Can I Use 10W30 in My Air Compressor?


Over the years, there has been considerable talk over which types of oil you can effectively use in an air compressor – and which is likely to work best for lubricating the parts you’ll come across in this type of machine. 10w30 is just one of many oil types that many people ask about.  Air […]

Why Does My Air Compressor Trip The Breaker on Startup?


Are you noticing that your air compressor is tripping your circuit breaker as soon as you switch it on? This problem is more commonplace than you might think – and thankfully, there are ways and means through how you can fix it. Your air compressor likely trips the circuit breaker on startup because there’s an […]

How Fast Should An Air Compressor Run?


When you’re running an air compressor for the first time, it makes sense to look into all its various features and capabilities. How many amps does an air compressor use? Can you plug your new air compressor into your home’s main power outlets and be safe to do so?  RPM generally dictates the speed of […]

How To Store an Air Compressor in the Winter


If you’ve been using an air compressor for some time, you’ll likely already know that it can be a very sensitive piece of equipment! It’s going to need adequate storage, regular maintenance – and we can’t stress this enough – frequent draining! Storing your air compressor during winter is all about keeping your ambient temperature […]

How to Prevent Rust in Your Air Compressor Tank


When you add water and moisture to metal, you’re always going to be at risk of developing rust. That goes for your air compressor, too! Providing you take good care of your air compressor tank, there are no reasons why rust should ever be an issue for you. To prevent rust from developing in your […]

How to Make An Air Compressor Fill Faster


Air compressors need a lot of time and patience to work well for us – that goes for the best of the best, too! However, the amount of time it can take for a compressor to pump up and work can vary from system to system. And we understand that time is of the essence […]

Will a 2000 Watt Generator Run An Air Compressor?


If you own a 2000 watt generator and are considering buying an air compressor, it’s essential to consider whether or not your power demands match up. Are there air compressors with higher energy demands than others? More importantly, will a 2000 watt generator run an air compressor in the first place? Yes, a 2000 watt […]

Do Air Compressor Tanks Explode?


If you’re new to the wonderful world of air compressor ownership, one of the first questions you might have about these machines is related to safety. Do air compressor tanks explode? If so, why? Yes, air compressor tanks can explode. However, the good news is that it’s highly unlikely to happen to you, providing you […]

How Many Watts Does an Air Compressor Use?


Air compressors come in all shapes and sizes, meaning that the wattage and amperage for each unit is always likely to vary. However, before you set up an air compressor for the first time, it is very important to calculate how much wattage your machine is likely to draw or demand! The smaller or less […]

How Many Amps Does An Air Compressor Use?


When you first invest in an air compressor, it makes sense to plan for the power it is likely to use. After all, these can be very powerful machines! The last thing you will want is for your compressor to trip your fuses and circuits. The number of amps your air compressors will use depends […]