Circuit Breaker

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
James' suggestion is a good one. What you're looking for (and what Pentair uses) is an instrument rated GFCI breaker. It trips at 30ma instead of 5ma like normal GFCI's do. It's also less sensitive to some harmonics.

My info was bad. Apparently they aren't using instrument rated breakers anymore.


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Mar 2, 2011

Note that the breaker trips at 4 to 6 milliamps.


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Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
It trips at 30ma instead of 5ma like normal GFCI's do.
Do you have a reference for the 30ma? Pentair website says
  • Added safety of 6 milliamp personnel protection



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Aug 10, 2017
Morris Cnty NJ
I've had good luck with Siemens gfci on VS pumps in a pinch I did not know pentair switched from 30ma breakers. I wonder when that happened I did a swap to solve a nuicense trip in May and it worked no trips all summer. I gotta see if theres old stock to buy 2moro