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Old 02-12-2016, 11:57 AM   #16
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If you have a 3 phase supply and require a reasonably large machine I would be inclined to use 3 phase- with 2 motors of the same hp output the 3 phase will be simpler smaller/lighter and more efficient in terms of power consumption than the single phase. Like for like --above a certain hp the 3 phase may actually be cheaper to buy also.
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T-NADO Air Compressor [COM] - 310.00 : MR. Dental

4cfm, silent, only 50% duty cycle though
Yes just saw that. I don't mean to sound DELIBERATELY dim, BUT; I understand a 50/50 duty cycle means it cant be run all day every day. I need it to run continuously for 4 to 6 hours then not at all for a day or two, then 4 to 6 hours again.

A 50:50 duty cycle could mean run it only for 4 hours in an 8 hour shift, 7 days a week, or it could mean use it all day one day and not at all the next. Or it could mean run it for 5 minutes then give it 5 minutes rest?

Could any of you brainy types clear my confused mind?
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Yes just saw that. I don't mean to sound DELIBERATELY dim, BUT; I understand a 50/50 duty cycle means it cant be run all day every day. I need it to run continuously for 4 to 6 hours then not at all for a day or two, then 4 to 6 hours again.

A 50:50 duty cycle could mean run it only for 4 hours in an 8 hour shift, 7 days a week, or it could mean use it all day one day and not at all the next. Or it could mean run it for 5 minutes then give it 5 minutes rest?

Could any of you brainy types clear my confused mind?
It would be fine for your needs.

Given it's a 4cfm machine and you only need 1, it will lead a stress free life.
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