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    Default Is the Miller Dynasty 280 DX Available Now?

    Is the Miller Dynasty DX available now? BR Welding says it is, but I know these companies all have Miller drop ship the unit. BR Welding shows the unit available, but no other companies have it listed. What's up?

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    The Dynasty and Maxstar 280 air-cooled product are currently in a nationwide, limited quantity rollout status. Please expect lead times for these products and purchase orders will be processed in the order of which they are received. You can contact your Miller Sales representative or customer service to receive the latest updates on lead times.

    We recommend any customers who require a water-cooled system wait for the release of models that feature a Cooler Power™ receptacle designed to power and operate the Coolmate™ 1.3 (the Coolmate 1.3 would otherwise be required to plug into the facility 115V power). We will also be introducing complete water-cooled packages which include the Coolmate 1.3 and the Weldcraft® WP-280 torch. Please watch for future communications later in Q4 on the availability of machines with the Cooler Power feature and complete water-cooled packages.

    Because Miller Electric sells through distribution partners it is up to the particular distributor to list an item if they so choose.

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    I called my LWS to order a 280DX and was told only the basic 280 aircooled rig is available. So I asked when the water cooler model will be available because I said I have a cooler available. I was told perhaps late November, early December and the water cooler receptacle will only accept a special plug.

    In light of having to buy the miller cooler with a special plug I may have to rethink this purchase. Perhaps an adapter will be available. Otherwise I may have to just plug my cooler into a wall socket.
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    wow that would really be silly if they put a proprietary AC plug for the cooler.

    Terry, i dont think it would be hard to re-wire your current cooler if that happens. just buy the plug or pigtail from miller and wire it to your cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    I called my LWS to order a 280DX and was told only the basic 280 aircooled rig is available. So I asked when the water cooler model will be available because I said I have a cooler available. I was told perhaps late November, early December and the water cooler receptacle will only accept a special plug.

    In light of having to buy the miller cooler with a special plug I may have to rethink this purchase. Perhaps an adapter will be available. Otherwise I may have to just plug my cooler into a wall socket.
    Terry

    I had heard some stuff that made me wonder too.... so I asked on the other thread.... Post #17

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...738#post312738


    Never did get an answer...
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    GOING TO GUESS AND SAY THE " Special plug" is just like the Lincoln where the cooler only comes on as the foot pedal is pressed, cept Lincoln doesn't use a special plug.

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    One of the tantalyzing rumors ...

    Goes that the water cooled Dynasty 280DX would have water passages inside to aid cooling and increase the duty cycle... so that the water from the coolmate that cools the torch would provide additional cooling for the power supply...

    Interesting thought...
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    Default Is the Miller Dynasty 280 DX Available Now?

    Does Nancy Palosi work for Miller now? "First you have to purchase the machine to see what's in it"....

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    Default Is the Miller Dynasty 280 DX Available Now?

    I would not think the machine needs much to get 110v. Problem is must make a neutral since the machine is feed 220 or multi-voltage 3phase. In the old days electrical code would allow you to use the ground. Now you must have ground and neutral. Kinda like an electric dryer. I looked at my dynasty 350 inside and it looks to be an electrically isolate plug. The torride inside of d280 probably can,t handle a high tap load. So that voltage step is current limited by design purposely. I bought my d350 because the 280 was not available yet. If i had a do over, i would have still got the 350. It is a very tig machine and excellent stick burner on pipe.

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    Any updates on the 110v issue? Having the cooler run when you start the machine is a big plus for me. Too easy to forget and having the water hose leak hot water into your lap is not fun.

    Would like to use my Coolmate 4 if possible.

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