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    Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump Wiring Help

    Where do my red and black wires get hooked up to? Tried #1 and #2 terminals. Sparks flew. Where am I going wrong? Posted the diagram at the link below. Please help, need my booster back!

    http://www.4shared.com/dir/14952755/f52 ... aring.html

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    Evan
    Pool size = 13,000 gallons. Sand filter. In Ground. PebbleTec.

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    Re: Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump Wiring Help

    Welcome to TFP!

    That motor is configurable for either 110 volts or 220 volts, which it calls Lo and Hi. You need to figure out what voltage your supply is and adjust the white and brown wires to the corresponding positions.
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    Re: Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump Wiring Help

    Power in goes to 1 and 2 where it says line. Then move white and brown to their proper position depending on your incoming voltage. Make sure power is off. It is possible if you put 220 and it was wired for 110 that you may have damaged the motor.

    If you are unsure of you incoming voltage you can either disconnect them from the motor and use a voltage meter, or possibly look at your breaker panel and see how breakers are for the pump. 220 will usually have 2 breakers while 110 will have 1.

    Mike
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    Re: Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump Wiring Help

    Yeah forgot to mention I need to wire for high voltage, which comes prewired from the factory. I'm thinking my connections might not have been tight which might have led to the sparks. Does this seem possible? Thanks for the replies!
    Pool size = 13,000 gallons. Sand filter. In Ground. PebbleTec.

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    Re: Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump Wiring Help

    Lose connections could easily spark. It is also possible that you had exposed wire too close to one of the other terminals and it was sparking across to there.
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