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Rated Output vs Welding Amperage Range

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  • Rated Output vs Welding Amperage Range

    My Miller 211 has the following specs:

    Rated Output
    150 Amps at 23.5 VDC, 30% duty cycle (230 V)

    Welding Amperage Range
    30 - 210 Amps


    Before looking at this in detail I would have thought these two values would have been the same on the top end.

    Can someone explain these for me? Thanks.

  • #2
    Rated outputs are your typical everyday use. You could get the 210 amps out of it, but your duty cycle will drop to 10% or below.

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    • #3
      Thanks Jim. I figured it was something like that but couldn't put it in words. :-)

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      • #4
        No problem. Glad to help.

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