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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Coldman » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:42 am

Also I don't believe the dynasty280dx is offered in oz it's either the 210 or the 350. The 210 is still autoline meaning it will go single phase to three phase seamlessly.
I have no experience with everlast so can't comment other than suggesting you check for local backup.


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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:46 am

Coldman wrote:Also I don't believe the dynasty280dx is offered in oz it's either the 210 or the 350. The 210 is still autoline meaning it will go single phase to three phase seamlessly.
I have no experience with everlast so can't comment other than suggesting you check for local backup.


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Well that's dumb. Why can't you get a 280? Now it's either a 210 or 400. That's a little crazy if you ask me
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Coldman » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:00 am

That's just the way it is when you live in the backside of the world. Don't forget we have completely different electrical supply systems here to the USA and different approval standards. The models we see here may have the same name but the part number will be different made specially to comply with our standards. I guess it makes sense not to remanufacture the whole range just for a small market.


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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby cj737 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:16 pm

Coldman wrote:Also I don't believe the dynasty280dx is offered in oz it's either the 210 or the 350. The 210 is still autoline meaning it will go single phase to three phase seamlessly.
I have no experience with everlast so can't comment other than suggesting you check for local backup.
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That's a pretty wide gap in the product line though. The 280 is portable, but the 350/400 certainly is not. The 280 does not run on 110/120, only on 208+. It's surprising that it's power capabilities wouldn't actually make it more viable than less. Perhaps the purchase consumption of the unit within the range is so low, that it's not worth the compliance efforts?
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Coldman » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:45 pm

Very likely. Also I don't really know or understand what changes are required for compliance. For example I was keen to check out the extreme range of plasma cutters after Jody demonstrated the 625 (?). They were not available here, the models that were weighed far too much for true portability and cost a huge amount. Nobody was buying them so they were withdrawn from the market completely. No miller cutters in the oz range anymore. Very disappointing.


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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Arno » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:29 am

cj737 wrote:That's a pretty wide gap in the product line though. The 280 is portable, but the 350/400 certainly is not. The 280 does not run on 110/120, only on 208+. It's surprising that it's power capabilities wouldn't actually make it more viable than less. Perhaps the purchase consumption of the unit within the range is so low, that it's not worth the compliance efforts?


Australia is a lot like Europe/UK (and unlike the USA), so you tend to get 2 'flavors' of power in homes and small commercial locations:

- basic single phase 13/16A 230 or 240V AC wall outlet sufficient for most appliances including washers, driers, etc.
- three-phase 400V 16A or higher for electric stoves/cookers and in som countries heating that need significantly more
power than single phase can deliver on 16A.

We normally do not have single phase 230V with 50 or 60A like in the USA because the whole electric grid is mainly 3-phase out near or even into the homes while this is often not the case in the USA where ony the 'core' grid is 3-phase and the outer edges are separate, individual single phase 'feeds'. (OK ok... the UK is different in their setup and wiring generally becasue of some legacy decisions.. interesting read, but way of-topic..)

Industry of course gets three-phase at 400, 600V or more here and if you're big enough power-draw wise then you'll be able to upgrade to an in-house transformer setup and get a 3-phase 10Kv feed or bigger to a compound/building and be your own little 'sub power' division.

Sometimes here in Europe there's a 32A single phase 230V available, but it's rare and usually needs to be 'hardwired' in many cases so often split into dual 16A connections again. (yes there are a lot more oddball connections out there, but these are quickly un-common..)

So for welders/cutters/etc. sold here you quickly tend to see a divide in single-phase units that run off of 230V with a common wall-plug and up to 16A power (so around 3700-3900W of power) which for most weld inverters tends to top out between 160-200A welding current.

Any model bigger than that (eg 300A units) 'by default' goes to 3-phase power and usually gets the red three-phase IEC 60309 plug common in industry. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60309)

Having said that..

Various 3-phase models are sold/available here in europe that are pretty much in a similar size/portabilty scale as the bigger single phase units, but I can imagine that commercial situations may make the market for such devices too small to be sustainable (eg. in OZ with the extra transport costs) so the vendors may well choose to sell up-to-200A portable single phase units and then step up to (semi)fixed 400+A 3-phase units and skip over the area inbetween.

So where in the USA there's basically a bit of an overlap between high end single phase 220V units and three-phase ones there can be more of a gap in EU/UK/OZ or at least a differentiation in product-line(s).

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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby angryjetflyer » Mon May 08, 2017 11:59 am

Thanks for your feedback
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