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    Default add-on polarity switch

    I'm looking for a switch I could install on my 211. On the front panel. Any ideas.
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    Do you swap wire that much? It only takes about 30 seconds to do that switch. I suppose you could find a set of QDs in that amp range and put on there.

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    You'll have to pop the hood and make sure you have room on the interior.

    http://www.usweldingsupply.com/linco...-m12522-2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    You'll have to pop the hood and make sure you have room on the interior.

    http://www.usweldingsupply.com/linco...-m12522-2.html
    Wow, for $175 I would happily disassemble and reassemble the entire welder.

    Don't know if it's what you need, but here's something called a "Lincoln Polarity Switch" for $77:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-Pola...369#vi-content

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    For the extra, what minute maybe to change from reverse to straight. Installing a switch will take a couple of hours, thats 120 times + the cost of the switch that you'll be changing from gas to gasless wire. I probably wouldn't change the wire that much in my life time.

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    Don't know if it's what you need, but here's something called a "Lincoln Polarity Switch" for $77:

    That IS NOT the switch he would want to use....

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    Quickest and easiest would be a couple of tweco type female sockets hanging off the machine and tweco style male on the work lead and gun lead. Maybe need someone to make up a short piece of cable or two for you to make them lay where you want and look like what you want. There again, make sure you get good high current connectors and don't cheap out. Every single connection is a small loss and a potential hot spot.

    If you do it do it high class. You paid decent money for a miller, no sense cheezing it up with the cheapest crap you can find off e-bay.

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