My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...
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  1. #1
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    My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...

    Earlier today I was fusing 1/4 in plates for shelf brackes using 7018 3/32 rod at a comfortable 85 amps on the 120v circuit.

    Unit ran great until I was midway through a center pass and....nothing. It's almost as if the power was shut off.

    Took a look at the unit, nothing on the front readout for amperage or lights, and only indicator of power still there is the switch on the back. That's all that's still lit.

    Thought I hit the duty cycle limit so I let it sit, but quickly realized none of the fans were running.

    The unit is not even two years from the inspection sticker on top. It's seen very light duty so I don't believe it's been overused. I've heard something about an internal fuse on these, but have no knowledge on it nor wish to open it if the warranty is still valid.

    Current location is east by CA Norcal. Not sure if easier to take it in local or ship for work if need be.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

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    Re: My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...

    My curiosity got the better of me so I opened the case to have a quick peek.

    Yep! Fuse is blown. Phew...I was worried I fried it!

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    Anybody know if it needs a specialized replacement?

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    Re: My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...

    SOP is a chat with tech support. The unit should be under warranty and they can get you a new fuse, but I'd want to know *why* the fuse blew, in case it's an indication of a larger problem.

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    Re: My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...

    No special fuse. Just match up the rating at your local autoparts store. Fuses protect the welder from damage following power spikes or some event which causes too much amperage being drawn and will sometimes blow after a period of time for no apparent cause. Not a warranty item unless something in the welder itself went bad. Replace both fuses while you are at it.
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    Re: My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...

    I think what happend was the cart the unit sits on touched the table and might have grounded.

    Anyway, the F20AL250V is proving tough to find a direct replacement locally. Is there an AGC or similar equivalent? I think the F20AL is specifially a slow-blow fuse unless it doesn't matter.
    Last edited by PRCRebel; 09-06-2015 at 04:03 PM.

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    Re: My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...

    Nevermind! Found 20A250V cermaic fuses at the local RadioShack. Thanks all!

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    Re: My 160STH quit without warning in the middle of a solid pass...

    Quote Originally Posted by PRCRebel View Post
    Nevermind! Found 20A250V cermaic fuses at the local RadioShack. Thanks all!
    It needs to be the fast blow type.
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