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Old 02-10-2011, 08:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jackbauer View Post
I've done this in a past life. Forget the maths. Too much inductance is no harm. Find an old crappy arc welder , rip out the transformer , rip out the magnetic shunts and use the secondary as the inductor. job done. Other option , find a junk mig plant. They have output inductors.
We used to have a wall of Miller 3ph welders. Done drooling ? Good.

They used an output inductor as well. I am thinking that a stuck rod would've blown a capacitor to bits.

Any good size xfmr should work. Tape off the input leads. Tie one output lead to the + from the rectifier. Tie the other output lead to the ground clamp wire. Tie the - from the rectifier to your stinger and your ready to burn some 7018++
(Yes, most rods run with + ground)

I can't understand why my MPG's are so low..........
21,000lb, 41' Toy Haulers are rough on FE!
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