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Hitachi air compressor instruction manual and safety instructions ec 129
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5. Dipstick insertion and oil level check
Use a screwdriver or similar tool to remove the plastic
cap on the lower part of the cylinder (Fig. 3).
Plastic cap
Fig. 3
Insert the accessory dipstick all the way to the bottom.
Remove the dipstick and make sure the oil level is
within the range of the dipstick notches (Fig. 4).
Air vent
Fig. 4
Drain tank to release air pressure
before removing the dipstick.
Make sure air vent in dipstick is free
from debris. If air vent is blocked
pressure can build in crankcase
causing damage to compressor and
possible personal injury.
When the oil volume is insufficient, refer to the section
"Oil change-oil topping off" on page 13 for a
description of how to supply the oil.
6. Air coupler installation
Screw in the air coupler to the joint (Refer to Fig. 1 and
Fig. 7). The screw size of the joint is 3/8". Use an air
coupler which has the same screw size.
7. Right running position
Position the compressor on a flat surface or one with
an inclination of 10° at the most, in a well ventilated
area away from atmospheric agents and not in
explosive areas.
In order to avoid damaging the
compressor, do not allow the unit to
be tilted more than 10° when
8. Correct placement of the compressor
NOTE: When operating or storing the compressor, set 4
9. Temperature


Push the knob of the pressure switch to "OFF" and
disconnect it from the power source before move the
compressor. Transport the compressor in the correct
The compressor has 2 handles (A) for carrying and a
handle (B) for pulling.
Guide plate
— 11 —
rubber bumpers downward on the floor. (Refer to
Fig. 1)
Operating temperatures are between 32°F and 104°F
(0°C and 40°C).
Never operate in temperatures below
32°F (0°C) or above 104°F (40°C).
(1) Keep one hand on a handle (A) and sliding handle
(B) out, and lock the handle (B) with the two knobs
(A) on the guide plate (Fig. 5).
Pull up handle (B), to move the knob (A) towards
the direction for locking, and the handle (B) will
lock. If the handle (B) does not lock, turn the knob
(A) to lock it.
Handle (B)
Handle (A)
Knob (A)
Fig. 5
Before transporting the compressor,
move the handle (B) up and down, and
verify that it (B) is locked.
Do not lean on the sliding handle,
when it is extended.