User’s Manual
This manual contains important information on product safety, set-up, operation, and maintenance. For optimum performance and safety,
read this manual carefully before using this product. Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
• When using electrical appliances, basic precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of damage, fire, electric shock, personal injury
or property damage.
• Before connecting the compressor to a power outlet, check if the voltage indicated on the compressor corresponds to the mains voltage
(100-120 V or 220-240 V). Using the compressor with the wrong mains voltage could damage the unit, and could cause an electrical fire.
• Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or power strips beyond their capacity. This could cause a circuit breaker trip, insufficient voltage
supply, or an electrical fire.
• To avoid electric shock, never operate the compressor outdoors when raining, or in wet conditions.
• Always place the compressor on a flat and stable surface.
• Always remain in attendance when the compressor is in operation.
• Never place objects against, or on top of, the compressor. Operate the compressor in an open area without any obstructions that would restrict
the flow of fresh air into the compressor.
• Exceeding the pressure rating of pneumatic tools, such as airbrushes, spray guns, or air operated devices, could damage the tool and could also
cause serious personal injury. Never exceed the maximum allowable pressure rating recommended by your pneumatic tool’s manufacturer.
• Do not insert any foreign objects into the openings of the compressor.
• Do not disassemble the compressor or attempt to modify the compressor in any way.
• Do not disconnect the hanger switch plug when the on/off switch is on.
Product Overview
Front view
Rear view
Included Accessories
Parts List
Steel Case
Compressor Air Outlet
Foot (4)
On/Off Switch
Pressure Regulator Knob
Regulator Air Inlet
Regulator Air outlet
Pressure Gauge
Moisture Trap
Moisture Trap Drain Valve
Airbrush Hanger
Smart Stop Hanger Switch
Braided Air Hose
Curly Air Hose
Motor: 1/8 HP AC
Air flow: 14 - 18 l/min (0.49 - 0.64 cfm) at open flow
Preset maximum pressure: 60psi
Dimensions: L24 x W14 x H21.5 cm(9.4” x 5.5” x 8.5”)
Weight: 4.6 kg / 10 lbs
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User’s Manual
Product Set Up
1. First use: Carefully unpack the unit, verify that all parts listed in the “Parts List” are present, and visually inspect for damage. If there are any
signs of damage or if any parts are missing, do not use the product. Contact your retailer or supplier immediately.
2. Locate the compressor in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated area that has adequate air circulation.
3. Align Smart Stop hanger switch’s round screw at the bottom
vertically with the round piece on top of the Stand and tighten
the screw. Clamp the assembly onto the compressor’s Steel Case
or onto the edge of a table or workstation.
4. Place the Airbrush Hanger into the indent on top of the Smart
Stop hanger switch in the orientation shown in Figure 4.
There will be a gap between the two parts after assembly.
Connect one end of the Braided Air Hose to the
Regulator Air Outlet, and the other end to the airbrush to
complete product set up.
5. Insert plug of Smart Stop hanger switch to the compressor’s Jack
to enable the Smart Stop function. If not, compressor will be
controlled manually through the On/Off Switch.
6. Connect flower shape adaptor of the Curly Air Hose to the
Compressor Air Outlet, and the other end to the Regulator Air
Inlet (marked “IN” ).
7. Connect one end of the Braided Air Hose to the Regulator Air Outlet, and the
other end to the airbrush to complete product set up.
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Product Operation
1. Plug the compressor into a power outlet. Turn the compressor on by pressing the On/Off Switch.
2. As a safety feature; whenever the compressor reaches it maximum pressure setting, excess air will be released through the safety valve.
To adjust air pressure, pull up on the black Regulator Knob until you hear
a “click.” Turn the knob clockwise to increase air pressure (“+” sign), or
counter-clockwise to decrease air pressure (“–” sign). When the desired
pressure is reached, push down on the knob to lock it in place.
NOTE: Adjust pressure only when the compressor is turned on and
connected to an airbrush, with trigger depressed.
4. The Pressure Gauge connected to the Pressure Regulator/ Moisture Trap gives continuous, real-time readings of current air pressure delivery.
5. When condensation forms in the Moisture Trap, push on the Moisture Trap Drain Valve to release built-up moisture. Perform this operation as
often as needed – with greater frequency the higher the humidity. SUGGESTION: When pushing on the drain valve, hold a paper towel under
the drain to collect water released from the drain.
The Smart Stop function is compatible with both dual action and single action airbrushes. Simply place the
airbrush into the Airbrush Hanger when not in use to stop the compressor, and remove the airbrush to
reactivate the compressor.
7. Do not touch any exposed metal parts on the compressor during, or immediately after, operation. The compressor will remain hot for several
minutes after operation.
8. It is recommended that the compressor run continuously for no more than 40 minutes. After 40 minutes of continuous operation, place the
airbrush into the Airbrush Hanger, and allow the unit to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing the airbrush to reactivate the compressor
back on.
9. The compressor has a thermal safety switch which automatically ceases compressor operation when the compressor becomes too hot. If this
happens, use the On/Off Switch to turn off the compressor. Allow the unit to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before turning the compressor back on.
10. After each use, make sure the On/Off switch is switched off, and the unit unplugged. Also be sure to release any remaining air from the
compressor by depressing the airbrush trigger.
*Patented Worldwide: M493600, M505546, 3196719, Nr.202014106203.3, ZL201420781435.X, 2015100687
The Zeta uses the Sparmax Smart-Stop design, which automatically stops the compressor when a SPARMAX airbrush is placed into the
holder on the compressor. This energy saving design allows users to stop the compressor when not in use. This reduces pressure fluctuations when compared to using an auto on/off switch and regulator. The Smart-Stop is an intuitive design which aims to improve user
experience whilst extending the lifetime of the compressor.
If airflow is not sufficient …
• Check for air leaks where air can be heard escaping, or apply a soap and water solution on all connections. Resulting bubbles indicate an air leak.
Tighten fittings where necessary. (It is normal to hear bleed from within the case since the compressor is equipped with a safety valve which
periodically releases excess air when preset maximum pressure is reached.)
• PTFE seal tape is recommended for all threaded connections.
• Replace the Air Hose if the hose is torn or damaged.
If compressor shuts off frequently, the motor fails to come up to full speed or becomes hotter than usual during operation …
• Disconnect other appliances that are using the same power outlet.
• Avoid using extension cords.
If problems arise which you cannot solve with the information provided above, please contact your retailer or supplier for assistance. Do not
attempt to fix the device yourself. Improper operation and/or dismantling of the device may damage the compressor. If any parts/accessories are
damaged, please contact your retailer or supplier for replacement or repair.
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