Jump to content

welder


scottg17
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi, I am hopefully getting a garage soon. I don't think it has an electric in it so i'm considering getting a generator that would run:

 

SIP migmate 130turbo Mig Welder

an angle grinder and some other powertools like drills ECT.

 

Im wondering if anyone could recommend a generator that would run primarily the welder cause if it can run it it will run all the other things,

Cheers :cheers:

Edited by scottg17
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here you go just looked it up:

 

Sip Migmate 130 Turbo

 

130amp Welding power - Will weld up to 5mm mild steel

 

Extra low current performance - Able to deliver a unique 25 amp minimum power for welding thin mild steel easily

 

Takes up to a 5kgs wire spool

 

Product Features

» Input Voltage 50hz~ - 230v - 13A

 

» Welding current - 25 - 130amps

 

» Output @ 20% Cycle duty amps - 107

 

» Open circuit voltage - 18 - 34

 

» Wire size - 0.6 - 0.8 (Steel) 0.8 (Aluminium)

 

» Output power settings - 6

 

» Weight - 28Kgs

 

» Approx. Weld thickness range (mild steel) - 0.7 - 5.0mm

 

new £179.00 inc VAT, good used condition. £75

 

 

So if your looking at the above 4.5 KVA Clarke Generator

 

To convert KVA to AMPS:

Multiply KVA by 1000/voltage [ (KVA x 1000) / E ]

 

4.5 x 1000 / 230 = 19.5 amp - not really big enough

 

26 x 230 / 1000 = Approx 6 KVA - this is more the size you want

 

EDIT: I'm pretty sure our repair man said you need a welder friendly generator to cope with the surge in demand. I'll ask him about this and what he would recommend for you when I see him next week :)

Edited by Danzetec
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...