VancleVector: well pump popping breaker

This discussion was created from comments split from: Automatic Transfer Switch issues (?).

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  • BB.BB. Posts: 27,574Super Moderators admin
    Either the genset (?) Cannot power the pump, or the pump takes a lot of current to start (bad starting capacitor  low genset voltage, etc.).

    Try wiring to the genset directly. Long wire runs with too much voltage drop?

    Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,712Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    With the generator un-wired, probe the connection points and verify you actually have 240V there and not 120V
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  • mcgivormcgivor Posts: 1,899Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 7 #4
    What other loads are applied to the generator?  A battery charger for example could be drawing a significant amount of current, but without details, one can only speculate.
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