17 I think
Just curious as to your intent @fizzy.bleach as that's a serious bit of welding kit if your playing around making bike frames and tings. i could melt holes in 10mm plate all long with that :)
My welding is limited to lincoln Migs in shop and when out on site doing girder work and balconys and fencing and handrails boss used a small inverter tig. Only doing short passes for short periods of time. They are a bit delicate for field work (don't like being dropped) and don't like getting wet but could run off mains electric 3 pin plug or just plug into a small portable generator. Then there the was oxy/acetleyne...... much more chance of an exciting firey death.
No intent! I was buying some other bits at an auction and saw this was an unsold lot. I knew I was starting a TIG course so I offered 50 and they accepted. I really had no idea if the unit would even turn on, let alone how it works or what it could do.
Cheers. Another Q on that Jasic: are you running it off a 13 amp socket?
Yup. Run it at 200 / 100 amps 50/50 pulse and it’s fine.
You can’t save settings though, which would be nice if you were doing several different joins repetitively, which is how I imagine frame building. Think the R-Tech can, not sure though.
bargin if it works then :)
How much does that thing weigh?
Excluding the bricks on the bottle shelf thing
Despite the section this thread is in, frame building isn't one of my main goals with this. Or certainly not in my first five or so projects.
Interesting little project. Make sure you put the appropriate health and safety stickers up before playing with it.
Cheers Mike. That's where I found the brochure that says it's a 3ph machine. They must have made both variants.
@Bobbo I have some of an earlier run of AvE stickers. Will have to dig em out
I might draw you up Tigger as a tigger.
If you have 100amp supply to the house wire it in there after the fuse .
A few days late but what a beast!
I must be getting old because all I can think of is what it's going to do to your power bill :)
Thought the bricks were a blast wall...
Nah mate, sadly. This unit will have to wait until I move and get a 32A circuit put in.
Until then I might move it to my local hackspace, who have the right power, but I don't have a big enough vehicle to move it. SAD!
My TIG welding is coming on tho
Where are you based? Where is your hackspace?
I might be able to help depending on distances etc.
Sorry too far away from London's famous London.
I have one of these for over 20 years. It is single phase and you need a 32A single phase power supply. Great machine.
thanks for the bump, user128893
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