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    Hobart 140 + Generator

    I just inherited a Hobart Handler 140 and decided to start learning to weld instead of selling it. I have a Champion 3500w/4000w generator. Is that enough to run the 140 out in the field? Hobart's site says 2760w is the minimum required, but more will be required.

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    Re: Hobart 140 + Generator

    That Champion should work just fine.
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    Re: Hobart 140 + Generator

    I used to have a Millermatic 140 and my Honda 5000watt generator wouldn't run it very well.
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    Re: Hobart 140 + Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackroc86 View Post
    I used to have a Millermatic 140 and my Honda 5000watt generator wouldn't run it very well.
    Which model Honda?

    If the generator does not have a 120v/240v selector switch then there could be problems because without one it is a 240v genset split in two to make 120v power.

    What you end up with is basically 2 2500watt sides of power, Max and probably around 1800 watts continuous.

    If the genset has a 120v/240v selector switch set it on 120v.
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    Re: Hobart 140 + Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Which model Honda?

    If the generator does not have a 120v/240v selector switch then there could be problems because without one it is a 240v genset split in two to make 120v power.

    What you end up with is basically 2 2500watt sides of power, Max and probably around 1800 watts continuous.

    If the genset has a 120v/240v selector switch set it on 120v.
    ahh, maybe that was the problem. Don't have the generator or that welder any longer but you could very well be right. If memory serves me it was a EZ5000 model?
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