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Experience:  AC/DCElectricity / Relay and apparatus/circuit reading/ 30 yrs Bell South
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Changed my 120v pool light to a 12 v 50 watt led and it

Customer Question

changed my 120v pool light to a 12 v 50 watt led and it kicked my breaker off
JA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?
Customer: hayward led swimming pool light sp0524sled50
JA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?
Customer: kicked the breaker
JA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none
JA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?
Customer: dont want to burn the unit vry expensive light
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
There could be several reasons.
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
1: when the new cable was pulled through the conduit it could have been damaged
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
2: the old cable may have been reused. This is not reccomended as it may not be compatible or wired correctly.
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
3: the electrical connections may be incorrect
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
4: the new fixture may be damaged internally
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
5: breaker may be defective or wrong size.
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
NOTE: if you installed the light check all connections and any thing you did that may have caused a problem.
Pinched wires,, tight cover hard to Put on , etc
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
If professionally installed have
them come back and locate the problem
Expert:  machinc replied 7 months ago.
It may be best to call a licensed
Electrician if you are not comfortable with finding the problem

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