I just purchased a Syncrowave 250DX to be used for AL and SS fabrication. The manual references the use of 125 amp fuses, but then at 100% power states the current pull will be 96 amps. I have a real old breaker panel and the breakers are VERY expensive for dual pole 125Amp (I plan on running off of 230V)
1-Does the Power Factor Correction module have any negative side effects other than the few hunderd dollars it sets you back? It seems it would help in the breaker/wire costs and may simplify my installation.
2-If I go with 100 Amp breaker to feed Welder disconnect will I have problems. I do not plan to weld much more than 1/4" AL plate, and this not very much, primary being Sch 40 pipe (no more than 2" dia) or SS tube with no more than .12" thickness. Majority of work would be Schd 40 in 1 1/2" (.145" thick) or less size. So was thinking I really never use the full 250 power, thus be 'okay' with 100 amp
Just looking for some real life expierience.
Also does anyone know a good on-line source for flexible wire (to go from disconnect to 250DX)? I'd like 50'.
Thanks for any help and looking forward to belonging to this forum.