Question: Where should I put my hot tub isolator?

An IP65 45AMP Rotary Isolator Switch is also recommended so that the hot tub can be isolated outdoors in an emergency or for service work. This is simply a rotary on/off switch but should be sited more than 2 metres away from the hot tub so that bathers cannot be in the hot tub whilst touching the switch.

What height should a rotary isolator be?

Local isolation using rotary isolator. The isolator should ideally be 1.8 metres from the spa with 5 metres of cable in place from the isolator to the site of the spa. (The extra-long tail is to ensure perfect positioning of the hot tub).

Where should I put my hot tub s?

Your hot tub can be placed just about anywhere—outdoors or even indoors when practical. You can put it on a deck, patio, rooftop entertaining area, or even under a gazebo. The perfect spot for your hot tub all depends on your home and landscape design and layout, as well as your personal tastes.

Do hot tubs need earth spikes?

A separate Earth Electrode TT Earthing arrangement is required for all outdoor hot tub installations for houses on a PME Earthing arrangement (95% of dwellings). This is usually connecting the SWA tail earth within the isolation switch to an earth electrode and ​NOT​Linking it to the house PME earthing arrangement.

How far does shut off need to be from hot tub?

5 feet *The National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies installation of an approved manual disconnect device. It must be adjacent to the hot tub, at least 5 feet away, and within line of sight. The NEC also requires a 120V receptacle within a 10-20 foot distance from the spa.

How far should isolator be from hot tub?

An IP65 45AMP Rotary Isolator Switch is also recommended so that the hot tub can be isolated outdoors in an emergency or for service work. This is simply a rotary on/off switch but should be sited more than 2 metres away from the hot tub so that bathers cannot be in the hot tub whilst touching the switch.

Can a hot tub isolator be inside?

Hot tubs with a current rating exceeding 13A are normally hard-wired. Therefore, the installer can fit local isolation by utilising a rotary isolator with a minimum of IPX4 or IPX5 protection at a distance of at least 0.6m from the edge of the hot tub. Installation outside is similar to that for inside.

How far away from your house should a hot tub be?

Hot Tub Building Codes In some areas, including Minnesota and California, you must set the tub back at least 5 feet from your property line. For an above-ground hot tub, measure from your property line to the edge of the tubs structure.

Does hot tub need RCD?

The supply to the hot tub should be protected by a 30 mA RCD. The cable must also be suitably protected along its route. Cables should be protected against foreseeable damage, either by armouring or by suitable enclosure.

Why cant you use an extension cord on a hot tub?

Using an extension lead with cable which is too small in diameter, or is too long, results in the voltage at the socket end being reduced below an acceptable limit. Known as voltage drop, this is a big issue. Because as the voltage drops, the hot tub will draw more current to compensate.

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