220v ballast wiring help for other application


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Old 10-09-10, 05:26 PM
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220v ballast wiring help for other application

Im wiring together a diy welder, iv made one before with 115v transformers but iv got this ballast transformer hoping to get 220 going. there are a bunch of wires, 120v 208v, 211v, 240v COM COM and Cap im not going to be using a capacitor generally i just need 220 working on the first side of the transformer to power the other side i have re wraped with 10 gauge wire about 24 times to be my ac welder output. Out of the wall there is black, red, white and ground. black and red together on volt meter reads 240v. white and black or red reads 120v.
 
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Old 10-10-10, 06:34 AM
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Besides questioning the safety of your idea, I don't think the ballast would have enough output to weld with.
 
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Old 10-10-10, 09:12 AM
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A microwave oven transformer might be a better choice. Build a Microwave Transformer Homemade Stick/Arc Welder
 
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Old 10-10-10, 01:30 PM
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yeah damn iv built one of those ones from two microwave transformers i just lost them somewhere in the move. but cant seem to get too high output from this ballast , i guess ill just go back to microwave transformers thanks though
 
 

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