Originally Posted by Etrious
The first day I went an hour or so before the air compressor cut off.
My guess from the available information is that you are exceeding the compressors duty cycle and it is overheating. Running a consumer grade small compressor that barely puts out the air flow needed for the tools being operated is likely over working the unit.
If the generator continues to run and no breakers on the generator are "popped" it is your compressor. It likely has an over temperature circuit that shuts it off until it cools down. I have a much larger tank and compressor. If it's running a lot I will work 15 minutes and then stop using the air for 15 minutes so that the duty cycle is slightly less than 50% (the compressor doesn't run continuously but it does run a lot.
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