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  • #16
    Thanks for all the feedback. This is stuff you won't get in the users manual.

    moe1942

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    • #17
      Hi Moe,
      I have been reading your posts with interest. I have a Bobcat 250NT and love the thing. I hooked a suitcase to it and it worked great the only thing that I don't like with this setup is that when I weld in the shop I have to listen to the Bobcat running. I wound up buying a MM210. Quite! The Bobcat runs the MM210 with no trouble. I have used it a bunch of times with flux cored wire. It is no way as portable as the suitcase but for me it works out well. Good luck.
      Bulldog
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      • #18
        Thanks for the input Bulldog,

        I don't know if the VS circuit in the MM175 will be affected by the Bobcats alternator output. I think the voltage produced is a bit different than commercial power. Also isn't there a difference in the 225NT's alternator vs the 225G. I don't think it is as clipped as the output on mine.

        Someone from Miller will weigh in for the benefit of all.

        Smoke rolling out of a welder scares me and I'm fearless. If I could go back I would have bought the 3045FC. 29 pounds vs 70+ for the MM175...Too smart, too late.

        Thanks again

        moe1942

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        • #19
          Moe
          Suitcases......very cool!

          I don't think you'd have trouble with the MM 175 and Bobus. I run my MM 135 all the time off a generator with no problems. Just can't max it out. I don't think the Bobus output would be any different. Esp, since the sales brochure for the 2001 225 NT shows a set up with the MM 185. If it wouldn't run it, they wouldn't reccomend it....I hope.

          FWIW, the 3045 fc needs a power source, while the MM 175 doesn't. Makes a difference in the shop if you don't like noise.
          Don


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

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

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          • #20
            Thanks Don,

            You and all the others who replied have proven the worth of this site. I re-read the Bobcat owners manual yesterday and did not find a definitive answer to any of the questions I asked. When I have to assume I start asking questions.

            I hope all my questions and rambling has helped someone else too....


            moe1942

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            • #21
              No problem, Moe.
              As much as you helped me with my Bobus, it's the least I can do. I may actually get a chance to work on mine today.
              Don


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

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

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              • #22
                The alternator power is fine for running the MM175. It actually is smoother than years past. The MM175 may run a liitle hotter as the Bobcat's Aux power voltage is usually a little high. If using an extension cord, make sure it is of proper heavy enough gauge.

                A-

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                • #23
                  Thanks Andy,

                  I should have been more specific early on. The Bobcats rated voltage was my main concern. 256-264VAC looked a bit much for electronic circuitry. I'm wondering if lowering the no-load to maybe 250 would be a little easier on my MM175.

                  My limited knowledge of electronics says slightly lower would be better than super high. I'm a worry wart when it comes to high dollar equipment.

                  If Miller says the warranty on a MillerMatic is good when powered by a Bobcat at rated voltage that should wrap up this discussion...


                  moe1942

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                  • #24
                    They have been tested with the power circuit as is and runs fine. No issue with warranty either. The higher voltage will drop under load a little. All should be fine.

                    A-

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