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Compressor Safety

The Compressor must be used in a suitable environment (well ventilated with an ambient temperature of between +5C and +40C) and never in places affected by dust, acids, vapors, explosive or flammable gases, rain or snow.


Certain basic rules must be observed when using an electro-mechanical appliance:

compressors, compressed air, air compressor, health and safety Piston compressors are designed for intermittent operation of 25% (2.5 minutes ON, 7.5 minutes OFF)
Diy compressors are not designed for industrial applications or continuous use

Do's

Make sure that the mains supply to which the appliance is connected complies with current safety regulations and is correctly earthed
Always use the carrying handle to transport the compressor
Always leave sufficient space (at least 5 meters) between the compressor and the work area in particular when using tools for spraying of liquids
The compressor must be placed on a stable surface
Always wear goggles to protect your eyes against flying objects that may be lifted by the jet of air
Keep children and animals at a safe distance from the work area

Dont's

The appliance must never be exposed to adverse weather conditions (rain, sun, fog or snow)
Never clean the machine with liquids or solvents when cleaning. Disconnect the machine from the electricity supply by removing the plug and use a damp cloth only
Use of adaptors, multiple sockets and extensions, even if of suitable capacity (cable cross section area (2.5 mm 2 ) should be avoided especially in damp places
The compressor is designed for air compression only and must never be used for any other type of gas
Never direct the jet of air towards persons or animals or your body
Never use the appliance with bare feet or wet hands or feet
Never direct the jet of water or other materials sprayed by tools connected to the compressor towards the compressor
The compressor must not be used for pharmaceutical, food or sanitary purposes. It is not suitable for filling the air bottles of scuba divers
When using compressed air, you must know and comply with the safety precautions to be adopted
When using compressed air, you must know and comply with the safety precautions to be adopted for the single applications (inflating, pneumatic tools, painting, washing with water based detergents only, etc.)