|Forum topic by SlaterNation||posted 08-28-2011 08:03 PM||4100 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-28-2011 08:03 PM
I purchased this switch from Grizzly for use on my router table. I have installed my fair share of wall outlets and that has always been straightforward: hot to hot, neutral to neutral, ground to ground. This switch from grizzly however appears to have no ground, just two terminals on each side where one side is marked “load” and the other “line”. I’m guessing it should just involve wiring up the hot and neutral wires on their respective sides but the lack of ground has me puzzled. Anyone know what I’m missing here?
One other thing I’m not 100% sure on is if this switch can handle the load for my router. The specifications from grizzly are:
“110 volt, 2 HP motors up to 35 amps and 220 volt, 3 HP motors up to 20 amps.”
Yet the Porter Cable router I’m using in my table (7518) is rated:
“15 Amp 3-1/4 HP”
The reason I think it could be ok despite the 3 1/4 HP rating on the router is that I have read there is some wiggle room in how manufacturers calculate HP figures and that routers in particular are notorious for inflated HP ratings. I think this was also just about the highest rated switch I could find anywhere. Most would not even handle a 20a circuit. Is anyone able to reassure me that I’m not doing something really stupid here?