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    Default Question about purchase

    I am thinking about buying a Trailblazer 302 and am wondering if I'll have any trouble running my Lincoln mig off of the aux. power? I thought I remembered someone posting having trouble running a mig unit off of the power of this welder but can't find the thread.

    I am currently running a Lincoln Ranger8 and my mig runs well on this unit.

    Thanks for any help.

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    what kind of mig?
    suitcase feeder running off 14pin?
    or mig machine running off auxillary power?

    I have a trailblazer 280
    the arc is excellent on wire stick or tig
    as well as excellent arc starts , no sputtering on wire, no sticking rods on stick
    past welding instructor
    CWI
    business owner

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    It's a SP 135 T 220 volt that I'll be running off the axu. power.

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    Default 302

    You'll have to buy an adapter cord for about $75 because the 220 plug on the machine is full KVA (?) but heck yeah! You'll love it.
    Matt Adams A&P, IA
    Trailblazer 302
    Dialarc HF

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortarc View Post
    It's a SP 135 T 220 volt that I'll be running off the axu. power.
    That's a 120V unit, so I'll assume you meant the SP175T. You will have no problems running this unit from aux. power. I ran a Millermatic 175 from my 301G and it's got more electronics than your tapped unit. I've also run Maxstar inverters and a Millermatic Passport with no problems.

    Get a short length of 10/3 SJOOW cord (or however long you want it to use as an extension cord at the same time) as well as the ends. For the male end, you need a NEMA 14-50P and for the female end, you need a NEMA 6-50R or NEMA 6-50C. There will be no wire on the middle flat of the male NEMA 14-50P, and you don't even need to install that prong, in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    That's a 120V unit, so I'll assume you meant the SP175T. You will have no problems running this unit from aux. power. I ran a Millermatic 175 from my 301G and it's got more electronics than your tapped unit. I've also run Maxstar inverters and a Millermatic Passport with no problems.

    Get a short length of 10/3 SJOOW cord (or however long you want it to use as an extension cord at the same time) as well as the ends. For the male end, you need a NEMA 14-50P and for the female end, you need a NEMA 6-50R or NEMA 6-50C. There will be no wire on the middle flat of the male NEMA 14-50P, and you don't even need to install that prong, in fact.
    Thanks for all the help. It's a SP 130 T Its about 5 or 6 years old and it is a 220 volt unit. I think the adapter that I already have made up that I use on my Ranger is the same thing, big round four prong plug goes in to the welder.

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    shortarc, just trying to be helpful but the Lincoln 130 series are 120v machines like Mac said. I think this will make difference in your plug needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911man View Post
    shortarc, just trying to be helpful but the Lincoln 130 series are 120v machines like Mac said. I think this will make difference in your plug needs.
    Ok I just went out to the garage and took this picture. Supposed to be worth a thousand words
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    Default SP-130T Input Power Requirements

    I don't own one, and don't have a bone to pick either way, but according to the owners manual for the SP-130T, it comes equipped with a NEMA 6-50R Plug and requires input of 20/22 amps at 230/208 volts. See the attached excerpts from the manual.
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    Tom Veatch
    Wichita, KS

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    That's interesting, I have a sp135t and its 120v.

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