If you are looking to take your shop or business to the next level in TIG welding capability, the digital inverter-based PowerTIG 255EXT delivers exceptional power and performance at a budget friendly price. In fact, the PowerTIG 255EXT not only has a long list of competitive features but also unique features that distinguishes it from the competition.
You'll find surprisingly competitive performance when comparing feature to feature against the competition such as memory, pulse and wave forms thanks to the digital microprocessor. When you compare the additional features and the price advantage the welder offers such as the advanced AC pulse and stick performance features such as hot start and arc force control , the PowerTIG 255EXT really stands on it's on. Advanced pulse is a new feature introduced on the digital PowerTIG units which improves top and low end performance on Aluminum.
It can be set up to increase penetration on thick aluminum up to 25% over what is traditionally accepted as the maximum limit for the maximum output of the welder. Two "Easy Start Up" modes also add to the units versatility while keeping operation simple. The unit also excels as a stick welder featuring hot start time, hot start intensity and arc force control adjustments, making it a perfect welder for E6010 or E7018 welding. Everything on the AC/DC pulse TIG welder has been carefully designed for maximum life and reparability down the road with componentized design and IGBT module components from name brand manufacturers.
This make diagnosis and repair a simple and easy process. Several new features have been recently released. The spot weld timer feature allows the operator to make perfect, consistent spot welds when tacking up or welding sheet metal. The unit also has a more convenient way to purge gas and set gas without initiating arc flow with a dedicated purge button.
Most importantly the PowerTIG 255EXT operates on 120V or 240V. Maximum output during 120V operation is 150 Amps for TIG, and 120 Amps for stick.
PLEASE NOTE: Everlast Welders Australia strongly recommends the use of a 15A RCD box between the machine and wall socket during use. 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.
TIG ratings based off of industry accepted standard practices for quality single and multi-pass welds. AC advanced pulse, when adjusted properly can weld thicker than standard welders with 250 amps output and this is included in Steel and Aluminum maximum capacity statements.
Stick electrode maximum size is ultimately dependent upon type/class of electrode and manufacturer's recommendation.
If using with a generator, be sure that the generator is rated by its manufacturer as clean power output. This means that the total harmonic distortion (THD) is less that 5%. Use a generator capable of at least 9500 surge watts for 240V operation, and 4200 surge watts for 120V.