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    Just bought new Miller Passport Plus and have two questions. Does Miller have another dual voltage adapter that has 3 prongs in the shape of a range plug for 230 volts? All of my outlets are wired that way.

    Second, when I start welding wire starts slow for a second and then speeds up... why is that?

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    Check your rollers.
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    • #3
      Jam up Jelly Tight

      Originally posted by cgustafs View Post
      Just bought new Miller Passport Plus and have two questions. Does Miller have another dual voltage adapter that has 3 prongs in the shape of a range plug for 230 volts? All of my outlets are wired that way.

      Second, when I start welding wire starts slow for a second and then speeds up... why is that?
      I too use the 50 amp range plug I make up my own adapters/extension cords.. On your wire feed increase the tension but don't over tighten it other wise it will flatten the wire and cause more problems. also make sure your line is as straight as possable... Bob

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      • #4
        I will check rollers, it was just so consistent I thought it might have been a new feature.

        On the plug, I am surprised Miller doesn't offer an adapter in the range plug style as I had to have paid pretty nickle for machine and then cobble something together???

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        • #5
          Checking rollers won't help Passport is designed that way- run in time.

          Took me a while to get used to.
          Last edited by Broccoli1; 06-11-2009, 04:39 PM.
          Ed Conley
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          • #6
            They no longer offer the 3-wire Range Plug as part of the MVP set-

            'splained to me that if the receptacle is fed by a Sub Panel then there is not a "Code" ground connection.

            Ed Conley
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            • #7
              If you are bothering yourself with welding then I wouldn't consider making a three wire connection to be a "cobbled" thing.

              it's just three wires and why use an adpater anyway
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Johnny View Post
                If you are bothering yourself with welding then I wouldn't consider making a three wire connection to be a "cobbled" thing.

                it's just three wires and why use an adpater anyway
                because ya need to plug in a 6-50p to a 10-50R- only way to do it is WITH an adapter Pigtail
                Ed Conley
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                • #9
                  You could check with your local welding supplier to see if they make up adaptor cords. I ran into this problem last week when I took one of my machines into town to do some work. I priced buying the parts to make up an adaptor from both Lowes and Home Depot and didn't like the quality of what they were selling. I checked with Alamo Welding Supply in Austin and they made me up a really high quality adaptor cord for about what I would have spent at the store for cheap chinese garbage parts.

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                  • #10
                    I too, was stalled by the wrong cord end, so I chopped it off and installed one that matched my receps. Got it at Lowes for $10.
                    prolly voids the warranty tho.
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                    • #11
                      Barnage,
                      You can't do this with the Passport. It's a multi-voltage machine and the cord wires don't correspond to normal single voltage type machines such as your 212.
                      The chance of mis-wiring the machine and blowing it up is too high.

                      Andy

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                      • #12
                        "Home On The Range"

                        Originally posted by cgustafs View Post
                        I will check rollers, it was just so consistent I thought it might have been a new feature.

                        On the plug, I am surprised Miller doesn't offer an adapter in the range plug style as I had to have paid pretty nickle for machine and then cobble something together???
                        Honestly, how many people weld in their kitchen?
                        "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ASKANDY View Post
                          Barnage,
                          You can't do this with the Passport. It's a multi-voltage machine and the cord wires don't correspond to normal single voltage type machines such as your 212.
                          The chance of mis-wiring the machine and blowing it up is too high.

                          Andy
                          I know you know what you're talking about, so maybe you could explain that a bit further, Andy.

                          IIRC, it has four wires in its adapting bits. Is that where the selection is made for 120 or 240 volts, and it's not an automatic switching feature inside the machine?

                          I don't have my Passport anymore, but I remember it took me some time to get used to the run-in feature on the wire speed, too. Worked fine, of course; it was just the first machine I owned that was advanced enough to have it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by davedarragh View Post
                            Honestly, how many people weld in their kitchen?
                            Dave- yee have little faith- they walk among us



                            Ed Conley
                            http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                            MM252
                            MM211
                            Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                            TA185
                            Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                            O/A set
                            SO 2020 Bender
                            You can call me Bacchus

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                            • #15



                              Ed Conley
                              http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                              MM252
                              MM211
                              Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                              TA185
                              Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                              O/A set
                              SO 2020 Bender
                              You can call me Bacchus

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