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  • #16
    Yea I certainly understand BTDT sorta like when I got sold a Bobcat when I really should have gotten a Trailblazer. Sometimes salesmen sell what they have not what you want or need
    Seriously tho there is not much difference between the 2 models. I DO use the soft squarewave the most but truly had or have no problem with the advanced squarewave. I seldom use the sinewave unless I am doing some sort of an outside corner not all the time...like on used metal. Triangle wave..well to tell the truth it is hard for me to tell if it's a bell or a whistle and I doubt that's a feature Lincoln or others are gonna rush to compete with. I have found it useful for me to heat bent sheetmetal (aluminum) for straightening and it doesn't leave all those little arc pits all over like you normally do when doing that.
    I will say tho starting the arc is more powerful than I had my first one set and you simply do not even need tungsten to create an arc...I have forgotten mine and wasted the collet in the process!! I think turning up the start amps a bunch would make a big difference on the older model.
    The only reason i have this one I got now is because I could not work without mine so I got one to replace it while in the shop and sold the year old one when fixed.
    In fact I sorta liked the way the older one acted when peaked out on 115v better than the newer one. The older one had the sound change some but I notice the arc seems to suffer a bit when topping out on 115v on the newer model to me anyhow. I've only done it a couple times so it could just be me looking for changes. I have a habit of just leaving it set on 200 sometimes so it ain't hard to experience max 115v. (or popped breakers for that matter)
    Truth be known I prolly use my Dynasty at least twice as much or more on 115v than 230v simply because I CAN they really do a great job,that's for sure.

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    • #17
      Well, I stuymbled upon the link i mentioned in my last post so i wanted to find this and update it it for anyone searching about th dynasty
      's hidden menu in the future. THis is what i keep printed out and laminated in my contractor case should I need to use any of these and not be able to remember them exactly in my head.

      Here ya go, enjoy
      http://www.millerwelds.com/pdf/Dynasty_guide.pdf

      I googled looking for this forever the other day and it was just under a "user guide" link on the dynasty page LOL

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      • #18
        Gents,

        I am new to this forum and new at tig welding. A couple of weeks ago I purchased a 200dx (new model) and I am having a blast learning it. I know it can run on 110v however I have it running off of 220V in the shop. Am I to assume you all carry around a 110 male plug when you take the machine remote?

        This forum has been great for sorting out this great machine!

        Tim

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ultrachop View Post
          Gents,

          I am new to this forum and new at tig welding. A couple of weeks ago I purchased a 200dx (new model) and I am having a blast learning it. I know it can run on 110v however I have it running off of 220V in the shop. Am I to assume you all carry around a 110 male plug when you take the machine remote?

          This forum has been great for sorting out this great machine!

          Tim
          Yup you sure can...I use mine more for 115v than 230v because I am too lazy to hunt up a 230v

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          • #20
            Fusion King,

            What is the max ampres AC-DC you work with using the Dynasty?
            I am so new to the process I probably have the Max ampres higher then necessary and just find myself using less of the peddle. I have yet to use anything but the default settings.

            Sure hard to imagine using anything other then an inverter machine in a shop that doesn't have 3 phase. I would be greasing the electric meter if I were running a Syncrowave 200.

            Have you run your machine off of a Generator? If so what size?

            Thanks,

            Tim

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ultrachop View Post
              Fusion King,

              What is the max ampres AC-DC you work with using the Dynasty?
              I am so new to the process I probably have the Max ampres higher then necessary and just find myself using less of the peddle. I have yet to use anything but the default settings.

              Sure hard to imagine using anything other then an inverter machine in a shop that doesn't have 3 phase. I would be greasing the electric meter if I were running a Syncrowave 200.

              Have you run your machine off of a Generator? If so what size?

              Thanks,

              Tim

              Oh it varies quite a bit actually (the amps I run) But on 115v I tend to set max around 115-120 because I have tripped a lot of 20 amp breakers running higher so I just get by at that setting when possible. Seldom does anyone have bigger installed on my client list.
              From there up I generally hunt up some 230v and run a 10/3 cord to it with whatever pigtails I need to get 'er done.
              I have run my first Dynasty at max amps for whatever comes up on the Bobcat 225 many times. With the economy change and also me trying to change the nature of my biz (which is starving me now) I have yet to run my newer style Dynasty on the Bobber.
              As for the electric bill that is really quite a misconception unless you pay a TON more for electric than me. Actual arc time is all that is really gonna jack your bill up and tigging requires a lot more fiddling around than most processes. The fan doesn't pull much juice esp. on demand. It would take years to pay the diff on a hobbiest level and if looking at the long run I would say chances are really good for a Sync outlasting a Dynasty.
              If you had a shop with several guys running welders then I could see the payoff when buying all new equipment.
              Now portability is the best part about the little 200 IMO even tho you have to make more trips than 1 with all the leads and bottle too. Autoline just makes it that much sweeter.

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