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  1. #21
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    Cruizer,
    That is some good info about generators. Never really crossed my mind. Do you know of any manufacturers that are making newer generators, other than the inverter generators, that are putting out power clean enough to not worry about running the smaller machines off of or do they all need to be put on a scope to be checked??

    Also, is there something that I can use ( an attachment of some sort) to help clean up the power on the generators that I have. I have been fortunate enough to not have had a problem yet, but I am not trying to sit around till I do. I am hooking up the Passport Plus and the Maxstar 150 STL to it. How sensitive are they?? Thanks
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    Thanks for the input guys! a miller generator/welder is a little out of my budget, I just bought the Multimatic and love it! Im thinking of getting either a Generac GP7500E, or the Westing House WH7500E. Any body know witch one is a better piece of equipment? Thanks again fellas!


    Generac-
    http://www.amazon.com/Generac-5943-G...377330&sr=1-22

    Westing House-
    http://www.amazon.com/Westinghouse-W...6377330&sr=1-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwesomeAlbert View Post
    Thanks for the input guys! a miller generator/welder is a little out of my budget, I just bought the Multimatic and love it! Im thinking of getting either a Generac GP7500E, or the Westing House WH7500E. Any body know witch one is a better piece of equipment? Thanks again fellas!


    Generac-
    http://www.amazon.com/Generac-5943-G...377330&sr=1-22

    Westing House-
    http://www.amazon.com/Westinghouse-W...6377330&sr=1-6
    http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...erac+generator

    scroll down to post #6
    Ed Conley
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1:310557
    Quote Originally Posted by jpence38 View Post
    Considering the input power needed to run your machine, I would say that a 3000 continuous watt generator would be plenty. As for the brand, that would depend on your budget.
    That's still way too small for the multimatic

    3000/240v= 12.5 amps

    The Multmatic draws 18amps at rated 150 welding amps Mig and 20 amps Stick

    20amps x 240v = 4800 watts continuous so yer looking for a genset that is around 5500watts

    So a 5500 watt generator would would be ideal, but as a couple other users stated I'm going to be using other tools and lights on the generator. So I figure a 7500 watt would be more than sufficient. I was just wondering between which of the 2 generators I should go with that I put in the previous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwesomeAlbert View Post
    So a 5500 watt generator would would be ideal, but as a couple other users stated I'm going to be using other tools and lights on the generator. So I figure a 7500 watt would be more than sufficient. I was just wondering between which of the 2 generators I should go with that I put in the previous post.
    Yorkie on welding web uses a generac with good results- that is his 2nd one- first one just too many hours so he bought a new one.
    Ed Conley
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    Gotchya, I missed that link on your last posting. Im thinking of going with the Generac, online reviews give the Westinghouse better statistics though

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    Default What generator would be good for a mm200?

    If you do end up buying the Generac or another generator that has the 14-30 plug you will need an adapter to the 6-50 on the welder/cutter. EVSEadapter.com has some pre wired ones that are reasonably priced.

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    We have a NICE Kohler generator at work, that could easily power Two of those Multi Matic 200's a few grinders, an air compressor, some lights, and a small subdivision all at once with no problem. But it's only 300KW. If you want, I can get the model number for you. Hey, he never said it had to be easily transported. But on the right truck it wouldn't be a problem, even with the fuel supply and distribution center. It has a 500HP Detroit Diesel, 6V-92. Plenty of power for this application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precision View Post
    If you do end up buying the Generac or another generator that has the 14-30 plug you will need an adapter to the 6-50 on the welder/cutter. EVSEadapter.com has some pre wired ones that are reasonably priced.

    but the multimatic200 has the fancy MVP hook up, so will that still be necesary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwesomeAlbert View Post
    but the multimatic200 has the fancy MVP hook up, so will that still be necesary?
    Yes- the MVP 240v plug is a 6-50
    The receptacle on the genset is an L14-30

    You'll need a pigtail to plug in to the genset or make an extension cord with the L14-30 on ne end and the 6-50 on the other end
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