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Subject: Arc Welder From Battery Charger?

Date: 07/26/02 at 6:43 PM
Posted by: Mike Kiser
E-mail: clic@kiva.net
Message Posted:

I have salvaged a very large battery charger for fork lifts
and was wondering if it would have the the proper voltage
droop to use as a stick/TIG welder. I don't know much about
transformers but I do know that this type of welder
maintains constant set current by reducing voltage as the
arc length shortens. Is there any way to achieve this with
a charger for large lead-acid batteries?

I would be grateful for any information.

Mike Kiser


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