central pneumatic blowing breaker

by Bryan
(Kansas)

i bought a central pneumatic 21 gallon 14 amp compressor from harbor freight it ran fine when got it and i just went to switch it on and it blew my breaker to my garage.


i have a 20 amp breaker for garage and the compressor is only 14 amp so im wondering if its cold does it try and draw more amperage and if so is that what it tripping my breaker thanks. Bryan

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Mar 16, 2017
Blown breaker
by: Bryan

Well it was what i thought it was it was to cold out to start and that's why it blew my breaker it was a great 65 degrees out today and when I tried to start it again today it fired right up perfectly no problem with start up or blowing any breakers so I now know that it doesn't like to start in the cold

Mar 16, 2017
The troubleshooting pages on this site will help.
by: Bill

For example:

http://www.about-air-compressors.com/compressor-will-not-start-when-it-is-cold.html

Mar 16, 2017
Blown breaker
by: Bryan

I was working in my garage just cleaning up some things and it had 100psi in it I used it to air up a soccer ball for my kids and blow off some stuff when I went to turn it on to refill it back to a full pressure as soon as I flipped the switch to turn it on it , it tried to start and then blew the breaker I'm kind of curious if it was due to cold weather when I bought it and ran it the first time the temperature outside was a good 60+ degrees out side but due to living in Kansas the next day when I went out a was doing all these things it was around 30 degrees and snow on the ground my garage is detached and no heat in it so I'm wondering if it was just to cold and it was trying to draw more amps or something like that.

Mar 15, 2017
blows breaker
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

Read this:

http://www.about-air-compressors.com/air-compressor-blowing-circuit.html

What was it doing during the time from turn-on to blowing the breaker?

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