clarke compressor sounds funny

by paul
(Wiltshire)

Hi having no Knowledge of compressor I thought I'd ask the people that will know.


It's a big compressor 150 - 200 litres

I have been told it's 30amps. But I only plug into normal house hold plug sockets I.e 13 amp.

First time it fills perfect sounds good.

Then when it refills it self it really sounds like it is not getting the power it needs.

But why if it sounds fine to start first time. It starts really slow and builds up speed as it goes.

I have no idea where to look or start.
Hope u understand.

I have a feeling it's the motor rather than anything else.
Please help.
Thanks
Paul
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If you do not power the compressor with the amperage required, and you attempt to get it running against load (with some air in the tank already) it will have a hard time starting.

I am puzzled as to why, if you know what amperage the compressor requires, you would under power it and expect it to work properly?

Bill

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Feb 02, 2014
What the best compressor for the money
by: paul

Hi ok so from what I have found out it's not safe to boost ampage.
So could anyone suggest a good alternative.
I am a smart repairer and will be doing 2-3 panels and possible resprays.
It needs to fit in my van as I am mobile.
Thanks
Paul

Feb 02, 2014
struggles to work under load
by: Anonymous

Hi also i have been to industry estate which I presume is 30 amp. But these industry units are pre war buildings. so I'm unsure.
90% of places I go are 13 amp. Is there a way of boosting the ampage?
Thanks paul

Feb 02, 2014
funny noise.
by: Paul

Hi the reason I have to under power it is cause I am a mobile repairer an I have to go to different places I.e houses, garages etc so don't really get a choice of what power I use.
Compressor I have is very over kill for what I do.


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Info on Clarke AC2002A (POS1) twin tank 2 hp 4 gal oil lube air compressor

by J Michael
(Pensacola Florida)

I have acquired a Clarke AC2002A ( POS1 at the end of model number ) and I have been looking all over for an online "Owners Manual " that someone does not want $30.00 for !!!

Can anyone give me any guidance as to where I might be able to see one ?

This one is twin tank....RED in color with a large " Pioneer Air " label on it....States 2 hp 2-2gal tanks....5 CFM @ 90 PSI and total of 115 PSI.....

I am concerned about "Exactly" what type and name brand of oil to use to change the oil in this compressor...it has been sitting for a while..

Thanks for your time and help
J Michael

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Jan 26, 2014
ac2002a
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Ah feel yer pain!

I saw one for closer to $20, but yeah.

As to the oil, this compressor appears to be fairly generic, so I think you can can use whatever you find in your local big-box store. Just be sure it is "compressor oil" and not tool oil. They look the same, but apparently are different.

Good luck.

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