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04-18-2009, 05:42 AM #1
Hi , i bought one of your Balboa control boxes to upgrade my old air button controlled spa but i dont see how you make it run on 120 volts --the heater is a 5.5kw . Did i get the wrong controller ? Please let me know .
04-18-2009, 05:53 AM #2
One of the nice things about the newer control boxes is that they offer many options and Balboa has many. Unless ordered special from Balboa most all of their control boxes come ready to run 240 volt hookups. If you want to use 120v you need to change a few things and its faster and safer if you order a GFCI cord with your new control box.
On Balboa VS series there should be a short white wire taped to the back of the control box, this is to be your jumper that will connect the RED main terminal to the neutral main terminal SEE THE WIRE DIAGRAM ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOX. Then there is a row of small little switches- called DIP switches (usually down towards the bottom of the board just to the right side). Number 10 switch must be pushed UP --or ON, this puts the system into a lower AMP mode for the 120v hookup.
and thats about it --- if you have a cord you will just keep the colors matched up , Black cord wire to black main terminal ect ect .
let me know if you need anymore help
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