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Model: 216V
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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
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Grade
Consumer Grade Air Compressors
Style
Two-Stage Air Compressors
CFM
15.3
CFM Rated @ 90 PSI
Tank Size
60
Gallons
Two-Stage Solid Cast Iron Pump
Designed for superior quality & extends the life of the pump

Compact Design
Ideal for work environments where space is a premium

5-HP Single-Phase Motor (230V)
Saves $$$, No need to purchase additional starter

60-Gallon ASME Certified Vertical Air Tank
100% factory tested at full pressure; 15.3 CFM at 90 PSI

High Flow Belt Guard
Fully enclosed design provides added safety

Oil Level Sight Glass
Easily check the oil level at any time

Start-Stop Pressure Switch Control
Saves time and energy

Stainless Steel Valves
Extends the life of the compressor

2 Year Full Warranty
Protects your investment
Motor
Voltage
230 Volt AC
Phase
1-Phase
Magnetic Starter
No
Amp Draw
Consult Certified Electrician
Recommended Breaker
40 Amp Breaker
Engine
HP
5
Pump
CFM
15.3
CFM Rated @
90 PSI
Pump Material
Solid Cast Iron
Pump Type
Two-Stage
Max PSI
165 PSI
Oil Sight Glass
Yes
After Cooler
No
Pump Drive
Belt Drive
Oil Type
Oil Lubricated
Oil System
Splash Lubricated
Pump Low Oil Shut-off
No
Tank
Tank Size
60 Gallons
Tank Outlet
1/2 Inch
Tank Orientation
Vertical
Overview
Certification
ASME
Weight
300 Pounds
Product Length
29 Inches
Product Width
20 Inches
Product Height
68 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Model
216V
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  1 Question
Q: What amperage breaker do I need for the Belaire 216V?
by Michael from Missouri on May 24, 2015

A: The manufacture recommends a 40 amp breaker.
by Steve, Product Expert
BelAire 216V Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Price (11)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
High Quality (4)
Features (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Cons
Vague Instructions (2)
Bad Instructions (2)
Low Quality (2)
Bad Pump (1)
A Little Noisy (1)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Air Compressor Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
234 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3572 Helpful Votes
Air Compressors Direct Recommended

If you need the extra CFM that a 2-stage air compressor delivers, this unit is a good place to start.

Its compact design is great for places where space is limited, and it has a sturdy cast iron pump with a 2 year full factory warranty for reliability.

For multiple users, or high demand tools like sanders and sprayers, this is a good, cost effective unit to make the step up from single stage air compressors.

We are fortunate that our 3 top picks are assembled in the USA; our Better and... more
Steve Recommends This Model
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Roy W.
Bethel, OH
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 2/2/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Follow Up
I ordered a Bel Aire that came in with shipping damage bent copper pipe, damaged on/off switch and scuffed paint. Bel Aire got the pipe to me but dropped the ball on the switch and I rubbed out the scuff.

Compressors direct called me about the switch and contacted Bel Aire and the switch was here in a few days. Great Customer Service from Compressors Direct.

I would never have received this service from Northern tool or Tractor Supply or the local auto parts dealer. The compressor is... more
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Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions, Wish It Came With A Timer To Track Maintenance
Roy Recommends This BelAire Product
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Dave H.
Dundee, MI
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value. I've Had This For 10 Years
I've had this one for better than 10 years and it hasn't missed a beat. I've used it to restore a 69 Camaro SS396 and a million other things. When you're buying, remember SCFM is near useless. You want to be looking for ACFM (actual cubic feet per minute.)

When I bought my compressor 10 yrs ago, I didn't have endless supplies of money, so I had to find the happy medium. I've been very happy with mine, but even it has trouble keeping up with my whizzer when I'm cutting for a long time. My... more
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Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Durable
Cons: 3,450 rpm motor
Dave Recommends This BelAire Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Dave,
"Made In The USA" is now a legal term regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. It means not only is the product assembled in America, it is made entirely of parts manufactured in the US.

Your machine would now be "Built in USA with domestic and globally sourced components". In order to stay price competitive this is the case with many compressors on the market today that were previously all American-made.
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Dave's Experience With Air Compressors Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I couldn't have reasonably asked for more."
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Erik H.
Columbus, IN
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 10/12/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far This Thing Is Awesome!
Decided to go all out when my tiny 30 gallon died, and buy this beast! Its way quieter then my old single stage, and has great capacity.

I can run everything in my air tool arsenal from jitterbugs, to big impacts, hvlp spray guns, to my stand up sand blaster. It's Def worth the money, don't question it, buy it.

