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04-08-2009, 01:39 PM
For the convenience of winterizing and child safety reasons I need to hook a 10g 3wire with a ground (4 wires) to a (grounding 2 pole on/off switch) and from there to a (240v 2-pole 3 wire grounding receptacle) so I can plug in an irrigation pump and turn it on and off with the switch.
Thanks Riley

Speedy Petey
04-08-2009, 01:55 PM
Sounds like a good idea.
Curious. Why the 4-wire feed?

04-08-2009, 02:11 PM
That's the wire that was available at the site. Riley

04-08-2009, 02:14 PM
Ps; so how do I hook it up, Pete? Riley

Speedy Petey
04-08-2009, 02:29 PM

First off, ignore the white wire in the feed. You do not need it.
Grounding everything is assumed, including the switch.
The two hot wires of the feed to L1 & L2 (LINE) on the switch.
The two hots to the motor to T1 & T2 (LOAD) on the switch.

If the switch is not marked you'll have to figure out which two screws are line and which two are load.

04-08-2009, 04:36 PM
Thanks Pete, and I'll think twice about getting an Advanta credit card.