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  • just picked up a syncrowave 200. please give me some pointers on set up

    whats up guys have had my millermatic 135 for years and found a great deal and a practically new syncro 200 its from 2006-7. so i ran the breaker, and when i start to set an arc with tig im hearing the arc in my stereo i have in my garage? i was looking in the manual and saw that i should be grounding the welder additionally from the actual welder? Any input on this would be very appreciated.

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    Originally posted by Seanpm View Post
    whats up guys have had my millermatic 135 for years and found a great deal and a practically new syncro 200 its from 2006-7. so i ran the breaker, and when i start to set an arc with tig im hearing the arc in my stereo i have in my garage? i was looking in the manual and saw that i should be grounding the welder additionally from the actual welder? Any input on this would be very appreciated.
    The High Frequency on TIG will wipe out AM radio anywhere around, in my experience. Will have a lesser effect on FM. I have not worked on suppression strategies, as I don't weld that many hours a week. If you can put the stereo further away from the welder that might help. If the interference is coming down the stereo power line you could potentially filter the power line. Grounding the welder may help.

    One way to reduce radio emissions from the welder would be to run the work and torch cables next to one another.
    Syncrowave 200, Millermatic 211, Victor torch, Propane forge....

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    • #3
      Sure, thats easy, Twist tye your tig torch to your ground for the first 2' just after leaving the machine, (Acts like a transmission tower). Arc will be more focused as well. Hf noise should simply vanish.

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      • #4
        That's a great tip Cruizer. In my profession I see twisted pairs of wires to reduce interference on computer signal wires. Never thought of applying that theory to my welder, awesome

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cruizer View Post
          Sure, thats easy, Twist tye your tig torch to your ground for the first 2' just after leaving the machine, (Acts like a transmission tower). Arc will be more focused as well. Hf noise should simply vanish.
          ^^^ what he said^^^. I fought mine for a year or so. Ran earth grounds and even grounded the conduit... Mine would even mess with the TV in the house some
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          • #6
            Actually, not much theory behind that. Was on a service call where the alarms in a shop were being set off. Tryed all my tricks with the grounding and all then got pissed off and kicked the torch and work together. Presto, no more buzing in the radio, no more alarm and computer issues. Read about it later, WORKS REALLY WELL.

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            • #7
              LOL cruiser, should have bought a 6/49 the same day

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