|Forum topic by gtbuzz||posted 04-23-2013 05:00 PM||1755 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-23-2013 05:00 PM
I’ve started work on my new dust collector (3hp motor, eBay cyclone separator and Wynn Nano filter(s)?) and I’ve got a question about how much surface area I need for the filters.
I previously used my Wynn C-1425 filter with a Jet 1.5HP dust collector and it was a good combination. Since I’m moving to a 3hp motor, I’ve been looking at other cyclones in this class to determine what’s a good number for filter area and the numbers seem to be all over the board. For example, the Penn State 2.5hp cyclone has 450sqft, while the 3.5hp cyclone has 700sqft (2 cartridges each). The Clearvue with the nano filter upgrade has about 600sqft. On the other hand, the Oneida V-3000 and Grizzly G0441 have “only” about 100sqft, comparatively.
I’m not sure of the filter area on the C-1425 but I think it’s around 275 or so (I asked Dick @ Wynn about this and he said this particular manufacturer doesn’t like their square footage disclosed but he told me it was about the same as the 35A series nano filters).
I’m gonna guess that my system will run fine with just the single filter, but the question is will I see that much of an upgrade going from 275ish sqft to about 550?