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Forum topic by RenB posted 12-17-2018 11:02 PM 1615 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2018 11:02 PM

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I have just recently purchased a Laguna Cflux1. During assembly I noticed that it runs on 110v 18.8amps and that they recommend a 110v 30 amp breaker. My problem is that I dont have a 30amp outlet. I figured I would just buy the conversion kit to switch it over to 220v and that would solve my problem. But it didnt. The switch assembly they sent me just gave me a continuous beeping when i plugged it in. So I called them and they sent me a second assembly. And It did the same thing. I checked my outlet and it is putting out 240v. I dont have any other 220v tools to plug in to double check the outlet. So i called Laguna again, and they gave me a third switch that they tested in their shop. And it worked! for 2 days. Then I walked into my shop to find it beeping again. #$%^#. So frustrated.

Which brings me to my question. I was able to hook up the DC to a 20amp breaker and it worked fine. So I am wondering if anyone else that has a Cflux1 can chime in and tell me what they have done for a power supply. Whether they have used a 110v 20amp or a 110v 30 amp.

Thanks for your Time,

-- Darren, La Habra CA

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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.

Here’s the link to my review:”":

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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