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Old 09-09-2010, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Vincentnova
how much coast a phase converter ?
may be it will be cheapest to buy one air compressor used and one phase converter than a brand new speedaire 110 volt ( i never see one used for sell )
with a phase converter do the aire compresser lose hp?
If you are wanting to use the compressor for auto body air tools, you need a 220 volt unit. Body tools and impacts use alot of air that most small 110 volt compressors can not keep up with. You need to be looking for a compressor with a 2 stage pump and 220 volt. There are different phase converters (Rotary, Static & Digital) and they all vary in price dependent on the application and HP requirements. To me it would be more trouble than it's worth. Keep it simple.
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