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Welder will weld for about 30 minutes and then will not weld until the unit cools down. generator function is normal. the repair shop told me that the welding leads were bad so I replaced them and have the same problem. the unit is a ranger 250 with chopper tech.

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If you check the wire A4 which connects the bridge to the current selector switch, make sure the connections are clean and tight. The sense wire parallels it and dirty connections on A4 can make more current flow through the sense wire than normal.

It is also possible the current sensor may be faulty, or has a bad connection, or is even seeing transient spikes from brush noise. The sensor connects to terminals 3 and 4 of J2 the 4 terminal connector on PCB1. And looks like a plastic and metal donut The sense loop for welding is supposed to be a single loop through and the generator sense should be 3 loops through.

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I have just bought a Gasless Mig Welder and someone has said its only used for tacking. Is this right?


wrong
gasless mig welders are used the same as gas /wire migs
the only difference is the polarity of the leads to the hand piece and the work ground and this is indicated by the plug in the machine for the ground lead
what the "someone " would have been referring to is the duty cycle of the unit
every welder has a duty cycle because of the heat generated in the welding process by the electronic components and transformers and if that duty cycle is exceeded the machine stops working until it cools down or damages the circuits
it is stated as a % of time in use so a unit with a 20% duty cycle means that for every 20% of use it has to cool for 80% of time
as an example ---if you were using a stick welder, the time taken to burn the stick would be 20% and the time taken to insert a new stick and clean the slag off the weld to resume the process would be the 80%
It also depends on the amps being used for the weld
on a machine with 120amps capacity and you were using 15 amps to weld sheet metal--body panels - the length of welding time will be considerable compared to using 115 amps where the weld time would be a few minutes
there are plenty of helpful hints in the operators manual and other technical publications on line

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the duty cycle is the time of welding allowed in relation to the amps required to weld
for example with a 200 amp welder set at 200 amps with a 20% duty cycle for every 20 minutes of welding you have to allow 80 minutes to cool down
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Motors and generators are the same in this sense. The winding of a field coil is defective. The winding heats up with use and the winding expands causing it to short out and quits doing it's intended purpose. An hour of cooling allows the winding to contract thus clearing the short circuit. A good motor rewinder person can find the defective winding with an oven or heat gun and can rewind it for a fraction of a new welder generator.

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