Whiskey1968, on 07 April 2012 - 05:00 AM, said:
Hi folks. Have a question regarding the operating temperature for this compressor. I looked but could find no info on the normal operating temp because I noticed it was pretty hot, not enough to burn but hot none the less.
Also, I am getting moisture in either the line or the compressor itself. I start the airflow through the brush and a small bit water comes out tip, splatters or spiders, then goes away until I restart the airflow again. This started happening this evening, happening sporadically not all the time. The moisture trap is dry as a bone....anyone have any ideas?
PS: Found the operating temps, just need to find out what or were the moisture is coming from.
There are many posts on this topic (compressor temperature) at the FSM forum that can be easily searched. See this link
In normal use, you run the compressor in short 5-10 second bursts. The compressor should not get much about room temperature, if at all. You can try measuring the compressor head temperature after holding down the trigger on an airbrush for 30 minutes to force continuous running of the compressor. If the temperature is 20°F or less above room temperature, you get a good compressor, 40-50°F above, you get one that is not well designed. If it runs quietly enough, it may be ok to use, but you are likely to get moisture problem.
Paasche sourced their compressors from both Taiwan and China. The one from Taiwan runs quite cool and the ones from China run hot.
A compressor is likely to be defective if it runs hot in normal use (short bursts) or temperature increases more than 55 degrees in 30 minutes continuous motor run.
This post has been edited by Kei Lau: 07 April 2012 - 07:16 PM