I have a Miller AEAD 200Le and would like to add a Miller high frequency arc starter model HF-15-1wg it comes with a Miller radiator and the torch.
If I can add this to my machine what are the limitations or down sides that I should be aware of?
Can I put a foot petal on this unit? I don't know if it has an argon set up but hope so, if not I would like to add it (parts availability, etc?).
I plan to do some SS and possibly some aluminum but in reality I will mostly do small steal projects. I have tig experience from years back at an old job and really like its control and strength and clean welds.
I have read some other posts regarding the HF-15-1WG. I am hoping this is a reasonable purchase for me at this time and if I get busy with it I would consider upgrading, but I cannot justify new or more expensive right now. If I cannot make it work decently I will save up for something more compatible but I have some projects I'd like to knock out and I think once I get welding I'll have plenty to keep me busy.
for all your knowledgable advice, great forum.
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11-27-2013, 08:57 PM #1Junior Member
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Miller AEAD 200Le can I add a Miller high frequency arc starter model HF-15-1wg
11-28-2013, 12:01 AM #2
Does your power supply have a 14 pin connector?
I am not sure but i think you may have difficulty running the foot pedal unless you have the 14 pin to the hf unit, and then the 14 pin out to the welder itself. I have a hf 251 and it works very well in the application you described. For just stainless all you really need is DCSP , and not high frequency to weld , the hf just makes it nice for non contact starting. Im not sure about the specs of your HF unit, but i know the Hf 251 can usually be found used on ebay for very good prices. It will run the foot pedal , but again may not be 100 % compatible with full functionality when running your machine.I have a welding addiction
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11-28-2013, 01:34 PM #3
Your machine only does non critical welds, and can't see the reason behind buying what amounts to an arc starter. Unless you break arc alot. Most just start of a piece of scrap.
11-30-2013, 08:16 PM #4Junior Member
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I am looking at this HF starter because it comes with a torch and radiator. I was under the impression that I would need HF to tig aluminum? I also though it would help to do other tig welding? I don't think I can just add a tig torch to an ac/dc welder and start doing SS and aluminum can I? The water cooled torch and air valve are a necessary plus as well I thought.
Thanks Again for the advice
Last edited by Ben Quick; 11-30-2013 at 08:18 PM.