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Freezing 11-21-2013 10:43 PM

Wiring in 230v Air Compessor
 
Purchased a 230v Kobalt Air Compressor and was looking for some educated suggestions on hooking this up. I have wired in a 220 receptacle for a welder, but was thinking of going straight to the servicebox/breaker with wire if possible. Appreciate any help and suggestions with wiring this up. My box is the standard 200amp service with plenty of space.

EDIT:
230v/15.7amp

My preliminary questions:
1. Wire type?
2. Breaker amps; will a 20amp cover this?
3. How do I determine which breaker type I have?

JoeD 11-22-2013 07:37 AM

What do the installation instruction state for the required circuit? 20 amp amps #12 might cover it but there could be start up surges that will require this to be on a 30 amp circuit.

CallMeVilla 11-22-2013 07:57 AM

Here is a really comprehensive (if not overly cautious) installation video. They recommend a 20A service with (of course) a 220V receptacle. You just need to read the installation manual to see if you need 20A or 30A.


kok328 11-22-2013 04:15 PM

My preliminary questions:
1. Wire type? Depends on where & how you hook it up.
2. Breaker amps; will a 20amp cover this? Depends on the motors nameplate requirements
3. How do I determine which breaker type I have? See if there is any print on the existing breakers or remove one to see what type it is.


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