Electric log splitter keeps tripping the reset button at the on switch. why ?
HYDRO FLUID IS FINE. HOUSE BREAKER IS FINE. EXTENSION CORD IS THE RIGHT GAUGE. MOTOR I KNOW RUNS AS WELL AS THE RAM WORKS. BUT HIT THE ON SWITCH AND MOTOR HUMS THEN JUST TRIPS THE SAFETY OFF AT THE LOGGER SWITCH. I HAVE THE RIGHT BREAKER IN THE BREAKER BOX. ONLY KICKS THE RESET AT THE ON SWITCH ON THE LOGGER AND NOT THE HOUSE BREAKER. WHY ?
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You didn't provide all pertinent info available to you. Lets take what we have; and, consider why your compressor is overloading the circuit breaker. Points to ponder:
Not knowing the exact model (not series) I don't know what the amperage pull is for your "extreme" compressor or the circuit breaker's rating. A 25 amp compressor connected to a 25 amp breaker could be an issue.Campbell Hausfeld's support pages are crashing so I can't check the possabilites.
Are you using a lightweight extension cord? The lower the rating of an extension cord the higher the amp pull on the breaker. If you eliminate the extension cord does the problem go away? Ohm's Law applies. <http://www.ohmslawcalculator.com/ohms-law-calculator>
What else is on this breaker? Is there other high-amp equipment in another room (water cooler, window air-conditioner, portable electric heater, etc.) pulling from this same circuit breaker.
Is the circuit breaker not performing to specification? I've seen failing breakers trip early.
First, check the owner's manual for power requirements. Next step, use no extension cord; and, insure nothing else is pulling power on that breaker. Then, use a different breaker and see if the problem follows the compressor. If all else checks out than I'd consider binding in the compressor causing the amp pull to be too high.
Never try to fool a security breaker. You could damage the compressor, if something is wrong. It could over heat and burn out. Try to fine what is wrong or if you don't mind to buy a new one, kill it with a 30 Amp circuit breaker.
The breaker is too small, the cord is too small, the starter motor on that thing draws 18 amps. It will trip any 15 amp breaker and any 20 amp breaker with something else running, any cord will drop the amp below the starter winding min. make sure nothing is running, separate circuit if you can find one, no extension cord, and a 20 amp breaker in the fuse box. if that is not the problem , then something is shorting out when you hit the switch. Check the wiring on the pump and make sure all is secure, no loose wires, no sparks. My compressor won't run on any old plug, has to be 20 amp, has to be without a cord or with a heavy cord, and has to be hot out, if it is cold, forget it!. We have to keep the compressors in a heated room so they will run in the winter. Hope this helps.
double the amps, 230 runs cooler (my fav) . 1.5 is 9.6 amps at 230 volt. you will need to set the motor to run on on the lower voltage this is why you are having problems.. also the motor is thermally protected . this why it will run for awhile and shot off .. remember to prime the pump after any pump repair !!!! . jay the pool pump repair guy in longwood florida
Possible capacitor, but I'd check what else may be drawing power at same time in trailer. Try running everything possible on propane rather than hydro so that there is no other, or minimal current draw besides AC, and see if that makes a difference. Not uncommon in some parks, for voltage to drop when everyone using all their power as well, and the more things that draw your voltage down, before AC kicks on, will cause a higher amperage draw. If your hooked to an extension cord as well, that will cause higher amperage draw as well, if cord not heavy enough, or too long. Try shutting everything else off, that would draw hydro, temporarily when you restart AC, just to see what happens, and let me know.
To start with, if it's plugged in to a 15 amp breaker, and extension cord, the compressor starting up may just be enough to trip the breaker. It will draw close to 15 amps on start-up of compressor, and if there is a light extension cord used to plug it in, that only makes it worse. Make sure you shut all other breakers off in panel except AC, and try it. If you have water heater on hydro, fridge on hydro, and then try to start AC compressor, you'll be way over the 15 amps, especially if it's a light extension cord. Keep in mind, in order for fridge to work, you need 12 volts DC (Battery) power going to back of fridge. If the controls aren't lighting up at top, you've most likely got no 12 Volt DC power going to fridge. Check all fuses as well.
First of all, an extension cord and GFI receptacle to run an AC unit will almost always blow either GFI or circuit breaker or both due to large current draw from AC unit. If an extension cord needs to be used, keep it as short as possible, and use the heavier gauge that is approved for AC use. What happens when you use an extension cord, is the voltage drop that will happen by the time the AC gets power. With any voltage drop, the amperage draw increases, so a 15 amp circuit breaker will most likely trip. Nowadays, all AC units are wired with a minimum 12 gauge wire rated for 20 amps. You say nothing is happening now, is that to say that the fan only mode doesn't work on the AC unit either?
This may seem a bit simplistic but how are you hooked up to the outlet? Are you using an extension cord or is the compressor plugged in only using the supplied power cord? If you are using an extension cord then you are going to pop the breaker every time you use it. Infact the manual states
"Never use an extension cord with this product. Use additional air hose instead of an extension cord to avoid power loss and permanent motor damage. Use of an extension cord voids the warranty." Air compressors don't like extension cords. It simply draws to much for an extension cord to handle.
Depending on whether or not your warranty is out there is a simple solution. Find the biggest gauge extension cord you can
If your not using an extension cord and it's ran in the past where it's
plugged in now then check the circuit because there must be new draw on
You said the breaker is 20amp. correct? The compressor should be run on a breaker dedicated to the compressor only.
Even though you should use a longer hose instead of a longer power cord you can get away with it. But forget about wire gauge size you need to think wire diameter. The extension cord I made for my compressor is approximately 3/4" thick. That is the only way I was able to use an extension cord on mine. A good place to get that size cable is a boat supply store. The cable used for shore power on boats works. Hope this helps but if not please let me know and I'll try and help anyway I can to solve your problem.
try using a different outlet in your house, with a decent quality extension cord. it might be a problem with the outlet or circuit breaker reset switch.
if it still does it on another outlet in the house then it might be a bad motor.