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    Default Help wiring an air compressor

    Okay, I picked up this compressor the other day. It is an older Keystone compressor. It seems solid, pump seems to be compressing when I turn the wheel. Here is where I need help. motor says it can be wired 230 or 115. I'm not sure how it is wired now. I want to wire for 230. So here are some pix to show. If any one can help explain what I need to do that would be great.

    Compressor and pump



    Motor ID plate and wiring on the other side...only black and white come out of cable to connect...the yellow, blue, red and gray all go into the motor



    This is the shutoff switch box and how it is wired



    Finally, this is the current plug on it.



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    Im in no position to. Mine doesn't work.
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    plug looks to be 220, or 230 new to me
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    Thought I'd post a few other pix

    Motor..can't see it very well but the ground wire for the 12-2 going into the pressure switch box is not hooked to anything. No ground wire coming out the other side and into the motor



    These were in the box on top of the motor. Capacitors? I figure I ought to clean up the corroded connections right?



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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Im in no position to. Mine doesn't work.
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    Wow, when you say "older", you ain't kiddin'..... Is the company still in business?
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    I can't find anything on it or them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Im in no position to. Mine doesn't work.
    Quote Originally Posted by miljeep View Post
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    now that is old....all you can do is try it
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    if it don't work try this place for a new motor

    http://www.northerntool.com/

    they will have one to replace the old one
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    The plug looks to be wired for 220. This pic showing the four terminals....
    is the key. And only a manual will tell you the right configuration. The plug however, like I mentioned, looks like it is already set up for 220. It's a NEMA 6-15R male plug. Normally, those are rated for 220v 15amp.

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