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Red Lion 1 HP Submersible Deep Well Pump Control Box (230V)
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Features
Features
  • 1 HP Deep Well Control Box
  • For use with 3-Wire 230V deep well submersible pumps
  • Two-Piece Enclosure
  • For a weather resistant seal
  • Quick Disconnect Design
  • Includes quick disconnect relay and capacitor
Specifications
Engine
Horsepower
1 hp
Overview
Weight
3 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
010121130975
Additional Model Numbers
RLCB10-230, 640191

Features
Features
  • 1 HP Deep Well Control Box
  • For use with 3-Wire 230V deep well submersible pumps
  • Two-Piece Enclosure
  • For a weather resistant seal
  • Quick Disconnect Design
  • Includes quick disconnect relay and capacitor
Specifications
Engine
Horsepower
1 hp
Overview
Weight
3 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
010121130975
Additional Model Numbers
RLCB10-230, 640191
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Specifications
Engine
Horsepower
1 hp
Overview
Weight
3 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
010121130975
Additional Model Numbers
RLCB10-230, 640191
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what is the purpose of the control box and can it be eliminated?
Armand 
from Ohio 
July 09, 2012
Answer
Three wire submersible motors require a control box. Control boxes contain a starting relay, starting capacitors and in some cases overload protectors. Two wire submersible motors have these components built into them and do not require a control box.

One benefit of using a three wire motor with a control box is that some of the components that are subject to failure are located above ground where you can get to them without pulling the pump.

Control boxes should never be mounted in direct sunlight or in locations that are extremely hot, this causes the capacitor life to be shortened and can cause nuisance overload trips. Do not mount the control box in a humid location such as a damp well pit since voltage breakdown and corrosion will accelerate component failure in this condition.

Control boxes are designed for vertical, upright mounting only. Any other position will affect the operation of voltage sensing relays in larger sizes and may result in water leakage.
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