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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by Silicon-based View Post
    This is the PDF version of the chart that CEP posted, for the current version of the software:

    http://www.lincolnelectric.com/asset...3301V_V350.pdf

    If yours has an older version you can download the current version from www.powerwavesoftware.com

    It is free but you may have to register with the site.

    The manuals are a bit light on technical information, I guess they think if you buy an "advanced" welder you are already an expert. They do have a lot of info on their site, this is a good starting point:

    http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us...nd-theory.aspx

    John
    I'm getting all this info hurled at me about software and programming, but I don't understand one lick of it....

    How do I get your links into my welder??

    Needless to say....

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    I'm getting all this info hurled at me about software and programming, but I don't understand one lick of it....

    How do I get your links into my welder??

    Needless to say....
    Purchase 900 lbs of 1963 happiness and be happy
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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Purchase 900 lbs of 1963 happiness and be happy
    Bahahahaha!!!
    Yours for sale already??

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    Bahahahaha!!!
    Yours for sale already??
    Not even in YOUR lifetime
    Dave J.

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Not even in YOUR lifetime
    Ok,
    How much power does a beast like this use?

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    Ok,
    How much power does a beast like this use?
    For tig, it will run up to 230 amps AC on a 60 amp circuit - so far that's been fine, no breaker trips.

    But with a max range up to 460 amps, you'd need a little over 100 amps by the data plate
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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Hey
    I'm with you on good ole reliable machines, but I love a small welder.

    Still need to find the perfect one tho.

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    Hey
    I'm with you on good ole reliable machines, but I love a small welder.

    Still need to find the perfect one tho.
    Yeah, I'm getting to where I like them inverters fine but won't ever trust them enough to pay much for one.
    Dave J.

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    Bahahahaha!!!
    Yours for sale already??
    Shipping to you would cost more than a new welder.

    Go for the XMT304. About 50# of 400 amp goodness. Mine runs great on a 50 amp breaker.

    One of the most reliable inverters made.

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by Silicon-based View Post
    This is the PDF version of the chart that CEP posted, for the current version of the software:

    http://www.lincolnelectric.com/asset...3301V_V350.pdf

    If yours has an older version you can download the current version from www.powerwavesoftware.com

    It is free but you may have to register with the site.

    The manuals are a bit light on technical information, I guess they think if you buy an "advanced" welder you are already an expert. They do have a lot of info on their site, this is a good starting point:

    http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us...nd-theory.aspx

    John

    Calling the advanced process group is a good option. They are generally the best of the best...My friend had a communication error on the 5 year C-300 I sold him. Lincoln send him a board out on a machine that was two years out of warranty. Also sent him another board out for a PM-350 that my friend bought for $100.00 from his LWS.. Mint, but nobody could fix it. Way out of warranty too. LWS Thought it was a chopper board, which my friend bought.. Turned out to be another board in the machine.. Lincoln sent him a test board to try, and it fixed the problem. Called about buying the board, and the tech said "What Board?"

    Can't think of too many companies that support their product as well. None really.. I always got great support with the Powerwave C-300
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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by Brand X View Post

    Can't think of too many companies that support their product as well. None really.. I always got great support with the Powerwave C-300
    Yeah, me too. I had the wire feeder board die on mine, they sent me a new board next-day air, and the day after I was welding again.

    Miller is also a great company support-wise, and the XMT 304 is a good reliable machine but welding-wise it's the Lincoln all the way.

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    Hey Al,
    The seller finally called me, one day before I was able to escalate the case.
    Said he was totally shocked that it wasn't working.
    He was almost in tears, wanting to make this right.

    He refunded $1,060.
    And I can keep the welder.

    I'm still looking for a way to save it.

    John
    John, glad to hear the seller refunded your money. I do apologize for my previous post. I had no intention to take over your thread. I was just hoping to find any resources to learn more about all the features of this welder, particularly from members who have the V350 Pro. I had called Lincoln to see if they offered any training DVD but they do not.

    For those members who provided info for me to check out I do appreciate the links and comments. And I do have some positive reassurance that I made a wise purchase decision based on comments of how Lincoln has backed their out of warranty products for some individuals. Thanks everyone.

    Tom

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by tschulte View Post
    John, glad to hear the seller refunded your money. I do apologize for my previous post. I had no intention to take over your thread. I was just hoping to find any resources to learn more about all the features of this welder, particularly from members who have the V350 Pro. I had called Lincoln to see if they offered any training DVD but they do not.

    For those members who provided info for me to check out I do appreciate the links and comments. And I do have some positive reassurance that I made a wise purchase decision based on comments of how Lincoln has backed their out of warranty products for some individuals. Thanks everyone.

    Tom

    Hey Tom.
    its all good.
    I'm just sick of this welder.

