How good is Badger Airbrush Low Noise Compressor BA1000??
by Nikolas Greekos
Iam new with airbrushing so I would like to know how good is this compressor?Also whats is air tank exactly for?
Nikolas... determining how good a device is depends on your point of reference?
Are you asking about the warranty? Check the compressor specs to see if it suits you.
Are you asking if it will compress enough air? You need to know the flow requirements of the air brush you intend to use.
As to what the tank is for... my, you have come to the right place.
Visit the site map, and click the link to Tanks (About Compressor Tanks) for the complete story.
Badger 180-11 compressor. - comes on - no pressure
by E. Stokley
The dog chewed the cord, so i replace the cord. Now the motor comes on, fan turns, but no pressure is built up. Why?
I took the chewed cord with me to replace it, and successfully hooked the cord up. Th motor now comes on, the fan turns, but it doesn't build up any pressure at all.
E. Stokley, this is a diaphragm air compressor that provides air as you use it, but doesn't have a tank of any sort, as far as I know.
If the motor is running and the fan is turning, that suggests that the pump is running to. It could be an intake or pressure valve that isn't working properly, or the diaphragm itself has let go.
It might only be a coincidence that the dog ate part of your compressor and the subsequent repair uncovered another problem.
Regardless, you should be able to get parts from Badger. Here is info on the 180-12 version, as it would appear as the 180-11 is no longer sold.
www.badgerairbrush.com/PDF/180-10 and 180-12 Instruction Book.pdf
1/8 hp airbrush compressor not switching to idle
i have a central pneumatic 1/8 oil-less airbrush compressor w/ regulator (model 93657). i got is for Christmas in 2011 and i used it lightly since about 3 weeks ago my compressor would not switch to idle when pressure reached to high. i have been trying to fix it but i cant i read the assembly and operating instructions and it said nothing about my problem. i really need help so i can use my brand new airbrush
Tommy, your air compressor is supposed to turn on at 43 PSI, and turn off at 58 PSI. If you are saying that it continue to run, and the pressure gets past the 58 PSI pressure level, then I would suspect that your pressure switch has failed.
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TC 828 dual pump air compressor shuts off after 10 minutes of use
TC-828 Twin Piston Air Compressor w/ Tank (Photo: www.amazon.com)
Model TC-828 - When using switch 1 the air compressor will correctly get to the set pressure then shut off. It will release some air for 10 seconds or so through the release valve, then will turn back on every few minutes or so to refill the tank when in use. This is working as designed...
However, after 10 minutes or so it will fail to replenish the reserve.
Flipping to switch 2 does not work... Turning the unit off and on does not work either.
Seems as if I overheat and have to wait an hour or more before it's cool enough to start back up. Is there a sensor or part I can replace to fix this? I do not use an extension cord to power it up.
Aaron, according to Iwata you TC 828 is "Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated."
Also, regarding the first switch "First Switch Position is Preset for automatic turn on when air tank pressure is below 35 PSI and Preset for automatic turn off when air tank reaches 60 PSI. The reduced running time means there will less motor wear and less heat-related moisture enabling a longer compressor life. "
Regarding switch number two "Second Switch Position allows air tank to reach the maximum pressure of 85 PSI then the Automatic Safety Release Valve releases the excess pressure.".
Your compressor motor sounds like it is shutting down due to thermal overload. That's why switch two will do nothing when you flip it after the air compressor stops.
Why the motor is overheating and shutting down to prevent heat related damage is the question.
If you have had the compressor a long time it is possible that the motor is just wearing out.
I was not able to determine what the duty cycle of the air compressor was, and if your use exceeds that duty cycle, then overheating of the motor is the result.