In Reply to: Welding maintenance notes posted by Jeff on 05/11/03 at 12:45 AM:
#6 House and garage primary line voltage is 230 Vac in north America
Shop, and industry single phase voltage is almost always 208, (206 - 218 is 208)even if you have 460 or 575 3 phase and are stepping it down to run something.
I hate when customers tell me they have 220!
220 is $%^#$#@ european, not North American!
230 - 240 is 230
195-205 is 200
The 230 transformer is rather expensive and not used much in industry.
All welding machines especially those with circuit boards need the correct voltage to properly operate.
Always check your incomming line voltage and both order your new machine for the correct line voltage, and set your existing machine accordingly to that line voltage
Enough of my madness for the day....