Here is my experience. Last month I purchased a DC2000 canister dust
collector and converted it to 110 volts. I run it on a 20 amp circuit
simultaneously with either a 1.75HP (15amp) table saw or a 16 amp
planer. I tripped the breakers on 2 occasions. Once when I was
ripping 10/4 oak and another time when I was continuously planing 8"
oak planks for over an hour. I have not had a problem otherwise
after about 20 hours of use over the past month.
On 2004-10-27 15:50:27 -0500, email@example.com (gammonus) said:
There are three amperage values.
Normal running, maximum, and starting.
If 9A is maximum, then starting is probably 25 or 30a and running about 3
or 4a. Maximum is also known as the stall amperage because it hits that
when the motor is so over worked from clogged bag and restricted ducts that
it is about to stall.
But, you see the problem with using it at 120v. If it is 30a starting at
240v, then it is 60a at 120v. You aren't going to get 60a over #12, and the
motor won't like starting at reduced amperage.
So, you can do it, but it is not a great idea.
My PS DC was advertised as having an 18a motor, but it shipped with a 16a
motor. When I complained, they didn't have the courtesy to answer. Good
I have the DC2000, and on startup it draws 40A at 240V. That would
mean 80A at 120V. You might get away with it on a dedicated 120V, 20A
circuit, but if you're thinking about putting it on a shared 120V
circuit, that's not likely to work.
I run my DC2000 on a shared circuit without any startup problem. (Only
when simulataneously pushing my table saw or planer really hard will I
trip the breaker).
While it is true the DC2000 probably pushes the amps above wha your
circuit breaker is rated for, the breaker will typically trip only if
the wire heats up from a sustained overage. I doubt a second or two at
80 amps will trip most 20 amp breakers; it certainly doesn't trip mine.
Just remember to turn on the dust collector first without anything else
on. Then turn on yourtable saw after waiting a few seconds. Also, if
you have tripped your breaker half a dozen times, it will have worn a
bit and will be more sensitive to current overages.
Hope this helps.
On 2004-10-28 20:56:10 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Kent) said:
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