The Basics for Choosing the Right Air Compressor

Written by Jason Miller

There is a lot of confusion out there about selectingrepparttar right size air compressor to run your air tools. Basically, there are several factors to look at when choosingrepparttar 150972 proper air compressor for your shop or garage. The first criteria is horse power rating. Most people assumerepparttar 150973 higherrepparttar 150974 horsepower rating onrepparttar 150975 box,repparttar 150976 betterrepparttar 150977 air compressor. However, all horse power ratings are not created equal and can easily be misrepresented. What I mean is, you go to your local giant hardware retailer to pick out a new air compressor to run your impact wrench. They have a 5 hp unit that is priced really cheap. Why is that 5 hp industrial unit cost so much more? 5 hp is 5 hp, right? Not necessarily. Let me explain. Look at how much powerrepparttar 150978 hardware store unit draws. It probably needs around 15 amps from a normal 110 volt circuit. At this rating, you are really getting only 2 hp. The 5hp rating onrepparttar 150979 box is inflated. To really produce true 5 hp you need at least 24 amps from 220 volt circuit to get it. If you are looking for 5 hp electric compressor, buyrepparttar 150980 industrial unit and stay away fromrepparttar 150981 cheaper unit at your local hardware store. I am not saying that every air compressor at your local hardware is junk. A lot of times one of those units is all you need. Just be aware ofrepparttar 150982 true horsepower rating. The next consideration when purchasing a new air compressor is, "How much PSI will I need?" Forrepparttar 150983 newbies, PSI is short for "pounds per square inch" and this is how most compressors inrepparttar 150984 US are rated. In Europe, you will see them measured in bars. PSI is all you need to worry about on this side ofrepparttar 150985 Atlantic. Most ofrepparttar 150986 commonly used air tools require about 90 PSI to operate correctly. However, you will still need a compressor with a higher shut-off pressure. Most air compressors that you find atrepparttar 150987 local hardware giant are "single-stage" and shut off at 125 - 135 PSI. Don't let that fool you. You might think all you need is 90 psi, so that should work just fine. Generally, these light duty compressors shut off at 100 psi and don't forget about pressure loss inrepparttar 150988 line. The little light duty compressor will barely run an impact wrench. It might be fine for light duty garage use, but if you really intend use your air tool, more is definitely better. Many industrial compressors are "two-stage," which means they build up to shut-off pressure in two stages. The first stage builds to about 90 PSI andrepparttar 150989 second stage builds to 175 PSI.

Experience Excellent Quality and Durability in the Aftermarket Parts and Accessories available at Inner Auto

Written by Terry Brown

Inner Auto has a wide array of Honda car parts from headlights, filters, hoses, belts, condensers, catalytic converters, transmissions, engine parts, Honda Altezza lights, radiators, suspension, chassis parts, interior parts & accessories, and just about everything you might need for your Honda vehicle. Honda is synonymous to innovative technology and social responsibility and so is Inner Auto, which has served its clients for many years with impeccable record of accomplishment. Inner auto gives yourepparttar most cost effective Honda car parts for its models likerepparttar 150971 Accord, Civic, CRV, CRX, Del Sol, Pilot, Odyssey, Insight, Passport, Pilot, S2000, Element and Prelude. For exterior Honda accessories, you can have splashguards, car cover, front-end cover/bra, side window air deflectors, sunroof wind deflector, and roof rack, wagon cross bars, locking gas cap, wheel locks, engine block heater, and bumper insert.

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