I just had to grin and chuckle



I just had to grin and chuckle

Postby grumpyvette » November 9th, 2013, 11:37 am

one of my neighbors thought he had a really great idea, he has a car trailer and a nice miller 140 amp welder, and a DC current to AC current converter that he used to power a lap top computer.
his plan was to plug the converter into his cigarette lighter like he always does with his lap top computer that runs on 110 volts AC
plug an extension cord, into the converter and the 140 amp welder into the extension cord.........
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and for some reason he failed to grasp the potential problem.
running a welder off a cars cigarette lighter power taps, a bit like expecting to put out a house fire with a typical drinking fountain filling dixie cups used in a bucket brigade!
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http://www.dcacpowerinverters.com/itemd ... =PW1100-12
1100 watts continuous power
2200 watts peak power
Provides 9.2 Amps

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http://www.welders-direct.com/mm5/merch ... ory_Code=M
Input Power
Requires 1-Phase Power
115V, 20 Amps, 60 HZ

we all learn to work with the tools we own and eventually, I think. most of us come too think of the tools faults or virtues as the way EVERYONE DOES IT.
Ive used those 140 amp welders and was actually rather impressed and well pleased with the results..well UNTIL THAT WAS UNTIL I used a buddys MILLER 252 mig, and a friends LINCOLN 300 amp TIG welder , I think its a case of not knowing what your missing as much as the machines capability's.
the miller 140 amp is a darn nice tool that will do most of what you need to do, if I was only doing welding rather rarely its just fine, and Id certainly feel it was meeting my needs, but
after using both friends welder I saved up and purchased a miller 252 mig and am currently saving for the TIG ADAPTER PARTS for my LINCOLN ARC WELDER
arc http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/Eq ... lnElectric)
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my neighbor has a small Lincoln mig, he uses mostly as a flux core welder and he was thrilled with that, but he still comes over to have me weld much of the stuff he does as hes noticed the difference in the weld quality between the small Lincoln and my larger miller.
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Re: I just had to grin and chuckle

Postby Indycars » November 9th, 2013, 1:35 pm


LOL ......

I wonder, did he even get an arc briefly???

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Re: I just had to grin and chuckle

Postby DorianL » November 9th, 2013, 4:01 pm

Indycars wrote:
did he even get an arc briefly???



:D
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Re: I just had to grin and chuckle

Postby 87vette81big » November 9th, 2013, 4:04 pm

Acrs & Sparks drawn elsewhere .
:mrgreen:
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Re: I just had to grin and chuckle

Postby Edmond Salle » May 9th, 2014, 10:03 pm

grumpyvette wrote:one of my neighbors thought he had a really great idea, he has a car trailer and a nice miller 140 amp welder, and a DC current to AC current converter that he used to power a lap top computer.
his plan was to plug the converter into his cigarette lighter like he always does with his lap top computer that runs on 110 volts AC
plug an extension cord, into the converter and the 140 amp welder into the extension cord.........
Image
and for some reason he failed to grasp the potential problem.
running a welder off a cars cigarette lighter power taps, a bit like expecting to put out a house fire with a typical drinking fountain filling dixie cups used in a bucket brigade!
Image
http://www.dcacpowerinverters.com/itemd ... =PW1100-12
1100 watts continuous power
2200 watts peak power
Provides 9.2 Amps

Image
http://www.welders-direct.com/mm5/merch ... ory_Code=M
Input Power
Requires 1-Phase Power
115V, 20 Amps, 60 HZ
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