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ok.. crazy idea buttttt it was a refurb. from LOWES for only 40 buks. Regulary $240 as part of a Nail Gun Package. Obviously, It suppose to run a nail gun.. has an attached tank that could easily be removed and a smaller tank replacing it. Would be easy cause the tank is just plumbed off a copper line to the compressor. Compressor part is about the size of a tall Optima Battery. The tank is larger than I need I think. The gauges goes up to 230lb

1. Would a 400amp converter provide enough juice to run it off my optima? I acquired the converter for free a few years ago.

2. Would such a compressor run air tools ok?

3. The warning label says it needs to be level for proper oiling so.. I guess for long use like air tools on the trail I may need to be able to pull it out from its mount and sit it level on the ground. I could use a coiled air line to plug to where ever I mount the tank. Any ideas on mounting/storing this thing in a TJ.

4. What size tank?
 

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Are you sure this is a 400 AMP converter or 400 WATT converter. If its 400Watts, then No Way Jose.

If its 400Amps, then you better have two to three Peterbilt or Kenworth Alternators.
 

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Originally posted by orbitcat:
<STRONG>Are you sure this is a 400 AMP converter or 400 WATT converter. If its 400Watts, then No Way Jose.

If its 400Amps, then you better have two to three Peterbilt or Kenworth Alternators.</STRONG>
Duhhhh ur right.. its Watt

how big a converter would I need?
 

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Volts x Amps is watts, so take the amperage draw of the compressor and multiply that by 115V. That is the bare minimum. You should have more wattage for "headroom".
 

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Originally posted by orbitcat:
<STRONG>Volts x Amps is watts, so take the amperage draw of the compressor and multiply that by 115V. That is the bare minimum. You should have more wattage for "headroom".</STRONG>
tank yOU

Any one got mount ideas on this thing
 

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Went outside and looked at it. It's a "Stanly/Bostic' 1.5 hp.

A quick look did not reveal an amp sticker.

Any one got a good guess?
 

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here it is!

Da Compresser

it draws 10 amps.... owwwww then I would need ahhh something like a 1500 amp converter.

well mine may be a little older cause it is not oil free I dont think. Wonder if it's still 10 amps?


Does that spell bag the idea?

[ 10-05-2001: Message edited by: coachgeo3 ]
 

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I would bet a 1.5hp motor will draw 20amps or more and remember the watt output on an inverter is usually given in peak not what it can run so I would look for a 3000-4000 watt inverter.
 

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Originally posted by 66CJdean:
<STRONG>I would bet a 1.5hp motor will draw 20amps or more and remember the watt output on an inverter is usually given in peak not what it can run so I would look for a 3000-4000 watt inverter.</STRONG>
ugh...... is that like mega buks.... like same cost as a new whole bolt in compressor setup?
 

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Where would I find used invertors? JCwhitney for new one that big is around 2 grand.... Ill go right out a get one tommorow.... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> yeahhhhh right!
 

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Not to change the subject but whats stopping ya from putting in a belt driven system? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Just did one on my CJ...kicks butt.

MJ
 

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Originally posted by Maine Jeepah:
<STRONG>Not to change the subject but whats stopping ya from putting in a belt driven system? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Just did one on my CJ...kicks butt.

MJ</STRONG>
Yep, belt driven York is the best way to go and since you want to run air tools York would be my pick. Pick n Pull for the York. Build your own bracket, www.onboardair.com for alternator pulley and tank, hardware store for everything else. Approx. $300 should get you a pretty trick set-up. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Yeah.... York is in the distant plans. Was just wondering since I got this thing for only 40 buks, thought I would ask around for any hair brained ideas for using an electric.

[ 10-06-2001: Message edited by: coachgeo3 ]
 

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welll any other hair brained ideas that might make this work?
 

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Originally posted by coachgeo3:
<STRONG>welll any other hair brained ideas that might make this work?</STRONG>
a really long extention cord? <IMG SRC="smilies/csmile.gif" border="0"> mount a gas driven generator where the back seat is? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> ...or just just get a nail gun and use it to panel your garage...
 

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Originally posted by Cutter:
<STRONG>a really long extention cord? <IMG SRC="smilies/csmile.gif" border="0"> mount a gas driven generator where the back seat is? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> ...or just just get a nail gun and use it to panel your garage...</STRONG>
Long extension cord... LOVE IT...

back seat? What back seat?.. thats where the spare tire, tools, and dog are.
 
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