I have never welded with my Miller 211 off a generator. Found a deal on one. Was wondering what to look for while test running it before I buy. It has 7,000 running and 12,000 surge watts so it should push the welder just fine. But I know nothing about generators, so if anyone can help me with assurance before I buy it would be greatly appreciated. It's a 6 year old General. He's asking $430. Thanks!
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Thread: Generator Question
10-15-2012, 08:16 PM #1
10-15-2012, 08:39 PM #2
Yep, giver, I see no problems
10-15-2012, 09:11 PM #3
Generac I meant.
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10-15-2012, 09:34 PM #4
Anything to look for during the test run? I just plan on bringing a 4 foot piece of steel and cranking it all the way up, then lay a fat bead that long. That should be all I need to do do to feel comfortable buying??
10-16-2012, 09:03 AM #5
Actually, what you want to bring is a meter, is case the unit is running way over, or way under voltage and frequency
You should probably meter the machine BEFORE you plug ANYTHING into it.
Just a thought.
10-16-2012, 03:00 PM #6Senior Member
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Why would you need to lay a 4' weld to test it?
10-16-2012, 05:07 PM #7
Not sure if that's necessary now, would just a voltage tester in the .240 outlet all I need to check.?
10-16-2012, 05:42 PM #8
If your meter doesn't do this you can actually do it with a a Kill-a-Watt, about 10 bux at Lowes.
You'll need 2 lights or something else to to plug in the receptacles to put a load on the generator. Space heaters work.
Just plug the 2 120v loads in to 2 separate receptacles.Ed Conley
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10-16-2012, 06:04 PM #9
What's the purpose of the above test ?
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