Medea stalls upon start-up
by Michael P
(Las Vegas, NV USA)
Medea Air-Pro2 Compressor
Medea silent 3-litre bottle compressor, stalls upon start-up
I've got an OLD Medea silent Air-Pro II compressor, bought it in 1986. It's been reliable, bullet-proof and flawless for ALL of these years! It didn't get much use during the 90's, and when I use it, it's maybe one day a week, for an hour or two in any given session.
Upon a cold startup (room temperature) it's fine, it starts-up perfectly, cycles beautifully, charging the 3-litre bottle just fine, clicks-off with that little Hssss, and all is good. It holds its air, everything is fine.
As I begin to consume the stored air, it clicks-on as it normally would, but here's where the problem ensues: it doesn't quite click-on with full power, almost seemingly as if insufficient voltage is getting through to the compressor motor. It chug-chug-chugs a bit, struggling to come on with full power, then just quits after maybe 10-15 seconds of struggling to start-up.
I suspect it's electrical, maybe it's merely a pressure switch or its condenser. I just don't know.
Any thoughts? I'm hopeful that with a replacement part, it'll be as good as new. I just don't have the money laying around to replace this thing with a new Iwata-Medea Air-Pro; having been spoiled by a silent compressor all these years, I just can't do a cheap, noisy compressor.
Thanks so much, looking forward to your reply.
Mike in Las Vegas NV
not enought pressure
by wp oosthuizen
(mokopane south africa)
my air compressor is running great but the air pressure remains low even if I close all the outlets
It's a bit difficult offering specific advice when we don't know the make or model of your air brush air compressor.
See the troubleshooting section.
See the page link there about air compressors that run but don't build pressure. Have a look, do whatever checks you can, and then add a comment here with your findings, and your make and model, so that folks can help.