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Model: TE-3040V
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Grade
Commercial Grade Air Compressors
Style
Two-Stage Air Compressors
CFM
10.2
CFM Rated @ 90 PSI
Tank Size
40
Gallons
208-230 Volt, Single Phase 3HP Induction Motor
Reliable power for craftspeople & light commercial use
Requires 16.6-15 amp circuit; no magnetic starter needed

2 Stage Cast-Iron 985 RPM Pump
Produces 10.2 CFM at 90 PSI, 9.3 CFM at 175 PSI

Oil Lubricated
Runs quietly & reliably

40 Gallon Vertical Tank
ASME & CRN certified for reliability & safety
1/2" air outlet; 1/4" drain ball valve; rated to 175 PSI
Smaller footprint than horizontal models frees up shop space
Motor
Voltage
208-230 Volt AC
Phase
1-Phase
Magnetic Starter
No
Recommended Breaker
Consult Certified Electrician
Engine
HP
3
Pump
CFM
10.2
CFM Rated @
90 PSI
Pump Material
Solid Cast Iron
Pump Type
Two-Stage
Max PSI
175 PSI
Oil Sight Glass
No
After Cooler
No
Pump Drive
Belt Drive
Oil Type
Oil Lubricated
Oil System
Splash Lubricated
Pump Low Oil Shut-off
No
Tank
Tank Size
40 Gallons
Tank Outlet
1/2 Inch
Electronic Drain Valve
No
Tank Orientation
Vertical
Overview
Certification
ASME
Weight
260 Pounds
Product Length
24 Inches
Product Width
28 Inches
Product Height
54 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
636084028564
Model
TE-3040V
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  4 Questions
Q: Steve, can I install a 30amp dryer type chord on the Puma 3040 and utilize a 30 amp 240 volt outlet?
by John Cryer from Texas on October 07, 2016

A: Any alteration to the wiring of the unit will void the Factory Warranty, and could present a safety issue- we don't recommend it.

You can sort Puma's Two-Stage Lineup for the voltage and phase you need.

You could also give the folks at Puma a call at (901) 744-7979 for advice on any adaptions you are planning.
by Steve, Product Expert
Q: What is the amp draw at 240 volts? Is 240 volts single phase OKAY?
by Ralph from Florida on July 04, 2016

A: Unfortunately, we do not have that specification. Please contact Puma @ (901) 744-7979 for additional info.
by Steve, Product Expert
Q: Does this compressor come ready to plug in or do you have to wire it in?
by Greg from Indiana on July 03, 2016

A: This compressor, like most stationary air compressors, does not come with a power cord. They are normally hard wired directly to the electrical panel. We do recommend adding a pressure regulator so that the pressure can be adjusted to the psi of your air tools. There is a manual drain on the bottom of the tank so that accumulated water can be emptied.
by Steve, Product Expert
Q: What is the noise level in decibles?
by Charlie from Virginia on November 14, 2015

A: I combed through the manual & spec sheet we have listed under the Specs tab, and I also checked the Puma website- they aren't listing a decibel level for this unit.

You might want to give them a call at (901) 744-7979 to see if they have that information available.

Be sure to ask how far away from the compressor the measurement was taken- usually it's about 3 feet, but there isn't a hard and fast rule. Standing farther away reduces the dBA level.
by Steve, Product Expert
Puma TE-3040V Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (13)
I'd Buy It Again (10)
High Quality (6)
Price (6)
Exceeded Expectations (5)
Cons
Bad Instructions (3)
Packaging (2)
Came slightly damaged (1)
Not a problem for me , ... (1)
No Detailed Instructions... (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mark N.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/21/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dynamite "little" Compressor
Wanted something smaller, but with some punch. Didn't need a huge tank as I don't do a lot of stuff with air quick to fill.

At a distance of 6' this Puma is 77db. This is ten times quieter than my old cheap (oil) compressor, which measured 87db.

I had to snip off a little over 1/4" of the ON/OFF lever as it would hit on the electrical service connection: I used liquid tight PVC conduit and fittings, which are a bit bulky. Puma might look to provide a little more clearance here.
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Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Price
Cons: ON/OFF lever poor clearance to electical conneciton box
Mark Recommends This Puma Product
Mark's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Compressor arrived on a PARTIAL pallet, which kind of threw me off. Use of pallet forks (on tractor) required laying a chunk of plywood across the forks and then setting the compressor+"pallet" on top (made things a bit tippy)."
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Craig B.
Blaine, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/27/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
03
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Lack Of Communication
Item says ships factory direct in 2-5 business days, I'm on the 6th business day and no communication yet on shipping. Order ACD1408292. I'll update this review as things progress.
Craig Recommends This Puma Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Craig,
I'm sorry you haven't gotten the emails that we sent with the status of your account- one on 3/27, 2 on 3/28, and one on 3/29 showing tracking for the various parts of your order. You may want to check your Junk or Spam email file to see if they are there.

