I recently purchased a 3Hp Ryobi air compressor.
I initially thought the unit was faulty as the motor would randomly run but the motor would never get up to full speed.
I took it back to the retailer where is ran without a problem.
I later identified that the compressor would only run properly on certain electrical outlets and only when there are no other high wattage appliances running on the same electrical circuit.
I used a power meter to test and the motor draws around 5 Kw at start-up and then the current draw goes down to the rated amperage when running at full speed.
Does this mean that none of my houses electrical circuits is capable of delivering enough start-up current to run my compressor?
The breakers does not trip. What could be the cause of this? What needs to happen to get this fixed?