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Airbrush compressor question
Posted by JerB on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 12:58 PM

Hi guys,

 

My old shop compressor finally gave up today after having it for 10 years, it was used when I got it too so doesn't owe me anything. I'm thinking of getting one of those smaller 1/6 hp ones that are made for airbrushses. I also am thinking of moving my airbrushing area to another part of the basement but that's where I have my question 

 

The compressor I think is going to come up a few feet short of the outlet and wanted to know if I can use a extension cord ? I have a outdoor 12 gauge one but it's 50 feet and don't know if there is too much amp drop off or can use something shorter ? Any help would be great

 

Jeremy

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 1:16 PM

I don't know why you would use a 50ft cord to make up for a two foot Discrepancy? Either way, I don't think there would be an issue...

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, December 29, 2022 4:54 AM

That compressor isn't exactly going to dim the lights, I doubt you need to worry.

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 6:32 AM

Ditto

I have a 1/4 HP compressor with a small tank, and current draw isn't an issue.  On a semi-related note, I was using a 50 foot, 12 gauge extension cord yesterday to run a portable 28 volt ground power supply that was running all of the systems in the Airbus AS350B3 helicopter I was working on.  No prolems.  Cool

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, December 29, 2022 8:48 AM

cbaltrin

I don't know why you would use a 50ft cord to make up for a two foot Discrepancy?...

Maybe it's all he had at hand?

You remind me, though, that I use a 50' cord to span the 3 or 4 feet from the nearest available outlet to the table where I set up my Christmas tree and display. Because it's all I have available.  And every year I tell myself that I should get a shorter cord.  I'm heading to Lowe's now...

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:31 AM

Those small compressors do not draw much power,so almost any extension cord should work.

 

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