How do you make a vertical
weld with an
AC welding machine?
A weld that is strong
and looks good?
a Full Wave
DC CheaterTM to your AC welding machine.
- Better penetration.
- Better for hard-surface
welding (vertical and overhead welds) become much easier than with AC.
- More stable
arc. Once established, the arc won't extinguish as easily as
an AC arc.
- Easier to make good
looking and consistent weld beads. If the bead looks right
you have more confidence in the strength of the weld.
- Weld thinner
metals. Stick weld automotive sheetmetal with a little
- Weld stainless steel.
If you’ve used a DC
welding machine before, you know it’s advantages over AC welding, for
Some welds require AC. But once you
use the DC Cheater, you’ll be reluctant to
- The DC Cheater was
designed for the small shop, or hobbyist that already has an AC welding
- It’s an economical
way to add DC capability to your shop. You already
have the expensive part - the welding machine.
- The DC Cheater
is rugged, and simple. It rectifies the output of your AC welding
machine to provide FULL WAVE DC output at up to 195
- Use at up to 80% duty
cycle, or the duty cycle rating of your welder, if lower.
- Easily connected and
disconnected using your welding cables. Just cut the cables
and add cable lugs.
- Can be used to stick
weld or build your own "scratch-start" TIG welder.
- Quickly change from DCEN
to DCEP and back to AC.
- Approximate dimensions
of housing: 8"x6"x6" (20cm x 15cm x 15cm).
- Cooling fan requires
120VAC. (Other voltages and cordsets available.)
- Input and Output Studs:
Brass 1/2-13 UNC (12.7mm) x 3/4" (19mm) long, with brass wingnuts.
Full Wave DC Cheater
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Call (603) 986-2862 or
|This is the type of cable
lug required. Either crimp-on and/or solder; or the easier
clamp-on style. These can be found at a welding supply or an
electrical supply house. Match the lug to your cable
size. The hole in the lug must fit the 1/2" (12.7mm) studs on
the DC Cheater. Four lugs are required.
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