The manufacturer does not have the start up amperage on this compressor. It has a 15 amp breaker and would need a minimum dedicated 20 amp circuit. You would not be able to use an extension cord with the unit.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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This is one of the only issues I have with this unit. It is listed as a 12 amp draw. I find that even on some 20 amp circuits, it will struggle if there are other items drawing a good portion of available amperage. This usually results in the pump running hot and blowing the on-board breaker.
It will work on a 15 Amp circuit (per specs) but since it is such a high amperage draw, you will need to make sure you're not running work lights, space heaters, table saws, etc.
And don't use an extension cord, there is a special on hoses until Oct 31 I believe, invest in a few of those. I believe it states not to use an extension cord in the manual, I am telling you as a professional, the only issue I have ever had with my Puma has been power related. If your compressor is struggling for power, it will cause all sorts of odd issues, including foamy oil and the compressor rattling like mad.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
- Gardner, KS
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