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    I've been reading a lot of the Dynasty threads especially the 280 and 350 threads. I'm wanting one but all the adjustability scares me to death. I can see myself playing around with this and that and the next thing you you know my machine is rendered useless because I've got it so far out of wack I couldn't figure out how to put it back. Is it really that intimidating or am I making something out of nothing? What was some of you first timers experiences with the transition from a transformer machine like my Syncrowave to a inverter? Nightmarss and horror stories are welcome.
    Dynasty 400 Wireless
    Coolmate 3.5
    Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
    ​Watermate 1A
    ​Coolmate 3
    XMT350 CC/CV
    D74DX Feeder double the fun
    Optima Pulse Pendant
    WC24
    30A spoolgun
    Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
    Avortec 280 mig
    GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
    Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
    Victor flow meters
    Flametech Duel flowmeters
    Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
    and a pet Raccoon.

  • #2
    Originally posted by sledsports View Post
    I've been reading a lot of the Dynasty threads especially the 280 and 350 threads. I'm wanting one but all the adjustability scares me to death. I can see myself playing around with this and that and the next thing you you know my machine is rendered useless because I've got it so far out of wack I couldn't figure out how to put it back. Is it really that intimidating or am I making something out of nothing? What was some of you first timers experiences with the transition from a transformer machine like my Syncrowave to a inverter? Nightmarss and horror stories are welcome.
    Yes it can be intimidating... and sure you can get way out of Whack....

    BUT.... you can always do a reset that will put the settings back to factory defaults and safe ground...

    The factory default settings will get you going.. and familiar with the machine... as you get more familiar and comfortable.. you can expand your universe... by adjusting parameters..

    Remember... no matter how goofed up the settings get.. you can always reset...
    .

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    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

    TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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    • #3
      The first thing you have to get used to is the sounds it makes.
      Then you need to read the manual pretty much entirely. Its not that hard.
      Find out what the default settings are so you know where to go back to if you get to far out of adjustment.
      Having used a synchrowave I would start off close to how it was......use soft squarewave, set balance around 70 to keep a point but not be entirely strange, set frequency around 95 for pretty much the same reasons.
      Then just weld awhile like that. After that play with settings as needed or wanted.
      It's really not all that different from the stuff you use to watch TV.....lots of buttons to play with, but yet you can turn it on and watch. You have to try pretty hard to screw it up entirely.

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      • #4
        Just as the above posters said, ya screw up somewhere, merely reset the machine and start over

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        • #5
          You might spend some time watching the youtube videos on the Dynasty series..

          I think you will find that the visuals will help take a lot of the mystery out of the extended features offered by these inverter machines..

          https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...miller+dynasty

          aside from that you have a pretty good pool of us knuckleheads who have already made most of the mistakes with these machines to ask.... I know I sure doodled them up in 1st class fashion when I first got them...

          Do not believe you can hurt the machine.... and I am pretty sure that no operator ever died from embarassment or bruised ego.. (I survived..)
          .

          *******************************************
          The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

          “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

          Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

          My Blue Stuff:
          Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
          Dynasty 200DX
          Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
          Millermatic 200

          TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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          • #6
            Thank you guys for making it easier. So if I decide to go with the 280 am I going to miss the power of the big 350? 3/8"and 1/2" is pretty normal in my shop along with billet cylinder heads. When engines digest valves there's a lot build up work and padding. I'm not sure if I can get over the price shock of the 350. The 280 sounds like a fine machine.
            Dynasty 400 Wireless
            Coolmate 3.5
            Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
            ​Watermate 1A
            ​Coolmate 3
            XMT350 CC/CV
            D74DX Feeder double the fun
            Optima Pulse Pendant
            WC24
            30A spoolgun
            Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
            Avortec 280 mig
            GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
            Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
            Victor flow meters
            Flametech Duel flowmeters
            Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
            and a pet Raccoon.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sledsports View Post
              Thank you guys for making it easier. So if I decide to go with the 280 am I going to miss the power of the big 350? 3/8"and 1/2" is pretty normal in my shop along with billet cylinder heads. When engines digest valves there's a lot build up work and padding. I'm not sure if I can get over the price shock of the 350. The 280 sounds like a fine machine.
              I really like my Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner....

              If you regularly do heavier stuff... the extra power of 350DX sure could not hurt..

              will admit that I have not used the Dyn 280 though..

              Last edited by H80N; 08-16-2014, 02:49 PM.
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              *******************************************
              The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

              “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

              Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

              My Blue Stuff:
              Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
              Dynasty 200DX
              Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
              Millermatic 200

              TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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              • #8
                I'm gonna go ahead and start looking for a 350. Thanks y'all.
                Dynasty 400 Wireless
                Coolmate 3.5
                Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
                ​Watermate 1A
                ​Coolmate 3
                XMT350 CC/CV
                D74DX Feeder double the fun
                Optima Pulse Pendant
                WC24
                30A spoolgun
                Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
                Avortec 280 mig
                GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
                Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
                Victor flow meters
                Flametech Duel flowmeters
                Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
                and a pet Raccoon.

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                • #9
                  sledsports,

                  Here is a chart showing some possibilities.
                  As you can see, if the pulse option is not selected, the number of combinations is greatly reduced.
                  I only use about 3 settings on my Dynasty 350.

                  You can always reset the Dynasty to factory defaults so play and have fun.
                  Attached Files
                  Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

                  Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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                  • #10
                    I know this is a old post but I thought I'd bring some of you guys up to speed. I am a proud new owner of a Dynasty 400.
                    Dynasty 400 Wireless
                    Coolmate 3.5
                    Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
                    ​Watermate 1A
                    ​Coolmate 3
                    XMT350 CC/CV
                    D74DX Feeder double the fun
                    Optima Pulse Pendant
                    WC24
                    30A spoolgun
                    Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
                    Avortec 280 mig
                    GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
                    Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
                    Victor flow meters
                    Flametech Duel flowmeters
                    Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
                    and a pet Raccoon.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sledsports View Post
                      I know this is a old post but I thought I'd bring some of you guys up to speed. I am a proud new owner of a Dynasty 400.
                      Great!!

                      Griff

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                      • #12
                        Sweet!!

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                        • #13
                          bummer, for a moment i was delighted to see h80n on line....(hope he'll be back soon) congrats on your high tech machine ;-)

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                          • #14
                            Thanks
                            Dynasty 400 Wireless
                            Coolmate 3.5
                            Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
                            ​Watermate 1A
                            ​Coolmate 3
                            XMT350 CC/CV
                            D74DX Feeder double the fun
                            Optima Pulse Pendant
                            WC24
                            30A spoolgun
                            Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
                            Avortec 280 mig
                            GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
                            Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
                            Victor flow meters
                            Flametech Duel flowmeters
                            Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
                            and a pet Raccoon.

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                            • #15
                              SS, so how's it going with the new 400? It's not too complicated, is it? I have been drooling over some older syncrowaves, but they're a fracking power sink compared to the inverter types. A while ago I was just this close ( || ) to switching the flip and ordering an EverLost tig machine. I think I'll save for a while more for a Miller Dynasty. But anyway, I had viewed LOTS of instructional vids so that I could reasonably operate and test a newer inverter machine if I found a used unit somewhere. It didn't appear too daunting to learn the ins and outs.
                              Did you purchase new or used?

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