60 gal air compressor

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 05:20 PM GMT

Question

Hi,

I have a 60 gal. single stage upright stationary air compressor. I installed a 2 pole 30 amp breaker to it and a 30 amp disconnect using 10g wire. Well it keeps blowing fuses every so often. Do you suggest changing my safety disconnect to a 60 amp and using 40 amp fuses?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Alex

Answer

Is this a new installation? Storage volume is irrelevant. What circuit and fuse size are required by the manufacturer? That is what you use. If the circuit and fuses are right, then you must have a compressor problem, like a bad unloader valve, pressure switch problem, motor issue, blah-blah-blah.

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