View Full Version : 220v arc (buzz box) powered 110 mig?
12-04-2002, 09:58 AM
My buddy just did this, sounds too easy to be true - is this ok to do? Using the 110 to basically drive the wire and the 220 for the arc on the wire?
12-04-2002, 10:14 AM
Why did he do it?
Did he succeed?
This may backfire on him and burn out either welder.
12-04-2002, 12:38 PM
yea, burns real nicely he says..
Sounded scary but then again - why not?
12-04-2002, 05:32 PM
I did it , but it wasn't so easy for me. I had to build a rectifier and inductor and add alot of capacitance and a reostat before it would work, but then I had an AC buzz box. I found out real quick that the gun wasn't made for that kind of amperage if I would have welded for very long the gun would have become a plastic puddle. So I would not do it.
I found an old Miller wire feeder at a sale and use it with it now and it works very good.