This air compressor pump is capable of running continuously. However, to prolong the life of
your air compressor, it is recommended that a 50%-75% average duty cycle be maintained;
that is, the air compressor pump should not run more than 30-45 minutes in any given hour.
Remove unit from carton and discard all packaging.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR UNIT
Location of the Air Compressor
obstructions that will interfere with the flow of air.
ventilation openings on the compressor are necessary to maintain proper operating
temperature. Do not place rags or other containers on or near these openings.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS (FIG. 1)
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. In the event of a short circuit,
grounding reduces the risk of shock by providing an escape wire for the electric
current. This air compressor must be properly grounded.
The portable air compressor is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with an appro-
priate grounding plug (A).
1. The cord set and plug (A) with this unit contains a grounding pin (B). This plug MUST be
used with a grounded outlet (C).
IMPORTANT: The outlet being used must be installed and grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordinances.
2. Make sure the outlet being used has the same configuration as the grounded plug. DO
NOT USE AN ADAPTER. See figure 1.
3. Inspect the plug and cord before each use. Do not use if there are signs of damage.
4. If these grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if in doubt as to
whether the compressor is properly grounded, have the installation checked by a
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. IMPROPER GROUNDING CAN RESULT
IN ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
Do not modify the plug provided. If it does not fit the available outlet, a correct outlet
should be installed by a qualified electrician.
Repairs to the cord set or plug MUST be made by a qualified electrician.
If an extension cord must be used, be sure it is:
will accept the plug on the product
Risk of Property Damage. The use of an undersized extension cord will
cause voltage to drop resulting in power loss to the motor and overheating. Instead of using
an extension cord, increase the working reach of the air hose by attaching another length of
hose to its end. Attach additional lengths of hose as needed.
VOLTAGE AND CIRCUIT PROTECTION
Refer to the Specification Chart for the voltage and minimum branch circuit requirements.
Risk of Overheating. Certain air compressors can be operated on a 15 amp
circuit if the following conditions are met.
1. Voltage supply to circuit must comply with the National Electrical Code.
2. Circuit is not used to supply any other electrical needs.
3. Extension cords comply with specifications.
4. Circuit is equipped with a 15 amp circuit breaker or 15 amp time delay fuse.
NOTE: If compressor is connected to a circuit protected by fuses, use only time delay
fuses. Time delay fuses should be marked "D" in Canada and "T" in the US.
If any of the above conditions cannot be met, or if operation of the compressor repeatedly
causes interruption of the power, it may be necessary to operate it from a 20 amp circuit. It
is not necessary to change the cord set.
KNOW YOUR AIR COMPRESSOR
Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of various
controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION (FIG. 2–5)
Become familiar with these controls before operating the unit.
On(I)/Off(O) Switch (D): Place this switch in the On (I) position to provide automatic power
to the pressure switch and Off (O) to remove power at the end of each use.
Pressure Switch (not shown): The pressure switch automatically starts the motor when
the air tank pressure drops below the factory set "cut-in" pressure. It stops the motor
when the air tank pressure reaches the factory set "cut-out" pressure.
Safety Valve (H): If the pressure switch does not shut off the air compressor at its "cut-
out" pressure setting, the safety valve will protect against high pressure by "popping out"
at its factory set pressure (slightly higher than the pressure switch "cut-out" setting).
Tank Pressure Gauge (I): The tank pressure gauge indicates the reserve air pressure in
Outlet Pressure Gauge (E): The outlet pressure gauge indicates the air pressure available
at the outlet side of the regulator. This pressure is controlled by the regulator and is always
less than or equal to the tank pressure.
Regulator (G): Controls the air pressure shown on the outlet pressure gauge. Turn regu-
lator knob clockwise to increase pressure and counterclockwise to decrease pressure.
Cooling System (not shown): This compressor contains an advanced design cooling
system. At the heart of this cooling system is an engineered fan. It is perfectly normal for
this fan to blow air through the vent holes in large amounts. You know that the cooling
system is working when air is being expelled.
Air Compressor Pump (not shown): Compressesairintotheairtank.Workingairisnot
available until the compressor has raised the air tank pressure above that required at the
Drain Valve (J): The drain valve is located at the base of the air tank and is used to drain
condensation at the end of each use.
Check Valve (not shown):Whentheaircompressorisoperating,thecheckvalveis"open",
pressure, the check valve "closes", allowing air pressure to remain inside the air tank.
Motor Overload Protector (not shown): The motor has a thermal overload protector. If the
motor overheats for any reason, the overload protector will shut off the motor. The motor
must be allowed to cool down before restarting. To restart:
1. Set the On/Off switch to "Off" and unplug unit.
2. Allow the motor to cool.
3. Plug the power cord into the correct branch circuit receptacle.
4. Set the On/Off switch to "On" position.
Quick-Connect Body (F): The quick connect body accepts industrial quick connect plugs.
