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Easy Tips to Adjust Air Pressure Regulator

Update:25 May 2021

Proper adjustment of an air compressor pressure regulat […]

Proper adjustment of an air compressor pressure regulator is important for the smooth functioning of your air compressor and air tools. However, before we get on to the topic of how to adjust an air compressor pressure regulator, let us also understand some dynamics behind an air compressor and pressure regulator.

What Is A Pressure Regulator? And Is It Available In All Compressors?

As the self-explanatory name suggests, it’s a regulator that regulates the airflow at the outlet, thus making it the most important component of the air compressor.

Basically, this regulator is a monitor that displays the exact pressure available.

This is particularly important because your air tool has a specific PSI number and that number needs to calibrate with that of a compressor, failure to do so would hamper the working of the tool.

Almost all every compressor has a pressure regulator, with few exceptions. This in no way diminishes their working capacity, quite possibly they might have been designed to work without one.

How to Adjust a Pressure Regulator on an Air Compressor?

First of all, you will need to turn the air compressor on.

You may have to wait a little while after that because you need to let the air compressors tank fill up with compressed air.

You will know when this is doing this because the air compressor will be making a noise as soon as you turn it on.

You will then need to pick up the desired tool that you want to use.

Then connect the air hose on the air compressor with your tool. You should see that there would be a location on the tool where you connect the air compressor if you can’t see this then check the manual.

Then it’s time to adjust the regulator.

You should see a little knob to the right of the regulator (models may vary).

If you want to increase the amount of pressure, then turn this knob to the right.

If you want to decrease the amount of pressure, then you should turn the knob to the left.

Hopefully, you can now see why the pressure regulator is such a vital cog in your air compressor’s machinery. If you want to know more information or interested in our product, please visit our site https://www.nblida.com/


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