Motor replacement on my sears craftsman air compressor
Ok this is my second time asking about my sears craftsman air compressor model no.919.152932.
A few months back I moved from California to Thailand and brought my 220v 60 hertz Air compressor with me and I took it to a shop that specialize in rebuilding and converting Ac motors.
Unfortunately they put it back and installed it but now only puts out 1/4 of what used to be a 5 hp motor.
Anyways to make a short story short I left without paying and now I'm stuck with a compressor with no good motor.
So my question is, can I replace the motor directly with a replacement that has the proper power configuration for Thailand? if i can what do i need to know before looking for the motor?
Or can I just convert it from a direct drive to a belt driven?right time to convert?
Thanks in advance
Not knowing the power supply of Thailand, I would surmise that perhaps the problem is that the power there is 50 Hertz versus the North American standard of 60... just guessing?
Since as long as the motor has sufficient HP, has the same shaft size, and fits the footprint of the mounting on your air compressor, I am surprised that you haven't been to another shop that sells rebuilt motors, and bought a used one that originates there?
In terms of converting it from direct drive to belt, if you have lots of machine and motor skills, sure, you can do anything you want. Whether a hybrid will do what you want in terms of generating compressed air capacity, that will depend on your mechanical and electrical skills. To have a shop do it for you would be, I should think, price prohibitive.