STAR 160 Welder AC/DC tig/MMA

  1. AndyWoollard New Member

    Posts: 3
    UK
    STAR 160 Welder AC/DC tig/MMA Circuit Diag. required

    I am looking for a circuit diag for this welder. It is Italian in origin, copper transformer, Similar in appearance to a SIP 25065 (this is a current model - mine is 1989). Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  2. AndyTurpin New Member

    Posts: 1
    Suffolk, UK
    Snap!

    Hi Andy,
    My brother has just aquired the same welder, but with no manual etc. Have you been able to get any information yet?
  3. adrian@ Member

    Posts: 5
    UK midlands
    Where are we with this....

    I need some spare parts to repair mine!
    Adrian@
  4. quattro Member

    Posts: 32
    Wales, north
    Whats this welder like are they reliable, would it be a good starting point as a first tig welder to weld alu?
  5. adrian@ Member

    Posts: 5
    UK midlands
    Still looking for spares..

    I have had two of these for years (identical machines) One of these is working but starts up at 6 KW and blows fuses instantly ...it is running on 240V and 6KW is 2kw more than the other machine) in that it is spares for the other machine (it's good for spares..BUT I would rather it was working properly) I have swapped bits out of the good machine and tested capacitors which are all OK, BUT one of the copper coiled windings LOOK to be suspect, I am tempted to strip it out and get it rewound ..is this feasible?
    Adrian@
  6. vpug Member

    Posts: 80
    Manchester
    I had a faulty wse200 tig , after testing transformer was faulty so I strip counted and rewound it, cost me about £30 to do.

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  7. Sub-arc

    Sub-arc Member

    Posts: 249
    Ireland
    Is that STAR 160 not handled by Wilkinson Welding (near Manchester) if they're still going.

    Pretty sure they used the 'Welding Star' brand on lots of their stuff.
  8. adrian@ Member

    Posts: 5
    UK midlands
    It is one of the main windings that has failed ..I did speak to Wilkinsons and they were of little help, I then spoke to SIP who made a copy for a while, and they wanted 800 plus for one...heyho spares it is.
    cool winding for the power supply there.
  9. Oldwelder101 New Member

    Posts: 2
    Scotland
  10. Oldwelder101 New Member

    Posts: 2
    Scotland
    Hi Andy
    I may be able to help give me a call on 07876741294
  11. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

    AndyWoollard, Jun 8, 2009

    This thread's 5 years old so he's probably Ok now. ;)Welcome to the forum though. :hug:
  12. tim cash New Member

    Posts: 3
    midlands
    Hi
    Is this thread still active as iv'e just acquired one of these units and am after a wiring schematic for it
    works ok on DC but not AC just HF burst but no current flow.

    cheers
  13. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

    Very unlikely Tim, it's a very old thread so it's better to start a new one, someone may be able to shed some light on it for you.
  14. tim cash New Member

    Posts: 3
    midlands
    Thanks
    iv'e had a quick look at the site but not sure what forum is the best place to be asking the question ?
  15. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

    This section, "welders and welding machines". ;)
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