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  • help with WC-1 and Spoolomatic 1

    Hi there,
    I recently purchased a WC-1 and a spoolomatic 1 to try and run it on my inverter machine which has a stick function. previous to this I borrowed a WC-3 and a spoolomatic 3 which I was able to run off my inverter maching no problem. I am having problems hooking up the WC-1 as the manual says it has a contactor connection and I don't have a contactor connection on my machine. Can anyone help me with this? I am a newby welder and have limited knowledge. The spoolomatic 3 worked just fantastic off my machine.
    thanks
    Brad

  • #2
    And what machine do you have powering the spoolgun, your pretty vague at best. For instance a spoolmatic 3 doesn't need a WC-3. It just plugs into a miller 14.
    Last edited by cruizer; 09-22-2015, 05:20 PM.

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    • #3
      The Spoolmatic 1 and WC-1 weld controller are not designed to be used with a stick (CC) type machine but rather a constant voltage (CV) MIG power supply.

      So unless your inverter machine has a CV mode you're barking up the wrong tree. You'd need the Spoolmatic 2 and WC-2 or WC-3.


      As cruizer asked - what machine do you have?
      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

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      • #4
        Hi guys and thanks for the resposes thus far

        Sorry I am so vague, but I am very new to welding. My machine is an everlast 250 pulse Mig with a stick function. I have used successfully hoocked up a miller wc-3 and spoolomatic 2 on it. But I see the wc-3 has no contactor. The wc-1 looks completely different and its over my head to figure it out. Is there a way I can add a contactor to the WC-1 or some other way I can get it to work on the everlast?
        Thank you so much for the help!!!!!!
        Brad

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        • #5
          More clarification

          My Everlast 250p mig is CV/CC
          The setup I would like to run off it is a WC-1 with a Spoolomatic 1. the WC-1 does not have a contactor in it. As below I have run a WC-3 and spoolomatic 2 off the everlast, but the wc-3 had a contactor in it.[ How would I run the WC-1 combined with the spoolomatic one off my everlast? Is it possible without a contactor in the wc-1? if not can I adapt or add a contactor?
          thanks
          Sorry for all the confusion.
          Brad


          Sorry I am so vague, but I am very new to welding. My machine is an everlast 250 pulse Mig with a stick function. I have used successfully hoocked up a miller wc-3 and spoolomatic 2 on it. But I see the wc-3 has no contactor. The wc-1 looks completely different and its over my head to figure it out. Is there a way I can add a contactor to the WC-1 or some other way I can get it to work on the everlast?
          Thank you so much for the help!!!!!!
          Brad[/QUOTE]

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          • #6
            Hi Guys any help is much appreciated I'm at a loss

            trying to hook the Wc-1 and spoolomatic to an everlast 250p I-mig. Is there a way to do this?
            Thanks

            Brad

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            • #7
              Probably, but would need the Everlast wiring diagram for the pin out

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              • #8
                Ok I will see if I can get one for you. Much appreciated. - Brad

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                • #9
                  Ok here is what I found out. Pins number 5 and number 7 send 24 volts to the spool gun. does that help at all?
                  I gotta say I will not buy another everlast. customer service is the craps. I really like the machine, but the spool gun is terrible. Hoping to be able to hook the spoolomatic 1 and wc 1 up to it.
                  any help is appreciated.

                  brad

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                  • #10
                    which wires on the everlast are 115Volts, cause thats what the old WC1 needs, and which are contactor, is it one wire or is it two dry (no power) contacts

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                    • #11
                      It is an inverter based machine that is 240 volt. No contactor in it. Some new fangled technology that I don't understand. Sounds like I am hooped. I guess I need a WC-3 box with a contactor hey? Do you know of any for sale?

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                      • #12
                        another question, sorry,.....
                        Are the spoolomatic 1, 2 and 3 compatible with a WC-3 controller? Or do I have to find a spoolomatic 2?
                        Thanks
                        Brad

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                        • #13
                          Huh, you need a Wc24 and a spoolmatic 30a, this runs on 24VAC. You would have something in the Everlast to turn the arc on and off

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