The two quick connect bodies allow the use of two tools at the same time.
HOW TO USE YOUR UNIT (FIG. 2)
How to Stop
1. Set the On/Off switch (D) to "Off".
2. Unplug unit when not in use.
Do not operate this unit until you read this instruction manual for
safety, operation and maintenance instructions.
Before Each Start-Up
1. Set the On/Off switch (D) to "Off".
Plug the power cord into the correct branch circuit receptacle.
(Refer to Voltage and
Circuit Protection paragraph in the Installation section of this manual.)
3. Turn regulator knob (G) counterclockwise until fully closed. Ensure regulated pressure
gauge reads 0 PSI (0 kPa).
4. Attach hose and accessories.
5. Ensure all covers and labels are in place, legible (for labels) and securely mounted. Do
not use compressor until all items have been verified.
Risk of unsafe operation. Firmly grasp air hose in hand when installing
or disconnecting to prevent hose whip.
Risk of unsafe operation. Do not use damaged or worn accessories.
NOTE: The hose or accessory will require a quick connect plug if the air outlet is equipped
with a quick connect body (F).
Risk of Bursting. Too much air pressure causes a hazardous risk of
bursting. Check the manufacturer’s maximum pressure rating for air tools and acces-
sories. The regulator outlet pressure must never exceed the maximum pressure rating.
Risk of property damage. Compressed air from the unit may contain wa ter
condensation and oil mist. Do not spray un fil tered air at an item that could be damaged by
moisture. Some air tools and accessories may require filtered air. Read the in struc tions for
the air tools and accessories.
How to Start
1. Set the On/Off switch (D) to "On" and allow tank pressure to build. Motor will stop when
tank pressure reaches "cut-out" pressure.
2. Turn regulator knob (G) clockwise to increase pressure and stop when desired pressure
Risk of unsafe operation. If any unusual noise or vibration is noticed,
stop the compressor immediately and have it checked by a trained service technician.
The compressor is ready for use.
Before each use Daily or after
See tank warning label
Check Safety Valve X
Drain Tank X
Remove tank from service X
1- For more information,
call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-556-6696
Risk of unsafe operation. Unit cycles automatically when power is on.
When performing maintenance, you may be exposed to voltage sources, compressed
air, or moving parts. Personal injuries can occur. Before performing any maintenance
or repair, disconnect power source from the compressor and bleed off all air pressure.
NOTE: See Operation section for the location of controls.
TO CHECK SAFETY VALVE (FIG. 4-5)
Risk of Bursting. If the safety valve does not work properly, over-
pressurization may occur, causing air tank rupture or an explosion.
Risk from Flying Objects. Always wear certified safety equipment:
ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3) with side shields.
Before starting compressor, pull the ring on the safety valve (H) to make sure that the safety
valve operates freely. If the valve is stuck or does not operate smoothly, it must be replaced
with the same type of valve.
TO DRAIN TANK (FIG. 3)
Risk of Unsafe Operation. Air tanks contain high pressure air. Keep
face and other body parts away from outlet of drain. Use ANSI Z87.1 eye protection
(CAN/CSA Z94.3) when draining as debris can be kicked up into face.
Risk from noise. Always wear proper hearing protection during use.
Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute
to hearing loss.
NOTE: All compressed air systems generate condensate that accumulates in any drain
point (e.g., tanks, filter, aftercoolers, dryers). This condensate contains lubricating oil and/or
substances which may be regulated and must be disposed of in accordance with local, state,
and federal laws and regulations.
Risk of Bursting. Water will condense in the air tank. If not drained,
water will corrode and weaken the air tank causing a risk of air tank rupture.
Risk of Property Damage. Drain water from air tank may contain oil and rust
which can cause stains.
1. Set the On/Off switch (D) to "Off".
2. Turn the regulator knob (G) counterclockwise to set the outlet pressure to zero.
3. Remove the air tool or accessory.
4. Place a suitable container under the drain valve to catch discharge.
5. Pull ring on safety valve (H) allowing air to bleed from the tank until tank pressure is
approximately 20 psi. Release safety valve ring.
6. Drain water from air tank by opening drain valve (J) on bottom of tank. Tilt tank to
discharge all water held in tank.
7. After the water has been drained, close the drain valve. The air compressor can now
NOTE: The amount of water drained from the tank after each use will depend on the time
of use and the amount of humidity in the operating environment. If no water comes out of
the drain valve, the valve may be clogged. If the valve is clogged, release all air pressure
from tank. The valve can then be removed, cleaned and reinstalled.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ALL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OPERATIONS NOT LISTED MUST BE PERFORMED
BY TRAINED SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
Risk of Unsafe Operation. Unit cycles automatically when power is on.
