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  • Tig Cooler On or Off

    We just added a tigmate 3 to and old syncrowave 250 at work. I was busy with another project when it came in and someone else installed it and hooked everything up. Yesterday was the first time I have tigged anything since. Well in a hurry and getting late in the day I flipped the welder power on, started to weld and burnt a hole in the hose. Everywere I have ever welded with a tig cooler on the welder, the cooler was left on and pluged into the switched outlet on the welder. The 250 has a switched outlet on it and the cooler is pluged into it. I have checked all the manuals and cannot find anything saying you can leave the cooler power on or not to. Which way should it be done?

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    Yes, leave the switch on the coolmate on. That way it activates automatically when you switch on the welder. Most all other coolers don't have a switch.

    Helps to verify coolant flow every time you start up anyway. Put a piece of tape over the switch in on position.

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    • #3
      I thought so, I never saw a switch on one before this. Only makes since, why else would they put a switched outlet on the welder. Thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Diverdude View Post
        I thought so, I never saw a switch on one before this. Only makes since, why else would they put a switched outlet on the welder. Thanks
        The switch is nice if your welder does not have a 115volt outlet. Never seen a water cooled mig welder outlets.

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        • #5
          I've never seen a water cooled mig but while I was checking the books on the cooler it showed a water cooed mig setup.

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          • #6
            I run water cooled mig at work. Coolmate 4 on switched outlet of machine.

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