- Essex/Suffolk border
This thing can't measure DC currentsErm sorry nothing to do with the welder itself,these dc clamps,er we talking like these?
Little bit to expensive for the quality ...Ref. clamp-on meters: I have a "Made in Taiwan" meter: YF-8030A. It measures the usual stuff, plus frequency and capacitance. The current scale has two ranges - 0 to 400A and 0 to 1200A ( !! ), both AC and DC. It has a "Hold" button that will freeze the minimum or the maximum reading. I was lucky to get it secondhand for only £27. They can still be found:
From what you have described as having done then I would suspect the dinz socket having a loose connection on it's rear (nuts worked loose) on the post used for mig and the one for arc would be ok hence why it works ok on arc. You could try pushing the dinz plug, while pulling trigger in mig mode.Hi, i bought this welder also however have problems with it - since i dont have a 32A socket i use a 13A adapter and based on a suggestion for flux cored welding i switched the leads over inside the welder. I welded fine for a while but then the motor would stop feeding wire entirely, even when pressing the feed wire button inside the case, but the current would still be running through the gun. I sent it back and was told it was fine but i should not have switched the leads over and it was in the handbook (oops). When i got it back i welded with it fine but then the motor stopped working again. The only way it started again was when i switched the plug it was plugged into and it worked again for a short while before cutting out again. Stick welding with it has never been a problem.
Is this an issue with my power source or the adapter or...? Any ideas?
I am only using it on low power settings so shouldnt be a problem like you said! The handbook says not to switch polarity admitedly. Yes i switched the two cables inside the case, not sure what they feed to exactly but switched the dinse socket for where the ground clamp is. I havent opened the case up fully, will do so and see if i can find anything loose! Will also try pushing dinse sockets in as i pull trigger. Thanks!Hello, and welcome to the Forum!
The welder should work fine at low power settings from a standard 13A plug, or via a 13A -> 32A adapter. It would only need connecting to a 16A or 32A supply if running flat out.
Regarding polarity, it is quite usual to swap between torch positive for solid wire with gas and torch negative for gasless flux-core wire. What does the handbook say about this - that it's not necessary?
For a machine that has +ve and -ve Dinse sockets on the front panel, the normal way to swap torch polarity is to move the internal cable that feeds the brass block of the Eurotorch socket to the back of the appropriate Dinse socket. Is that what you did?
Problems with the feed motor would not usually be related to either of the above two issues. Moving to a different supply socket, if Arc welding is fine, should not cause or solve a wirefeed motor fault. Have you checked inside the machine for loose or poorly seated connectors?
That may well have been the cause of your motors failing!I am only using it on low power settings so shouldnt be a problem like you said! The handbook says not to switch polarity admitedly. Yes i switched the two cables inside the case, not sure what they feed to exactly but switched the dinse socket for where the ground clamp is. I havent opened the case up fully, will do so and see if i can find anything loose! Will also try pushing dinse sockets in as i pull trigger. Thanks!