Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: What is better AC amperage or AC balance?

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. Default What is better AC amperage or AC balance?

    On the Dynasty and I think the 250EXT has it too, control knobs to adjust the AC amperage meaning separate amperage controls for electrode negative and electrode positive along with extended ac balance (Time).

    During the time I had on a Dynasty, I never adjusted the amperage controls because the welder was used only to weld one part and it was used by two other welders besides myself.

    Maybe Gunner can answer my question, Does welding aluminum with 20% electrode positive and 80% electrode negative weld exactly the same as the AC balance on 20% electrode positive and 80% electrode negative?

    All welders will adjust to too much electrode positive on the AC balance, of course that burns up the tungsten and glows the cup cherry red and then you through it all in the trash. It would be nice to have the ability to adjust the electrode positive down to the point to where there is not enough cleaning action to leave a good clean weld, only then could you adjust the welder to have the most focused arc and balance it out with the minimum amount of electrode positive needed.

    I have found extended AC balance is more important than high frequency, but it is an option I do still want.

  2. Default

    Can anyone with a EXT tell me if balancing out the amount of electrode negative by current and not AC balance (Time) act any different or is it just more of the same? Can it be adjusted to not have enough cleaning action?

Similar Threads

  1. AC balance cleaning 200DX ?
    By jaso1 in forum TIG Welding (GTAW/GTAW-P)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-29-2015, 06:18 AM
  2. Adjustablity range of AC balance
    By 30cal4me in forum TIG Welding (GTAW/GTAW-P)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-26-2015, 02:53 AM
  3. AC balance & cleaning
    By broberts5 in forum TIG Welding (GTAW/GTAW-P)
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-15-2014, 10:34 PM
  4. ac balance on stickmode
    By DannyB1954 in forum Multi-Process Units (TIG,Stick,Plasma/MIG,TIG,Stick Combo units)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-03-2012, 01:37 AM
  5. Effect of AC Balance control on aluminum
    By performance in forum Welding articles from Professionals (knowledge database)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-07-2011, 01:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts