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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
    Good question, supposedly some generators give cleaner power than others, a honda or miller would definately have clean power.

    The choice of taking the Maxstar 150 would be my choice with a bottle of argon.
    or how about your HTP 221 TIG and a bottle of argon?? and... a couple of extensions and some dryer/range--to 6-50 pigtail adapters...?? and an RV park/Marina shore power adapter

    You would be amazed at how easy it is to find power out in the field...

    and the HTP is not that much bigger than the Maxstar.... and it will do aluminum...
    Last edited by H80N; 07-29-2015, 08:38 PM.

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  • Portable Welder
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    Good question, supposedly some generators give cleaner power than others, a honda or miller would definately have clean power.

    The choice of taking the Maxstar 150 would be my choice with a bottle of argon.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Hmmm, that's what I was a afraid of. Pooling resources isn't really explicitly against the rules, just not what this event is about. Now, if someone does break down and need some of my tools, I'll be more than happy to help, which most people are as well.

    I may look at a bigger generator since it definitely won't run my little air compressor. I didn't think it would run that little mig, even on the lightest of settings, but I am surprised it won't run the TIG. I might give it a shot and see just as an experiment.

    Aside from likely not having enough power, will running that maxstar off a generator cause any issues with the machine you guys might consider?

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  • Broccoli1
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    The Honda 2000 won't be enough.

    13amp continuos power in straight math but it just doesn't have enough overall engine size to withstand the kick in the nuts the welder will give it.

    One Honda 2000 would not run my Passport on 120v.

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  • H80N
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    Can you network with some of the other guys and pool resources on the tour?

    one guy brings a TIG... another a MIG... third guy a gas compressor (really useful on the roadside).... etc etc...

    if you guys caravan together and spread the load... should make any unforseen failure easier to deal with... kinda like a rotating pit crew...

    A lot of the needed equip might also depend on how well prepped and streetable your car is...

    known failure points.. spare parts you "KNOW" you will use up on the trip..etc etc
    Last edited by H80N; 07-29-2015, 10:24 AM.

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  • ja baudin
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    Alrighty gents, back with another question...er...advice really. Drag week is coming up. For those of you that don't know what that is, it's a bunch of lunatics that get together once a year for a drag racing marathon sponsored by hotrod magazine. It's a 5 day race, consecutive days, four tracks (start and finish at the same track), but the kicker is...you have to drive your drag car from track to track. No support crew or vehicle, no chase car, no rv's, just you, a buddy and whatever you can fit into the car and one tiny trailer.

    ...and beer.

    Here's my question...since space is a premium, but I still need a welder, what kind of problems should I expect to run into with powering one of my machines off a generator? My machine options are a lincoln 140c or my maxstar 150sth. I'd absolutely prefer my maxstar, just not certain if I could damage it by running it on a generator. My power source will be a small, 2000w honda inverter generator.

    So...advice please?


    Since space is an issue, stick with can beer since its easier to stack and pack in an ice chest. This will give additional room for more beer OR an extra bag of ice to cool down your intake manifold in between runs.

    Ja


    No info on generator, sorry
    Last edited by ja baudin; 07-29-2015, 09:54 AM.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    generators and welders

    Alrighty gents, back with another question...er...advice really. Drag week is coming up. For those of you that don't know what that is, it's a bunch of lunatics that get together once a year for a drag racing marathon sponsored by hotrod magazine. It's a 5 day race, consecutive days, four tracks (start and finish at the same track), but the kicker is...you have to drive your drag car from track to track. No support crew or vehicle, no chase car, no rv's, just you, a buddy and whatever you can fit into the car and one tiny trailer.

    ...and beer.

    Here's my question...since space is a premium, but I still need a welder, what kind of problems should I expect to run into with powering one of my machines off a generator? My machine options are a lincoln 140c or my maxstar 150sth. I'd absolutely prefer my maxstar, just not certain if I could damage it by running it on a generator. My power source will be a small, 2000w honda inverter generator.

    So...advice please?
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