This article will cover the process of preparing and setting up the compressor.



There are a few things you must check first before starting up the compressor:

Oil Check:

  • Always keep the compressor in an upright position to prevent oil from leaking.
  • Before each use, make sure that there is enough oil in the compressor (it is supplied with oil when you receive the machine).
  • Insert the oil plug - remove the transport cap from oil fill opening, and screw the plug into this.

Physical Check & Correct Placement:

  • The wheels & supporting feet must be securely fitted.
  • Mount the two air filters. Make sure they are securely threaded.
  • Make sure that all the individual parts are present and fitted on to the compressor. Check manual for full list of parts.
  • Place the compressor on a level, stable surface. Ensure that it cannot move.
  • Do not place it on any edges.
  • Make sure that it is not leaning against any walls. (Keep 1m distance)
  • Make sure vents & valves are not blocked.
  • Make sure the surrounding environment is dry and has clean air - not wet.

Electrical Checks:

  • Do not use long feed lines or cable drums.
  • Operate the compressor with a residual current device (RCD) with a maximum release current of no more than 30 mA. Use of a residual current device (RCD) reduces the risk of electric shock.
  • When the compressor is starting, a brief voltage drop may occur, particularly if the mains quality is poor. These drops can affect other devices (e.g. lights may flicker). For grid impedance Z max < 0.322 Ω, such disruptions cannot be expected. Please contact your local energy utility for more information.

You are now ready to start the machine. Please go to the next step, 'starting the machine'