Ron, Are you plugged directly into an outlet or using an extension cord? I use a 10 gauge extension cord for tools drawing in the 15 amp range. Yes, this is more than required and I have never had any problems. Is there anything else on the same circuit? Speed controlers are funny animals at times. They tend to be sensitive to surges in power. If you have an air compressor running on the same circuit and it kicks on there is a good chance you will fry the control, even if the load is within ratings for the wiring and breaker. Every outlet in my shop has the connectors broken on the back, each place a plug can go is on a different circuit. Some people would tell you this is overkill. I would tell you that each motor should be on it's own dedicated circuit, no matter how small. Wire is cheap compared to the cost of replacing a tool. Does anybody else use this method or is it just me?
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Last edited by Mike; 02-21-2005 at 09:42 PM.