    I'm gonna ask "silicon-based" again, How do I get that "new" programming into my welder?
    I registered, and went to that Invertec v350pro program, but it don't make any sense.
    I can't see how I can get all that stuff into my welder??
    Stainless pulse .035 and all that junk....
    Is this new programming supposed to fix the welder, and make it fully power on??

    ~John

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Here's the current status of my welder....

    ~John

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Doesn't seem like you're getting any help out of your LWS up there! Call Mike Gordley at Precision Welder Repair. It might be worth shipping your V350-Pro to him to fix.
    http://www.centralwelding.com/Seattl...on-Repair.html
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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by CEP View Post
    Doesn't seem like you're getting any help out of your LWS up there! Call Mike Gordley at Precision Welder Repair. It might be worth shipping your V350-Pro to him to fix.
    http://www.centralwelding.com/Seattl...on-Repair.html
    I'm not shipping nothing nowhere!
    The reason I'm not taking it to the Air Liquide Service center 40mi from me, is that they want $146 an hour, 1 hr minimum.
    It would cost me $146 for them to tell me that my input rectifier is not putting out the correct volts DC.
    Then they would try and sell me an Input rectifier, than That might not fix it, than its even more labor, and more than likely I'd get back a still non-functioning welding machine....

    Gentleman,
    I appreciate the 136 posts trying to help me on this welder.

    I'm back to square one. I'm not getting taken on no welder.
    I've heard to many stories on Dynasties, and have experienced them on Power-shift transmissions for farm tractors.
    Same with taking our sick cow to the vet.


    Thanks for your time!!
    I'm with Dave on welders handed down from generation to generation.

    We'll see what materializes.

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Hi John,

    The software upgrade will NOT help with the problems you are having with your welder. As they say in the computer biz, that's a "hardware" problem.
    The software upgrade can only be applied to a properly working machine.

    As I understand it, you have been refunded the cost of the welder and are only out the shipping cost. At this point I would not put any further money into this welder. If you find a good working V350, you can keep it as a parts machine. Otherwise, you may be able to sell it for parts as-is and recoup your shipping losses.

    Despite your bad experience, do not write off V350 Pro's. They are at least as reliable as XMT's and most who have used both prefer the V350.

    Best of luck in any case,
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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    I just read this thread I got a xmt a few months ago same thing lights up doesn't work I manage to rebuild the boards for cheap and fix it up nice I've got 30hrs of of use now out of it. It basically a free welder now I'd pull the part look it over and maybe you can repair it maybe not I think it's worth it to replace the part and see if it fires up and runs

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by abec View Post
    I just read this thread I got a xmt a few months ago same thing lights up doesn't work I manage to rebuild the boards for cheap and fix it up nice I've got 30hrs of of use now out of it. It basically a free welder now I'd pull the part look it over and maybe you can repair it maybe not I think it's worth it to replace the part and see if it fires up and runs
    I'll keep looking for a solution.
    I can buy an input rectifier for $260 from my lws 40mi from me.
    It might be worth the gamble, being as this is the first problem....
    Maybe if I change that, the I get 350vdc to the board, that might fix it.
    Unless something is screwed up farther down the line.

    Maybe if I come across some cheap money, I might buy an input rectifier.

    We'll see.
    I'm learning slowly that this high tech equipment has it's drawbacks...

    Anyway,
    As I always say,
    Lots of time...

    John

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Yes yes it does lol but when they run they lay the sweetest welds ever

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Quote Originally Posted by abec View Post
    Yes yes it does lol but when they run they lay the sweetest welds ever
    How does your xmt stick weld?
    I hear they're not the smoothest with 7018, and my maxstar 200 wasn't the greatest either.

    If I don't restore this Invertec 350, I'll be trying to find another.

    Invertec 350 or xmt 304/350???

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    My xmt loves 7018 runs stupid smooth even makes my ****ting stick welds look nice lol brown slag and all I've never used a v350 but it's a lincoln so I bet they run just as good as the xmt

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    Quote Originally Posted by abec View Post
    My xmt loves 7018 runs stupid smooth even makes my ****ting stick welds look nice lol brown slag and all I've never used a v350 but it's a lincoln so I bet they run just as good as the xmt
    We'll see what comes around....
    I need a min 300 amps, stick, and cv mig fcaw n duelshield.

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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    You're young, a welding machine is an investment! In 1982 I spent $9,378.00 on a welder, made nothing but money with that machine! 13-years later I sold it for $4,500.00.
    Order your self a new V350-Pro, and don't look back.
    Don’t pay any attention to me
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    Re: The Invertec v-350pro has landed....

    Skip over the invertec,and get the S-350.. AC polarity welding capability for aluminum MIG and TIG welding is possible with the SST module.
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