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    Is this feeder able to be used with an Econotig? A guy looking to buy my econotig mentioned this unit. I have no experience or knowledge of this type of unit. I understand that it can be used with an engine drive. How does this take CC and use it for CV as in mig? How well does it work? I don't want to sell him something that isn't going to work well.


  • #2
    IM going to give this a try.From what i have seen about the 3045f feeder it will work on your machine for it is a CC.(Constant current)CV (Constant Voltage) type feeder,but it shows it to be for Flux Core operation.I think i might ask the guy as to what application he might be wanting to use the feeder for.As for Short-arc process it wont work because you machine is a CC.machine.The voltage would be some where in the 30 volt range.As for Globular applcation it migth work.I have a 2 Lincoln LN-25 feeders.One i use to Flux Core the other for solid wire Short-arc and also Spray application off my Trailblazer.Maybe Hawk can add to this to help you also...i hope this is of some help.
    Trailblazer 250G
    Bobcat 225
    Miller 150 STL
    Lincoln SA-200
    Miller XMT 304
    Lincoln Squarewave 355
    Lincoln 140C
    Lincoln 170T
    Miller S-22A feeder
    Miller 30A Spoolgun
    Miller XR-15
    Lincoln LN-25's
    Hypetherm 380
    Trailblazer 302
    Spectrum 875
    Just to mention a few


    • #3


      The Econotig is a CC machine as required for a SMAW/GTAW powersource. However, at 150 amps your arc voltage is around 25 volts. This is peaking the upper end of the machine capacity. I doubt the 3045 will perform well if at all. The Econotig is a nice little GTAW machine capable of a variety of tasks within its amperage range. I do not believe it has the "fortitude" required to drive a wire feeder that adjusts its speed according to the arc voltage. In the CC mode this is how the 3045FC operates. If you have such a set up available, you could test it. I think you will be disappointed, but I would like to know for sure.


      • #4
        Re: Doubtful?

        Originally posted by HAWK

        If you have such a set up available, you could test it. I think you will be disappointed, but I would like to know for sure.
        Me too. Been looking at that one a while. It does have a gas kit available, BTW.

        '06 Trailblazer 302
        '06 12RC feeder
        Super S-32P feeder

        HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
        Esab Multimaster 260
        Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC


        • #5
          Thanks guys, I didn't think this was going to do what he wanted. he thought it was going to be just like a wire feeder. I'm trying to sell the Econotig, don't need two tig machines. I thought it would give tig cheap as it did me when I got it.



          • #6

            The Econotig is a nice beginner's machine. It is natural to want a nicer machine as you get better at the process. You have probably posted and I missed it, but what other machine do you use?