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Could I use the inverter from a MIG welder to make a plasma cutter? Answered

I would buy a plasma torch, connect it to a compressor, and then connect the output of the MIG welder's inverter to the torch. (I'll sort out a HV system to strike the arc.) My basic question is: 'Could this work?'

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Mr. PresidentBest Answer (author)2009-04-14

No, you can't. The voltages and amperages are very diferent between a plasma cutter and a mig welder. i.e. a plasma cuter has 50 AMP and min 200 Volts. but the MIG welder has 50 VOLTS and 300 AMPS.

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eric m (author)2009-02-15

Youtube has video on how to construct a plasma torch.

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Arcticpheonix (author)eric m2009-03-16

Care to link us Eric or are you just going to tell us so we shut up?

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eric m (author)Arcticpheonix2009-03-22

search 'homemade plasmacutter" on google or youtube. hows that. would you also like some champaign ?

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Arcticpheonix (author)eric m2009-03-22

Why yes thank you, I would like some Champagne.

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eric m (author)Arcticpheonix2009-04-16

Spelling Rep. How about some whine?

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