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  1. #1
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    Default Longevity of Dynasty 300? hours/cycles?

    What is the life span of the Dynasty 300s?

    Maximum hours/arc cycles to expect?

    What do you that use them have on them?

    Thanks
    Syncrowave 250DX

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    the type of work and treatment it gets would play a huge part in that. i suspect Miller has those kind of #'s in some corporate conference room but you will not likely see them.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

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    When you say "lifespan" what are you looking for? Until complete failure of the entire machine?? Not going to happen. If you mean until a failure, it could be a few hours (unlikely) or several thousand. If that happens you fix it and continue welding. Considering that it is used for making money (typically) you should be thinking in terms of how many arc hours it will take to pay for it self. Over the life span of the unit you will spend far more on gas, tungsten, and consumables than you dynasty.

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    I know, but since I don't have access to this information (Considering a used Dynasty 300dx of ebay) I was trying to use what information I have which is the arc timer and arc cycles from the machines memory.

    315hr and 134,109 cycles - does this makes sense and what does this say about how the machine was used.

    315hrs seem low to me (I'd expect this machine to go into the 5000+hrs), but the 134109 arc cycles seems high and would mean 7 cycles per minute.

    For those 'true welders' (I'm just an amatuer) what does this tell me about how the machine was used?

    Push hard or not at all?
    Syncrowave 250DX

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    now i see what your looking for. i don't see how the internals in these unit would wear, i think it proves thatthe unit is reliable. Do you know what type of welding it was used for??

    Go to the motorsports forum and ask dynasty owners to post there arc time and starts with a brief description of what it is used for and if they have had any failures. I believe the 300dx is a VERY reliable unit.

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    Default Hmmmmmmmmmm

    I don't know beans about the Dynasty, but, as to general Miller longevity, I have two Miller products that are over 20 years old and still cooking. Can't beat it with a stick. If I had the bucks, I'd be all over that Dyn 300 like a bum on a baloney sammich.
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