16 years ago
are the poles the same for 120 as for 240?
tried posting this over in p.m.'s welding forum & and so far, no help
there. maybe somebody here can please help? i'm clueless 'bout ac
electrical and this place seems to be the bestust cluemart around.
i'm an apartment rat, so makin electrical smoke in da garage would
get me voted right heck off the island an lynched by the already
terrified neighbors and landlord. occasional weldin smoke which don't
linger as badly might hopefully sneak under the radar. i'd surely
appreciate your collective wisdom.
snagged an 'as new' lil toy stick 100 amp speedway welder dirt cheap
off epay to occasionally gob small stuff together. seller's ad said it
was 110v. when it arrived, i saw it was 220v. seller refunded (very
cool!) but due to low sale price, an el jippo brand wasn't worth
shipping back. so i now have an uber cheap spankin new hobby welder!
problem though, i rent and don't have 220v service . . .
welder has an inline twistlock power plug that looks like & mates up
perfectly with a 110 twistlock adapter i already had for
skillsaw--twistlock to regular 110v polerized wallplug. if i plug this
welder in usin that adapter, is it gonna short out & make smoke? are
the power terminal's polarity poles the same? pretty sure it'd be
gutless if it does work, but if it don't short out. dunno. i was hopin
it may at least burn light rod with 120, or use it for carbon arc,
maybe an electrolitic power supply, er? maybe a edm bathtoy/tampax
remover fer the ex?
if it would simply short n smoke as is, could i maybe just switch the
power wires around?
dang shame letting this shiny lil buzzbox just sit mitout building
sumptin nefarious with it.
comments/suggestions? gracias --john