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MTS Lightning 225 (with TIG PACKAGE)



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Along with its big brother, the Lightning MTS 275, the Lightning MTS 225 is the latest in the heavy-duty MIG/TIG/STICK series to feature AC/DC TIG welding capability.  This new series of features revised synergic function now called "Power Set" and now includes auto set parameters for all three modes.

The  LIghting MTS 225 is a 200 Amp unit that excels not only in features, it also excels with performance.  The new design allows the user to view most all relevant settings simultaneously.  This reduces scrolling effort and allows near instantaneous adjustment of all common parameters in use.

The new PowerSET function allows the customer to enter basic operating parameters in MIG, TIG, or Stick mode, and automatically selects the proper Amps and Volts (where applicable) for the user, as well as a few other possible adjustments.  This new unit also features a Flux-Core mode for operation with most common types of Flux Core wire (without gas/self shielding).

As powerful as the welder is, it is also capable of operating on 120V if the unit needs to be carried to the work. Of course, you'll have reduced output, but you will not suffer for lack of available duty cycle.   As far as operating duty cycle at full-tilt output, TIG and Stick feature 60% output and MIG features 35% at maximum amperage for the Process. That means, for MIG, at 200 Amps, you'll have 35% duty cycle available.

Add the PowerCart 250 and the PowerCool W400 for a convenient, stacked design to complete this welder.  If you choose the cooler option, be sure to order the water-cooled torch package for this welder.


PLEASE NOTE: This machine is fitted with a 15A plug. To achieve the maximum performance out of your Everlast Machine please ensure your current breaker and wiring/socket setup at your place of use is sufficient enough to achieve this. For example you may be required to upgrade your breaker to a 32A dedicated circuit to suit, therefore allowing you to achieve your machines full duty cycle. If in doubt please contact your local licensed electrician for more info prior to purchasing and please see terms and conditions/warranty for more information.

Manufactured and compliant with IEC/AS 60974.10, CE Guaranteeing your electrical safety and performance. INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY


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  • Exclusive!  MIG, AC/DC Pulse TIG, and Stick design.
  • New! Power-Set function features synergic function of all processes.
  • High Frequency and Lift Start AC and DC TIG modes for a true "all in one" design
  • Digitally controlled operation in all modes improve control and dependability.
  • Operator friendly panel without complicated hidden menus or adjustments with grouped controls.
  • Manual Override of PowerSet function allows the user to adjust items like pre-flow/post-post flow/slope etc.
  • Weld Aluminum, Stainless, or Steel with the MIG function with wire diameter from .023- .030" (additional driver roll sizes and types available up to .045" as option).
  • Save up to 16 different programs with memory function that provides easy saving and recall of your favorite settings.
  • Synergic Spool gun operation capability with optional spool gun. Ideal for welding aluminum.
  • TIG torch and Foot pedal included for TIG. Regulator included. 
  • Built in gas solenoid and connections for TIG eliminates need for gas valve torch used by competitors
  • True DC CC/CV Multi-Process design eliminates needing or carrying multiple units for one job.
  • AC capability on TIG allows user to weld aluminum. Industry first for this type design.
  • Pulse TIG capability increases control and weld quality.
  • Compact and light weight design makes the unit extremely portable, ideal for on-site fabrication.
  • Adjustable Burn-back control keeps the wire energized after wire has stopped feeding to allow the wire to melt back to a desired length without retrimming wire before restarts.
  •  8"  Diameter wire spool capacity maintains portability while maintaining productivity.
  • Adjustable MIG Wave arc force control manages slope/ inductance and fine tunes arc characteristics.
  • Adjustable stick Arc Force and New Hot Start controls allows the user to dial in desired Stick welding performance.
  • TIG Up and Down slope allows the user to control the end of the welding cycle.
  • 2T/4T torch trigger/latch function offers stepped control welding with TIG and MIG.
  • Adjustable Pre and Post flow for TIG and MIG operation improves over all weld quality.
  • 200 Amps of MIG and TIG power offer more than enough power to get the job done. 160 amps of stick welding power can be used with up to 1/8" welding rods.
  • Dual Voltage design will operate on 120V or 240V.  Output on 120V is limited to 125 amps MIG/TIG/ 100 amps Stick.


