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Old 01-28-2020, 11:34 PM
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Default What welder is this please help

Got this guy from yardsale can not figure out what it is.
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:28 AM
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A big old AC ( stick welder) 230 volts input. By the colors, I think it could be an old Miller. It is a transformer based machine and that makes it big,heavy and liable to only be reliable for 40 or 50 years when working properly.Also when working properly relatively cheap to run,ie cheaper electrical bill.

Australia where I come from, 230 volt is household supply, but I understand that on your side of the pond its something like 110 volts. The unit is more suited to almost continous working in a big shed with a heavy duty power supply.The local guys will be along shortly and tell you more on that side of it.

Ok! I know nothing of your abilities or skills but it seems to me that if you need to ask, that your electrical knowledge needed to get the unit operational (if that's your intent) might not be sufficient to repair/assemble the pictured machine by yourself with regard to electrical safety.

I can only suggest If you don't know what is what, get qualified electrical help instead of trying to have a go your self.

The live power source in a machine like that is enough to make your very dead and it will likely hurt a lot before you die,if you make an error.

I am not trying to be a smart arse or pick a fight with you but feel compelled to say trying to learn how to assemble the machine via a Forum like this and make it work safely is not a task for amateurs.

At the same time I acknowledge there are many knowledgeable people here on the Shop Floor Talk Forum and I am sure they will advise you not to work on it with out skilled help.

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Old 01-29-2020, 09:13 AM
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A big old AC ( stick welder) 230 volts input. By the colors, I think it could be an old Miller. It is a transformer based machine and that makes it big,heavy and liable to only be reliable for 40 or 50 years when working properly.Also when working properly relatively cheap to run,ie cheaper electrical bill.

Australia where I come from, 230 volt is household supply, but I understand that on your side of the pond its something like 110 volts. The unit is more suited to almost continous working in a big shed with a heavy duty power supply.The local guys will be along shortly and tell you more on that side of it.

Ok! I know nothing of your abilities or skills but it seems to me that if you need to ask, that your electrical knowledge needed to get the unit operational (if that's your intent) might not be sufficient to repair/assemble the pictured machine by yourself with regard to electrical safety.

I can only suggest If you don't know what is what, get qualified electrical help instead of trying to have a go your self.

The live power source in a machine like that is enough to make your very dead and it will likely hurt a lot before you die,if you make an error.

I am not trying to be a smart arse or pick a fight with you but feel compelled to say trying to learn how to assemble the machine via a Forum like this and make it work safely is not a task for amateurs.

At the same time I acknowledge there are many knowledgeable people here on the Shop Floor Talk Forum and I am sure they will advise you not to work on it with out skilled help.

Have a nice day
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People in the US ignorantly refer to voltages as 110V, or 220V, but they are pre WWII voltages, today standard residential voltage is 120/240V. Then you get into other voltages 120/240V 3Ø, 208Y/120V, 480Y/277V. The only ones still using 110V are the Brits with their building site transformers, & each leg is 55V, to run 110V portable power tools.
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People in the US ignorantly refer to voltages as 110V, or 220V, but they are pre WWII voltages, today standard residential voltage is 120/240V. Then you get into other voltages 120/240V 3Ø, 208Y/120V, 480Y/277V. The only ones still using 110V are the Brits with their building site transformers, & each leg is 55V, to run 110V portable power tools.
Who cares ?

How does this little rant of yours actually help or contribute to the OP's question ?
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Who cares ?

How does this little rant of yours actually help or contribute to the OP's question ?
Nothing wrong with a little more information, also helps keep the reply/post count up something SFT needs.
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Yep, you got that right!!!!
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Nothing wrong with a little more information, also helps keep the reply/post count up something SFT needs.
It wasn't really doing that, more it was arguing a moot point, and cornfusing several.
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Welcome to the Site.

1) Maybe this thing,
other than that looks like it is made pretty good (assuming it is copper wound).
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Welcome to the Site.

1) Maybe this thing,
other than that looks like it is made pretty good (assuming it is copper wound).
Good catch "G".

I have seen that also as a miller, check their website for a manual
"rod runner" or some other name I think.

225 to 295 was a marketing fad, seems everyone figured out how to upsize the winding a wee bit more (or lower the duty cycle) so to match the others.

IIRC century started the
"race to 295"
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Old 01-29-2020, 12:19 PM
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110/ 120= same thing in my book. I was taught in school that AC voltages tolerances were +- 10%, so it’s right in the ballpark.

But I better state this, I am not a licensed electrician, I just act as though I am one sometimes.


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