Pocket 130 wiring help

  1. cliftyhanger Member

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    I was recently given a pocket 130, and the chappie had pulled the broken wire feed mechanism out and removed the torch etc. I have got the torch, and bought one of the "ebay special" wire feed mechanisms. I should pop into the garage today to make a tray adaptor to get it lined up nicely, but....

    I have no idea where each wire connects. ie the main power cable and thinner "trigger" wire from the torch. Plus a pair of back wires that come from a common connection to a main "coil" near the back of the welder. I presume the red wire goes to one of the motor connections.

    So a picture or two, or where I can find a suitable pic would be great. I have lost the plot searching (keep getting other welders, or pictures that don't show enough detail)

    Thanks
    Clive
     
  2. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Is it a Cebora 130 pocket mig? If it is I can take some photos of mine.
    RonA
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
  3. cliftyhanger Member

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    That would be brilliant. Yes, a Cebora Pocket 130.
    Thank you.
     
  4. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    209F7EA8-E11E-4482-9B71-F44EFEAEB078.jpeg 3152F65A-E9FE-4DFC-9E32-5D03375BC988.jpeg 5C40C6B6-3086-4D1B-8AA2-78622EE617CB.jpeg Hope these photos help if you need anymore let me know.
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  5. cliftyhanger Member

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    Brilliant! Just what I needed. Will report back shortly.
     
  6. cliftyhanger Member

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    Got it working nicely, once I took the torch apart and cleaned the contacts (dirty/bit burnt, a quick rub and sorted)
    Have now realised the trigger is missing off the torch.... But very pleased so far.
     
  7. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Good to hear. Trigger is a plastic moulding but should be easy enough to make a facsimile from solid, theyre not vey complicated.
    RonA
     
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  9. cliftyhanger Member

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    Sadly he no longer has them. I thought about making one, and then realised it would be a faff. £12 delivered, so not a bargain but probably saved blood and tears.
     
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  10. eddie49 Member

    It's interesting to see that on this small Cebora the contactor switches the transformer secondary output ( i.e. the welding current ), rather than the primary input. They have shared the load across all the contacts, using metal strip to parallel them up. Also it is a centre-tapped secondary, with just two diode plates. They have also reduced costs still further, by cleverly using the main transformer laminations to also form the core of the inductor. That is real efficient production engineering!
     
  11. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    I'd say it's nice to see a contactor in a small welder !
     
  12. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    A friend asked me to look at his identical machine, turned out to be contactor failing.
    Fortunately theyre a common type & readily available from industrial electrical suppliers. The welding current is divided over the three contacts in the contactor
    RonA
     
  13. micky t New Member

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    hi clive,i have the same welder as you,could you tell me if the motor you got from ebay is the 24 v.?thanks
     
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