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Lou N

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Cycle Sensor
« on: October 13, 2019, 05:19:30 PM »

I Installed a Cycle Sensor this weekend w/o issues. A couple of questions:

1. The sensor is showing .03A when the pressure switch is open. I tried resetting the breaker to zero it out, but once the pump runs it went back to .03. Is that normal or perhaps there's a fine adjustment?

2. The current on the one leg of the incoming line with a clamp on meter is approx. 5.75A, but the Cycle Sensor is reading approx 3.65A at the same time. Is that normal, or is it the way I'm taking the measurement?

3. Is there a way to determine the well refill time using the Cycle Sensor? I have it set at 25 minutes now.

BTW: I also want to thank Cary for all his help on another forum. Thx...

Cary Austin

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Re: Cycle Sensor
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 07:36:43 AM »
Reading a small number when the pump is off is normal. Reading a little differently from your amp meter is also normal. Just make sure to use the reading of the Cycle Sensor to make the adjustment.

25 minutes is probably about right. It is not that important as long as the pump runs at least a minute or two each time it comes on. If the pump doesn't run a minute or two before the Cycle Sensor says DRY, increase the restart delay time.