I purchased a new digital elite the other day. The first job I put it to the test with was a small gouge and weld job. The hood was working great but after the 3rd 4" arcair pass i started to see triple and it has never came back to normal. The hood was never any closer than 2' to the arc and did not get hot, just as a note. I have replaced all the lenses and made sure they were in proper. Also, I heard that a way to stop the illusion is to flip the shade in the rubber surround so it will be closer to the outer cover lense but this did not work; I have also tryed covering up the back of the hood so no outside light could get in but that did not work either. The only way I could get the illusion to stop was while welding use my finger and push the outer cover lense (bend it) closer to the shade, but when i release my finger the lense comes back out and the illusion returns.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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10-27-2013, 10:34 AM #1Junior Member
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Digital Elite problem ; seeing triple while welding
10-28-2013, 01:42 PM #2
I just bought a new digital elite helmet to replace of of my 2 I already own and I have to say first that the headgear sucks balls. Its cheap, chinsy, flimsy, crap as far as a fabricator goes. It sucks putting on and off in a regular basis, BUT, it is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. So this I say is a welder headgear, not a fabricators headgear. The lens is nice. I always loved the X mode for welding outside.
With my last helmet, (3 years old), it would work fine and then everything would drop by 50-60% shade wise. So welding at 10, it would just drop to a 4 or 5 with 10 still shown. I changed out the batteries twice with proper miller and no help. Power off for 3 minutes works for a few minutes, then back to 50%.
I have also had times where I have seen 3 actions before. It was during welding and plasma cutting. All I ever did was to power off the helmet, remove batteries for 3 minutes and reinstall and it worked fine. I never had a shade problem, and it wasn't caused from a crooked lens. It seemed as though the 2 sides of the lens didn't smoothly come together and created "shadows"
10-28-2013, 01:57 PM #3.
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