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    Helmet question

    Hey all,

    Used the search function, but I don't see my particular issue so I am asking.
    Home welder. MIG, Stick, TIG and do some plasma cutting.
    I currently have a Miller Digital Infinity the at I use. I like it OK, but in weld and X mode it seems to take a long time to transition from dark to light when I am using the stick. What I mean is that when I strike, the lens goes black and remains that way for probably 1-2 seconds. Tough to weld anything if you can't see the work.
    When plasma cutting in cut mode, it will randomly go to full dark for a second or two then back to shade 5 which is the lightest cut setting.
    I have changed batteries, cleaned the sensors on the front and changed front plastic for new. Is this just a Miller quirk or do I have a bad lens.
    I bought it used for $125 about a year ago, so if it's time to replace, so be it. I never get flashed doing MIG or Stick. Too new at TIG to know if it does it. Have played with sensitivity and delay with no success.

    Neighbor has a like new Speedglass 9100XX! for $200. Should I just go to that?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Re: Helmet question

    That is not the way mine works. Sounds like you need a new lens. Might give a try calling miller tech support. First maybe try dialing all the delay and sensitivity setting to minimum and then maximum to see if it has any effect. Personally, I only use X mode outdoors, and I almost never use grind mode.

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    Re: Helmet question

    The delay timer is specifically for the time it takes to go from dark to light. If its not making any difference then it does sound like there's a problem

    The Speedglas 9100XX is a very, very good hood, its very ergonomic, and very durable too. Industry-standard over here for MIG, TIG and stick, especially in air-fed versions.

    The newer XXi filter is true colour and brings it up to date with the latest tech from Optrel, Viking etc.

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    Re: Helmet question

    the Speedglass would be a good deal since a replacement lens for the Miller is more than $200.00 :0
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    Re: Helmet question

    Bought the Speedglass. Will try that later today.

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