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Electrical what is the different between the generator& Alternator

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Generator creates power at whatever rate it is spun, alternators use a regulator to maintain the same amount of power at all times

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I can't find an electrical outlet that the plug will fit into

Probably because it requires a different electrical current. Is your machine made to run on 220 volts? If so, it will not work on regular 110 volts (standard household current). You'll need to have a special line and outlet to power 220. The outlets are different because you really don't want to be plugging a 110v appliance into a 220v outlet, or vice versa.


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Do I need a battery hooked up to a miller 225dplus for it to generate or weld

No , as long as the engine is running it should be producing power .

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Electrical wiring

The CP-300 and CP-200 were never designed to run on single phase. You can buy a 3-phase generator (see military surplus) or a phase converter. You will need a pretty big one - like one rated for 20hp to use the full potential of the welder. That is also pretty expensive - say $1000. However, if you have a shop, you can buy used 3-phase equipment sometimes significantly cheaper than 2-phase stuff. So you buy that expensive converter and save money on all the other equipment you will buy. Or sell it. Or scrap it - some older welders had big copper wound transformers - a few hundred bucks worth of copper.... some had aluminum though... Good luck.

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Most are pretty basic. If yours looks complete and just does not charge, flash the armature with a 9 volt battery placed on the 2 larger contact rings, Usually the minus of the battery should go to the outside. and just hold contact for a couple seconds. This restores the residual magnetic field and it should start charging once started. If it does not, try the opposite polarity across the same two rings for a second.

That usually remedies them.

There are manuals available for sale through various vendors including those on Ebay, However the basics are pretty much the same. The only real differences are the degree of voltage and speed regulation.

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Battery wont charge

First check that in reality your battery's still in good condition, any electrical shop will do it (try autozone or napa they will do it for free) if the battery's still in good condiction then you need to replace the voltage regulator. You can do it yourself, or send it to an authorized miller mechanic.
If you want to do it yourself have you owners manual and follow instructions.

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Will not generate or weld,was working ok last time it was running about 1 year ago.

It probably has lost all residual magnetic field from the rotor.

You may need to "flash" the field to restore operation.

Search Google for instructions. Sometimes others have found that plugging in an electric drill that does NOT have a throtling trigger and spinning it while connected to the generator will get the generation started again. There are other methods as well.

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Yes, that's exactly the issue. You should run it once a month to avoid this. Generators can't sit for a while or they will loose the charge that excites the coils for producing power

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