This short note is aimed at the person that has somehow ended up with a perfectly good welding machine, but he is unable to even power it up, because it was manufactured to operate on three phase electricity, but his shop/home is wired for single phase.
The vast amount of individuals realize the jam that he is in and immediately makes plans to sell it as soon as possible, trying to recoup at least SOME of the monies that he has tied up in the machine.
Well, not many people know this, but there is a safe, successful and EASY way to switch it over to three phase!!
Most of my life I have been an electrician for the industry, dealing with anything from mili-volts up to 22K volts. Then I was factory trained and certified as a repair technician by both Miller and Lincoln welder manufactories. I then started my own business repairing, all welders (electric, engine driven, migs, tigs, stick) and also plasma cutters, generators, light towers, etc., etc.. So far, I have repaired over 6400 machines. And, along the way, I have learned a thing or two.
One thing I picked up, is to how to switch 3 phase machines over to single phase. It's EXTREMELY easy, only takes about 10 minutes and you only have to have the very BASIC knowledge in electricity (and I mean basic). Also, if need be, you'll always be able to switch it back.
OK, a couple of stipulations:
#1. This does NOT work on the old Motor-Generator type welders. That's the kind of old, extremely heavy welder, that had a huge armature that spun like a electric motor when turned on (they don't make them anymore). You have to have the standard transformer type welder, that is made today.
#2. This method will not work on any electric motor driven machines (lathes, milling machines, etc.).
I charge $35.00 for these instructions and I think you'll agree, that this is a small price to pay as opposed to having a welder that you can't even use. This information will especially help the people that buy machines for resale. They will be able to use this info. time and time again!
This process was previously sold on E-Bay with over 500 orders and a 100% positive feedback.
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