Also when using a Ac mig you can hear a fairly loud buzzing noise from the arc, Dc is more of a crackle.
We've been there haven't we shortbus….. God, gasless caused me soooo much hassle... Without too much info... Gasless with DCEP ( this is the way they come from the factory) I could get no more than 3mm thick sheet to weld... After that the metal would not get hot and the welds just ran off... I tried to weld 5 ~ 6mm and the spatter and smoke made it impossible to weld anything to anything.. Fortunately my mig has a gas input and is now welding 10mm as easy as pie... Mine is a 200a device, but with a 100a you'll manage around 80a max... Some machines can be swapped to DCEN but my leads were too short..Isn't MIG, flux core or gas by definition DC? Or at least it used to be. The one thing I also was taught is that when you use a MIG welder for flux core you need to reverse the polarity of the work and gun.
Has your set got a gas input?? Which model is it..Cheers guys.. I was just thinking it was AC because it produces sooo much spatter when welding haha.
Cheers guys.. I was just thinking it was AC because it produces sooo much spatter when welding haha.
Are you using the specified wire for your unit. It says to use "Tubular Flux Cored (Gasless) wire" in the manual page you posted above.
Flux-cored, self-shielded wire from Lincoln Electric requires no shielding gas and brings the productivity of wire welding to outdoor applications.www.lincolnelectric.com