  • Type: Digital/Micro-controlled IGBT Inverter
  • Output /Process Type: MIG, DC TIG, DC Stick
  • Voltage/phase: DUAL VOLTAGE 120/240 1 PHASE
  • Max Rated MIG Amps: @240V @ 200A
  • Max Rated TIG Amps: @240V @ 200A
  • Max Rated Stick Amps: @240V @ 160A
  • MIG Amps/Volts @ Rated Duty Cycle: 240V: 200A/24V @ 35% Duty Cycle/40º C
  • TIG Output Amps/Volts @ Rated Duty Cycle: 240V: 200A/18V @ 60% Duty Cycle/40º C
  • Stick Amps/Volts @ Rated Duty Cycle: 240V: 160A/26.4V @ 60%  Duty Cycle/ 40º C
  • Max Inrush ( I1MAX ) Amps: @240V: 26A
  • Maximum Rated (I1EFF ) Input Amps: @240V: 18A
  • OCV: MIG:  74V - TIG:  74V - Stick:  74V
  • MIG Output Range: 240V: 30A-200A/15.5V-24V
  • TIG Output Range : 240V: DC: 10-200A; 10.4-18V AC: 20A-200A; 10.8-18V 
  • This unit is AC and DC capable
  • (High Frequency or Lift Start operation)
  • Stick Output Range: 240V: 10A-160A/20.4V-26.4V
  • Variable MIG Inductance/Stick Arc Force Control: Yes
  • Spool Gun Capable: Yes
  • Pulse: Single
  • Pulse Frequency: TIG .5-150Hz
  • Pulse Time On: TIG: 5-95%
  • Pulse Volts: 5-95% of TIG Amps
  • Standard Drive Roll wire size: .023”-.030”
  • Separate wire feeder: No, self contained
  • Number of Drive rollers: 2
  • Max Wire Feed Speed: 240V: 600IPM
  • Max Wire Roll Diameter: 8” (up to 12 lb)
  • Memory: Yes
  • Upslope Time: 0- 5 Seconds
  • Down Slope Time: 0-5 Seconds
  • Preflow time: 0-5 Seconds
  • Post Flow Time: 0-10 Seconds
  • Foot Pedal: FREE UPGRADED NOVA Foot pedal 
  • Flux Core: Yes, Optional
  • Air Carbon Arc: No
  • 2T/4T /Torch latch/Trigger: Yes
  • High Frequency Start and Lift TIG start in TIG Mode
  • Pulse TIG with AC and DC output for Aluminum, Steel, and Stainless
  • Advanced Squarewave, Soft Square and Triangular AC TIG for advanced Aluminum welding capability.
  • MIG and Synergic MIG
  • Stick Arc force Control
  • Stick Hot Start Duration Control
  • Stick Hot Start Intensity Control
  • Power-Set Synergic mode for all processes



  • Weld up to a maximum of 3/8" Steel/Stainless single pass* (240V)
  • Weld up to a maximum of 5/8" Steel/Stainless multi-pass (240V)
  • Weld  a minimum of 24 gauge Steel/Stainless (120V, 240V)
  • Weld a maximum of 3/16"  Steel/Stainless single pass*  (120V)
  • Weld up to a maximum of 1/4" Steel/Stainless multi-pass (120V


For aluminum, choose between the Parker DSP 360A gun (recommended) or the SM200N MTS gun for best results.  You may also purchase a polymer liner and U groove .035"/.045" 1 pc drive roll kit and use the standard 10 ft gun.  


  • Weld up to a maximum of 5/16 Aluminum single pass (240V)
  • Weld up to a maximum of 3/8" Aluminum Multi-Pass (240V)
  • Weld a minimum of 14 gauge Aluminum  (120/240V)
  • Weld a maximum of 1/8" Aluminum single pass (120V)
  • Weld a maximum of 3/16" Aluminum multi-pass (120V)


* Single pass welds greater than 1/4" are not recommended as a sound welding technique.



  • Weld steel to a maximum of 5/16" single pass (240V)
  • Weld steel to a maximum of 1/4" single pass (120V)
  • Weld steel to a maximum of 1/2-5/8" multi-pass(240V)
  • Weld steel to a maximum of 3/8" multi-pass (120V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 1/4" single pass (240V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 1/8" single pass (120V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 3/8" multi-pass (240V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 1/4" multi-pass (120V)
  • Weld to a minimum of .007" Steel
  • Weld to a minimum of .020" Aluminum


  • Weld with a maximum of 1/8" diameter electrode (240V)
  • Weld with a minimum of 1/16" diameter electrode (120V and 240V)
  • Weld with a maximum of 3/32 diameter electrode (120V)
  • Not E6010 Rated


Maximum electrode size is ultimately determined by brand and type of electrode.


  • 4M Everlast 26 Series TIG torch with series 35  DINSE-style connector
  • 3M 25 Series MIG gun with Euro style quick connect fitting
  • Stick electrode holder with 10 ft. cable and 35 series DINSE-style connector
  • Work clamp with cable 3M cable and 35 series DINSE-style connector
  • Spare consumable starter kit (does not include tungsten)
  • NOVA Foot Pedal
  • Regulator
  • (Cooler and Cart NOT included)


  • Spool gun
  • Various size V-Groove Drive Rolls (Hard Wire)
  • Various size Flux Core Drive Rolls
  • Various size U-Groove Drive Rolls (Aluminum Wire)
  • NOVA Torch and Pedal Kit for LightningMTS 225
  • Power Cool 300 Water Cooler
  • Power Cart 250
  • Foot Pedal
  • Amp Control Slider
  • Welder Cover
  • NOVA Welding and Fabrication Table
  • NOVA Clamp and Tool Kit
  • Air-cooled 9/17/26 series TIG torches
  • Water-cooled 18/20 series TIG torches
  • Amp Control TIG torches
  • TIG Consumables Kits
  • Different MIG Guns
  • MIG Consumables Kits


Minimum generator surge Wattage needed for maximum output on 240V: 8500 W

Minimum generator surge Wattage needed for maximum output on 120V: 4500 W

NOTE: Use only with a generator rated by its manufacturer as "clean power" if using with a generator.  Consult manufacturer of generator for certification. Everlast does not approve or endorse generator brands or models, however, if the damage to the welder occuring from use with a generator not labeled as producing clean power by its manufacturer is not warrantable.  Typically clean power is represented as less than 5% THD.

Appearance and type of accessories and consumables may vary from what is depicted.