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In Search For A Pool Timer That Fits My Pumps Motor!

Postby scuba » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 22:34

I'm looking for the correct type of pool timer for my pool pump.

I have a Brinks 44-1051 digital timer set up and the pumps outlet plug basicaly melt the timers receptical which it was pluged into.

I have a GFI plug on a post near the pump and a GFI in the houses fuse box.

What could cause this heating and melting receptacle problem on the timer?

Basicaly is this the wrong type of timer to use on this type of pump?

My Pool Info:
STA-RITE Pump - ABG4E-2A4 1HP / 15amps / 12.0 Max Amp Load / 115volts/60Hz/1Phase
Brinks Timer - 44-1051 120Vac / 60 Hz/ 15A
House Wiring - 15A

Any feedback would be great, thanks!


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In Search For A Pool Timer That Fits My Pumps Motor!

Postby ArtisticPoolsUSA » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 23:00

You can usually just find one at any hardware store. Just to let you know, Sta-Rite recommends running your pump 24/7. It only saves about $.20 per day when you shut it down. The pump will last longer if you let it run all the time because most wear and tear on the pump is when it starts up and slows down, just like a car. Hope that helps.
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In Search For A Pool Timer That Fits My Pumps Motor!

Postby scuba2010 » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 23:28

ArtisticPoolsUSA wrote:You can usually just find one at any hardware store. Just to let you know, Sta-Rite recommends running your pump 24/7. It only saves about $.20 per day when you shut it down. The pump will last longer if you let it run all the time because most wear and tear on the pump is when it starts up and slows down, just like a car. Hope that helps.


So what caused the melting of the recepiticals?

Not a good enough timer?

Also should I be looking for a 115volt or a 120volt timer for the pump or it doesn't matter?
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In Search For A Pool Timer That Fits My Pumps Motor!

Postby duraleigh » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 06:30

So what caused the melting of the recepiticals?
Probably the timer got too hot because it is not capable of handling that much amperage.

Intermatic makes very reliable pool timers....that would be my choice....they're designed for the job.

I WOULD NOT run a single speed pump 24/7. The electrical usage is significant and wasted. You do not say the size of your pool, but based on some averages, 8-10 hours of run time is perfectly adequate for most pools.

There is no difference between a 115v or 120v timer
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