I have an Omnilogic that was in the process of being installed. 30A GFCI breaker from main panel to Omnilogic subpanel using 4 #10 wires (for a 30A max rating).
My electrician while starting the work looked on the Omnilogic door which had the specifications of 240VAC, 125A Max, 2/0 min which seemed to imply that the cable would have to be a #2 . to add to the confusion elsewhere on the panel is mentioned 240V AC, 125A Max 3 wire plus ground. Next line says Minimum Supply conductor ampacity 125A .
The electrician felt that it would lead to a failed inspection. He talked to Hayward support and while they agreed that it would be perfectly safe still insisted on using #2 wire saying if in the future I decided to use additional equipment it would be unsafe! Which I find hard to believe since the 30A breaker is supposed to protect exactly that situation.
Can anyone who has a omnilogic confirm if they have used smaller size wires? Any other thoughts before I talk to my town inspector to get his thoughts.
And the only equipment I plan to use is a Ecostar (in the future - 10.9A max and the chlorinator from the omnilogic - 5A max)
I cannot goto a #2 wire as my underground conduit will not support the wiring so that is not an option.
In the meantime I am sitting with an expensive piece of equipment and still having to dump chlorine!
Any thoughts or experience would be very welcome!