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    Default Update on the generator power

    In an older post I was asking about using gen power/ THD with the 211. Thought I would share what Miller said about it.

    " The Millermatic 211 is pretty forgiving when it comes to input power. As long as you have a generator that is providing roughly 60Hz power and at least 7,000 watts continuous 230 volt power the unit will be fine."

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    Well, after some time has passed, still have no power. I took the Ridgid gen. back and now have found another half price new in th box.

    6800 running watts is pretty close to 7000 watts, think I should use it???

    The auto idle stopped working on the last one. This one I can't take back.


    At least I would have something until I could do better, but that cash could go towards an engine drive later down the road.

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    Did you ever do this and did it work? I am looking to do the same, looking at that 6800 Watt generator for my MM211. I do want to use it for 1/4-3/8 steel so will need the full power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telstar2112 View Post
    Did you ever do this and did it work? I am looking to do the same, looking at that 6800 Watt generator for my MM211. I do want to use it for 1/4-3/8 steel so will need the full power.
    After flood damage, I used a 7500 watt Kohler to power my MM 252. All went well.

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    So I tried it with a continuous 6800 watt Ridgid generator and it worked but I think it stumbled here and there a little bit. But it did work on 1/4" steel. I forget my exact settings but I think i tried it on voltage 8 (out of 10, with 10 being I think around 23V) wire feed 75 (out of 100%) or so, solid wire .035 . But these numbers won't mean anything except to someone else with a MM211 on 230Volts.

    Makes sense it would struggle and Miller did recommend 7000watts.

    If I think my input wattage is marginal am I better off using flux core? Seems as if you may get better penetration per input watt using flux core. Is this true? I do have some E71T-11 .035 flux core.

    Thanks,
    Steve.

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