I never realized how important a good air supply was until I had the good stuff.
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Pros: Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Erik Recommends This BelAire Product
Erik's Experience With Air Compressors Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"ACD was great, product was great. Even showed a coworker about ACD and he purchased his compressor from ACD and was delivered last week!"
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Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Erik,
Thank you for spreading the word!
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Roy
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 2/2/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Issues!
First the compressor in the picture is not the configuration that you will get! Unit came in on time but did have shipping damage, two damage parts copper pipe around compressor was bent and on/off switch damaged, also paint scuffed up! Called Belaire they got the pipe to me with in a week as for the on/off switch, still not here. As for the unit it was overfilled on oil had to let some out to proper level. The instruction manual is JUNK and should be reserved for the bathroom, if your not sure... more
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Roy Recommends This BelAire Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Roy,
We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. We will reach out to the manufacturer on your behalf to try to obtain more information on the on/off switch you require. If you have any other questions for us, please feel free to call 800-710-7499.
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Steven T.
Petaluma, CA
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 2/11/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not White As Pictured
Compressor arrived quickly, but it is not white as pictured. It is grey. The pressure gauge is broken. Unfortunately, did not see the damage until after the electrician pointed it out. So far, the unit is working well.
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Steven Recommends This BelAire Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Steven,
We are sorry to hear about the broken gauge but glad that the compressor is otherwise OK. If you need a replacement gauge, please contact BelAire support @ (877) 861-2722.
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Michael
St. Louis, MO
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Does The Trick
First off, the pros:
-Shipped quick & properly packed
-It's fairly quiet compared to our current shop compressor (not to say that you'll be making phone calls with it running)
-It compresses air just fine

Cons:
-I walked into a discount chain store a few weeks after receiving it and I'll be darned, they have a compressor with the exact same motor and pump on it mounted to the same tank for about 30% less.
-Pump was leaking air from both the pressure switch and the air outlet when I... more
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
If you have concerns about the performance of your compressor, please call the folks at BelAire, toll free, at (877) 861-2722. It is their commitment to stand behind their product that accounts for the price difference with no-name brands.
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Mark
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 6/29/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Compressor!
I did the research and made the selection after much deliberation. Being a retired GM master mechanic of many years I was looking for a powerful and durable 2 stage compressor for my shop.

I wanted the same or better equipment than what I was used to in the dealerships that I worked at. Nothing less. And I found it! It took a while to get it set up because of time constraints at the time, but it is up and running and I am extremely happy with my purchase.

It is VERY quiet. And plenty of... more
Pros: Quiet, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Mark Recommends This BelAire Product
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103
Marvin H.
Glendale, AZ
REVIEWED
DEC.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not American-made
I ordered this product from ACD and it just arrived this morning. I have not hooked it up yet, but wanted to write about a few observations that I have made.

The "assembled in the USA" is misleading. The pump has "Made in EU" stamped on it and the motor has "Assembled in Mexico" stamped on it. The valves have "CHINA" stamped on them. The only thing American I can find on this product is the manual which reads "Printed in USA". I can't... more
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Marvin,
The compressor is assembled in the USA from globally sourced components. In order to display Made In The USA at least 85% of the components have to come from the US.

We sell compressors that qualify as Made In The USA, such as Quincy. They do, however, tend to be more expensive.
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John D.
Queenstown, MD
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 3/21/15
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Commpressor
Don't be in a hurry to get the compressor. It took three weeks.

The compressor was delivered and dropped off in front of my garage. I came home from work and had it hooked up and running in one hour. Easy to wire up 220 volts.

There were no leaks, and I filled the tank very quickly. It's very quiet and delivers enough air for two sanders. You can blow out of a blow gun and it gradually fill and shut off.

I am very pleased. I would recommend this compressor for any home shop. I took a... more
John Recommends This BelAire Product
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Richard
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 4/12/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
Great compressor, if you will be using tools like an air grinder get the 80gal model.

However this model keeps up with my tools and blast cabinet, you just have to be aware of the duty cycle. I will definitely buy another Belaire if I ever upgrade and use these guys to order it.

It was shipped very fast.
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Scott R.
Alexandria, AL
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 11/13/10
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rating On Air Compressor
I waited to comment so I could see if I had any problems. I have used this compressor for two years without a problem.

I run air grinders, sanders, air ratchets, paint guns etc. in my home shop without any problems or lack of pressure.

I would highly recommend this company and this compressor to anyone. It was delivered on time and with no damage. Thanks for your service and help.
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