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fergi

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just wondering how much power a march pump draws, i misplaced the specs sheet for my pump.

i want to know how many amps it draws.

will i be able to run a 2.4 kw heater as well as the march pump at the same time, this is off the same circuit.
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plus without knowing the amps of your circuit and what runs of it, its hard to say :p if its just the element and the pump and its a 15A circuit cant see a problem but if your misses goes OH! I will have a cup of tea and your running your brewery and a few fridges then that is a problem
 

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Unless it's a really old place with actual fuses, you should find that the smallest circuit breaker/RCD you will have for a power circuit would be a 16A one. Running an element and pump will be no issue, assuming things like a microwave/kettle/toaster aren't on the same circuit, and aren't running at the same time.

If your breaker trips, you're obviously drawing too much current.

If in doubt, consult a qualified electrician...

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I'm running my brewery with a standard 10A supply. I think the fuses trip out at 15A though.
I have a MashMaster controller, PID controller, March pump & a 2400watt element all on at once. No tripping at all, no hot mains wire or scorching marks around the wall socket.
I'm defiantly pulling more than 10A.
 

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My March pump has .7amps on it.


I just noticed it says to oil once a year with a SAE20 oil, I assume my engine oil would be ok, it is Castrol Edge 10w60
Grab some 3 in 1 machine oil Kev.
Much lighter grade than your car oil & cheap as chips.
 

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My March pump has .7amps on it.


I just noticed it says to oil once a year with a SAE20 oil, I assume my engine oil would be ok, it is Castrol Edge 10w60

if you could be so kind as to take some photos when you do your grease & oil change, it would be much appreciated

thanks
 

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It'll work fine on a 10A circuit under full load with extra stuff running on the circuit with it.
I run a 2400W element with the march pump, kegerator, chest freezer (from one double 10A point).. plus a few other bits and bobs on one circuit. I run another 2400W element on the other circuit (atleast, I think it's on the other circuit).. and the wifey still does stuff inside (tv, kettle, microwave, blender, etc). I never had a problem.. its a new house though.

I did throw an RCD once though when making smoked bacon with a 30W soldering iron though.. <_<
 

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