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  • Miller Elite Helmet Elite or digital elite?

    Ok is it just bells and whistles?
    If I'm making a choice between the digital elite and the elite...
    Why pay for the extra say what... $30 $40 bucks (on ebay) for the digital?
    Is it just bells and whistles hype beteen the 2 helmets?
    Performance the same but control difference?
    I like the Joker helmet....cause I have a bad attitude.....
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  • #2
    There are many posts on this subject. Do a search.

    The Digital Elites have X Mode. This adds an electronic arc sensor to the photo detection circuits of the helmet which significantly reduces the chance of flashes, especially when working in bright sunlight or doing low level TIG work. It electronically detects the arc current. I'm very glad that I spent the extra $40 for it. I've found that I use the X mode most of the time.

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    • #3
      Me too The Digital Elite works very well .
      Miller MM252 with Bernard Q300
      Hypertherm PM30

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      • #4
        For stick/flux core try a Jackson

        The front cover plates on the Miller are very thin and melt easily. Jackson Next Generation has 4 sensors like the Miller and takes standard 4"x5" cover plates. They are made in USA.
        Last edited by deafman; 06-05-2010, 02:49 AM.

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        • #5
          label inside elite helmet says not to weld overhead....may be of no concern to you but oh well. i guess since the lens is flat the sparks could melt through.

          i have a flames elite. i was building a cage for my trailer and when i was stooped down coming out from inside of it, i stood up about a microsecond too soon and hit my onion on the railing. i said, "ouch that hurt." i took my helmet off and saw that the head gear was snapped loose from the side. i fixed that and put it back on only to notice the BUSTED control and view screen.

          INSTANT NAUSEA!!!!

          i just took the lens out of my old a/d helmet and put it in my "cool" helmet.

          pretty fast way to spend a few hundred bucks................moral of the story is i'll think about how to spend $300+ before i buy another helmet.

          i looked at some new ESAB helmets the other day at the lws. they look nice and don't have any restrictions as far as out of position welding.....
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