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possible to run welder off stock power outlet in bed?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bigburrito, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    bigburrito

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    after doing some searching, ive come to the conclusion that this will almost certainly not work. the stock power inverter at 400 watts is apparently the weak sauce, and running hh 140 welder would require more juice than is available.

    can somebody say for sure if im totally off base here? what kind of power would i need to run the welder (that i have not purchased yet)
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    yeah a welder is a no. i couldent even get a microwave to cook anything through the outlet
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    chris4x4

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  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    Maybe if you're welding gumwrappers together. :D
     
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    Volts x Amps = Watts. Given that the output voltage is regulated to 115V. Then the only variable is Amps and the wattage rating indicates that.

    So if the welder uses 15A x 115V = 1725W. FAR more than the inverter can handle.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    wow its worse than i thought.

    at least it can power rope lights for a winter camping mini-bar. id be really depressed if there wasnt enough light to pour up rum and cokes

    IMG00309.jpg
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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  9. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    ***Digs out Physics book***

    Thx for the refresher, feel stupid for forgetting that!

    on this stuff when it's rated is usually a peak draw for a set period of time. a lot of times it's very short timespan & much higher than what your constant flow would be. plus, the quality of the product can vary from one batch to the other. I'm speaking in general terms... not saying toyota's offering is terrible (just not for a welder).

    to deliver 1800W continuous power, you're def looking at a decent generator setup.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    Off topic, but you're gonna love that Hobart box. I'd never welded in my life before buying the 140 and have been practicing on everything from scrap metal to fenders on my trailer to whatever. Easy machine to learn on, and from everything I've read it's a solid performer in skilled hands.

    Great choice, and now back to your regularly scheduled thread... :)
     
  11. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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  12. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    How 'bout a hair dryer? :anonymous: :smack: ;)
     
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    I use it to run some halogen lights like this when working on my truck...

    [​IMG]

    I hope I don't have to hook it up to this afterward!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Arrgh , you beat me to it lol!
     
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    When I am away for extended periods of time I like to plug a battery charger in it and charge my truck battery. I works really well.
     
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