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Stuart Lowery
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possible e-tank power source...
Jul 1st, 2017 at 5:48pm
 
  I picked this up for $10 at a local estate sale. It's a older, heavy unit and I thought it might work...? I don't see anything in the specs saying "DC output xx" though, any ideas?
  Did I get a AC welder by mistake?
 
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Reply #1 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 7:31am
 
Stuart... I dunno... the electrical thing sometimes causes my eyes to cross permanently.....
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Reply #2 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 3:00pm
 
Looks like an AC welder to me.  The lower cost welders you could get from Sears and Wards that run on 115 volt AC tend to be AC welders.  Good, light duty, general purpose welders.

I have used my DC arc welder as a power source in the past.  Works fast, but you really have to watch it.  Can boil away several gallons of solution in a couple hours.  Really a waste of power.

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Reply #3 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 6:43pm
 
DC does not have a phase so yes you have an AC arc welder.

And for $10 I would say you got a nice deal...if you need an arc welder
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Reply #4 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 10:30pm
 
Oh well, it was worth $10 just for the idea... I'll donate it to someone.
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