Product buying guide part 5
Ok, so you are debating about which type welder you need from Everlast Power Equipment, either an AC or DC welder series: Digital (DC) or Analog (AC). It’s definitely a decision, once made; you will have to live with. For many, the choice will be a factor of budget, and that’s understandable and certainly a qualifying factor. In that case, an AC welder is the clear winner. But if budget is not the only factor in your purchase, then deciding between an AC welder and DC welder is something more of a process of weighing out your needs with the advantages each product has to offer.
AC welder units are easy to setup and offer quick change of features without complicated menus. And they offer a quick assessment of settings by looking at the control knob positions. The AC welder can be independently set without having to access them through one common control knobs. Each feature has its own adjustment. The down side of Analog TIG welders though is that the settings are always approximate, and not always repeatable. The potentiometer used have a variance of 10-15% and from unit to unit the actual output at any given setting may vary.
DC welder units are great because they eliminate the margin of error in setting a unit. DC welder can be precisely and repeatedly set. The PowerTIG Digital units from Everlast Power Equipment feature programmable memory as well. Our units have a full panel display of the features so that it is easy to identify exactly what feature is being adjusted, even though all feature parameters are adjusted with only one or two controls. Many of our DC welder units tend to be lighter in weight as well, if portability is a concern. Of course, the downside is exactly what was alluded to earlier with the analog units: limited, bottle neck access to the parameters, and some complicated menus that need to be accessed.