I have imported an Intex salt system for use on a locally purchased intex pool. when I received it , the plug is a GFCI plug with a test and reset button on it. the pump is a 230w pump. I purchased a 1000w step down transformer that appears to have a 3 wire configuration.

Still no power. Do I need a specific GFCI outlet or something? Excuse my ignorance.

Thanks Martin

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    The plug in intex pumps I have worked on are 120 v. They have the GFCI device within 12/18 inches of the end of the cord. If the supply voltage is not correctly polarized neutral/hot the GFCI will not reset. I have fixed 2 of these in the past for this reason. If 240 hot neutral it may be similar but not sure.
    – Ed Beal
    Dec 10, 2017 at 1:30
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    What kind of plug is it? Which of these sockets would it plug into? i.stack.imgur.com/mHS8W.png Dec 10, 2017 at 5:32

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For future readers:

NO: US motors are 60Hz, while NZ are 50Hz (your new pump will run 27% slower). Even if you transform the voltage, that will not ensure that other electronics work as designed.


Remove or cut off the US GFCI and replace with the proper plug for your area. Hire an electrician to do it for you if you have to.

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