Which CUT50P.... aka which UK based eBay seller? Or suck it up and buy Stahlwerk...

  1. Memmeddu

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    This is something that should do the difference
    If you can also change the power cord of the plasma itself should be great .
    It doesn't seem to make any difference but thrust me it does
     
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  2. Tangledfeet

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    The cable on the plasma itself is 3.0mm2 but upgrading it wouldn't be a bad idea...
     
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  3. gaz1

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    heres what happened to my tips on the cut 50 plasma cutter

    caused by i was learning to use it and had a bad earth last pic loads of new ones and the extended ones at that

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  4. Tangledfeet

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  5. Memmeddu

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    PT31 aka LG40
     
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  7. Tangledfeet

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    Well, this evening I picked up a short length of 4.0mm twin and earth and changed the wiring between garage consumer unit and commando socket, incl. the wiring inside the commando socket itself - that was also 2.5mm.

    Had a brief play and it has made a small improvement, but still getting nowhere near what I'd (ideally) like; can sit at 30A continuously so can sail through 3mm and get a severance cut at 6mm. It does feel like it has more oomph, though... hard to describe.

    For straight cuts on 6mm I'll just use slitting discs on the new Metabo 4.5" angle grinder - so much smoother and less vibration than the Makita angle grinders that cost only £20 less!

    Long-term temptation might be to add a 25A breaker and a red 32A 250V socket with a 25A Type C as the unit in the garage has the capacity... that'll be for another day/time but not in the foreseeable future.

    Meh.
     
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  8. Memmeddu

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    Blue 32A 230V socket
     
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  9. Tangledfeet

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    Cheers, typed the above without checking!

    :thumbup:
     
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  10. Hood

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    Aye,
    Yellow 110v single phase
    Blue 240V single phase
    Red 415v 3 Phase.
     
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  11. Memmeddu

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    240V 3phase also is blue
    440V 3 phase also is red
    Isn't a phase colour code but a voltage indicator
     
  12. Hood

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    Yes but was referring to the common ones here. Not many 240v 3 Phase here and not common to have 440 or even 460 but there are always exceptions :)
    .
     
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  13. Memmeddu

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    Here nobody has 240V 3phase if doesn't has his Medium Low Voltage Transformer ,so only big industrial areas
     
  14. dai

    dai welsh and proud

    Is there not a plate on the back of the machine to say current,volts etc??
    Sorry if I missed the post if there is
     
  15. Tangledfeet

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    I've come to the conclusion that what I can get out of the Stahlwerk plasma is limited by supply to my garage; it'll play happily at 30A or so before the breaker trips - so I can easily cut 3mm sheet which is what I'd bought it for, seldom need much more. To be honest I've not actually used it much since buying it.

    I'd still like to take @Hood up on his kind offer to take it up to him and rig it up to his more robust workshop supply!
     
  16. Hood

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    Not a problem at all, just remember though what my workshop is like and don't wear your best Hipster clobber or it will get dirty :D
     
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  17. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    if you wish, i am in west fife and have a rather robust garage supply you can plug in to, i run my compressor, my plasma, and an oil filled raidiator which is on full time from the same supply.
    my garage feed comes form the main breaker in the houses CU, it doesnt have its own breaker just a direct feed after the meter, it comes into a CU in the garage where the pillar drill, inverter, compresor heater and lights all have there own breakers and the plasma and welder are both on there own 16amp outlet, i realy should just take some pics, it would be easier lol.
     
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  18. Tangledfeet

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    I'll wear my hipster overalls then... perhaps even wear my hipster dungarees..? :hug:

    Another very kind offer - I'll more than likely be in touch, always good to chew the fat with other forum members! :thumbup:
     
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  19. gaz1

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    found a house review



    38 amps for cutting 3mm

    about 45 amps for 5mm

    55 for gouge cut 10mm
     
  20. Hood

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    @mr migwire do these lassies reside in your workshop?


    Footage just in of @Tangledfeet getting ready to head North.

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