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    i was called to a customers house yesterday for a burnt out pool pump, long story short there is 130 volts on each leg of the service what do you guys regard as too much utility company tell me 130 v is ok

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    130V is a bit too high.

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    I have never seen it at 130V however I don't think that is what burned out the pump.

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    pool guy says pump was set for 220 pump outlet is 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by formula1 View Post
    pool guy says pump was set for 220 pump outlet is 220

    Motors are usually rated for 230V and the receptacle should be rated for 250V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formula1 View Post
    pool guy says pump was set for 220 pump outlet is 220
    Is it 220 or 260? (120 or 130)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hv&Lv View Post
    Is it 220 or 260? (120 or 130)
    A 260V resi pump motor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    A 260V resi pump motor?
    No, was the voltage 220 or 260...
    The poster stated the voltage was 130, but then stated the pool guy said the voltage at the pump was 220.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hv&Lv View Post
    No, was the voltage 220 or 260...
    The poster stated the voltage was 130, but then stated the pool guy said the voltage at the pump was 220.
    pool guy says pump was set for 220 pump outlet is 220
    I think he meant the pump could be ran on either 120 or 240 (120 or 230) and the selector was set for 240 (or 230), and the receptacle for the pump was 240. In other words, the voltage rating at the receptacle was what was required by the pump at the higher voltage setting. But if he had 130V on each leg that would be 260V across the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formula1 View Post
    i was called to a customers house yesterday for a burnt out pool pump, long story short there is 130 volts on each leg of the service what do you guys regard as too much utility company tell me 130 v is ok
    130V on each leg measured how? Relative to what? Is the voltage at the service to the house phase to ground 130V off of both A and B phase?

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