I run a 7.5kw(8.75kw surge) on my mobile unit that powers all my equipment. All my welders are inverter & draw a max of 24A & the TD plasma cutter draws the most at 33A max. I added several receptacles for the plug variations I have. All my equipment runs very nicely as an output test on the gen indicated I have very smooth AC output with minimal fluxuation. I would strongly suggest you get the 7kw as a minimum you indicated in your first post. Here's a pic of my setup.
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03-04-2010, 06:07 PM #11
03-05-2010, 07:14 AM #12Junior Member
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03-05-2010, 07:42 AM #13
That's the only pic of the gen I have. It looks as most others do. I had several other forum members wanting to see the additional receptacles & voltmeter I added. If you do go to HD or Lowes, simply look at the specs & insure that the output ratings of the 220V receptacle are 30A as some are only 20A, even with a higher wattage rating. Also, make sure the "running" wattage is at least 7kw & not the "surge" wattage. Mine also has elec. start, although not a necessity. My gen is also a brushless unit & I believe that is what provides a smoother output. Hope this helps.
03-29-2011, 08:30 PM #14Junior Member
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Will my old century 180 work on a coleman 5000W generator??
Will my old century 180 work on a coleman 5000W generator?? My mig is nothing fancy and when you talk about my mig failing or getting fried due to voltage spikes I wonder if I need to find a generator with specific features. So instead of wasting $600 on a canadian tire coleman 5000W (6250 Surge?) what type of generator with the needed features for safe mig welding should I be looking for?