air compressor tripping switch on electrical bx
air compressor was working fine day before, now its tripping switch wen in use, installing lag bolts 5 and 6 inch in length, 1/4 to 5/16
Compressor make, model, HP? Are you using an extension cord?
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hi what gauge wire and breaker amp should i use for my air compressor?
Ingersoll Rand Electric Stationary Air Compressor — 5 HP, 18.1 CFM @ 90 PSI, 230 Volt, Model# SS5L5
running 20 feet from breaker to air compressor
Sure wish I could be sure, but I'm not, me not being an electrician.
The run seems pretty close to me, so if I were doing it for my compressor of your type, I would guess that 12-3 or 10-3 wire would work. If I had the bucks, I'd go 10-3 just because a larger supply is better than a smaller one.
As to the amps of the breaker, what does the motor pull? It should be on the motor I.D. plate. I would guess a 20 amp breaker, but I might default to 30?
All of you electricians out there, can you help out this person?