2 Answers. Show activity on this post. For a Goulds (CentriPro motor), 2-wire 3/4 HP submersible (5 FLA, 6.2 SFA) 8 AWG copper is recommended for up to 1420 feet (5% drop) by CentriPro.

How many amps does a 3/4 HP pump draw?


HP 1 Phase Amps 3 Phase Amps
115 volt 208 volt
3/4 13.8 3.5
1 16 4.6
1-1/2 20 6.6

What size wire do I need for a 230 volt well pump?

Sizing Tables

For example, 14-gauge, 75-degree-C pump cable is suitable for use with a 1-HP, 230-volt motor that is up to 250 feet from the service entrance.

What size wire should I run to my well pump?

Find the correct wire size for your pump.

Cross reference the distance from your pump to the electrical service entrance to determine the correct gauge.
Motor Rating Copper Wire Size
1.5 HP 3 Wire 359 ft.
1.5 HP 2 Wire 211 ft.
2 HP 3 Wire 180 ft.

What size wire should I use for a pool pump?

Connect the Pool Pump

With the main service off to the house, wire in GFCI circuit breakers to the electrical panel. Connect an 8-gauge wire to the metal posts of the pool, the pump, and the metal plate on the skimmer and then wire that to the pump to bond the entire pool.

How many watts does it take to run a 3/4 HP motor?

Approximate Running Wattage

Approximate Starting Wattage Approximate Running Wattage
Capacitor Start Induction Run 1/2 Horsepower 1800 600
Capacitor Start Induction Run 3/4 Horsepower 2600 850
Capacitor Start Induction Run 1 Horsepower 3000 1000
Capacitor Start Induction Run 1 1/2Horsepower 4200 1600

Will a 3500 watt generator run a well pump?

In addition, remember that you may need to run a well pump or sump pump. These have high starting power requirements (over 2,000 watts each), so you can probably only run one or the other on a 3,500-watt generator.

How do you wire a 3 wire well pump?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Well pump motors is going to be PSC. Or permanent split capacitor split phase as well as induction run capacitor start or capacitor start induction run and that's the most standard.

What are the 3 wires on a well pump?

In a 3-wire well pump configuration, the motor is connected by a black, red, yellow, and green (ground) wire. Three-wire pumps utilize a separate control box outside the pump that houses the important starting components, which is usually mounted on a nearby wall above the ground.

What size wire do I need for a 3 HP motor?

#10 AWG

From Tables 11 & 11A, a 3 hp motor can use up to 300 feet of #10 AWG cable. The application has 160 feet of #10 AWG copper wire installed.

What wire is used for swimming pools?

Nonconductive pool shells must have a #8 (or larger) solid, bare copper wire 18”-24” from the inside pool wall under the perimeter surface 4”-6” below the final grade.

What kind of wire do you use for an above ground pool?

A typical above ground pool pump will require a 20-amp breaker and use #12 gauge wire to deliver the electricity.

What size wire is needed for a 1.5 HP pool pump?

Speaking from experience (both professionally and having a pool at home), you need a minimum of 12 ga wire for a dedicated circut and thats pushing it being 80′ away. 10 ga would be better especially if you plan to add anything else (lighting, cl2 generator, etc).

How do you wire a 1.5 HP pool pump?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Screw a metal elbow on to your pool pump at the end of the motor. Run conduit from the metal box to the pump string. Your three wires through the conduit.

How many amps does a 1.5 HP pool pump use?

The 1.5HP pump is drawing 17 Amps on initial start up for about 2 seconds (literally), and then drops to 12 Amps and hums away. Thank you to everyone for your help.

How many amps does a one and a half horsepower pool pump draw?

Do you? 1 HP is 746 watts x 1.5 HP = 1,119 watts. 1,119watts ÷ 120volts= 9.325 amps.

How many amps does a 240v pool pump draw?

Pool Pump: 240v, 10amps. Salt Water Chlorinator: 240v, approx 5-8 amps.

How many amps does a 2hp pool pump draw?

A 2 hp pump won’t pull twice as many amps as our 1 hp example motor UST1102, but it will be more, about 25% more, up to 20/10 amps. The EE version of our example motor, the UCT1102 ‘The Conservationist’, uses 11 / 5.5 max load amps, or a reduction of just over 25%.

How much power do I need for a pool?

Pool energy consumption ranges from 8,000 kWh per year for a small pool to 15,000 kWh per year for a large home. Of course this is dependent on the type of equipment you’re operating and the size of the equipment. At a minimum you will be operating a pump and chlorinator, then add your pressure cleaners and heaters.

How do you wire a 220v pool pump?

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Quote from Youtube video: Take that one off first round and the two load wires it right here load one and load to the matter which one we wire to which wire with a new pump.

How much power does a pool pump use?

So, if you run your pool pump for 8 hours in one day, 1,864.25 multiplied by 8 and divided by 1,000 equals 14.9 kilowatt-hours. If you run your pump every day for an average of 30 days per month – 30 multiplied by 14.9 – your pump uses 447 kilowatt-hours in a month.