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# How to calculate duty cycle of air compressor?

A: To calculate the duty cycle of an air compressor, you need to determine the amount of time the compressor is ON during a period of time, and then divide that by the total time for the period. For example, if your compressor is on for 30 minutes out of a 2-hour period, the duty cycle would be 30/120, or 25%.

## What is the duty cycle of an air compressor?

A: The duty cycle of an air compressor is the percentage of time that the compressor is ON during a period of time. For example, if run time of an air compressor is on for 30 minutes and total time period is 2-hours, then duty cycle of an air compressor would be 25%. It can be vary compressor to compressor.

### How long can an air compressor run continuously?

A: This varies depending on the duty cycle of the air compressor type and design. For example, a air compressor having duty cycle of 50% can run continuously for 4 hours for the total time period of 8 hours.

#### Can air compressor run 24 hours?

A: This is again depends on the duty cycle of the air compressor which one you using. For example, Rotary screw & vane compressors are specially designed to have 100 percent duty cycle and they can work 24/7.