I have a 5 gallon twin tank and although its a relativley small tank it
has a fast recharge time - about 15 seconds for it to go from when it
kicks on until it reaches just around 145PSI. In the manual it states
that the compressor has a 50% duty cycle. Am I understanding this
right to mean that if my compressor recharges for 15 sec then I need to
let it idle for a minimum of 15 seconds before it should be kicking on
Its a "Masterpower" brand by cooper tools. I think it may be a relabel
of something else, since I got it as Costco (about 3 mo. ago). Cast
iron oil-lube, its louder that I'd like, but I just stick it in a large
closet in my garage and its muffled pretty nicley. It has a 150psi
max, 5.6cfm @ 90 PSI, pretty good for a portable 5 gallon.
What exactly is the danger of having the compressor running in a my
closet? Are you concerned that the heat generated by the compressor
will increase the ambient air temperature to level that will cause the
compressor to overheat/lose efficiency, or that the lack of or slowed
air exchange will somehow cause the compressor problems. Bear in mind
its not a coat closet, its roughly 4' x 10' and theres about a 1" gap
at the bottom of the door, hardly air tight.
Joseph Meehan wrote:
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