in the connection box on the motor would need to be changed and the supply voltage changed. Faster and easier to get a new motor. Next choice is to have 230/240 volts supplied to the motor. The last option is to have the motor windings changed in a qualified professional motor shop. Option 3 is probably about $750. USD.
- Anonymous3 months ago
You need to remove that red wire at the circuit breaker panel from one of the line sources (the 2-pole circuit breaker) and change it to a white wire by wrapping 3 inches of the red wire with white electrical tape or white shrink tubing, then connecting it to the neutral bus.
The other end of the red wire at the motor or switch needs to be disconnected and 3 inches of its length changed to white. It becomes the neutral wire for your 120 volt motor.
I suggest that you have an electrician do it. There are other steps involved. I just explained how to change the voltage of the supply (line) wires.
- elhighLv 73 months ago
You don't. Two reasons:
1) If you look at the label - thank you for providing that, by the way - you see that it doesn't mention 115v at all. That motor is not designed to be operated at 115v and no instructions are provided to tell you how to change it over. Some motors do, this one doesn't. You can see that at full power, it pulls 8.0a at 230v. If the same motor were to try to provide full power at 115v, it would take at least 16a to do it, and in fact would surge to close to 20-25a briefly during startup. That's beyond most 115v branch circuit ratings.
2) If you had more experience in this field, you wouldn't be asking this question because you would already know about 1) above. I think this isn't the kind of thing you want to be cutting your home improvement teeth on. Start on something smaller.
- Anonymous3 months ago
Nothing complex just read your sticker on the pump. This is exactly what it says:
Note: 230V wiring has two line wires,normally one black and one red.Either line wire can be connected to the C terminal or the L terminal(center terminal) on the toggle switch.Ground wire is normally green.
In other words you need 2 hot wires (1 black and 1 red) just like your central air or electric stove. And a GFCI 15Amp 2 pole breaker.
You NEED that special GFCI breaker or receptacle for the pump. It is a safety measure since water, electricity and the human body do not always get along.
No convertors or transformers just some wire, GFCI breaker and some misc parts.
They do make the breaker for hot tubs as well.Source(s): Journeyman electrician
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- STEVEN FLv 74 months ago
You DON'T. You need a 230v circuit. That pump is for a US 230v circuit which is actually 115v circuits 180° out of phase. Merely converting the voltage won't work.
- AndyLv 64 months ago
You cannot. Sorry. See below where someone already asked PureLine.
- John AldenLv 74 months ago
Not possible as it lists only 230V. It would be clearly labeled if it were dual voltage.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 74 months ago
see owner's manual for the motor, or online website for motor maker [brand of motor and brand of pump need not be the same]. it usually is a switch inside the electrical cover on the motor. note that you have to change the wiring in there as well when you do this -- grampa
- Anonymous4 months ago
I don’t think you can with that pump, it doesn’t list dual voltages