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  • Auto Pool Cover Motor Wiring/Bypassing Limiter

    Ok, I just got my pool cover motor rebuilt for $270 and then took it back home and installed it to realize it didn't work. I took the motor and switch assembly which includes this pool saver limiter to the electric repair shop. They said they could bypass it by wiring in a 120V key switch at $280 which would take them one hour. I said WOW and told them I would come grab the motor and switch assembly and seek a second opinion. Since the recession and being pool related I think companies are doubling service prices.

    So I called Pool Saver "SunSystems" and they said a 120V key switch is $230 plus $20 shipping. I laughed knowing anything pool related is 20X the price of the normal part. So Here I am searching for ideas, maybe hoping someone with experience with electronics and or Pool Saver could help.

    Attached is a wiring diagram for what I currently have and an additional diagram of bypassing the limiter by installing a 120V key switch. Wondering what kind of 120V key switch would work?

    http://files.engineering.com/getfile...ng_Diagram.pdf

    http://files.engineering.com/getfile...ch_Diagram.pdf

  • #2
    Re: Auto Pool Cover Motor Wiring/Bypassing Limiter

    try looking at the www.grainger.com catalogue for that switch. http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...N=0&sst=subset

    or try www.mcmastercarr.com too. http://www.mcmaster.com/#key-switches/=6ld4ha

    both should have the switch you're looking for.

    rick.

    total time with searching less than 5 minutes
    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 04-09-2010, 10:58 PM.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Auto Pool Cover Motor Wiring/Bypassing Limiter

      could not get all the pfd's to open, but for key switches,

      http://www.google.com/products?q=key+switch&hl=en&aq=f

      Grangers is good and MCmastercarr is good as well, (both can be a touch pricey, depending on product)
      Push sticks/blocks Save Fingers
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      • #4
        Re: Auto Pool Cover Motor Wiring/Bypassing Limiter

        Attached
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        • #5
          Re: Auto Pool Cover Motor Wiring/Bypassing Limiter

          photo of switch which hooks to the limiter.

          Still I have no clue what kind of switch would work.
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          • #6
            Re: Auto Pool Cover Motor Wiring/Bypassing Limiter

            Take the motor and switch to an electrical supply house and they can get what you want.
            That looks like a stop button, with a forward and reverse set up.
            Sholud be very easy to replace yourself for less than $75

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