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Why your air compressor is always shut down by overheating

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Overheating is a common problem that occurs in air compressors and can cause the device to shut down. Suppose the motor of the compressor is in a state of overheating for a long period of time. In that case, it will damage the compressor and reduce its life span, so regular maintenance for your 12 volt air compressors is essential before and after use.

The good news is, apart from the maintenance of the machine, Tozalazz did a lot of research to find what caused overheating and considered these factors when we were designing its prototype. We are dedicated to designing a portable air compressor with a long lifespan that you can use for a lifetime without spending more money on pumping again.

Air compressors for tires

Air compressors for tires are mechanical devices that convert power into potential energy stored in pressurized air. All air compressors convert power into potential energy stored in pressurized air. The air compressors are especially prone to overheating as more energy is generated. This is partly due to an increase in the amount of water vapour in the air. Heat and moisture combined can spell trouble on any piece of machinery.

There are several reasons causing overheating.

1, The most unlikely one, the ambient temperature has exceeded the compressor’s maximum operating temperature

2, A dirty radiator, low oil level, or mechanical issues within your air compressor system could be the actual reason for excessive heat.

3, the drive mote in the compressor is built in a plastic shell or metal case with poor thermal conductivity, which hinders heat dissipation.

4, Lack of Maintenance: Neglecting regular maintenance and cleaning of the air compressor can cause a buildup of dirt, oil, and debris in the system. This can obstruct air flow and increase the system’s temperature, leading to overheating.

5, Overloading: Operating an air compressor beyond its designed capacity can strain the motor, causing it to overheat and shut down.

6, Poor Ventilation: Poor ventilation in the air compressor’s room can trap heat, causing the device to overheat. This can be prevented by ensuring proper ventilation and airflow around the compressor.

7, Improper Lubrication: Lubricating the moving parts of an air compressor is essential to reduce friction and heat. Using the wrong type of oil or not lubricating the compressor frequently enough can cause overheating.

8, Clogged Air Filters: Air filters in an air compressor are designed to remove dust, dirt, and other contaminants from the air. When air filters become clogged, they restrict air flow, causing the compressor to work harder and overheat.

9, Faulty Cooling System: A faulty cooling system can cause an air compressor to overheat and shut down. Cooling systems are designed to regulate the temperature of the compressor, so it is important to check and maintain the system to prevent overheating regularly.

10, Worn-Out Parts: Worn-out parts, such as belts, bearings, or other components, can cause increased friction and heat, leading to overheating. Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify and replace worn-out parts before they cause overheating.

You can see that regular maintenance before and after use is essential to extend the life cycle of the air compressor. However, there are also some mechanical things that we can do when making the machine, such as drive motors, better heat dissipation, and an air take-in system. They represent the parts generating heat, radiating heat, and fueling the heat.

Tozalazz portable air compressor for tires

Tozalazz air compressor has industry-leading driver motors and unique solutions created through millions of tests. There are two drive motors to provide 540 watts of power each, two cylinders working simultaneously offers an unbelievable 11.65CFM (At 0 Psi), and 7 CFM at 30 psi, meaning it can take an average 4WD tire less than 2 minutes to be inflated after lowering the pressures on the trail.

Tozalazz offroad air compressors’ metal shell is made with a durable die-cast aluminum alloy enclosure that better protects the structure of the device.

Compared with other aluminum alloys, our die-cast aluminum alloy is usually used to make parts for the aerospace, military, and medical industries due to its high strength and corrosion resistance. The price of die-cast aluminum alloy is also higher than other aluminum alloys because it contains more metal and precious elements.

  1. The motors’ service life is two to three times longer than the conventional plastic or normal metal design.
  2. Compared to the same class units, Tozalazz’s unique aluminum alloy shell design has a better heat dissipation structure that can ensure an uninterrupted, high-performance machine for a long time to run.

Each cylinder comes with double air filters designed to remove dust, dirt, and other contaminants from the air. We strongly recommend keeping the filters in and cleaning them sometimes. When air filters become clogged, they restrict air flow, causing the compressor to work harder and overheat.

How to Prevent Air compressor for tires from overheating

To prevent an air compressor from overheating, it is also important to follow the recommendations for maintenance. Here are some tips:

Regular Maintenance: Regular cleaning and maintenance of the air compressor are essential to prevent overheating. Clean the air filters, lubricate the moving parts, and check the cooling system regularly to keep the compressor running smoothly.

Proper Lubrication: Use the correct type of oil the manufacturer recommends and lubricate the compressor frequently to reduce friction and heat.

Adequate Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation in the compressor’s room to prevent trapped heat and overheating.

Proper Loading: Do not overload the compressor using it beyond its designed capacity. Overloading can put a lot of strain on the motor and cause overheating.

Avoid Using In Hot Environments: Air compressors are designed to operate in a certain temperature range. Avoid using the compressor in extremely hot environments, which can cause overheating.

Replace Worn-out Parts: Regular inspections can help identify worn-out parts that need to be replaced to prevent overheating

overheating is a common problem in air compressors and can cause the device to shut down. Regular maintenance, proper lubrication, adequate ventilation, proper loading, avoiding use in hot environments, replacing worn-out parts, and using a cooling system can help prevent overheating and keep the air compressor running smoothly.

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