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  • H80N
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    Recent Thread on the Subject...

    Here is a recent thread on it,,,,

    "Just bought a new Syncrowave 250CC, need help wiring it"



    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...help-wiring-it
    Last edited by H80N; 10-13-2014, 07:15 AM.

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  • WillieB
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    We hear a lot of conversation about how many amps we have available. Driving around VT, I see a lot of 15 Kilowatt transformers. This is 62.5 amps. In many cases you share a transformer with neighbors. If your welder pulls voltage down too low, your neighbors won't be very happy with you.

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  • sledsports
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    You think that 250 is hard on power... Try a 350 on 200 amp single phase service. Yea I have to be careful or I can put the lights out. Full bore burning it down on a head= turn out most of the lights and don't dare let dad start the 30 horse rotaphase for the air compressor or mill. Oh got the new Quincy in service finally.
    Last edited by sledsports; 10-12-2014, 10:36 PM.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by anticostiguide View Post
    Does it make sense to have a machine like this and not using it ......I went and got a 200 amp entrance installed.But in the long run it will also be a safer system.
    I weld 70-80% percent aluminium which takes more power!!!!

    AG
    Having the full amperage capacity available is always preferred... but some home hobbiests simply do not have that option...

    of course.... one could opt for an inverter like a Dynasty that requires much less input amperage...
    Last edited by H80N; 10-12-2014, 09:16 AM.

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  • anticostiguide
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    Does it make sense to have a machine like this and not using it ......I went and got a 200 amp entrance installed.But in the long run it will also be a safer system.
    I weld 70-80% percent aluminium which takes more power!!!!

    AG

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by MMW View Post
    A lot of homeowners get away with a 50 or 60 amp breaker to run these with a 50 amp plug/receptacle. I believe it's a 6-50p & r.
    That is true... they just run them at reduced output... which works out fine for most automotive TIG applications...

    there have been several threads on it over the years.....

    if you do a search on "dryer power" you will find some threads where folks have a similar dilemma... there are a lot of full sized transformer machines humming along happily in home garages at reduced power..

    AND yes... the NEMA 6-50 has become the defacto standard plug in most places for welders running single phase 220 volts... (right or wrong... it seems to be the connector of choice)
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  • MMW
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    A lot of homeowners get away with a 50 or 60 amp breaker to run these with a 50 amp plug/receptacle. I believe it's a 6-50p & r.

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  • anticostiguide
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    Thanks for the reply H80N.......had to get a different set up for my garage, but will be all right after!!!!!

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by anticostiguide View Post
    Hooked up my newly acquired 250dx and man it takes a lot of amperage to run these machines.......or is some thing not right,
    I'm running it on 220 volts!!!!

    AG
    YUP...

    that machine wants to see approx 92-96 Amps @ 220 Volts for full output..(without PFC...)

    typical for transformer machines of that output..
    Last edited by H80N; 10-11-2014, 09:17 PM.

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  • anticostiguide
    started a topic Sycrowave 250 dx takes a lot of juice to run

    Sycrowave 250 dx takes a lot of juice to run

    Hooked up my newly acquired 250dx and man it takes a lot of amperage to run these machines.......or is some thing not right,
    I'm running it on 220 volts!!!!

    AG
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