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  • Whats the best gas powered machine to power inverters?

    Does anyone have a recommendation for the best gas powered machine that will deliver constant clean power to run inverters on while in the field?

  • #2
    Tough call, and would depend on the type of inverter and purpose. 99% of the welder inverters are not true inverters so won't care much, an industrial critical inverter will require a true sign wave type of generator. Not going to find a welder around anymore that has that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BoilerhouseGuy View Post
      Does anyone have a recommendation for the best gas powered machine that will deliver constant clean power to run inverters on while in the field?
      I ran a Dynasty 200DX (Inverter Welder) off of a TrailBlazer 301G for several years.... no probs or issues.....
      Last edited by H80N; 03-23-2016, 03:38 PM.
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      • #4
        I have had problems with an old Ranger and looking to replace it. I am running a Lincoln 150 , Miller max star and Lincoln 210 MP.

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        • #5
          True as I said, they for the most park are not true inverters so any kind of power source will be fine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BoilerhouseGuy View Post
            I have had problems with an old Ranger and looking to replace it. I am running a Lincoln 150 , Miller max star and Lincoln 210 MP.
            What problems did you have?---Meltedmetal
            ---Meltedmetal

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            • #7
              that's cause "the old Ranger' is not running the correct RPM / HZ

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BoilerhouseGuy View Post
                Does anyone have a recommendation for the best gas powered machine that will deliver constant clean power to run inverters on while in the field?
                I just noticed your user name. I worked 5 1/2 years in the Power House (boilers, chillers, air compressors, cooling towers) a few years ago.
                Just a note to you and others, especially new guys. if you will put your general location in your profile, often times you will get a little more help.
                Especially if someone lives in your area.

                HTH
                Griff
                Last edited by griff01; 03-28-2016, 03:34 PM. Reason: spelling

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                • #9
                  H80N , I have had good luck with trailblazers in the past. It's on my short lists .
                  MeltedMetal, The Ranger I'm using doesn't seem to pick up the power demand and adjust rpm correctly with the inverters.Often I get a power fault and the welder I'm running shuts down.
                  Last edited by BoilerhouseGuy; 03-27-2016, 09:59 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Griff, I'm in the metro Atlanta area and work all over Georgia working on boilers. Thanks for the tip and I'll try to add some info to my profile.

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                    • #11
                      Lincoln promotes their "twisted rotors" as being better for powering inverters. I take it you aren't buying that, Cruizer?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by old jupiter View Post
                        Lincoln promotes their "twisted rotors" as being better for powering inverters. I take it you aren't buying that, Cruizer?

                        I call B.S. on that one. Scope results are not smooth, whether its a Miller or Lincoln. Just a hairy beast sine wave. Now the ONLY welder I know, rather knew of, was the Thermal Arc Predator/T-bird. This was a true sine wave welder. And would have made a fantastic generator and lasted forever, however it was marketed as a welder, thus almost all of them blew up their micro wound and impossible to rewind generators

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                        • #13
                          I second the motion that pretty any properly tuned generator is going to be fine to use a modern red/blue/yellow/green etc inverter welder off of. If it's within the voltage and frequency requirements it's going to run like it should.
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