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Location Of The Air Compressor; Power Source; Grounding Instructions; Extension Cords - Craftsman 226.165290 Operator's Manual

Permanently lubricated tank mounted air compressor
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Cut-Out Pressure: When an air compressor is turned on and
begins to run, air pressure in the air tank begins to build, it
builds to a certain high pressure before the motor automati-
cally shuts off - protecting your air tank from pressure higher
than its capacity. The high pressure at which the motor shuts
off is called "cut-out" pressure.
Branch Circuit: Circuit carrying electricity from electrical
panel to outlet.
Locate the air compressor in a clean, dry and well ventilated
area. The air compressor should be located at least 12" away
from the wall or other obstructions that will interfere with the
flow of air. The air compressor pump and shroud are designed
to allow for proper cooling.The
ventilation openings on the
compressor are necessary to maintain proper operating tem-
perature. Do not place rags or other containers on or near
these openings.
The motor is designed for operation on the voltage and fre-
quency specified. Normal loads will be handled safely on volt-
ages not more than 10% above or below specified voltage.
Running the unit on voltages which are not within range may
cause overheating and motor burn-out. Heavy loads require
that voltage at motor terminals be no less than the voltage
specified on nameplate.
Air compressor requires a 115 volt, 60 Hz power source,
Improper connection of equipment grounding
conductor can result in the riskof electrical shock. Equipment
should be grounded while in use to protect operator from
electrical shock,
Check with a qualified electrician if you do not understand
grounding instructions or if you are in doubt as to whether
the tool is properly grounded.
This tool is equipped with an approved 3-conductor cord
rated up to 240V and a 3-prong grounding type plug rated
at 115V (See Figure 1) for your protection against shock
Grounding plug should be plugged directly into a properly
installed and grounded 3-prong grounding-type receptacle,
as shown (See Figure 1).
Properly Grounded Outlet
Grounding Preng
3 Prong Plug __
Figure 1 - 3-Prong Receptacle
Do not removeor alter grounding prong in any manner. In the
event of a malfunctionor breakdown,groundingprovidesa
path of least resistancefor electricalshock.
Do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of
plug when installing or removing from outlet.
Plug must be plugged into matching outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes
and ordinances. Do not modify plug provided. If it will not
fit in outlet, have proper outlet installed by a qualified
Inspect tool cords periodically, and if damaged, have
repaired by an authorized service facility.
Green (or green and yellow) conductor in cord is the
grounding wire. If repair or replacement of the electric cord
or plug is necessary, do not connect the green (or green
and yellow) wire to a live terminal.
Where a 2-prong wall receptacle is encountered, it must
be replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong receptacle
installed in accordance with National Electric Code and
local codes and ordinances.
Any receptacle replacement should be per-
formed by a qualified electrician.
A temporary 3-prong to 2-prong grounding adapter (See
Figure 2) is available for connecting plugs to a two pole outlet
if it is properly grounded.
Grounding Lug
Make Sure This
=_=,==_1_ Is Connected
To A Known
2-Prong Receptacle
Figure 2 - 2-Prong Receptacle with Adapter
Do not use a 3-prong to 2-prong grounding adapter unless
permitted by local and national codes and ordinances. (A
3-prong to 2-prong grounding adapter is not permitted in
Where a 3-prong to 2-prong grounding adapter is permit-
ted, the rigid green tab or terminal on the side of the
adapter must be securely connected to a permanent elec-
trical ground such as a properly grounded water pipe, a
properly grounded outlet box or a properly grounded wire
Many cover plate screws, water pipes and outlet boxes are
not properly grounded. To ensure proper ground, ground-
ing means must be tested by a qualified electrician.
The use of any extension cord will cause some drop in
voltage and loss of power.
Wires of the extension cord must be of sufficient size to
carry the current and maintain adequate voltage.
Use the table to determine the minimum wire size (A.W.G.)
extension cord.
Use only 3-wire extension cords having 3-prong grounding
type plugs and 3-pole receptacles which accept the tool
If the extension cord is worn, cut or damaged in any way,
replace it immediately.
Wire Size
Upto50 ft .....................................
NOTE: Using extension cords over 50 ft. long is not



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