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Forum topic by RandyMarine posted 02-06-2010 06:31 PM 1571 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2010 06:31 PM

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I just got a new Grizzley 1 1/2 HP dust collector with new impellor in the 110v variety. When I got it, it did not have a plug. While reading the manual it starts by saying maximum draw under load is 18 amps. Was this a tool buying novise mistake? I looked at the specs and I didn’t see anything like this on the site. Can anyone help me solve this problem.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 07:09 PM

What model is it??

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 07:22 PM

The 18 amps would be the maximum current draw at startup which would quickly drop to something less when it’s up to speed. Depending on what else you might have running on that circuit when you start your DC, you migh pop the breaker, see the lights dim, or not notice anything.

I recently installed two 30amp, 220v circuits in my garage shop and converted my TS and DC to 220v, putting one on each circuit.

Before that, they ran on separate 110v circuits and – if I had my eletric heaters running – always dimmed the lights when I started the DC. Now, everything works like it should. – lol

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 07:28 PM

it is the G1028Z2 model… it recommends using the L5-30 Plug and outlet for 110 operation…can you get by with a regular plug and outlet…I had a seperate circuit run just for a DC, am I going to start a fire?

the L5-30 looks like my Dryer 220v outlet…I am so confused.

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 11:16 PM

From the Grizz site it looks like the 18amp is most likely the start up amperage, and running amps are 9. If you have a separate circuit just for the dust collector, you should be just fine.

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 08:57 PM

Thank you all for your help and feedback…I called Grizzley and they explained everything would be fine as long as it was on a dedicated circuit. Thank the powers that be I decided to take out my wall mounted heater and set that circuit up for my DC 6 months ago.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 09:11 PM

By the number L5-30 for the plug and outlet I would think this is a 30 amp ck. The idea would be to have a cord cap and outlet that match as well as being 30 amp rated. This would be a #10- 3 wire ck.( , ground wire, Hot and netural.) You may not be able to run this on 220 volts, depends on what the motor is rated. As Padre said the 18 amps will be for a split second and then running amps at 9. Amps. A 20 amp. ck. using #12 wire should work.

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#7 posted 02-15-2010 12:04 AM

keep in mind that most regular wall outlets are 15 amp rated. be sure you use at least a 20 amp plugin outlet. a 30 amp is better. if it pulls 18 amps, definitely don’t use the standard outlet type.

also remeber you can’t just change the outlet and still use the lower amp wiring. 20 amp circuits use 12 gauge wire, 30 amp circuits use 10 gauge wire.

the only other thing you need to know is that the boss is always a S.O.B. and you are now qualified to be an electrician


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