There's a pump house that sits away from the main house about 300 ft. Power
comes down the hill from the main house to the pump house's ratty old fuse
box that protects the well pump. I've been told by my friend that there's a
30A fuse in there. Friend wants me to add a light out there and I figure
why not replace the fuse box with a little 30A main lug 2 circuit load
center. (Square D QO2L30S ) However I read something about fuses being
better at protecting motors than circuit breakers ??
I would imagine the well pump has motor protection built in. The bigger
problem is whether or not you have the required neutral in your feed. Your
garden variety 240 volt well pump would not require one
If I get out to the site and find that there's only a 2 wire 240 VAC circuit
feeding the pump house, could a step-down transformer be used to tap off a
120 VAC circuit?
I was looking at Square D's 2S1F transformer (2KVA would get me a 15A
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