I have a 25 amp rated D.C. Inverter
. We had an addition added onto the house so I had the electrician put a receptical on that fit the welder. The only problem is the switch
on the fuse box is a 50 amp 220v. I noticed when I ran it on this vs the 220v 30 amp off the generator, the welder seemed to work much better( welding thicker material) at lower settings. My concern is wiether the machine is being pushed too hard, or wether the generator output is not consistent, its a 7500 w generator but it's a no brand. I'm thinking that hopefully if you plug a 25 amp welder into a 50 amp plug it only draws 25 just like any 110v appliance below 15 amps would. The specs as follows from the website
Name 165 Amp-DC, 240 Volt, Inverter TIG/Stick Welder
Brand Chicago Electric Welding
Amperage (amps) 25
Duty cycle 40% @145 amps for MMA, 40% @155 amps for TIG
Maximum amperage output (amps) 145
Minimum amperage output (amps) 10
Open Circuit Voltage 85
Thermal Overload Protection (y/n) Yes
Weldable metals mild steel, low alloy steel, and stainless steel (not suitable for aluminum)
Welding capacities MMA up to 1/4 in; TIG 22 gauge to 1/8 in. thick
Product Height 7-3/4 in.
Product Length 12-1/2 in.
Product Width 5-3/4 in.
Shipping Weight 20.70 lb.
Wire size (in.) 1/16 in, 3/32 in,1/8 in. for MMA welding.; 1/16 in. & 3/32 in. for TIG welding
Accessories Included cables, ground clamp, electrode holder, strap