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Laguna Cflux1 Power Supply Problem

by RenB
posted 12-17-2018 11:02 PM


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EarlS

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#1 posted 12-18-2018 12:42 AM

I have a Cflux exactly like yours. I went down to Homer Depot and bought a 30 amp 120V breaker and installed it in the panel. The reason it needs 30 amps is the inrush when it starts up. I tried to use the 20 amp service but it tripped out on me a couple times. Let me know if you have other questions.

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#2 posted 12-18-2018 02:42 AM

I have the pflux 1 and run it on a dedicated 30 amp 110 circuit that was installed just for the collector, no problems so far.

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Heyoka

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#3 posted 12-20-2018 02:59 PM

Using a 30 amp breaker on a circuit designed for 20 amps is asking for trouble. If there is ever an over load on that circuit the wring will overheat and could cause a fire inside your walls where you won’t see it till it’s way to late to save your building.
If you need 30 amps you need #10 wire instead of #12.

-- Heyoka

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#4 posted 12-21-2018 08:35 PM

I don’t think anyone was suggesting that. Thanks anyway Heyoka

-- Darren, La Habra CA

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mrg

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#5 posted 12-21-2018 09:41 PM

Just a question.

You sure that all your connections were tight? You may have had an intermittent short or loose connection which tripped the internal breaker and causes the beep. But I’m sure you checked for that.

On the plus side you know it works on 110v. It is rated at 18 amps and you have it on a 20 amp circuit and hasn’t tripped. Run it for a bit, if it starts tripping run a dedicated 30 amp.

-- mrg

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RenB

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#6 posted 12-22-2018 07:33 AM

Yes, all the connections were tight. The switch even read that it was receiving 240. I even took the outlet out of the equation and hard wired it into the wall. There is a little more to it but a long story short, 99% sure it’s the switch.

I’m pretty sure I’m just going to wire in a 110v 30amp outlet. Should be easy seeing as I have a sub panel in the garage. I can just run flex along the roof line.

-- Darren, La Habra CA

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RenB

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#7 posted 01-01-2019 04:32 AM

Thanks for the post guys. I ended up just buying the 10gauge mc and added a breaker and dedicated 110v 30amp outlet.

-- Darren, La Habra CA

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Nite

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#8 posted 09-06-2020 09:12 PM

Did y’all just use the receptacle and plugs for travel trailers like this one?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-30-Amp-Flush-Mount-Shallow-Single-Outlet-Black-R10-07313-S00/300324450

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987Ron

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#9 posted 09-06-2020 10:15 PM

I have the PFlux 1. fretted about the power problem I read about as I assembled the unit. The dealer suggested I just use it on the 20 amp circuit and see how it went before spending the $ to upgrade to a 30 amp circuit.
After 2 months of use, no problems of any kind. The only other item using the same circuit is a belt sander. I use them together. Again no problems.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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