I just picked up an old Miller Thunderbolt for $20. It is old and dirty and the leads are in bad shape. And it has not been used in years. The seller could not tell me if it works or not but "Thinks" it does.
I don't know anything about it and would like to know if you guys can point me in a direction to get it working.
First I will describe it because I cannot find a picture of it on the web to refer you to. It has a hand crank on top to adjust the amps.
There are two lead inputs at the bottom right, one red, one black and DC is painted there.
On the bottom left are three YELLOW inputs but I cannot tell what they are for. The labels are worn and dirty. They are placed with one above the other two like this :.
I want to take the cover off and blow it all out and wash the cover really well so I can hopefully read what is printed on it. It was inside a machine shop and covered in grinding dust. Is there anything inside that can bite me like capasitors or anything? If there is I would assume that after all this time they would not be charged but I HATE those things. Been bit before by an Air conditioning capasitor on a roof and just about made me jump off.
Is there a place to get replacement lead plugs?
Does anyone know where I might find a user manual for this or similar welder that explains how to use it? I only have experience with AC welding with a Lincoln buzzbox.
I thank you for any help you can provide.