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How do I wire the plug on a Dynasty200DX? 110V / 120V

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  • How do I wire the plug on a Dynasty200DX? 110V / 120V

    The machine says it runs on 3- or 1-Phase Power. If it runs on 110, does it just use a regular grounded plug into the wall? The machine comes with no plug and the instructions only show wiring the unit directly to a box for 3 or 1 phase power. How can this be portable if this is all you can do? Yes, I am a newbie :-) Someone please help. I just got the machine today and feel like a dumbass on what to do for the plug.


  • #2
    It requires a 220/240 volt circuit....


    • #3
      I was told by others that it will run on 110/120, that is why I went with this machine.

      This is what Miller's site says:

      "provides state-of-the-art flexibility by automatically connecting to 120-460 VAC, single- or three- phase power without removing the covers to relink the power source."

      Requires 3- or 1-Phase Power

      Rated Output
      TIG: 150 A at 16 V, 60% duty cycle
      Stick: 130 A at 25.2 V, 60% duty cycle


      • #4
        I stand corrected - but you drastically reduce the range of welding you can do because of lack of power...


        • #5
          Yeah, I won't be doing very thick stuff. I will mostly be playing around on bicycle frames(steel. aluminum) and such for now. My home does not have 220 in the garage and with the way my house is, it will cost about $500 to have the circuit put in. Since we are thinking of moving within the next year, I will hold off on that :-) If I want to do thicker, I will take it to class with me and use the 220 there(though I would need another plug end). I am just not sure what type of end to get. I guess the guys at Lowes could help. I will also call the shop I got it from for advice.

          Thanks for the help


          • #6
            If you are going to plug into 120V obviously you need a 120V plug. Green is always ground, wire the white to the silver screw of the plug and the black to the gold screw and tape the red out of the way.


            • #7
              120v on the 200dx will give you plenty of power for your frame welding. I was running my 200dx on 120v and while welding AC it was displaying the output at 175-180v. Plenty of power for the bicycle frame i was welding at the time.

              If you plan on taking the machine to class and there are some single phase outlets there, the easiest thing to do is make up some twist lock quick disconnects. I have a nema 1130 male connector coming off the wire on the welder, and have made two different tails for it. They have a female 1130 plug for one end and with a standard 110v plug for the other side and one with a 220v plug for the outlet in my garage.


              • #8
                I like that idea of using that setup for adapters, it prevents someone from plugging 120V devices into your 230 adapter. I assume this machine runs from 208, you could make another adapter to run from 230 3 phase so you wouldnt have to rewire the plug in on some occasions. I would tend to think, depending on school, with so many machines running a school may use 3 ph but I am sure there would also be single available.


                • #9
                  Stump,,, is this an attatched garage? If so the major part of running a circuit is getting the wire there. This is a good place to learn a little about running a simple welder circuit, fish a new wire from the panel to the garage.


                  • #10
                    T500, if you could give me some more info on the quick connects, that would be awesome!

                    SBerry, the problem with my circuit is: I finished my basement. The box is on the wall on the left side of the house and the garage is on the right side of the house. Honestly, I can run the wire with the way I finished the basement, no problem. The problem I have is that my box is full. I was told that some of the circuits would have to be piggy-backed to make room. Since my wife and I are currently looking for a new house (to get in a better school district for the kids), I will just wait til I get another house to worry about it. I am trying to find something with a 3rd car detached garage/shed to use for a workshop, so, there may be 220 already setup.

                    Thanks guys!


                    • #11
                      Jeremy, I just got my 200DX about an hour ago...thought I would drive home(fast), wire it up , and start playing with it. Now that I have the box opened I think that I better do some reading first. The panel on this thing looks like something you would see in the cardiac ward at the hospital! Makes my 180SD look pretty simple. Anyhow,my manual shows to insulate and tape back the red wire(not used),green is ground, and black and white are the line terminals.Also, they recommend a 35A fuse rating for a 115V connection. Good luck.



                      • #12
                        Yeah, I'm a bit timid to fire it up :-) I want to make sure I don't screw anything up!

                        I need to check and see what size breaker is in the box for the garage. What if it is only a 30A? Will that work, or is that a bad idea?


                        • #13
                          The 30amp breaker will work, Happy welding


                          • #14
                            ou could get two breakers that fit into the space of one regular breaker to make room for the 30 amp 240V one - but if you don't need to weld anything that heavy right now why bother?

                            I did this same thing for my welder when I had to puy my cicuit in - not expensive at all.


                            • #15
                              how long is the cord on the machine ?