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The problem is you are over taxing the power strip. You need to power your compressor directly from the wall socket, or on an extension cord which can handle 15A or more (12 gauge or better below 50' length). Your compressor is rated at 14A, which usually means running Amps. When it first starts it will draw more amperage. When the tank is empty, it draws ...


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The power of your compressor is given by P = V x I = 12 x 30 = 360 W. This sounds about right. It sounds as though your compressor is badly made and that the pressure switch is not adequate for the job. You could try to modify like this. Figure 1. Relay control of compressor motor. Rewire the unit as shown. Use a 12 V relay rated for > 40 A. Your ...



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