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I am trying to buy a pool pump timer, and want to make sure

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I am trying to buy a pool pump timer, and want to make sure I buy the correct one. My breaker for the pool pump is 2 joined 30A. The pool pump timers say 40 amp. Would those work? Would I need to change my breaker? Do I need to find a lower amp timer?
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Customer: Since yesterday.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
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Customer: I think that's it
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.
Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. The timer indicates the maximum load, it will work just fine
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you. You can get a timer with 125 volts or from 208- 277 volts. Based on my breaker is there a preference.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.
The 2 pole 208-277V is what you need.

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