Clarke 100EN Turbo welder - help needed

I picked up a Clarke 100EN Turbo at an auction.
This is my first welder. I don't have a manual for it and am wondering what
the switch labeled (1 - 2) is used for.
It is a gasless welder but has a diagram to reverse the leads if using gas.
I don't see how gas could be used with this welder unless you changed the
gun out.
Reply to
Pal
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Most of these welders have the capability for gas operation built in, just add the tank and regulator. Look for a tiny plastic tube going into the gun cable just inside the box. Follow that inside and you should find a solenoid valve going to an external fitting somewhere. The gun cable does not look any different for flux core versus gas.
Pal wrote:
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RoyJ
I'm not familiar with this particular model, but some of the low-end units do not come with the solenoid and tube, but can be converted to gas with an add-on kit.
The 1-2 switch that the OP is referring to is probably the voltage control -- again, on some of the very low-end units, you only get "low" and "high."
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Andrew H. Wakefield
The 1-2 switch along with the Min-Max switch controls the arc voltage - giving 4 combinations : 1 & Min. gives lowest voltage 2 & Min. " a higher voltage 1 & Max. " an even higher voltage 2 & Max. " the highest voltage. contact snipped-for-privacy@clarkeinternation.com or service@clarkeinternational for a manual (only 24 pages)
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PR
About 10 years ago I bought a little Clarke stick welder (101E) and just put it in the generator compartment of my motorhome. I never even plugged it in. It was there just in case I ever needed it while away.
I got bored awhile back and put it to use. What a neat little toy-tool! A perfect little portable welder to drag around the yard for building fence gates.
Prolly not even offered anymore.
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Tom Zachman
I've got a Turbo Weld 100 EN but it does not have the switch you describe. Perhaps one is newer than the other. I will add that I have many welding machines at my disposal (MillerMatic 185, Syncrowave 350, Multiquip Dualweld 500 and the little Clarke) and the little one gets quite a bit of use. At work we have well over 300 NEMA 4 enclosures, most of which with rusty hinges, and when the hinges break off at the tack welds the Clarke does a fine job of welding them up. There is a solenoid and gas line coming out of mine but I've never used it.
Shawn
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Shawn
Hi Tom, I know this is a very old post but hoping you will reply. I own this 101E welder as well and recently fried the capacitor to crisp and cannot get the model of the capacitor. If you still own this welder, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind check your unit and get me the model of the capacitor so I know what to get for replacement. I've reached out to the manufacture / distributor but they don't have any documentation for this unit at all since it's a very old model. If you have the manual and parts list document and wouldn't mind sharing, that would be great. Thanks -PC
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PC
Hi Tom, I know this is a very old post but hoping you will reply. I own this 101E welder as well and recently fried the capacitor to crisp and cannot get the model of the capacitor. If you still own this welder, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind check your unit and get me the model of the capacitor so I know what to get for replacement. I've reached out to the manufacture / distributor but they don't have any documentation for this unit at all since it's a very old model. If you have the manual and parts list document and wouldn't mind sharing, that would be great. Thanks -PC
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PC

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