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    Default Syncrowave 300 won't work on continuous only start

    I believe when welding alum the machine must be set on continuous not start?
    When I switch it over to continuous welder the makes a different sound and does not weld. Any ideas what might be the problem?
    Last edited by scranm; 02-28-2012 at 05:57 AM.

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    You don't have to have continuous HF for aluminum but if you wanted a tighter bead make sure you have your HF intensity turned up.

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    Dip,

    Kinda hard to make two untrue statements in one post, but you did pull it off.

    On the Syncrowaves (transformer based machines), you DO have to have continuous HF to weld aluminum in AC. Without the HF on the arc would stumble or extinguish as it goes thru the 0 state.

    Adjusting the HF has NOTHING to do with a tighter arc. Increasing the HF intensity will help with arc starts, but setting the HF intensity too high can cause problems with adjacent electronic equipment.

    Might want to do a little more homework before putting out bad info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    Dip,

    Kinda hard to make two untrue statements in one post, but you did pull it off.

    On the Syncrowaves (transformer based machines), you DO have to have continuous HF to weld aluminum in AC. Without the HF on the arc would stumble or extinguish as it goes thru the 0 state.

    Adjusting the HF has NOTHING to do with a tighter arc. Increasing the HF intensity will help with arc starts, but setting the HF intensity too high can cause problems with adjacent electronic equipment.

    Might want to do a little more homework before putting out bad info.
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    Dip

    your starting to look foolish lol

    you should read the tig handbook it explains what sundown is trying teach you.
    I have a home depot welding book that ,like you has it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scranm View Post
    I believe when welding alum the machine must be set on continuous not start?
    When I switch it over to continuous welder the makes a different sound and does not weld. Any ideas what might be the problem?

    When you put it on continuous HF have you tried adjusting the frequency intensity ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    Dip,

    Kinda hard to make two untrue statements in one post, but you did pull it off.

    On the Syncrowaves (transformer based machines), you DO have to have continuous HF to weld aluminum in AC. Without the HF on the arc would stumble or extinguish as it goes thru the 0 state.

    Adjusting the HF has NOTHING to do with a tighter arc. Increasing the HF intensity will help with arc starts, but setting the HF intensity too high can cause problems with adjacent electronic equipment.

    Might want to do a little more homework before putting out bad info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go2building View Post
    When you put it on continuous HF have you tried adjusting the frequency intensity ?
    No,but I'll try tomorrow.
    Last edited by scranm; 02-29-2012 at 07:22 AM.

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    Go2 is not talking about the balance control. He's talking about the High Frequency intensity control. As well as I remember about the 300 (as well as earlier versions of the Sync 250) there is a separate control, in the area of the points where you adjust the "intensity" of the HF.

    Sounds like someone could benefit from a thorough reading of the owners manual for this machine.

    Oh, and Dip, it's one thing to screw up. It's another whole issue to argue about it when you're flat out wrong. For all I know, you're getting your "internet gospel" from someone who's just as misinformed about tig welding as you are. That's why it's probably better to get your information from "established sources" like Miller, Lincoln, ESAB, etc than it is to "I saw it on U-Tube".
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    [QUOTE=SundownIII;281633]Go2 is not talking about the balance control. He's talking about the High Frequency intensity control. As well as I remember about the 300 (as well as earlier versions of the Sync 250) there is a separate control, in the area of the points where you adjust the "intensity" of the HF.

    Sounds like someone could benefit from a thorough reading of the owners manual for this machine.

    I believe when the lights dim in my shop because I switch continuous there is than more operator error to consider.

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