Chiller wiring (earth leakage)

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  1. Munky82

    Munky82

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    I need some advice from you electrical guru's.

    My chiller is tripping the earth leakage without any apparent reason. I've heard somewhere that cooling units(like aircons,chillers ect.)
    Like i said 'i've heard'...
    The chiller physicaly works, trips the earth leakage after a minute or two.
    Anyone had a similar issue ? Any advice ?
     
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    Any input guys?
     
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    how old is your chiller?
     
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    Chillers normaly have a drip tray with a heater element to dry up the condensated water. Normaly those elements dont last very long , causing the Earth leakage to trip. That might be your problem.
     
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    does the chiller trip the EL as soon as it pluged in or only when it cycles on to chill?
     
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    If it trips the EL there is a fault somewhere.
     
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    Basically when I plug it in it trips after a few seconds. The chiller goes on but power trips before it starts
    running. It also trips the el when it's just plugged in without the plug being switched on.
     
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    have you tried other plug points?
     
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    Did you find a solution for this tripping. I have a brand new chiller and it is doing the same. I would like to know what the reason was for this, that I can check that on my unit.
     
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    I opened my chiller and cleaned some of the connections. There was some slight corrosion.
    Didn't trip since. My issue was a combination of that and the fact that i only had one wall socket in my room. (i had two pc's on 'n multiplug. if i switch them on individually - no problem, but tripped the earth leakage if I switched the entire multiplug on)
     
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    It could be that the circuit is being overloaded. Try running it on another plug on another plug circuit.
     
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