Campbell Hausfeld 1.3 Gallon Compressor Manual

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Campbell Hausfeld 1.3 Gallon  Compressor Manual



After unpacking the unit, inspect carefully for any damage that may have occurred during transit. Check for loose, missing or damaged parts. Check to be sure all supplied accessories are enclosed with the unit. In case of questions, damaged or missing parts, please visit for customer assistance.


Overview of Safety Warning System and Your Responsibilities’

Your safety and the safety of others depend on you thoroughly reading and understanding this manual. If
you have questions or do not understand the information presented in this manual, please visit This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. The meaning of this safety alert symbol is as follows: Attention! Become Alert! Your Safety may be at Risk. The message that appears next to the warning which can be either written or pictorially presented. Operations that may cause product damage are identified by the signal word “NOTICE” in this manual.

Safety Guidelines

Campbell Hausfeld 1.3 Gallon  Compressor manual contains information that is very important to know and understand. This information is provided for SAFETY and to PREVENT EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help recognize this information, observe the following symbols.

Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury.

Safety Symbols

The following Safety Symbols appear throughout this manual to alert you to important safety hazards and precautions.


Important Safety Information

Please read and save these instructions. Read carefully before attempting to assemble, install, operate or maintain the product described. Protect yourself and others by observing all safety information. Failure to comply with instructions could result in personal injury and/or property damage! Retain instructions for future reference.
This manual contains important safety, operational and maintenance information. If you have any questions, please visit for customer assistance.

  1. Read all manuals included with this product carefully. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment.
  2. Follow all local electrical and safety codes as well as in the United States, the National Electrical Codes (NEC) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
  3.  Only persons well acquainted with these rules of safe operation should be allowed to use the compressor.
  4.  Keep visitors away and keep out of reach of children.
  5.  Wear safety glasses and use hearing protection when operating the unit.
  6.  Do not stand on or use the unit as a handhold.
  7. Before each use, inspect compressed air system and electrical components for signs of damage,deterioration, weakness or leakage. Repair or replace defective items before using.
  8.  Check all fasteners at frequent intervals for proper tightness.

Motors, electrical equipment and controls can cause electrical arcs that will ignite a flammable gas or vapor. Never operate or repair in or near a flammable gas or vapor. Never store flammable liquids or gases in the vicinity of the compressor. Do not operate with guard removed.



PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) – Measurement of the pressure exerted by the force of the air. The actual
PSI output is measured by a pressure gauge on the compressor.
SCFM (Standard Cubic Feet per Minute) – Sometimes called CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). Measurement
of air volume delivered by the compressor.
Air Delivery – A combination of PSI and SCFM.
Air Tank Capacity – The volume of air stored in the tank and available for immediate use. A large tank allows the intermittent use of an air tool with an air requirement higher than the compressor’s rated delivery.
Amps or Amperage – A measure of the electrical force minus the resistance on an electrical line. This air compressor requires 15 amps for operation. Be sure the compressor will operate on an electrical line with the proper amps. If other appliances operate on the same line, they will reduce the available amps. If the amperage is not adequate, the result will be blown fuses or tripped circuits.


Volts or Voltage – A measurement of the force of an electrical current.
Cut-in / Cut-off Pressure – Specific PSI at which a compressor starts and stops while refilling the air tank.
Regulator – The regulator controls the amount of air pressure at the hose outlet. Turning regulator knob clockwise (to the right) will increase air pressure at the outlet. T
Handle – Designed to move the compressor.
ASME Safety Valve – This valve automatically releases air if the tank pressure exceeds the preset maximum.
Exhaust Tube – This tube carries compressed air from the pump to the check valve. This tube becomes very hot during use. To avoid the risk of severe burns, never touch the exhaust tube.
Check Valve – One-way valve that allows air to enter the tank, but prevents air in the tank from flowing back into the compressor pump.
Air Outlet – A quick connect coupler designed to work in combination with a quick connect plug to quickly and easily join the compressor to an air hose.

General Electrical Connections

WARNING: Risk of electric shock. Use GFCI. Use indoors only. Disconnect all connections before servicing. Use identical replacement parts.

In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electrical current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This compressor is equipped with an electric cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug, as shown. The plug must be plugged into a matching outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. The conductor with insulation having an outer surface that is green with or without yellow stripes is the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair or replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary, do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor to a live terminal.

Grounding Instructions

  1.  This product is for use on a nominal 120 v circuit.It must be grounded. In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. Unit is equipped with a cord that has a grounding prong. It will fit one of the common outlet types shown in Figure 2. If plug will not fit in the desired outlet, have the plug or the outlet replaced by a qualified electrician.
  2. Campbell-Hausfeld-1.3-Gallon-Suitcase-Air-Compressor-image-3Always check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if in doubt as to whether the product is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided; if it will not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
  3.  Use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that accepts the plug on the product. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product draws. For lengths less than 25ft.


Before Each Start-up Operating Procedure

  1. Turn regulator knob fully counter clockwise (to the left) to close air flow.
  2.  Connect air hose to outlet of regulator.
  3.  Turn ON/OFF Switch to OFF position.
  4.  Plug in power cord.
  5.  Turn ON/OFF Switch to ON position and let compressor run until it reaches automatic shutoff pressure.
  6.  Attach tire chuck or tool to end of hose.
  7.  Adjust regulator to proper pressure for tool or tire.
  8. Turn switch to OFF position, unplug power cord and drain tank.



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