ol' bubba here wants to build a nice cheap DC welder, preferably that
outputs "pure DC" (not rectified AC). Lincoln used to make such
machines, essentially an AC motor driving a DC generator head. according
to numerous sites, most (maybe all?) DC motors can be 'driven' and used
as generator heads.
I have three DC motors sitting gathering dust, and -plenty- of heavy
angle iron for the frame. plus misc other components, like a nice
rheostat, and the leads. might have to break down and buy a lovejoy
take a quick look at my DC motors here:
which of the three would be my 'best bet' for this idea?
sure, I'd 'like' it if it put out about 300 amps (and less, too) but
I'll probably settle for what I can get...maybe 150 amps out?
ps-please, no 'insurance adjuster' or 'fire inspector' type dire warnings
replies by e-mail, if any, please remove the weirdstuff from my address
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14 years ago