Clarke Weld MIG205TE Turbo and hard wiring it in ?

  1. W.olly

    W.olly Member

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    I am thinking on a Clarke Weld MIG205TE Turbo for welding the van and then taking it to the boat to weld up.
    I read it needs to be hard wired, little confused as ti is a mobile unit so whagt does ity actually mean to be ` hard wired ` ?
     
  2. Wildefalcon Member

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    I think it means a big plug, like a commando plug, rather than a 3 pin domestic plug.
     
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  3. W.olly

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    Ah reat, i wondered why it sounded odd.
    Looking at the SIP HG2300MP MIG/TIG/ARC

    to many welders to choose from nowadays.
     
  4. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Hard wired means direct connection, no plug.
    You should be able to fit a 32A commando plug on it though.
     
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  5. W.olly

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    so sounds like a 13amp plug would be a weak link in the wiring up by sounds, but the commando plug will be ok, thanks for confirming chaps :)
     
  6. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    You may be able to squeeze the cores into a 13A plug but you'll only be able to run it at maybe 3/4 output, you certainly wouldn't get it to run at max without popping the fuse.
     
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  7. W.olly

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    I have a few commando plugs here but think there 16amp, well int workshop somewhere. ill do it with a commando instead of bodging a 13amp on it.

    saying that now though i like the sound of the sip weldmate hg2300mp review more now with the better duty cycle.
     
  8. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Hmmm.... seems it's only 185A, not 205 as the name would suggest so you would in fact get almost full output out of it on a 13A plug though if you do use it on high settings for extended periods there's a good chance the fuse will pop.
    As long as you can get the cores in to the plug and use a decent quality one you might save yourself a bit of bother.
     
  9. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    You'll definitely be ok with a 16A commando. You can always make up a lead with a 13A plug on one end and a 16A socket on the other to give you more flexibility over where you can use it.
     
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  10. W.olly

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    I use a tail for my Cros Arc 200DC HF i have now. a bit cheesed as i only need a Mig really for the van welding , the Cors Arc will do the narrow boat welding. I used to MMA car welding but its a pain in the **** to do it.
     
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  11. slimjim Member

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    I had a Clarke 250TE

    It would blow the fuse on a 13amp plug, but only after a couple of inches of welding

    It did have a 32a commando plug fitted, but then a short lead adapter to a 13a plug, for use where there was no socket,

    I would just buy a pack of 13a fuses, but I rarely blew them, I would weld a bit, then stop to let the fuse cool down
     
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