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  1. #1
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    Miller dynasty HF tig arc control?

    hello there

    I am wondering if there is some way to adjust the 'arc force' on a miller dynasty when using HF tig...

    it's like the machine I'm using has ridiculous penetration from 3/9 to 12 while other machines the weld metal sits where you put it

    I'd like to turn this penetration down if I could

    anyway.. ty in advance for reading and commenting.. greatly appreciated

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    Re: Miller dynasty HF tig arc control?

    I have no clue what you mean.
    Weld like a "WELDOR", not a wel-"DERR"
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    Re: Miller dynasty HF tig arc control?

    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    I have no clue what you mean.
    ditto

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    Re: Miller dynasty HF tig arc control?

    Quote Originally Posted by then3wguy View Post
    hello there

    I am wondering if there is some way to adjust the 'arc force' on a miller dynasty when using HF tig...

    it's like the machine I'm using has ridiculous penetration from 3/9 to 12 while other machines the weld metal sits where you put it

    I'd like to turn this penetration down if I could

    anyway.. ty in advance for reading and commenting.. greatly appreciated
    Hi thewguy,

    To avoid getting responses like the above, especially on TIG related questions please furnish as much info as you can, Including.

    Welder model/year
    Polarity
    Amperage(mention if you’re using an amperage controller like a pedal, switch, or tig button)
    Shielding gas used, and flow rate.(Including post/pre-flow Times)
    Tungsten type, diameter, and tip profile.
    Material you’re welding/ Thickness
    Filler, and diameter you’re using.

    Your original question and statement are a little vague, and TIG has lots of variables to be considered when trouble shooting. Instead of trying to take wild stabs in the dark as to what the issue might be, get back to us first with the above information and we should be able to help you.
    Last edited by Mmock4; 09-10-2018 at 06:39 AM.
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    Re: Miller dynasty HF tig arc control?

    Arc force is a stick feature. Miller calls it “dig”. Refer to your manual.

    And on TIG, if you’re getting too much penetration, either turn the amps down or move faster.

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    Re: Miller dynasty HF tig arc control?

    Well since the OP hasn't returned I'll take a "wild stab" at it.
    The Dynasty is an inverter. Inverter arc is quite different than an old transformer style machine's arc.

    The old school machine, esp. with a balled tungsten tends to make a wider arc. When you begin a puddle, many times it begins or forms (melting) at the outside (of the puddle) and then works it's way inward.
    The new school machine begins at the center and works outward.
    I had at one time an AB/P 330 and a Dynasty 200. Once I determined that (puddle thing) I became more accustomed to that style of arc. Then I preferred it, so I got a bigger Dynasty. I should have kept the 330 but I needed the money then. (still do)

    That is my take on it. YMMV. HTH
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    Re: Miller dynasty HF tig arc control?

    If you're welding in AC you can adjust the frequency, wave form, AC balance, time at peak, and about a dozen other parameters that will effect the arc. If you want it to weld like an old tranformer, set it 60Hz and 50/50 balance with a sine wave.

    Now for DC, you're stuck with polarity, amperage, tungsten tip shape. The rest is up to you.

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