Fuel transfer breaker popping

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Re: Fuel transfer breaker popping

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In my opinion, Keith's concern about the resetting of tripped circuit breakers in flight is right on. I would not reset a non-flight-critical CB that had tripped in flight. For a flight-critical CB, I would consider a maximum of one reset in flight. If it tripped again, I would not try a second reset.
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Re: Fuel transfer breaker popping

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I told southtec about the transfer pump issue they didn't seem concerned and just said to be familiar with procedure if the transfer pump failed. It's not the fuel pump to the engine, but the transfer pump from one tank to the other. Regardless it will be fixed next week.
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Re: Fuel transfer breaker popping

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Update- had the fuel transfer pump replaced by Southech last week. Flew 3hrs to NJ and 4+ hrs back to Atlanta with no problem. When I was leaving one of the staff mentioned they had just got off the phone with someone having the same issue.
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Re: Fuel transfer breaker popping

Post by Donkadillapig »

Robert, That phone call was likely me!! too funny
My transfer pump started on a similar arc. First popping in air, but working on ground, then finally giving up the ghost on the ground as well. I had learnt along the way (second hand from a head mech. from a large flight school with NGs) that these transfer pumps on newer NGs are prone to this degradation before failure. I had actually left SouthTec the day before where the pump worked okay on the ground and I was good to go, until I wasn't enroute at 1st transfer time.
New pump has been ordered and I'm just waiting on a date from SouthTec to get it switched out.
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