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    running my spoolmatic off my bobcat for first time today. ran good off my shop 110 (for wc-115a) but when I try to run the 110 off the bobcat it don't want to weld? feeds ok. doesn't seem to have enough current to weld though. (yes I have my fine tune amps turned up on bobcat) Any ideas? do I just need to turn up my amps?

  • #2
    Originally posted by kbenz View Post
    running my spoolmatic off my bobcat for first time today. ran good off my shop 110 (for wc-115a) but when I try to run the 110 off the bobcat it don't want to weld? feeds ok. doesn't seem to have enough current to weld though. (yes I have my fine tune amps turned up on bobcat) Any ideas? do I just need to turn up my amps?
    Do you have it set to CV constant voltage mode??

    for MIG you will want CV mode NOT CC mode

    and adjust your VOLTS not your amps...
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    • #3
      spoolmatic 30a

      Yes I have it switched. Everything works fine when 115 is plugged into my shop. Problem is when I plug the 115 into the bobcat

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kbenz View Post
        Yes I have it switched. Everything works fine when 115 is plugged into my shop. Problem is when I plug the 115 into the bobcat
        Could you post the serial number of your Bobcat 225G so we could consult the correct version manual... ??

        so we can make sure there are no switches in the wrong position..

        lots of times it is just a simple switchology mixup..
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        • #5
          spoolmatic 30a

          Kk117340

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kbenz View Post
            Yes I have it switched. Everything works fine when 115 is plugged into my shop. Problem is when I plug the 115 into the bobcat
            Is the Engine set to "RUN".... so it runs full speed??

            NOT to "Run/Idle" where it will idle down

            and that CB3 & CB4 are not tripped

            See page #19 Fig 6-1

            http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o405e_mil.pdf

            Last edited by H80N; 07-08-2013, 12:43 PM.
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            • #7
              yes, it is set to run. I will download and check that out. thank you

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              • #8
                You might also check 9-2. Auxiliary Power Troubleshooting Pg #33


                No output at auxiliary power

                Reset circuit breakers (see Section 6-1 or 6-2).
                receptacles.
                Press optional GFCI receptacle Reset button (see Section 6-2).
                Check fuse F1 and replace if open (see Section 7-4 or 8-6).
                Check plug PLG6 connection
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                Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                Millermatic 200

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                • #9
                  crap........

                  Finally got back to it. I must have had something set wrong before. It ran great for a couple beads off the bobcat. Then the rpms dropped for a split second and everything went to crap. looked over and seen smoke(wc-115a). unplugged, shut it all down. pulled the cover off the wc-115a and the ground wire coming in is burnt. what ya think?

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                  • #10
                    Rewired the 115v . Plugged it into my shop power. Ran fine. Cord never even got warm. Got a friend comin over tomorrow to check outputs on bobcat

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                    • #11
                      I don't know about the smoke....
                      but is the positive lead ran through the wc115? It has a current sensor that when current is detected, it switches from run in speed to set speed on the gun (wire feed speed).

                      Does your have a contactor?
                      Mine did not, so I bought one that had a 24v coil and installed it myself, the bobcat has to be in run for my contactor to close when I squeeze the trigger.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Amc724 View Post
                        I don't know about the smoke....
                        but is the positive lead ran through the wc115? It has a current sensor that when current is detected, it switches from run in speed to set speed on the gun (wire feed speed).

                        Does your have a contactor?
                        Mine did not, so I bought one that had a 24v coil and installed it myself, the bobcat has to be in run for my contactor to close when I squeeze the trigger.
                        yes the pos lead runs through the wc115, through the contactor. the issue is with the 115v power for the drive rolls. it runs fine off shop power but not off the bobcat. It did run fine, but the wires got hot and fried the ground wire when run off the bobcat

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                        • #13
                          spoolmatic 30a

                          The information you want is already existing on this website, click the links above. Start clicking and researching yourself.

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                          • #14
                            I would first ask if you have gone through ALL the troubleshooting steps in this reply??
                            AND the troubleshooting section of the Bobcat manual??

                            http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...597#post309597



                            If you have gone through all of it and still have erratic 120vac output...
                            you might have a problem with your Bobcat..
                            Last edited by H80N; 07-11-2013, 08:59 PM.
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                            Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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                            Dynasty 200DX
                            Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                            Millermatic 200

                            TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                            • #15
                              yes, I have checked all that I can. Nothing in the trouble shooting refers to the problem I am having, That is why I am having the outlets checked before I go any further

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