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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Disturban, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Disturban

    Disturban 1/2 ton status

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    Bought a viair compressor for my 87 burb...it's rated at 23 amps, and has a 30 amp in line fuse.There's not alot to this equation, but the fuse keeps poppin.I've checked the ground..it's good. I tried to just bypass the inline fuse, but that just super heated the wire.The compressor seems to work fine when I hook it up to a battery charger set at 6 amps. Help? Ronwhistle@cox.net
     
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    How much, and what gauge wire are U using on the + side?
    Is the + conection a good clean conection?
     
  3. Disturban

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    I'm just using the wire that came with it..it's hard wired.It's mounted on the driver's side wheel well, the wire runs around the firewall to the battery.First I tried hooking it up to the terminal that's by the brake booster, but that popped it too.
     
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    Check the draw with a VOM. You may have a bad unit. The equipped wire should not get hot.
     
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    Make sure you didn't inadvertently cut the insulation on the wiring causing a short to the body. Sounds to me it's a bad unit.
     
  6. Disturban

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    Well you guys have confirmed what I'd figured....just wanted to make sure I wasn't being a retard. FRUSTRATING!!! Thanks for the responses!
     

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