HELP needed with my Cebora 883 mig welder

  1. Nawaaz Member

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    Hi guys,new to the forum.great advice on the site.I got a mig cebora 883.the problem is its 3 phase and I only have single phase at home.I saw in the owners manual the I can wire it up to single phase.I wanted to know how the machine would operate with using single phase?will I be able to weld aluminium with the single phase still?please help
     
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  2. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    you must be meaning another mig 883 is a pocket mig never 3 phase

    not many 3 phase migs will wire up to 240volts AC
    they use single phase of the three phase
    some one will be along to tell you better but 883 is a small mig see pictures
     
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  3. Nawaaz Member

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    Ok.thanks.ill put a picture of my one on?
     
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  4. Nawaaz Member

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    Is there any way of stepping single phase up to 3 phase?the council charges like 15k to install 3 phase..any diy ways?
     
  5. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    you would be better buying a single phase one
    have you got any better pics of the data plate on the front and has it one on the back any switches that say 240 380 415volts any thing like or not
     
  6. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Welcome Nawaaz
    Looking at the manual and diagrams it does look like it might be possible to change from 3 to single phase. There should be a label on the voltage changer block (page 10 of manual ) There may also be a diagram on he inside of the cover showing what needs swapping around MAKE SURE YOU HAVE UNPLUGGED machine before starting or removing covers
     
  7. rikrobson

    rikrobson Member

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    the short answer in No its only 3 phase.

    this is thee 833 the 834 was single phase.

    you would need to replace the transformer and contactor to make it 1 phase or and 834
     
  8. rikrobson

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  9. Nawaaz Member

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    Thanks guys.starting to think of selling it again.reaLly not sure where to go from here
     
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  10. Nawaaz Member

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    Mike could you please send a link to where you got the user manual.the manual I got only has 6 pages...
     
  11. Nawaaz Member

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    Got a few pictures of the voltage box.for 220v it also takes 3 wires
     
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  12. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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  13. Nawaaz Member

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    How do I build a coverter.saw a few pictures and vidoes on the net.is it posible?what all what all would I need?in South Africa.
     
  14. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Ref your pics of the connectors. I think it's to allow that part of the machine ( the fan and circuit board) to be used for both the 240 and 400v but the main transformer ect does not seam to have any jumpers to switch.
     
  15. Nawaaz Member

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    Ok.so where to from here?dnt have a lot of knowledge wher it comes to this
     
  16. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Get rid of it and buy a single phase machine. Simple as that. ;)
     
  17. rikrobson

    rikrobson Member

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    Someone will buy it and you can buy a single phase machine. The alternative is three phase inverter capable of powering it. This I suspect will me more expensive than a replacement welder
     
  18. Nawaaz Member

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    Thanks guy.what is a 2nd hand machine like that worth?
     
  19. madkayaker

    madkayaker Pro sparkey Pro Welder

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    I run a 3ph miller on a 5.5hp static converter due to the welder being very good unit worth lots of money to replace. A simple basic welder like that is not worth the hassle. Would expect you might get £200-300 for it second hand
     
  20. Nawaaz Member

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    There is a guy that wants to swop a tig setup with a dc inverter for the mig.what do you think?
     
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