2340 wire size for power to air compressor

by Jim Thomson
(Evansburg, Alberta, Canada)

I have an ingersol rand 2340 compressor. I have never started it and need to know the wire size and breaker size reqired. Motor is 5 hp 230V 60H. Thank You

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Are you speaking of the wire from the panel to the compressor, Jim?

If so, the size of wire (gauge) will depend on how far you are going to run it.

You might have a look at this site:

www.csgnetwork.com/wiresizecalc.html

Cheers,

Bill

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IR SS5 won't start under pressure

by Scott V
(Jacksonville, NC)

I have an IR SS5 60 gl 1ph 220v compressor that will not start with air in the tank. When I turn the switch to auto the motor runs slow and I can smell the belt burning. When I first noticed the problem I checked the start capacitor and noticed it was leaking a oily substance so I replaced it. After replacing the capacitor I had the same problem. So I contacted IR and he had me drain the tank and see if the motor would get up to speed and it does. The compressor cuts off at 120psi and the unloader valve opens like it is supposed to. He then told me to remove the tank check valve and clean it. He said I might have to replace it if cleaning it does not work. I cleaned it up and it worked fine for a day. Well the next day back to the same problem. I am not sure if it is the tank check valve or something else. I read in one of your other pages that someone had similar problems and it was the head gasket.
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If cleaning the check valve worked, try removing it and seeing if it is crudded up again. If so, you may have something blowing down the line to the tank from the pump. If he said "He said I might have to replace it if cleaning it does not work.", I'd try that.

Cheers,

Bill



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ingersol &rand two stage 80 gal comp. 220 - at start up electric motor humms then trips breaker or thermal switch

I wasnt usuing my compressor much last winter so I shut it off , it was working fine. this spring i went to turn it on and it wouldn't start up only humm until thermal breaker tripped or both thermal breaker and fuse panal breaker. Previously ran flawlessly for 7years

ingersol &rand two stage 80 gal comp. 220

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Mar 03, 2014
Inger-sol rand
by: Anonymous

Check the capacitors

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