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Bsquared 10-08-2011 10:19 PM

EGCFI question.
 
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So I'm in the process of powering on my new control panel, and keep triggering my GFI, I have gone through my wiring and can't find any shorts or loose connections, But I think there might be an issue with the eGCFI .It appears I it is being tripped when one leg is accessed to power the 120VAC stuff. I bought this off ebay for 20, so If its the problem Oh well.

It was a three wire eGFCI power cord for a carrier 240VAC air conditioner. what I did was rewire it to a four wire dryer pigtail. I opened it up and saw that the two hot leads went through the circuity, and the green ground/neutral bypassed all the circuitry. I rewired the two hot leads of the dryer plug through the eCFCI and left the white neutral and green ground unchanged, and just ran it on the outside of the housing.

when I plug the power cord/eGFCI in to the dryer outlet, it powers up fine, and I can test and reset it just fine. when I plug the twist lock into the panel it is fine.

For my system I have a key on and two lighted switches before the main power relay is switched on. The key switches on power to the wireless router, the first switch switches on the power for the BCS-460, and the final switch turns on the main power mechanical relay.

Now when I turn the key to power up the router, if the router if connected it trips the eGFCI. But if the router is not plugged in it will not trip it, but if it press the lighted switch to turn on the BCS it will trip the circuit, or plug in the router.

I guess what I am getting at, is there a way to get this to work? or should I scrap it and install a spa panel, like everyone else?
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Bsquared 10-08-2011 10:19 PM

EGCFI question.
 
3 Attachment(s)

So I'm in the process of powering on my new control panel, and keep triggering my GFI, I have gone through my wiring and can't find any shorts or loose connections, But I think there might be an issue with the eGCFI .It appears I it is being tripped when one leg is accessed to power the 120VAC stuff. I bought this off ebay for 20, so If its the problem Oh well.

It was a three wire eGFCI power cord for a carrier 240VAC air conditioner. what I did was rewire it to a four wire dryer pigtail. I opened it up and saw that the two hot leads went through the circuity, and the green ground/neutral bypassed all the circuitry. I rewired the two hot leads of the dryer plug through the eCFCI and left the white neutral and green ground unchanged, and just ran it on the outside of the housing.

when I plug the power cord/eGFCI in to the dryer outlet, it powers up fine, and I can test and reset it just fine. when I plug the twist lock into the panel it is fine.

For my system I have a key on and two lighted switches before the main power relay is switched on. The key switches on power to the wireless router, the first switch switches on the power for the BCS-460, and the final switch turns on the main power mechanical relay.

Now when I turn the key to power up the router, if the router if connected it trips the eGFCI. But if the router is not plugged in it will not trip it, but if it press the lighted switch to turn on the BCS it will trip the circuit, or plug in the router.

I guess what I am getting at, is there a way to get this to work? or should I scrap it and install a spa panel, like everyone else?
Attachment 35514

Attachment 35515

Attachment 35516


Bsquared 10-08-2011 10:19 PM

EGCFI question.
 
3 Attachment(s)

So I'm in the process of powering on my new control panel, and keep triggering my GFI, I have gone through my wiring and can't find any shorts or loose connections, But I think there might be an issue with the eGCFI .It appears I it is being tripped when one leg is accessed to power the 120VAC stuff. I bought this off ebay for 20, so If its the problem Oh well.

It was a three wire eGFCI power cord for a carrier 240VAC air conditioner. what I did was rewire it to a four wire dryer pigtail. I opened it up and saw that the two hot leads went through the circuity, and the green ground/neutral bypassed all the circuitry. I rewired the two hot leads of the dryer plug through the eCFCI and left the white neutral and green ground unchanged, and just ran it on the outside of the housing.

when I plug the power cord/eGFCI in to the dryer outlet, it powers up fine, and I can test and reset it just fine. when I plug the twist lock into the panel it is fine.

For my system I have a key on and two lighted switches before the main power relay is switched on. The key switches on power to the wireless router, the first switch switches on the power for the BCS-460, and the final switch turns on the main power mechanical relay.

Now when I turn the key to power up the router, if the router if connected it trips the eGFCI. But if the router is not plugged in it will not trip it, but if it press the lighted switch to turn on the BCS it will trip the circuit, or plug in the router.

I guess what I am getting at, is there a way to get this to work? or should I scrap it and install a spa panel, like everyone else?
Attachment 35514

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