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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Lake of the Ozarks MO


    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird455 View Post
    Will Idling a Miller Machine have any effect on its lifespan?

    I use my Syncrowave 200 as a 115V/15A power source for 2-3 hours a day (not burning some poor unfortunate piece of aluminum) to run grinders, drills, a lathe, and a vacuum. Will this have any negative effect on the life of the machine?
    Well Cruizer gave you the official word. If it was an old school machine with a plain old hr meter it would be making it appear worn out to a buyer.
    Only YOU know how your shop is set up. I assume the Synch is the only HANDY outlet you have, so you just use it and now you are beginning to worry about what may happen? If you have plenty of outlets then I would think running a lathe and vac on it ALL the time would be a little silly.

    I unplug my machines tho when not using them...lightning and fire or whatever is just TOO real for me to sleep easy...anymore I unplug almost EVERYTHING before I leave the shop at night. The roof is a little leaky too and it is on a flood plain. The floor has been covered in water more than once BUT it's a SHOP not a house
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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    S.W. Pennsylvania


    Quote Originally Posted by Craig in Denver View Post
    burninbriar: You made me go out in the COLD garage and look. The Sync250 outlets aren't hot unless the welder is turned on. And if the x-formers suck electicity as rumored, I'd find another outlet.
    I guess having the outlets go hot when you run the welder and go cold when you turn it off would come in handy when using the outlets to power a water cooler.
    To all who contribute to this board.
    My sincere thanks , Pete.

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  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    16919 Pole Rd. Brethren, MI 49619


    I agree, I would run from a common wall circuit, cant see much reason other than a cooler to run anything from the machine. If you don't have a convenient outlet you need one.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles


    These work pretty good at the end of an extension cord
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