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I need to know what size overcurrent protection for a pool

Customer Question

I need to know what size overcurrent protection for a pool pump 21.0 inch 220 volt
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Today's
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No I'm good I just want to put it in so I could start my pool so I don't I need a 2 pole GFCI breaker but I need to know the amperage
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Please give me the nameplate info. It can't be in inches.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Motor horsepower 1.50 SF horsepower 2.5 SF 10 - 10 5 / 21.0 Max voltage 208 230 / 1:15 I'm using 2:30
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

Put it on a 20A 2 pole breaker. I suggest using a GFCI and leaving the neutral load termination unused.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What the 20 amp circuit breaker be ok 21.0 amps
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

The load is 10.5A @ 230V.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Okay thanks because the inspector told me and make sure I use the proper size breaker
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

Anytime, you're welcome

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