When servicing, you may be exposed to voltage sources, compressed air, or moving
parts. Before servicing unit unplug or disconnect electrical supply to the air compres-
sor, bleed tank of pressure, and allow the air compressor to cool.
TO REPLACE REGULATOR/MANIFOLD (FIG. 2-4)
1. Release all air pressure from air tank. See To Drain Tank in the Maintenance section.
2. Unplug unit.
4. Using an adjustable wrench remove the safety valve (H) from the regulator manifold,
pressure gauges (I & E), and quick connect bodies (F).
5. Remove the hose by removing the hose clamp (L). NOTE: The hose clamp is not reus-
able. You must purchase a new hose clamp, see Replacement Parts in the Service
section or purchase a standard hose clamp at a local hardware store.
6. Reapply pipe sealant to safety valve, pressure gauges, and quick connect bodies
7. Reassemble all components in reverse order of removal. Use wrenches to tighten all
Before you store the air compressor, make sure you do the following:
1. Review the Maintenance section on the preceding pages and perform scheduled
maintenance as necessary.
2. Drain water from air tank. See To Drain Tank under Maintenance.
Water will condense in the air tank. If not drained, water will corrode
and weaken the air tank causing a risk of air tank rupture.
3. Protect the electrical cord and air hose from damage (such as being stepped on or run
the cord wrap.
4. Store the air compressor in a clean and dry location.
Use only identical replacement parts. For a parts list or to order parts, visit our service web-
site at www.servicenet.bostitch.com. You can also order parts from your nearest
you can call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-556-6696.
RIESGO DE ROTURA. LA OXIDACIÓN DEL
TANQUE PUEDE PROVOCAR UNA
EXPLOSIÓN. DESAGOTE EL TANQUE
DESPUÉS DE CADA USO. INCLINE EL
TANQUE PARA DESAGOTARLO
RISQUE DE RUPTURE.
ROUILLÉ PEUT EXPLOSER. VIDER LE
RÉSERVOIR APRÈS CHAQUE
UTILISATION. INCLINER LE RÉSERVOIR
POUR LE VIDER COMPLÈTEMENT.
RISK OF BURSTING. RUSTED TANK CAN
CAUSE EXPLOSION. DRAIN TANK AFTER
EACH USE. TILT TANK TO FULLY DRAIN.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING AIR COMPRESSOR.
RISK OF BURSTING. BEFORE STARTING THE COMPRESSOR, PULL THE RING ON THE SAFETY VALVE TO MAKE SURE THE VALVE MOVES FREELY.
MAKE SURE THE COMPRESSOR OUTLET PRESSURE IS SET LOWER THAN THE MAXIMUM OPERATING PRESSURE OF THE SPRAY GUN OR TOOL.
NEVER WELD, DRILL INTO, MODIFY OR OTHERWISE ATTEMPT TO REPAIR TANK.
RISK OF FIRE OR EXPLOSION. UNPLUG UNIT WHEN NOT IN USE. DO NOT SPRAY A FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID OR PAINT NEAR SPARKS,
FLAMES, PILOT LIGHTS, OR IN A CONFINED AREA. THE SPRAY AREA MUST BE WELL VENTILATED. KEEP COMPRESSOR AT LEAST 20 FEET AWAY
FROM SPRAY AREA. DO NOT CARRY AND OPERATE THE COMPRESSOR, OR ANY OTHER ELECTRICAL DEVICE NEAR THE SPRAY AREA. NEVER SMOKE
WHEN SPRAYING. USE A MINIMUM OF 25 FEET OF HOSE TO CONNECT A SPRAY GUN TO THE COMPRESSOR.
RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY. WEAR ANSI Z87 SAFETY GLASSES. NEVER SPRAY COMPRESSED AIR OR MATERIAL AT SELF OR OTHERS. DO NOT USE
COMPRESSED AIR FOR BREATHING. REGULATE PRESSURE TO ZERO BEFORE DISCONNECTING HOSE.
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. HAZARDOUS VOLTAGE. UNPLUG UNIT BEFORE REMOVING COVER. DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN, STORE INDOORS.
PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE LESIONES, LEA EL MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES ANTES DE ACCIONAR EL COMPRESOR DE AIRE
RIESGO DE ESTALLIDO. ANTES DE ARRANCAR EL COMPRESOR, TIRAR DEL ANILLO EN LA VÁLBULA DESEGURIDAD PARA ASEGURARSE QUE LA VÁLVULA SE
MUEVE LIBREMENTE. ASEGÚRESE QUE LA VÁLVULA DE SALIDA DEL COMPRESOR ESTE REGULADA POR DEBAJO DEL MÁXIMO DE LA PRESIÓN DE OPERACIÓN
DE LA PISTOLA ROCIADORA O HERRAMIENTA. NE JAMAIS SOUDER, PERCER, MODIFIER OU ESSAYER DE RÉPARER LE RÉSERVOIR.
