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    110/220 volt adapter

    A short time ago I noticed someone had questions about a Longevity dual-voltage machine, and how to wire it up. I ran into a similar situation when I was evaluating another dual-voltage machine (Multi-Plaz 3500). I wanted the flexibility to be able to use 110v when 220 wasn't available, without rewiring the machine.

    I just wired the machine with a normal 50amp 220v male plug, and made up an adapter cord with a 50amp 220v female receptacle on one end, and a 110v male plug on the other. - works great, is safe, and didn't cost too much.

    Who knows, it may contravene some electrical code somewhere, but it works for me, and I don't plan on killing myself anytime soon.

    By the way, I also used to use this set-up for decreasing the output of my old Tri-Star 220v AC/DC stick machine (not required any more now that I have my LS200-P).

    I don't see why this wouldn't work for a Longevity machine as well - but don't take me to court over it!!!

    Attached is a picture of the contraption.

    Art Randall
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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    looks good!
    Thanks for the picture.

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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    This type of cord is MUCH safer than the alternative of putting both plugs on the end of the welder's cord.
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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    Could you show me the cord layed out, trying to picture it because I want to do the same.

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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    Here you go!

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    160d MIG
    WeldAll 200PI

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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    Thanks, I wired my garage for 220 but forgot already. Guess I could find a diagram for which wires to connect from the 220 female to 110 plug. Your diagram helps me with the layout.

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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    jeepseahawk;
    I have modified the drawing check it out

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    160d MIG
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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    Thanks again, should be able to do that easily enough.

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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    Keith:

    Thanks for doing the wiring diagram. I should have included one in my original post.

    Art Randall
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    Re: 110/220 volt adapter

    OK, this looks cool. I reread the specs on the 200 P and it does list both 220v as well as 110v. What kind of differences can I expect in performance between the two different voltages. Although I bought the larger 200P unit, most of what I use the unit for is in fact very thin materials in aluminum and/or stainless.

    I ran the 220v line about 5 feet from the service panel and therefore do my work in the yard where the service comes into the house. If I can do some of the light stuff in the garage, it would save a LOT of moving of equipment and be much more productive.

    Should the 110v line be a dedicated line (I would guess) and what amp circuit?

    Thanks for the posts on this.

    HerbD

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