TIG Welder 180 Amp (Home Built)
This project is a collaberative effort between myself and my old friend Will Coetzee and is built around TTL and CMOS logic to keep it simple, repeatable and easy to trouble shoot. Read More and See all Pics...
We purposely did not use a micro to control it because most folks don't have the capacity or experience to work with or program those devices.
We chose to use through hole components also because the average person doen't have suitable facilities at home to build with SMT parts as antistatic work surface, stereo microscope and proper soldering station would be required at minimum.
All the information I have currently available is on this page ! At the present time we are both very busy with family and work and will get back to the project to complete the detailed information as soon as possible.
Please DO NOT email asking for parts lists, Gerber files, ...I have none done up yet and as for PC boards, we are not selling kits or parts.
The welder as presented requires you to supply a simple basic AC Arc (stick) welder, this provides the AC voltage at whatever suitable current range you elect to purchase and our controller as described will give full control of the weld current be it AC or DC. More details and specs added at the end of the article.
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