I just signed up for many of these groups; I’m a hobby machinist & do a mediocre job of welding. I also know just a small smattering of electronics.
That said, I bought a Powercon welding generator model EG 300 with a combination wire feed & plasma cutter attached to it. The wire feed/plasma has Powercon’s name on it as well as Cyclomatic. I’m assuming Powercon bought the feed/plasma from Cyclomatic. Unfortunately the number plate on the feed has no legible numbers on it.
Cyclomatic’s website shows a digital wire feed unit but this is not digital. Has a switch for weld, plasma and (I think) purge. Know weld is on the right position, plasma in the center & whatever other is left position. I’m going from memory; the unit is still 150 or so miles away. I’ll post pix ASAP; have asked my friend that was kind enough to let me store it at his place for a week or 2 to take pix of it & email them to me (probably tomorrow). I’ll post them to any of the lists where someone wants to see them. As you can see I’m posting this to a bunch of lists!
Anyway, the generator is fine. Appears that no power reaching the wirefeed/plasma unit as there are no lights, feed, anything. Looks to me like if it was getting power SOMETHING would light up, click, something would happen.
Does anyone know anything about this & hopefully have a manual, schematic, etc. or can tell me where to get one? ANY bit or piece of information DEEPLY appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!
Lew Best in Waco, TX
- Lew,Besides these lists, I would also try your local welding shop. They may have older documents and/or manuals of your welder. They may know where to get them if you keep striking out. What about trying to get a hold of Powercon? They have a web site? Try sending them an e-mail requesting information. Most companies will archive this information, unless the company has been bought or sold so many times that the newest owner dropped the product line.Jim
Haven’t been able to run down Powercon yet there are stickers from 2 welding supply places on it; as soon as I get pix I plan to contact them. Like I said it’s about 140 miles away; with pix though maybe I can describe it better. I bought it at an auction just glancing at it as it ran & I noticed about 5 minutes before the bidding started it was a plasma cutter. Didn’t have time to look it over close before time to come home today.
Appears that the plasma/MIG setup is a complete unit even though the generator says welder on it. The plasma/MIG just has a power cord (220v single phase) and both heads & the ground clamp come from it rather than the generator. The generator supplies 110/220 single phase and 220 3ph; looks like I can wire the plasma/MIG to a 220v line in the shop & hopefully sell the generator & trailer it’s all mounted on. Would be a great generator for a contractor, etc. Onan engine; shows 400 & something hours. Generator works great!
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Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [welding_group] Powercon welder
Besides these lists, I would also try your local welding shop. They may have older documents and/or manuals of your welder. They may know where to get them if you keep striking out. What about trying to get a hold of Powercon? They have a web site? Try sending them an e-mail requesting information. Most companies will archive this information, unless the company has been bought or sold so many times that the newest owner dropped the product line.