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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Ask Festool => Topic started by: SRSemenza on September 08, 2015, 07:41 PM

Title: Amp Rating on Festool Dust Extractor Outlet
Post by: SRSemenza on September 08, 2015, 07:41 PM
Below is from Festool USA regarding the amp draw of tools plugged into the CT Dust Extractor outlets.
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Thank you for your interest in Festool and Festool CT Dust Extractors.  You may have found that the integrated receptacle that provides energy for tool-triggered activation on the CT has a warning label on its dust cover.  This warning reads, “To reduce the risk of fire, only connect a tool rated 3.1 amp. maximum to this receptacle”.  What does this mean in regards to the tools you can use with a Festool CT Dust Extractor?  It means that CT Dust Extractors are designed to work with ALL Festool power tools.  However, we cannot speak for, or verify the compatibility of other non-Festool products used in conjunction with the Festool CT Dust Extractors.  Furthermore, you may find that it is advantageous to use another circuit to energize a power tool separate of that being used by the CT Dust Extractor to ensure that the maximum current* is available for the application.

*The quality of your energy supply (voltage & current) may vary.

Festool CT Dust Extractors are designed to be used with every Festool product in normal working environments.  In short, you will be fine to use any of our tools  with the CT.  We do it all the time without issue.  Remember that although it is capable of pulling 10 amps of current, it won't approach that level of draw in most applications. 

Brent