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Compressor Motor Overload Protection

Internal, External and Why it is ALWAYS Recommended Before we begin on the titled subject understand that this article will focus on why we at General Air Products recommend a motor starter for overload protection with every unit. If you would like to know more about what a motor starter is please view our motor… Read more …

Questions from Customers: Why do I need a Motor Starter?

Why do I need a Motor Starter on my Dry Pipe System Air Compressor? In short, to prevent this from happening: What you see here is a burnt motor on one of our LT Series lubricated tank mounted units. In this instance the air compressor was run with no oil, causing the pump to seize.

How to Wire a Pressure Switch for Air Compressors

View Pressure Switches » A problem General Air Products’ service representatives see on a regular basis is incorrect wiring at installation. Often times, out of habit, electricians or installers wire directly to the compressor motor. DO NOT WIRE DIRECTLY TO THE MOTOR. In a fire protection air compressor the pressure switch is the brain that… Read more …

Electrical Troubleshooting Fire Protection Air Compressors

High quality, dependable air compressors supplied by General Air Products rarely have any installation start-up issues that are caused by the compressor itself; however, there is an occasional installation issue that results in a troubleshooting phone call. The #1 issue that accounts for 90% of our troubleshooting calls is actually one that we are unable… Read more …