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    Default New PowerARC 280STH for 2014

    We've been in "top secret" development mode. We'll soon be releasing a brand new unit...the 2014 PowerARC 280STH.

    This unit is designed for equally professionally compelling performance for Stick and DC TIG operation. It's got roots in the PowerArc and Power iTIG line. But it's definitely a true stick welder. The unit is digital microprocessor controlled and features dedicated 6010 performance settings, arc force control, hot start intensity and hot start time. It also features pulse tig control, foot pedal capability, HF start, and full 2T/4T controls with foot pedal capability.

    It's output ranges 5- 280 amps for TIG,5- 250 amps Stick output. Duty cycle is currently slated for 35% at max amps.
    Pulse TIG from .2-250hz
    240V 1 and 3 phase operation.

    It's a strong package, and has a great introductory price for 925.00.
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    Looks like a very nice unit
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    Does it have an open circuit voltage reduction mode for stick?
    Long arc, short arc, heliarc and in-the-dark!

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    Yes, it does.

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    Interesting. Can it handle moderate carbon arc?

    Can I trade in my 160STH for credit? (no issues with that critter, just need more power) S/F....Ken M
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    It's going to depend upon how long you've had it. It's not designed for carbon arc.

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    Heck, I've got a proto-version, so I guess not, lol. No issue, the 160 will become the welder I keep in the truck and/or loan to friends. What's it pull (amps) at full power? S/F....Ken M
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    Lincoln Squarewave 175 TIG(traded it for)
    Miller DEL 200 welder/genset
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    Mark
    What will the weight of the 280STH come in at on just the machine only? Will it come with water cooled torch or air cooled or both?
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    Right now I expect just a 26 only. Keep in mind this is a PowerARC and is being promoted for its stick welding capabilities too...

    NO one has a protoversion. This is a completely new and different unit.

    Weight should be in the high 50's.

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    Sorry, I have early version 160 STH; maybe wasn't clear on that. Been intending to get a AC/DC TIG from you guys, but I just don't find myself doing that much aluminum, and I am doing plenty of steel. S/F....Ken M
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    Miller 225 Thunderbolt (sold it)
    Lincoln Squarewave 175 TIG(traded it for)
    Miller DEL 200 welder/genset
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    Miller XMT300

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    So your gonna be competing with the Dynasty 280DX?
    Looks like a strong unit, what's the MSRP on it?
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    No this unit has nothing similar to the dynasty 280. This is a DC only Stick/TIG digital unit. IF it comes close to anything, it's the Maxstar 280. If we want to compete with the Dynasty 280, I'd point them to the 255ext. But in reality, it is them who are competing with us. For years they have not had a unit in the 250-280 amp range. We've been eating their lunch in that respect, and they've lost a lot of sales to the 250EX. We brought the 255ext out before they released the 280 and the original 250EXT was a year or so ahead of the 280 announcement.

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    my bad, saw AC somewhere.
    Anyway, how much are they selling for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    my bad, saw AC somewhere.
    Anyway, how much are they selling for?
    List is 1050.00

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    OMG it has a threaded connector instead of a barb on the back! Haleluiajh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuab View Post
    OMG it has a threaded connector instead of a barb on the back! Haleluiajh!
    Yes that is a lot nicer than the 5/16 barb!!
    I'm guessing its the 5/8 18 RH?
    When will Amazon get them?
    That's an amazing value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKweldshop View Post
    Yes that is a lot nicer than the 5/16 barb!!
    I'm guessing its the 5/8 18 RH?
    Could be, you can sorta see what could be a tapered seat in there, but I bet it's probably something like 1/4" BSP. That is a more common worldwide fitting. A, B, C Inert Gas Fittings are rare overseas.
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    All unit have standard 5/8" CGA on the rear now...except very cheapest models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by performance View Post
    ...except very cheapest models.
    Hey Mark,

    Did you mean "entry models" ?

    Cheers,
    rivets

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    Same thing.

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