Air Compressor Tripping Breaker because of low amperage?
M Magenctek Century AC motor
Industrial Class B
Air compressor Switch
Condor 1 Phase
1 phase rating, 120volts 60Hz FLA 24 LRA 144
240 Volts 60Hz FLA 24 LRA 144
60C/75C copper wire only 10-18 AWG Torque 9lb in
150 Max PSI
So the compressor is tripping breaker a few seconds after running.
I have did all the trouble shooting, Good check valve, Both Caps are good, Motor was checked by AC motor tech and checked out good, good uploader valve is good. Getting 0.118 volts to the motor.
So now Im thinking an electrical problem.
Here's what I have.
Running 220 to the garage, wired to a dedicated circuit in the garage but,this circuit wire is 14-2 and at the outlet from the breaker I m only getting 110 volts.
I m now thinking I need to change this wire to a 12-2 with a double pole 20amp breaker?
I don't think Im getting enough amps to the motor from the 14-2 wire.
circuit pops only at work. works fine at home
by Cheryl Casanova
(Vacaville, Ca, USA)
At home I have no issues. When I use it at work is when the issue happens. It will allow the tank to completely fill up but when I try to use the compressor it blows the circuit.
I would think, based on what you have written, that your compressor power supply at work is not as reliable as that at the office.
What else is on the power circuit at work that is supplying the air compressor, and running and pulling power from the circuit as your compressor is running.
And, what is the amperage of the breaker of your power supply at home, versus the amperage of the breaker of the compressor power supply at work?