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Sander failure when using honda generator

After a few minutes, my ******** sander heats up and slows down when running from my honda 2000i generator

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    Allen Neal May 11, 2010

    still need to know hp of sander and wattage of gen

  • Allen Neal
    Allen Neal May 11, 2010

    what is the hp of sander and what is the wattage of generator and is it a 220-120 volt


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If you are using a 220 volt 4 hp floor sander, which is 95% of all floor sanders. you CANNOT use a generator less than a 25KV, which is about the size of a van. All Floor sanders draw over 80 amps at start up and during floor sanding all sanders run around 25 amps. If your motor is a Capactor style motor you can do detrimental damage to the motor. Many of my customers have done it in the past.

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