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    Generator question

    I need to purchase a generator to run my 110 amp 220v Stick welder at a remote location. Any suggestions as to what minimum size of portable generator I should buy? I can't afford to much so the minimum size to efficiently run this little stick welder is all I need to know right now. Thanks!

    ---------- Post added at 06:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:20 PM ----------

    I have the answer now thanks anyway.
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    Which welder are you going to use?
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    My Chicago Electric Arc120. It's 110 amps @ 220v.
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    From what I can tell the welder needs 21 amps @ 240 volt, can you check the name plate for the exact amp draw(input amps)?
    keith
    The older the Boys, the more expensive the TOYS
    Previously Owned equipment;
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    Current equipment;
    3HP Speedair air compressor, Wilton drill press, Craftsman 10x36 lathe, 10 ton hydrolic press, Portaband band saw, OA torch, Small home brew CNC machine, powered by my 200PI
    2 Longevity autodarking helmets
    160d MIG
    WeldAll 200PI

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    It says "draw 42 amps", but the manual says for a 220 v with a 30 amp breaker, if that helps.
    Last edited by Greywolfe; 03-05-2012 at 01:35 PM.
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    Wards Power Kraft Arc295 (1970's or 60's I think)
    I'm a backyard BBQ Commando

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    OK
    42 amp X 220 Volt = 9020 Watts peak
    30 amp x 220 volts = 6600 Watts continous
    A generator like that will cost between $500 - $600 USD

    You mite want to think about renting a portable welder/generator
    Last edited by KHK; 03-05-2012 at 06:27 PM.
    keith
    The older the Boys, the more expensive the TOYS
    Previously Owned equipment;
    lot's
    Current equipment;
    3HP Speedair air compressor, Wilton drill press, Craftsman 10x36 lathe, 10 ton hydrolic press, Portaband band saw, OA torch, Small home brew CNC machine, powered by my 200PI
    2 Longevity autodarking helmets
    160d MIG
    WeldAll 200PI

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    Great Idea! I'll look at the rental places. Thanks KHK.
    Chicago Electric Arc-120
    Wards Power Kraft Arc295 (1970's or 60's I think)
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