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Old 08-16-2006, 10:00 AM
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Wireing question

I'm buying a new compressor and looking at a Kobalt 40gal tank with 1.5hp, it deliveres 10.5 cfm @ 90psi which should work fine for my 4 cfm air hammer.

The question I have is electrical, my old compressor plugged into a 115v house line, the new one I'm looking at takes 230. I have a free outlet that was once used for an electric clothes dryer, it's wired to a double 30amp breaker, the outlet has two slots at an angle with a single vertical slot above them.

Am I hoping for too much to think I can buy a plug for this compressor to fit that outlet and everything will be fine?

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Old 08-16-2006, 10:39 AM
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You gotta make sure the compressor doesn't use more amps than the plug, outlet or circiut breakers.

Match these and you have know problems.
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re wiring question

If it is a dryer outlet it should be 30 or 50 amps, either should work fine. I used a 50 amp dryer outlet 10 gauge wire & 30 amp breaker to run my amplifier for ham radio for several years no problem. When you wire in the plug on the compressor run the black & white wires to the angled prongs & the green to the vertical prong & you should be set.

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Doc here,

And as a pre~Caution..

Check and be sure the WIRE between the Compressor and the Service box will Support the new Ampicity. (and, I see this a lot, not charred along the run..)

Steve:

Tubbed Henry's are major Current hogs .. (If that is what your running) aren't they?

73..

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You also would not want to run a 30amp tool on a 50 amp breaker because if you have a problem the breaker wont trip in time and your tool cooks. Sounds like your going to be good.
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Make sure your connections are tight also, not much fun trying to figure out why it stopped working. Good point about the wiring, the guy that wired some of my house clipped the ground wires, didn't figure he needed them Doc, it is a QRO HF-2500 made in Bryan OH.

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Thanks everyone

What you all are saying confirms what I was hoping for but too afraid to believe without hearing it from someone with more experance.

That's a good point about checking the guage of the wire in the old dryer run, it looked like 10 but I'll take a closer look to be sure.

I also found this thread posted here back in May that deals with wiring what looks exactly like the compressor I'm working with here. (lots of photos, great idea for questions like this!)

Why are some 230v compressor motors run on 110v?

Thanks again, between your replies here and reading that previous thread I feel a whole lot better about this.
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