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    I am thinking about buying a Trailblazer 302 and am wondering if I'll have any trouble running my Lincoln mig off of the aux. power? I thought I remembered someone posting having trouble running a mig unit off of the power of this welder but can't find the thread.

    I am currently running a Lincoln Ranger8 and my mig runs well on this unit.

    Thanks for any help.
    Trailblazer 302
    Lincoln SP-135-T
    Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
    Smith torch
    Spoolmatic 30A

  • #2
    what kind of mig?
    suitcase feeder running off 14pin?
    or mig machine running off auxillary power?

    I have a trailblazer 280
    the arc is excellent on wire stick or tig
    as well as excellent arc starts , no sputtering on wire, no sticking rods on stick
    past welding instructor
    CWI
    business owner

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    • #3
      It's a SP 135 T 220 volt that I'll be running off the axu. power.
      Trailblazer 302
      Lincoln SP-135-T
      Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
      Smith torch
      Spoolmatic 30A

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      • #4
        302

        You'll have to buy an adapter cord for about $75 because the 220 plug on the machine is full KVA (?) but heck yeah! You'll love it.
        Matt Adams A&P, IA
        Trailblazer 302
        Dialarc HF

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shortarc View Post
          It's a SP 135 T 220 volt that I'll be running off the axu. power.
          That's a 120V unit, so I'll assume you meant the SP175T. You will have no problems running this unit from aux. power. I ran a Millermatic 175 from my 301G and it's got more electronics than your tapped unit. I've also run Maxstar inverters and a Millermatic Passport with no problems.

          Get a short length of 10/3 SJOOW cord (or however long you want it to use as an extension cord at the same time) as well as the ends. For the male end, you need a NEMA 14-50P and for the female end, you need a NEMA 6-50R or NEMA 6-50C. There will be no wire on the middle flat of the male NEMA 14-50P, and you don't even need to install that prong, in fact.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
            That's a 120V unit, so I'll assume you meant the SP175T. You will have no problems running this unit from aux. power. I ran a Millermatic 175 from my 301G and it's got more electronics than your tapped unit. I've also run Maxstar inverters and a Millermatic Passport with no problems.

            Get a short length of 10/3 SJOOW cord (or however long you want it to use as an extension cord at the same time) as well as the ends. For the male end, you need a NEMA 14-50P and for the female end, you need a NEMA 6-50R or NEMA 6-50C. There will be no wire on the middle flat of the male NEMA 14-50P, and you don't even need to install that prong, in fact.
            Thanks for all the help. It's a SP 130 T Its about 5 or 6 years old and it is a 220 volt unit. I think the adapter that I already have made up that I use on my Ranger is the same thing, big round four prong plug goes in to the welder.
            Trailblazer 302
            Lincoln SP-135-T
            Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
            Smith torch
            Spoolmatic 30A

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            • #7
              shortarc, just trying to be helpful but the Lincoln 130 series are 120v machines like Mac said. I think this will make difference in your plug needs.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 1911man View Post
                shortarc, just trying to be helpful but the Lincoln 130 series are 120v machines like Mac said. I think this will make difference in your plug needs.
                Ok I just went out to the garage and took this picture. Supposed to be worth a thousand words
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                Trailblazer 302
                Lincoln SP-135-T
                Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
                Smith torch
                Spoolmatic 30A

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                • #9
                  SP-130T Input Power Requirements

                  I don't own one, and don't have a bone to pick either way, but according to the owners manual for the SP-130T, it comes equipped with a NEMA 6-50R Plug and requires input of 20/22 amps at 230/208 volts. See the attached excerpts from the manual.
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                  Tom Veatch
                  Wichita, KS

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                  • #10
                    That's interesting, I have a sp135t and its 120v.

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                    • #11
                      The OP is correct. His initial listing said SP-135T, so I made the correction based on that. But, sure enough, his older SP-130T is a 230V machine. Odd.

                      Either way, the 240V receptacle issue was settled.

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                      • #12
                        you can run that, and have someone else welding with a suitcase at the same time. or you can plug in a tombstone and weld with it and weld off the trailblazer 302 at the same time with no drop in current. why buy 2 gas machines when 302 will run. now if only someone will buy me a 302 of my very own

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                        • #13
                          Shortarc: I also have a st130t That runs on 230 Used to to run it on lincoln 225 now its on my Miller 250. will work well for you.
                          Bobcat 250
                          Miller 625 Plasma
                          Lincoln 130 Mig,Old but Use it everday

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                          • #14
                            What did you mean by a Tombstone Beamwalker?

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                            • #15
                              Can anyone tell me the max distance from your machine that you can run your SuitCase X-TREME 12VS feeder? Because a 1000' lead would be nice sometimes and I'm going to buy a suitcase soon. I just wanted to know how far I could run it.

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