wolfweld 135 turbo problem

  1. wingnut Member

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    Hi I am new to this forum. So I am sorry if I have posted in the wrong please.the problem I am having is that my wolfweld 135 turbo keeps popping my rcd in my fuse box.it was just plugged into the socket in the wall with a 13amp fuse.so I thought if I put it on it's own circuit I would not have the same problem. So iv got it on it's own circuit with a 16amp rcd and wire it to a blue plug but still having the same problem. Can any help me with this problem or tell me whats wrong?cheers
     
  2. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Welcome wingnut. Does it trip as soon as it's turned on or only when the trigger is pressed or when you strike the arc ? Knowing when it trips will allow further diagnosis.
     
  3. wingnut Member

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    When I press the trigger
     
  4. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you mean MCB? An RCD trips on earth faults and is rated typically at 30mA and 30mS, an MCB trips on current and is rated in amps and a letter designating haow fast it trips.
     
  5. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    But not actually striking the arc (wire on to job) ?
     
  6. wingnut Member

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    Its doing It on both now trigger and arc.sorry its the mcb thats tripping
     
  7. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Is the machine a recent purchase (still under warranty) ? Looking back through the Wolfweld section could not see a good clear pic of the inside of one of these machines so difficult to point to something that could be causing it.
     
  8. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    I've moved this to the "Wolf" section.

    The MCB has to allow the current surge through without tripping, what rating letter is stamped on it. Post a photo if you're not sure.
     
  9. wingnut Member

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    16amp
     
  10. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    A, B, C or D?
     
  11. wingnut Member

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    Sorry mate what do u mean? I was just back at the welder.its only tripping on setting 5 and 6.
     
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    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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  13. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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  14. wingnut Member

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    Il get ma spark mate to look at it tomorrow
     
  15. joejoe Member

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    What was the outcome?

    It may be useful to others in the future.


    Cheers.
     
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