“Thanks for your help…my compressor was lagging on starting…blowing fuses… and you said maybe dirty power and you we’re dead on…I had it plugged into a heavy drop cord but not heavy enough..plugged directly and starts great…thanks..Eric”
If your air compressor motor is sluggish, slowing, hard to get going, the first thing you want to do is make sure you have clean power.
Clean power is a supply source that is not compromised by other appliances taking power from the circuit at the same time the air compressor is, and is not compromised by the use of an extension cord. Think of extension cords as “flow restrictions” for the power supply. Restrict the power enough, and your air compressor motor won’t get enough power to run properly.
The result of dirty power can be hard to start, sluggish, slow or slowing electric compressor motors, and the hidden by product is significantly greater motor wear.