1975 Sears Air Compressor - is it dual voltage?

by Nathan VonGunten
(Akron, Ohio)

I have a 1975 Sears Air Compressor with a 2HP motor and 20 Gal tank. It run on 220 and I was curious if it was possible to switch it to 110? Can that be done and if so how tough is it? Thanks.

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Nathan, it depends on the existing motor. On the motor plate, assuming you can locate it, it should say whether the motor is wired for dual voltage.

Not being an electrician, I cannot advise how the job is done or if you would consider it tough. Perhaps a helpful reader can so advise?

Cheers,

Bill

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sears compressor model 919.174320 - compressor voltage?

by Danny
(Dallas texas)

I have a sears compressor model 919.174320
Question is is it 220 volt or 110?

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Bill says....

Danny, if it came with the plug-in cord, the type of plug will tell you.

Yours is, I think, a 2 HP motor. Likely then it's a 110 VAC power supply required.

To be sure, find the motor plate located on the motor body somewhere. It will confirm the voltage.

Cheers,

Bill

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Air compressor voltage... can it be changed?

I need to buy a new air compressor the one I have is a 1hp craftsman 12 gallon that is 220volt. My question is if I buy one that is a 110volt can it be changed to run on 220volt.

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Bill says...

You need to ensure that you have a dual voltage motor, and that you understand how to rewire things when you make the switch.

A typical 120 VAC motor will not run on 220 volts, at least, not for very long. :-)

Bill


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