Hooking up (at least trying to hook up) my 2hp Tri Star Two speed pump on a 20amp, 220v circuit.
When I first started getting things together, I planned to go with a 20a, 220v On/Off switch, followed in series by 20a three-way switch to go from high speed to low speed.
From what I could tell, it didn't appear as though that would work because it seemed by introducing the three-way, I'd end up only sending 120v to either high or low and not 220.
To experiment, I eliminated all switches and wired it directly to the breaker........it primed and pumped, but I can't seem to find what's normal operation for these two-speed pumps....
-The pump seems to cycle from high to low speed on it's own. Is this how the two-speed is supposed to work? or should i be able to control high/low on my own?
-Does my initial switch configuration sound like it will work?
-And, after running for about 1/2 an hour, the housing was so hot I couldn't touch it. It seemed to be pumping fine, but as mentioned, I think it was cycling from high to low....(there's an audible switching sound)
Appreciate any input on pump operation.....new to this whole pool thing!!
Thanks to all,