View Full Version : Tig from an alternator ??
05-09-2004, 10:46 PM
On one of my other favorite forums (second fav of course) there was talk of making a tig using a car alternator....Myth or fact...???
Shade Tree Welder
05-09-2004, 11:59 PM
Yes it can, I have never done so I don't know the particulars. But a neighbor of mine did it and used it to stick weld with. Not a great arc quality and he was only using an 80 amp alternator. In theory an alternator is a CC power supply. Let us know if you have try and how it works out!
06-18-2004, 01:50 PM
for you http://classicbroncos.com/homemade-welder.shtml
06-19-2004, 03:20 PM
This guy says it works.
06-23-2004, 09:58 PM
The turbomstangs site seems to be having some problems.
06-23-2004, 11:22 PM
Lots of guys out there in the 4x4 world running welders off of batteries and alternators. It takes around a 100 amp alternator and a kit (terminals, guage, etc) to make a pretty decent trail welder that is capable of welding stick at a pretty decent rate.
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