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My garge air compresser keeps blowing fuss

I have wire my air compresser up in my garge like the sells men told me and it run good for a will and then it will blow the fusses i've run 15 amp and tryed 20 and 25 amp .it it is a 2 **** motor . like now will it cold out it run good for about two days dut when it wormer out it seems to blow them more but i've not really been useing it ahole lot .becouse of it and i need it almost every day so could hte wire from the fuss box be to small or is it somehting else.please help if you can thanke

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  • John Trevino May 11, 2010

    A two horsepower motor at 115v will draw lots more amps to start then settle at maybe 15-18 amps. Most homes are not wired properly to power this compressor. If the wire that feeds your plug has a long run from the main switch box, you will have the problem that you describe. The best option would be to rewire your compressor for 220v. At the higher voltage your compressor will most likely only draw about 8 - 12 amps and cost less to operate. If your compressor cannot be wired for 220, or 220v not available maybe your could exchange for 1 1/2 hp at 115v.


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