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Compressor blowing fuse

Posted by JT on December 26th, 1997 05:59 PM
In reply to air compressors by DAN H. on December 26th, 1997 02:49 PM [Go to top of thread]

Dan, offhand I'd say what you are doing wrong is
plugging into an outlet with insufficient capacity.
Ignore the horse power number, it BS. Look at the
nameplate for the current requirements. Though the
spec'ed current won't be anywhere near what it would
be for a real 5hp motor, it's probably more than a
20A/120V circuit can handle. You might want to rewire it
for 240V if that's an option.

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