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Offline DOZERBUILDS

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Milwaukee M18 powered cordless systainer air compressor
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:51 PM »
Converted a rigid air compressor to be powered by milwaukee one or two m18 batteries.

Uses any 2 milwaukee M18 batteries upto 9amps each.  Pictures shows total of 18amps.

Plenty of power and run time.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 11:05 PM by BDBltd »

Offline Cheese

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Re: Milwaukee M18 powered cordless systainer air compressor
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 11:09 PM »
That’s an interesting take, you have room for several batteries, 25-35 feet of hose, a pin gun and several different lengths of pins in one carry around package.

Your thoughts?

What’s the battery life?

How well would this concept work with 15 ga or 16 ga nails?

Offline Dane

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Re: Milwaukee M18 powered cordless systainer air compressor
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 02:04 PM »
Genius.  How’s the conversion done?

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Milwaukee M18 powered cordless systainer air compressor
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 02:08 PM »
Nice job!

Questions:

The Ridgid compressor is battery powered to start with?
What are the M18 batteries plugged into and where did you get the parts

Offline Cheese

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Re: Milwaukee M18 powered cordless systainer air compressor
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 02:30 PM »
Another question, I see that both battery sockets are hard wired to the compressor. What type of circuit did you incorporate to kick in the 2nd battery after the first battery is depleted?

Hey Michael...
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-Cordless-Brushless-1-Gal-Portable-Air-Compressor-Tool-Only-R0230/300507507?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-301402260-_-300507507-_-N

Some additional information:
Dual-power draw allows the compressor to run on both 1 or 2 batteries

Brushless motor technology for superior power and runtime

1 Gal. tank portable size for job site mobility

Locking regulator holds knob in place to prevent unwanted pressure changes

Universal push-to-connect quick coupler accepts both 1/4 in. automotive and industrial plugs with easy single-hand connection

1/4 in. turn ball valve tank drain - drain tanks quickly with one easy turn

120 maximum PSI provides ideal pressure for an extended range of work (for finish, trim, and inflation applications)

Powerful enough to drive 2.5 in. nails flush into the toughest surfaces

Hose wrap for efficient hose storage management

Includes: 18-volt cordless brushless 1 Gal. air compressor and operator's manual (batteries and charger are not included)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2018, 02:40 PM by Cheese »