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    What Generator can I use For Lincoin 225 Arc

    I saw a generator at Home Depot for 300$ 5500 wats 30amp and was wondering if i can run my Lincoin 225 arc welder on it. How do i wire it up and should i look for a bigger generator that will go up to 50amp.

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    Re: What Generator can I use For Lincoin 225 Arc

    http://www.lincolnelectric.com/knowl...generators.asp

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    "It appears that a 5000 or 6000 watt 230 VAC generator is large enough to operate my AC/DC 225/125 using a 1/8 inch diameter E6010. Please confirm.

    It does appear (if you do the math) that you should be able to use 1/8 in. and smaller diameter electrodes with an AC/DC 225/125 powered by a 5000 or 6000 watt generator. Unfortunately, the design of the transformer on the AC/DC 225/125 is not efficient enough to be powered by a small generator. If you try and weld with this combination you will most likely experience the electrode being hard-to-strike and also the electrode frequently sticking to the work.

    If you are fortunate to establish an arc, the arc will tend to pop out frequently. Also, there will not be adequate heat input to the work, resulting in low weld quality (poor fusion), and poor bead appearance.

    To successfully run your AC/DC 225/125 welder you would need a minimum of a 15,000 watt AC generator."
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    Re: What Generator can I use For Lincoin 225 Arc

    AMPS x VOLTS = WATTS
    50 x 220 = 11,000 watts
    and a surge to start arc so 15,000 is needed
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    Re: What Generator can I use For Lincoin 225 Arc

    x 3.......15,000 or better is needed to run that welder. By the time you buy a generator to power up that welder you may as well just go out and find a used engine drive welder. Probably cheaper in the long run and still be able to generate power for your other tools or in the event of a power failure.
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    Re: What Generator can I use For Lincoin 225 Arc

    Thanks guys that will help. If i am not welding to the full capasity of the welder will it need that much voltage to arc. I usually weld on 1/4 inch steel use 3/32 rods 6013 or 7014

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    Re: What Generator can I use For Lincoin 225 Arc

    If that's all you're welding with, consider a little Maxstar 150S inverter stick welder. The little welder can run off a 5KW portable genny, as it only pulls 20 amps or less on 220v single phase power. It can also run on 110v power with the included adapter plug kit. Typical price on the 150S is about $750.

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    Re: What Generator can I use For Lincoin 225 Arc

    if you can get a satisfactory result with 6010 or 6011 you can use lots less machine...

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