Low Amp

  1. north Member

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    Just wonder if you what welds at 15 Amps can show Pictures how it looks...Show metal thickness...Do you recnogise how your car loocks after... I welded for many years on old cars...Never used low settings...tackwelding at about 100 amp...My old Telwin has settings in 4 steps 40-120 Amp... most times a use step 3... About 100 amp...Works great...With my new Telvin inverter i can set it for 0,7 mm metal but i dont know amp...Works fine....So Pictures would be nice when you use 15 amp...Oh yes from Sweden...We use high Power i suppose... :drunk:
     
  2. gaz1

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  3. north Member

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    Okey gaz1...But i want Pictures of it... How is the weld with 15 amp...is it useful in the reality when you works on rusty cars ... :sheep:
     
  4. north Member

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    Is it usefull to use 15 amp, or is it a Selling thing... I am from Sweden and is a fast welder...never used extrem low settings ... :welder:
     
  5. gaz1

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    I dont own one so it would be unfair for me to rate them

    however someone else might post up more info on those machines
     
  6. addjunkie

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    Mine oxford, does down to 20 amps, have used it once to repair the tin tray in the bottom of a large dog cage, with .8 wire.

    It did weld, I ran a bead, about 2 inches long. Metal was .7 thick. Bead very narrow and proud. Looked awful. Be a better weld with a bit more juice and short runs, big tacks.
     
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  7. chris y Member

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    I've got a Portamig, its less that 2 years old.
    I weld a mixture of car body and general fabrication, just hobby use.

    I tried the lowest settings just to see what advantage it would give me, just as a trial I butt welded 2 sheets of 409 stainless 0.38 thick, because its the thinnes material I had.
    I managed to do it, not easy, but in the end my conclusion is that for doing any actual useful work I'll never need those lower settings, they are more of a sales gimmick than a brilliant feature.

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  8. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Also found higher current and faster travel speed gave better results on thin sheet.
     
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  9. daedalusminos Member

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    When I bought my Oxford 200 (min standard 20A), I asked whether they could fit a min 15A transformer, like the Portamig...they said no problem but you won't need it - they're correct, I'm seam welding 0.9mm ms on about 30A.
     
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  10. north Member

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    Wery fine Pictures Chris y :thumbup: .Pictures talk. exactly my own experiens of welding at low amp :waving: .. Maybe Little rubisch English. But try to write in Swedish ,not easy :welder:
     
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  11. north Member

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    I will say welding at 15 amp is rubisch .....You will be disapointed....15 ampn dont work in real Life.. Real Life is welding rusty cars . YOU NEED JUICE.
     
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  12. north Member

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    mY OLD tELWIN 25 YEARS OLD 40-120 amp. four steps...never used lowest settings. i am a fast welderener. Just try to weld on a rusty car with 15 amp. You gone learn a lesson. not possible to do what. :o
     
  13. TurtleDude

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    Lite för mycket öl ikväll? :drunk:
     
  14. north Member

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    Little trouble with caps lock i suppose. Excuse me. :scared: .
     
  15. Shedendman

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    Also depends on other factors,ie position,wire size 0.6 or 0.8,setup joint etc.
    The Amps are nothing in the end,its the voltages,you could have 2 different welders both stating lowest 30amps,but ones at say 15v the other at 19v
    Thin stuff i go more juice short tacks about 4-5 zaps let cool or move to another area
     
  16. north Member

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    Shedendman... Look at chrys y . Portamig seems to be a wellbuild machine. But 15 amp. What to do with that. Lock at big companies,they dont have 15 amp. If you weld a car sit and seemweld you dont recnogise your car..Maybe it will be a car you kvickly will sell. :drunk:
     
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