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Offline omega53243

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Vac-Sys thermal Shutdown?
« on: May 28, 2017, 08:38 AM »
Is the Vac-sys not rated to run continuous?  I bought it a year ago and finally found a project worthy of bringing it out and after about 30 minutes of using it it went into what I figured to be a thermal shutdown cycle.  it would stop working for about 3 minutes and then work again for about a minute before shutting down again.  I touched the pump and it was scorching hot.  Any thoughts?  I was only running one suction clamp. 

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Vac-Sys thermal Shutdown?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 09:22 AM »
According the Festool USA website it is a continuous duty pump. I have turned mine on when I go in the shop and not turned it off until the end of the day with no issues.


From the body of the web page;

"Designed for use with Clamping Modules, this continuous-duty pump is quiet, efficient, and features a front-panel pressure gauge for easy monitoring.

This VAC PMP is the pump for the VAC SYS System."

For the record the Vac-Sys is one of my favorite Festools.

« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 09:26 AM by tjbnwi »

Offline omega53243

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Re: Vac-Sys thermal Shutdown?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 12:11 PM »
thanks for the info!  I'll have to give festool a call on Tuesday to do some troubleshooting I guess. 

Offline TylerC

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Re: Vac-Sys thermal Shutdown?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 08:39 AM »
Yes, it is continuous run and shouldn't go into any sort of shutdown mode. Give our service team a call at 1-888-337-8600. They should be able to get you taken care of.