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    Dynasty 200 DX

    I was able to get this machine after a change out . I was told it will start an arc, I'm assuming TIG on steel, then the arc will blow out. I don't have it rewired yet ,so I'm not exactly sure what it's doing or not doing. My question is , are there any big problems that are common with this machine. I had used it a few years ago and it ran great. Something took a crap on one of the boards I think , it was sent out and when it came back and this is what we have. I'm just wondering if it's worth putting the money into it if it is a board? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    I guess that would depend on if the board it needs costs $5 or $5000.

    It could be something simpler or a main expensive board/part.

    I think you should get it powered up and see what it is doing then try to troubleshoot it.

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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    That's what I'm going to do . I was just wondering if there were any "common" problems. Thanks.

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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    Common problem is always there more wrong with them then your first tests find.
    when operating correctly there is 800 vdc inside on the power pcb.
    If you really want to try and find out what is wrong. send me a private message with your e-mail and the serial number
    of the welder. To start you need a quality multi-meter that has a diode test.

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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    Quote Originally Posted by ccawgc View Post
    Common problem is always there more wrong with them then your first tests find.
    when operating correctly there is 800 vdc inside on the power pcb.
    If you really want to try and find out what is wrong. send me a private message with your e-mail and the serial number
    of the welder. To start you need a quality multi-meter that has a diode test.
    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I just got it wired for single phase and did a little puddling with it today. I was using the green band tungsten, around 85 amps DC straight. The arc wanted to "wander " after a short while and it didn't want to start after being stopped. All of the bells and whistles were off. I'm not sure if it's the tungsten or not. I've always used the 2% Thoraited tungsten and what I have is corroded so I think it's junk. Not sure of the condition of the green as far as the contaminants, sharpening etc. I did resharpen it and there was some difference, not what I expect it to do though. There weren't any trouble codes and I'm going to rig up a camera to record the settings and anything that might change.

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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    First thing throw the green in the trash and get some red. If it don't work contact ccawgc
    www.georgesplasmacuttershop.com
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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    On the subject of tungsten, what brand(s) are recommended. Are there any I need to avoid altogether? I had 3 packs of the thoraited 2% ,red, and they got wet and corroded. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    Green band is for AC only and works best is 60 cycle machines. old tig units.
    All inverter tig welders like different types of tungsten. red, grey, violet yellow.
    Just have to find the one that works best for you. Read up on the different colors
    and match them up to what you are doing.
    You can try cleaning the tungsten off with a scotch bright pad. scrub end to end , not around.
    After grinding to a point. knock the tip of point off. Wire brush the tip to remove all dust left behind.
    unless you have a dedicated tungsten sharpening wheel. Contamination from a dirty wheel will cause the arc to wander
    for a while until it burns off.

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    Re: Dynasty 200 DX

    Got some new tungsten, red band 3/332", Ran it on some mild steel scrap I had. Everything seems good but seems like I need more amps than I really need. I was welding some 3/16" angle to some 2"x2"x 3/16" tube and I had to run close to 150 amps to get a decent bead going. The welds themselves look good considering there were no extras being used and I didn't clean the material. Just mill scale. Tried puddling some aluminum since I forgot to get some filler and it seemed to run ok. I did set the high frequency to about 55% to see what happened and it did do a little better, again no cleaning of the material. I do have a few questions though. How do I see the software version ? The manual describes some settings to make but I need the software version to come up. I'm trying to reset the machine back to factory settings and want to unlock the machine to clear out any old settings /programs that might be in there. Thanks again for your help.

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