Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Reporting Massive problem to Lincoln Vantages

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Reporting Massive problem to Lincoln Vantages

    All you techs and owners of these machines after 2011. You must replace the control rectifier to the rotor ASAP. Seems that Lincoln forgot to add Heat sink Compound under them. The bridges are corroding thier bases. Corrosion means zero cooling to the bridges. Zero cooling means that once they cant handle the heat, they will blow, as will the $$$$ rotor. Easy $4000 fix right there. I have reported the problem to Lincoln, but just telling you guys now as the rotors may bake just after Warranty. There is no warranty to speak of after 3 years!!

    I've been replacing them with 35 amp 1000 volt (GBPC3510)versions with a white heat sink compound.

    The bridge voltage is merely the Breakdown heat the unit will take
    Last edited by cruizer; 09-18-2015, 01:44 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    All you techs and owners of these machines after 2011. You must replace the control rectifier to the rotor ASAP. Seems that Lincoln forgot to add Heat sink Compound under them. The bridges are corroding thier bases. Corrosion means zero cooling to the bridges. Zero cooling means that once they cant handle the heat, they will blow, as will the $$$$ rotor. Easy $4000 fix right there. I have reported the problem to Lincoln, but just telling you guys now as the rotors may bake just after Warranty. There is no warranty to speak of after 3 years!!

    I've been replacing them with 35 amp 1000 volt (GBPC3510)versions with a white heat sink compound.

    The bridge voltage is merely the Breakdown heat the unit will take
    Thank you Cruizer for sharing the info!

    Griff

    Comment


    • #3
      Going to bump up this one so that the message gets out to everyone, or every tech knows

      Comment


      • #4
        Thanks for the heads up cruizer.
        MM200 w/spot controller and Spoolmatic 1
        Syncrowave 180 SD
        Bobcat 225G Plus LPG/NG w/14-pin*
        *Homemade Suitcase Wire Feeder
        *HF-251D-1
        *WC-1S & Spoolmatic 1
        PakMaster 100XL
        Marquette "Star Jet" 21-110
        http://www.millerwelds.com/images/sm...rolleyes.png?2

        Comment

        Working...
        X