The Fill-Rite Fuel Transfer Pump needs to be wired to a 15 amp dedicated circuit breaker. Electrical wiring should be done by a licensed electrician in compliance with local and state codes. Rigid conduit
should be used and a proper ground must be provided to avoid the possibility of electrical shock. The wire gauge size will depend on the location of the pump and distance from the electrical panel.
Thanks for your question ChiefBobCarlyle.
You have said a couple of things that I would like to talk too. First, the SD602G is a 115 VAC pump, and it is designed to be installed in a permanent installation on a fuel tank. As such, the pump should be wired in accordance with the NEC, NFPA 30, NFPA 30A, and all state and local codes. This pump should be wired with conduit with the proper seal offs to maintain its explosion proof integrity.
The second point is the wire gauge size. This will depend on how long the wire is from the pump to the electrical panel (not the outlet). The pump will pull around 3 amps, so the wire gauge needs to be large enough to support the load of the pump without losing voltage of the distance of the wire from the pump to the electrical panel. If the distance is only say 100 feet, a 12 gauge wire would suffice. If your distance is longer, you may want to consult with an electrician to determine the gauge of wire needed.
I do apologize for the longer response, yet I need to cover both topics from the standpoint of safety.
Thanks for your interest in Fill-Rite products.
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