Our page for the Puma unit says it ships in 2 to 5 business days (Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays). You placed your order on 3/27 at 10:15pm; so today is the 5th business day. I'll be happy to check with Puma on the status of your order, and we'll email the tracking information to you as soon as we get it.

You are welcome to call or email us at 'service@aircompressorsdirect.com' at any time about your order- we appreciate your business!
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A.t. L.
Lewiston, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Choice
As promised, my order shipped from the manufacturer five business days after placed and I was provided with tracking info. Arrived about one week later from Tennessee to my North Idaho driveway by lift gate. From there, I used a light hand truck to move it into place in the shop.

Compressor shipped bubble wrapped on a small wood pallet. Arrived with minor shipping damage. Delivery driver was very helpful, documenting the fact on my invoice. Emailed ACD (thanks: Suzi Quigley post sales rep.)... more
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Pros: Quiet, Price, Durable, USA Manufactured
Cons: Prone to shipping damage
A.t. Recommends This Puma Product
A.t.'s Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was a great convenience comparing all the brands and models to find exactly what would work for me. Thanks Air Compressors Direct."
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Peter D.
Fairhaven, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Compressor, But Customer Service....ehh!!
Compressor and specs are a stellar unit !! But after passing the shipping/arrival date from the said 7 to 10 business days, I called to express my concerns over NOT hearing from anyone on either the purchasing or manufacturing side. Was told the compressor was back ordered, and would not be available for another 7 to 10 days.

Arrived via Lift Gate truck and excellent service from third party handler to get it to my garage. After quick inspection of unit paperwork signed and release... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Features, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging, No, No Detailed Instructions From Puma About Usage And Specs Etc
Peter Recommends This Puma Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Peter,
We apologize for Puma's delay in shipping your unit- they hadn't told us they were waiting on the next production run to be ready for shipment.

Our records show one of our folks called you yesterday so we could get the information we need to help with repair or replacement of your unit, and apparently they were hung up on. They called your number again with no answer, so they emailed you asking for the serial number of your unit.

I will send the picture you included to our Post Sales team so they can help you resolve your situation.
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Ron C.
Newburgh, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/26/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Right Compressor For Me
I did tons of research and finally settled on the Puma TE 3040V. I wanted a quiet reliable compressor but I needed a higher PSI production than the standard 135 psi that is commonplace.

At 175 psi (thanks to the Puma's 2 stage compressor) I have the pressure I need to fill my RV tires to 135 psi and also power my air tools.

Just got it hooked up today and can first hand say it is a very quiet compressor. It arrived promptly after ordering, was easy to set up, and arrived with no defects... more
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Price
Ron Recommends This Puma Product
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David S.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quality Compressor, Poor Documentation
Overall, I am pleased with the compressor - solidly built, minimal cycling, relatively quiet, and no leaks. It's certainly a big improvement over my 30 gallon single stage compressor.

However, the documentation leaves much to be desired. There is basically an exploded parts diagram, wiring instructions, and initial break in instructions. The air filters were not installed, but there was no mention of this in the setup instructions.

The pressure regulator is set for cut-in at about... more
Pros: Fast, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions
David Recommends This Puma Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
David,
We have a PDF version of Puma's generic manual on our Product page. Click on the Specs tab and you'll see the Download link on the right side of the page.

It's not great, either- but I hope you find it helpful.
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Stanley M.
Rushville, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love My New Purchase
Very happy with my purchase. It pumps up fast and it is very quiet compared to my old 60 gallon single stage compressor.

I would recommend this for any medium duty shop or home owner. Also the appearance is very nice...good paint job on the tank.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Stanley Recommends This Puma Product
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Mark F.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/16/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice And Compact
I don't have a garage so this worked out well, doesn't take up a lot of space yet gets the job done!

I like do DIY projects so this is more than just all-right for the job! Used air sanders and grinders and works good.
Mark Recommends This Puma Product
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Joseph G.
Carmel, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/27/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Surprising Quiet
Had unit about a month and the surprising thing is my shop vac is louder than this compressor ! Couldn't find anything on unit that said made in china what a surprise.

I'm all for made in the USA. Like my son-in-law said this is one bad boy.
Joseph Recommends This Puma Product
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Mike C.
Bremond, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/23/17
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice
What I been wanting quite and builds pressure fast.

Also ACD was great to deal with and fast shipping will buy again. Thank you
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Mike Recommends This Puma Product
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Scott J.
Clovis, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/27/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Compressor Seems To Be Ok!!
This seems to be a great compressor for a residential house hold. This is not a commercial air compressor.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Packaging, Came slightly damaged
Scott Recommends This Puma Product
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