Compressor won't run off my generator

by Patrick
(Tucson,AZ USA)

Craftsman 6hp 30gl vertical oil less 120volt/15amp air compressor.


Briggs & Stratton 5000watt/6250watt generator model #030677

My electric air compressor doesn't want to run off my portable generator

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Jan 20, 2017

by: Bill

A 6 HP motor will draw about 4500 watts when running.

When starting, the inrush will be substantially above that level, way more than your 5000 Watt generator can deliver.

Your generator cannot deliver enough power to start the compressor motor.

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