RIESGO DE FUEGO O EXPLOSIÓN. DESENCHUFE LA UNIDAD CUANDO NO LA UTILICE. NO ROCIAR LÍQUIDO NI PINTURAS INFLAMABLES O COMBUSTIBLES CERCA
DE CHISPAS, LLAMAS, LLAMAS DE PILOTO O EN ÁREAS CERRADAS. EL ÂREA DE TRABAJO DEBE ESTAR BIEN VENTILADA. MANTENER EL COMPRESOR ALEJADO
POR LO MENOS 20 PIES DEL AREA DE PINTURA. NO LLEVAR NI OPERAR EL COMPRESOR NI DISPOSITIVO ELÉCTRICO ALGUNO CERCA DEL AREA DEL ROCIADO.
NUNCA FUME EN EL ÁREA DEL ROCIADO. USAR UNA MANGUERE DE UN MÍNIMO DE 25 PIES PARA CONECTAR LA PISTOLA AL COMPRESOR.
RIESGO DE DAÑOS PERSONALES. USAR GAFAS DE SEGURIDAD ANSI Z87. NUNCA APUNTAR EL CHORRO DE AIRE COMPRIMIDO O DE MATERIAL QUE SE ESTÉ
ROCIANDO A SÍ MISMO NI A OTRAS PERSONAS. NE RESPIRAR EL AIRE COMPRIMIDO. REDUCIR LA PRESIÓN A CERO ANTES DEDESMONTAR LA MANGUERA.
RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELÉCTRICO. ALTO VOLTAJE. DESCONECTAR LA UNIDAD ANTES DE QUITAR LA CUBIERTA. NO EXPONER A LLUVIA. ALMACENAR EN INTERIORES.
LIRE LE MANUEL D'INSTRUCTIONS AVANT DE FAIRE FONCTIONNER LE COMPRESSEUR AFIN DE RÉDUIRE LE RISQUE DE BLESSURES.
RISQUE D'ECLATEMENT. AVANT DE DÉMARRER LE COMPRESSEUR, TIREZ SUR L'ANNEAU DE LA SOUPAPE DE SÛRETÉ POUR VOUS ASSURER QU'ELLE FONCTIONNE
LIBREMENT. ASSUREZ-VOUS QUE LA PRESSION DE SORTIE DU COMPRESSEUR EST RÉGLÉE À UN NIVEAU INFÉRIEUR À LA PRESSION D'UTILISATION MAXIMUM DU PISTOLET
VAPORISATEUR OU DE L'ACCESSOIRE. NE JAMAIS SOUDER, PERCER, MODIFIER OU ESSAYER DE RÉPARER LE RÉSERVOIR.
RISQUE D'INCENDIE OU D'EXPLOSION. DÉBRANCHER L'APPAREIL DÈS LA FIN DE SON UTILISATION.NE PAS VAPORISER UN LIQUIDE OU UN PEINTURE INFLAMMABLE OU
COMBUSTIBLE PRÈS D'ÉTINCELLES, DE FLAMMES, DE VEILLEUSES NI DANS UN ENDROIT RESTREINT OU RENFERMÉ. L'AIRE DE VAPORISATION DOIT ÊTRE BIEN AÉRÉE. GARDEZ
LE COMPRESSEUR À UNE DISTANCE D'AU MOINS 20 PIEDS DE LA SURFACE À VAPORISER. NE PORTEZ PAS LE COMPRESSEUR ET NE L'UTILISEZ PAS NI AUCUN AUTRE APPAREIL
ÉLECTRIQUE À PROXIMITÉ DE L'AIRE DE VAPORISATION. NE FUMEZ JAMAIS QUAND VOUS VAPORISEZ. UTILISEZ UN FLEXIBLE D'AIR D'UNE LONGUEUR MINIMUM DE 25 PIEDS
POUR RELIER LE PISTOLET VAPORISATEUR AU COMPRESSEUR.
RISQUE DE BLESSURES CORPORELLES. PORTEZ DES LUNETTES DE PROTECTION ANSI Z87. NE DIRIGEZ JAMAIS L'AIR COMPRIME OU DES MATÉRIAUX VERS SOI OU VERS AUTRUI. NE
JAMAIS UTILISER DE L'AIR COMPRIMÉ POUR LA RESPIRATION. RÉGLEZ LA PRESSION À ZÉRO AVANT DE RETIRER LE BOYAU.
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE. VOLTAGE DANGEREUX. DEBRANCHEZ LA MACHINE AVANT D'ENLEVER BOITIER. N'EXPOSEZ PAS LE COMPRESSEUR À LA PLUIE.
REMISEZ-LE À L'INTÉRIEUR.
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150 PSI MAX / 150 PSI MÁX / 150 LB/PO² MAXIMUM