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Converting oil cooled welding machine to generate ac 220

Mhlangaah

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Someone told me that I can use an oli cooled welding machine to generate ac power using batteries and solar panels
 

JimB

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Someone told me that I can use an oli cooled welding machine to generate ac power using batteries and solar panels
The why don't you ask the person that told you this?

JimB
 

alec_t

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Welcome to ETO!
Depending on the welder design you might, in principle, be able to use it as the basis of a DC-to-AC inverter. Such a project is not for the faint-hearted. There are numerous threads about problems people experience when trying to make inverters.
 

Mhlangaah

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Ohh okay Thanks for the information
How do I convert it to be an inverter
Do I use one of the Amp output as DC input
 

Les Jones

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The only oil filled welders I have seen have just been transformers with some means of stabilising the current. (Magnetic shunts or added inductance.) There is a remote possibility that an inverter welder could be converted to convert DC to AC but I think it would be more expensive than buying an inverter. The fact that you think you can use a transformer with DC indicates that your electrical knowledge is far too limited to even consider designing the modifications to an inverter welder.

Les.
 

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