View Full Version : Air Force 400 - 220 or 115
02-11-2008, 07:05 PM
If I'm reading the product description correctly, the AF 400 has variable output from 12amps to 27 amps output. It also can be run off 220 or 115 outlet?
How exactly can it operate from both..........does it have an interchangeable cord, one 220 and 115?
Any other details about this model would be great.
02-11-2008, 07:52 PM
You have to change the Plug and select the Voltage:)
02-11-2008, 08:02 PM
If you need dual voltage then the Miller Spectrum 375 Extreme has auto voltage sensing and comes with adapter plugs.
Hobart 400 $1,099.00
Extreme 375 $1,157.00
02-13-2008, 08:26 PM
Thanks Broccoli for your responses.
So I stopped by Tractor Supply and took a look at the AF 400. Beautiful machine. The display had a plug that was similar to a 110 plug but this one just had one slanted prong. The guy working there said that it was a 220 but it was about the same size as a 110.
I have a "traditional" 220 plug for a mig already. Is there an adapter I can plug into the AF 400 for that slanted prong then plug into the 220 plug I already have without having to install a new outlet in the wall?
02-14-2008, 10:35 AM
The spec sheet states that in comes with 10 ft (3 m) power cord with 115 VAC, 20 A plug
You can make your own adapter pigtail to go from the 20a plug to your 220v Receptacle BUT you have to remember to change the Voltage setting on the machine.
The Hobart does not have auto voltage sensing- as far as I can tell from reading the specs.
04-10-2010, 10:51 PM
This is maybe ( well not maybe but for sure) a little illegal as far as code goes, but it will work and make your machine more versatile. Leave the 110 volt 20 amp plug that comes with machime on the cord. Make a pig tail adapter that will plug into 220 outlet and then plug the machine into that pig tail and switch it to 220 and you will still have 110 capability if needed. NOW for safety, place that pig tail in a secure location so nobody can accidentally plug it in to 220 and plug a 110 volt cord into it as it will fry a 110 volt appliance. I leave mine with the machine plugged into it, so it is more or less designated for that one use only.
Well I just read the post from Broccoli1 and I think all I did was just restate the same thing in a little different manner.