Pumptec Help

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by charlesspock, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. charlesspock

    charlesspock New Member

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    Hello,

    I am tring to wire a 115v pumptec to a three wire motor, through a control box. I want to wire the power directly to the pumptec and bypass any switches to have the pumptec control constant flow. However, I am not getting any response from the pumptec (no power) once I wire it this way...nto sure why.
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    The PumpTec is stickily a safety device. It cannot control anything. It can only shut the pump off if the well is dry.
  3. charlesspock

    charlesspock New Member

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    I Understand that, it will shut off the pump once there is a shortage of water, but do I need a pressure switch to activate the pump or should it activate automatically once I plug in the power supply ?
  4. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    You should not need a pressure switch. Just get power directly from your breaker instead of a pressure switch.
  5. Chris75

    Chris75 Electrician

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    If you don't install a pressure switch, the well will never shut off, the pumptec is only for extra protection in case you have a shallow well or expectingly run out of water so you won't burn up your pump... the pumptec will restart after it times out...
  6. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    The pump will be shut off if you turn off the breaker, or if a pump start relay on the irrigation system turns it off. You really only need a pressure switch for the pump to be able to automatically turn itself on and off. You can turn the pump on and off manually or with a pump start relay, and then a pressure switch is not required.
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