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    Well, after reading multiple posts on this forum and the hobart board I finally decided to go with the Dynasty 200DX for my first welder. It's due to arrive early next week; so I hope to get the new breaker/outlet wired in this weekend or soon after. If the outlet is wired in on 230; should I go with a 20 or 30Amp breaker? I have seen threads on different message boards indicating that you should use a slow blow breaker; is that true? Is that something that I can pickup at any hardware store? Thanks for your help!
    Joe

    Dynasty 200DX

  • #2
    The spec sheet lists 15.8amp draw 230V for TIG and 20amp for Stick.

    You could use a 20amp breaker, if you don't think that you'll be using max amps on stick. You can always wire for 30amp. This will give you some safety margin and if you get a MIG machine, most of them will need at least 30amp circuit.

    I have mine wired for 30amp 120V and it works like a champ. I've been using it for TIG 145amps and less. I have a #26 torch and just ordered a #9 for lower amps. I also am just learning and decided to learn TIG. Around here it is impossible to get into a welding class unless you are a full time metallurgy student. I've been learning by video, reading, these forums and lots of practice.

    Enjoy your machine,

    Bob Sigmon
    Bob Sigmon
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    Dynasty 200DX w/ Coolmate 3
    Miller Passport
    LMSW-52T Spot Welder
    A/O Setup with Meco Midget
    Miller Big Window Elite
    Quincy QT-5HD

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    • #3
      Per the manual, we say a 30 amp normal operating breaker at 60% duty cycle on 230vac input or 35 amp at 100% duty cycle on 115vac.
      Keep in mind that the unit will limit the top end on 115v input power. I have easily done 1/8 Alum on 115vac and 3/16 at a slower rate. I even did 1/4 inch but had to really let it preheat.

      If anyone wants to view manuals, they are available on the www.millerwelds.com site. the manuals link is below.

      Just pick your model name and it will come up in Adobe acrobat.

      http://www.millerwelds.com/service/ownersmanuals.php

      Now anyone can research the entire manual before purchasing or download a lost manual.

      Hope this helps.

      Andy

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      • #4
        Bob, Try Schoolcraft college

        They are right in your area. They have the dynasty 300's so welding won't be any different from your 200. Rodney is the teacher over there and he does a real good job teaching. That's where i started out.
        Mike. R


        Dynasty 300dx tig runner w/ 3 torch Versa-Tig torch changer {wt-20f, wt-24f, mt-125**
        MM 251/30a/4015 roughneck
        Miller portable spot welder
        Inferno >>> Big Window Elite

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        • #5
          Mike,

          That's where I tried to get in. I'm going to try again in the spring. This is the one area that they don't offer Continuing Education Classes, just the welding program. This is just a hobby for me and I just want to learn TIG at this time. I'll probably check with BOC and see if they have a line on a good TIG weldor that what to teach a few classes. I'd just like to learn good technique, I'm not looking for certification.

          Thanks for the thought!

          Bob Sigmon
          Bob Sigmon
          ___________________
          Dynasty 200DX w/ Coolmate 3
          Miller Passport
          LMSW-52T Spot Welder
          A/O Setup with Meco Midget
          Miller Big Window Elite
          Quincy QT-5HD

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          • #6
            Well BOB here is somewhat of a solution until

            You can get into a class. Use your pulser to work on filler rod manipulation. Set the PPS to 1.2 - 1.5 {pulses per second**. Set Peak T to 55 {peak time 55%**. Set BKGND A to 35 { backround amperage 35% **. Set your Amperage to approx 1 amp per .001 of material thicknes {general rule of thumb** {.080 material thickness = 80 amps**.
            If you want we could always meet up either at your place, or my place and practice.
            Mike. R


            Dynasty 300dx tig runner w/ 3 torch Versa-Tig torch changer {wt-20f, wt-24f, mt-125**
            MM 251/30a/4015 roughneck
            Miller portable spot welder
            Inferno >>> Big Window Elite

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            • #7
              Mike,

              Thanks for the tips. I've been using the pulse and it has been working well. I'm still working on the coordination with the filler but it's coming along. I'm not in a huge rush to learn, I just want to be able to weld up small projects as they come along. I need to practice a bit more before I bring my welding out into the light, but thanks for the offer. I just got a small pile of metal that I'll be welding up for practice.

              Bob Sigmon
              Bob Sigmon
              ___________________
              Dynasty 200DX w/ Coolmate 3
              Miller Passport
              LMSW-52T Spot Welder
              A/O Setup with Meco Midget
              Miller Big Window Elite
              Quincy QT-5HD

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              • #8
                Great, thank you for all the info and the link back to the owners manual. I can't wait to get it up and running!
                Joe

                Dynasty 200DX

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                • #9
                  You are really going to love it. I knew nothing about welding but what I had learned at a small class at my local dealer when I got my machine. I got the machine up and running in no time and from the info on the forums and a few books, I was actually able to stick things together right away. Not beautiful but very functional.

                  Aluminum is a bit trickier but is coming along.

                  Have fun!

                  Bob Sigmon
                  Bob Sigmon
                  ___________________
                  Dynasty 200DX w/ Coolmate 3
                  Miller Passport
                  LMSW-52T Spot Welder
                  A/O Setup with Meco Midget
                  Miller Big Window Elite
                  Quincy QT-5HD

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