Silence air blower 1.5 hp wiring question.

Aksneed188

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240 v, 50 hertz , 3.8 amp

it’s wired on a single pole switch. 3 wires coming in. Red, black, green,

black is going through switch pols and 240v, red continues.

so where did black pickup both legs and is the red a neutral? If so could I replace switch with light switch that requires a neutral as long as it can handle the voltage and amps.

thanks for any input
 

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ajw22

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Black and red are hot wires. Green is ground wire. You don't have a neutral.

That switch is not to code. They should have used a proper 240V switch that disconnects both hot wires.

You need a 240V double pole toggle switch.

If you do nothing else for safety reasons replace the toggle switch with a double pole switch and connect black and red through the switch. The electrician who did that took short cut and used a standard 120V light switch he had on hand.

 

Aksneed188

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Sep 28, 2021
20
Ft worth
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30000
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair iChlor 30
Black and red are hot wires. Green is ground wire. You don't have a neutral.

That switch is not to code. They should have used a proper 240V switch that disconnects both hot wires.

You need a 240V double pole toggle switch.

If you do nothing else for safety reasons replace the toggle switch with a double pole switch and connect black and red through the switch. The electrician who did that took short cut and used a standard 120V light switch he had on hand.

Yeah I got a meter and checked it all and thought it was not right. Even the blower manual says different.
 
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