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adjustable AMP car battery charger+ carbon rod= welder? Answered

Is this a good idea?  It goes up to 200 amps. Thanks in advance for your answers

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago


What kind of car battery charger gives you 200A?
You should use welding rods, and like steve' said without regulation you've little control over what it does.

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jules15
jules15

Answer 10 years ago

Its a charger/engine starter with 2, 10, 40, or 200 amps

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago


Ah, a starter too. I'm thinking that it wouldn't give you 200A for long. That is you'd spend a lot of time waiting for it to cool down.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

Yep. Look at the manual for what its rated duty cycle is at that power level.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago


Small I should think<5%?
(for some reason I didn't want to mention "duty-cycle").

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jules15
jules15

10 years ago

thank you all for your input

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

Why bother with the carbon rod ? It will weld (DC) directly. Not sure how well it will work, because the regulation is usually non-existent. Try it.