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  • Wirespeed/voltage

    Yes, I should have started this post with " set up per door chart, then if..........






    A poster on this board sent me an Email with his definition of this subject.

    Wire speed = penetration

    Voltage = bead height and width

    Fine tune accordingly.

    Until a better description comes along I will heed his advice.

    Once I start Migging I will follow the advice of other experienced weldors. Practice!!

    Thanks to all who contribute info. Makes the newbies (me) job easier.


    Never too old to learn.

    moe1942

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    moe1942,

    There should be a chart either on the drive door of your machine or in your manual that shows typical settings. In case it's missing, briefly:

    .030 solid wire with CO2 - 40 to 145 amp welding range.

    Welding current needed = 1 amp per .001" of metal thickness.

    For .030 wire, set up at 2 IPM wire speed per amp of current desired.

    Set the voltage to obtain a nice "bacon frying" sound when you weld.

    Fine tune the sppeed and voltage for the best weld from that point.


    Be well.

    hankj
    ...from the Gadget Garage
    Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
    Handler 210 w/DP3035
    TA185TSW
    Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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