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01-11-2004, 10:52 AM
I have a Hobart Champion 10000. I am wanting to find out what feeder I need to get so I can run wire also. Thanks,Sandman:cool:
01-11-2004, 06:21 PM
I believe the Champion is strickly a CC DC welding only machine.
You need a "voltage sensing" feeder that has a clamp that clamps to the work to sense voltage.
We're all upset at ITW right now, but at the risk of being called a "Traitor". Look in the Miller Catalog, or Webbsight for a 3045 FC wire feeder. It will work on a CC or Cv machine. It's set up for Flux core, but with an optional gas solenoid kit you can use gas and solid wire.
01-12-2004, 01:28 AM
Both the 3045 and the suitcase 8vs and 12vs are cc,cv (constant current-constant voltage) dc machines, both of them are flux core or gas sheilded process machines
01-12-2004, 07:31 PM
Thanks for the replys, I will see what I can find....Sandman
01-13-2004, 04:04 PM
I, too, am a Miller man, but check out the Lincoln LN-25. It is probably the mainstay of the industry for feeders. I'm partial to Blue (hey, the things gotta match!), but if you aren't, the LN-25 will do the best job. My Miller feeder is WAY OLD, but it still gets the job done, even limited to .045 wire. One of these days, I'll get a new Miller suitcase. Anybody have experience with the number 8?
The voltage sensing feeders (like the SuitCase VS and LN-25) actually adjust the wirespeed as you weld to compensate for arclength, since you aren't using a CV machine. I've heard some of them wear out faster than the CV counterparts. Anyone have any experiences?
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