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Ingersol-rand 27hp

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2019/06/10 13:50:45 (permalink)

Ingersol-rand 27hp

I have this Compressor left over from my Grandfathers business in the 60'. I need to know if I can use a 110v Motor to turn this monster. If not...then what should I be looking for? I would prefer a direct drive with no clutch assembly. I don't have 220 out in the Barn.
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    Re: Ingersol-rand 27hp 2019/06/10 17:04:08 (permalink)
    I haven't seen a direct setup on electric powered compressors. I have only seen belt drive compressors even in a commercial setup.
    And if it is 27hp then there is not anything even in 220V that drive it as you are pretty limited to 5 hp max electric motor on a 220 circuit. It will take three phase power to going beyond 5 Hp. This why I install 220 (240) to my shop as I have a 5hp driven compressor. Even then it pulling 15+ amps @ 240 which means it would have pulled at least 30 amps @ 120v
    Maybe some else here have seen something different.
    post edited by AVB - 2019/06/10 17:06:25
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    Re: Ingersol-rand 27hp 2019/06/10 19:47:42 (permalink)
    You don't need a clutch with a compressor, the unit will have an unloader which stops the pump operating when it reaches a predetermined pressure. As AVB says a 115VAC motor will not drive it, anything that big will need at least 220VAC and probably 3 phase which few homes have. Best to sell it intact if it is functional.
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