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    Booster Pump Electrical

    Anyone running a 110 volt booster pump for chemical direct applicator running into tripping breakers on customers homes? From what I have read they pull a lot of juice!


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    I would recommend taking your own power with you. The average 110v booster pump will draw approx. 5-8 amps. If the circuit is a 20amp circuit and something else inside the home is drawing 8-10 amps at the same time, your booster pump will have exceeded 2/3 rds. the value of the breaker which in most cases will trip the breaker.

    I run a large RV battery to a 3000w inverter in my trailer. If I expect to need more power than what the battery is able to sustain, I take the gen set with me.

    JMO, Never pull power from a customers home.

    Mike
    Michael Heward
    Coastal Cleaning Service
    Serving Central and Southern Anne Arundel County
    Millersville,MD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastal1 View Post
    I would recommend taking your own power with you. The average 110v booster pump will draw approx. 5-8 amps. If the circuit is a 20amp circuit and something else inside the home is drawing 8-10 amps at the same time, your booster pump will have exceeded 2/3 rds. the value of the breaker which in most cases will trip the breaker.

    I run a large RV battery to a 3000w inverter in my trailer. If I expect to need more power than what the battery is able to sustain, I take the gen set with me.

    JMO, Never pull power from a customers home.

    Mike
    Thanks bud.


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    5-8 amps isn't much and it would take something pretty heavy running inside to cause a 15amp to kick. Just tell the owner it might happen. If it's newer build most likely there is a 20amp exterior outlet by the service panel.
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