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    Hey does anybody know is it ok to leave a small inverter in the back of an SUV or outside in a non climate controlled shed/garage year round being exposed to new England heat and cold?will the electronics stand up to this?

  • #2
    A small inverter what?
    Nick
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    • #3
      Dynasty or diversion 180

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      • #4
        I would think the manual would state what temps the unit can be operated in and storage temps also. I would not want mine in an uncontrolled enviroment. metal and electronics can get cool and as they warm will condensate depending on dew point etc. . If needed to be stored that way, I would put unit in plastic bag with something to absorb moisture and seal it off well after squeezing all the air out of bag. Those are small units. Why not keep in house.

        BTW..if you take welder out of cold temps, do not open bag until welder is up to room temp. Have you ever has glasses on in cold weather and then walked into a warm area. Almost instant fogging.
        Last edited by monte55; 02-22-2013, 09:01 AM.
        Nick
        Miller 252 Mig
        Miller Cricket XL
        Millermatic 150 Mig
        Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
        2-O/A outfits
        Jet Lathe and Mill
        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
        Propane Forge
        60" X 60" router/plasma table

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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        • #5
          I keep my Diversion 180 in the garage. I've had it for a year now and it gets down to 30 degrees in the garage in the winter and 110 degrees in the summer. The temp doesn't change fast but........

          I use mine almost every day so I wouldn't want to keep it in the house like Nick suggests. My wife probably wouldn't like it either.

          Nick's suggestion of checking the manual is a good one. But I just checked my manual and didn't see anything about storage or usage temperatures.
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          XR-Aluma Pro Gun
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          Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™

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          • #6
            My Pipe Pro is an inverter and it rides down the road rain or shine, winter summer, It goes from being 65 in the shop to 20 degrees outside and I start it up after its been out in the cold, It then gets real warm in the cabinet with engine running.

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            • #7
              I'm sure there may be a difference between machines designed to be in the elements...ie sealed circuit boards and connectors as opposed to units that are not. Cruiser should chime in.
              Last edited by monte55; 02-22-2013, 04:20 PM.
              Nick
              Miller 252 Mig
              Miller Cricket XL
              Millermatic 150 Mig
              Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
              2-O/A outfits
              Jet Lathe and Mill
              Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
              DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
              Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
              20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
              Propane Forge
              60" X 60" router/plasma table

              www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
              Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
              and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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