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Old 08-18-2012, 03:22 PM
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Have a
Campbell Hausfeld Iron Force Air Compressor

single phase 230 volt 60 gallon 2 stage...........trying to wire it from a gasoline generator 8550 starting watts and 5500 normal...............Bought exact plug for 230 outlet on generator anf 4 wire cable ........compressor try to start.....but generator breaker kicks out! Checked voltage at compressor all im getting is 110..........compressor has only 2 terminals for power and a ground. But plug wiring has red black whit and copper ground!!! Any ideas???

Rick
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What is the current rating of the compressor motor?

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Does the Generator have a 110/220 switch?
Did you wire the plug correctly?
If you have 110v at each term to ground your Gen. ain't big enough.
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