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Suggestion for Jody

Postby Sparkie » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:40 pm

I would like to see a video from Jody on how the volt/amp controls work on a Lincoln SA200. The whole volt/amp curve thing can be confusing and I'm sure Jody will do a great job as always in making it clear for all.
Steve

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Re: Suggestion for Jody

Postby niftyweld » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:52 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gooUExSLWE

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Re: Suggestion for Jody

Postby Bill Beauregard » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:47 pm

Travis Field, fieldres on you tube did a video on the subject. Steel melts because of the heat generated by a high resistance ionized gas and the arc of electrons flowing across. Electrical power is measured in watts. Electrical pressure is measured in volts. volume is measured in amperes. Volts x amps is watts. 10 volts x 100 amps is 1000 watts. 100 volts x 10 amps is 1000 watts. The energy is equivalent. In vertical welding if we produce the wattage with lower voltage, and higher amperage, we can drag the rod, or even push it directly into the joint to burn deep pockets in the cooler workpiece. The molten metal surrounded by cooler steel freezes very quickly, preventing drips.

Conversely, higher volts, lower amps will tend to snuff out the arc if held too close. the longer arc needed will tend to melt less deeply into the workpiece. Less contact with cooler steel means slower cooling of molten filler metal.

Other situations like thin metal laid flat work well with more voltage, less amperage.

Most welders don't allow the change in voltage. Some old Lincoln engine welders do. For the rest of us a very tight arc gives less voltage, more amperage. Longer arc gives more voltage, less amperage.
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Re: Suggestion for Jody

Postby Sparkie » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:29 pm

I have watched the video posted by fieldres and it is fine. He goes into great detail and it's all good information. I just really enjoy Jody's presentation style so I would like to see his take on the art and science of setting a SA200.
Steve

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1990 Miller Dialarc 250
2003 Miller Maxstar STR
2015 Lincoln MP210
Victor & MECO torches
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Re: Suggestion for Jody

Postby Bill Beauregard » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:02 am

While Travis is a hell of a welder, Jody is a great teacher.
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