Need More Power(watts)

Old 12-06-05, 07:54 PM
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Need More Power(watts)

I'm not sure this is the proper place for this question but I could not find any related thread elsewhere in the forum. My new Lincoln SP-175 is serving me just fine and I'm using 220v out of my box in my shop. However suppose I want to use a portable generator. I contacted Lincoln as to what size generator to safely use this welder with and it requires a 6500 watt power source. So here's my question. I've a 3000watt generator. Is there any way to increase the wattage on a portable generator? I confess my knowledge of electricity is limited but I'm sure that if there is a way I would be willing to undertake it. Thoughts , anyone.
Old 12-06-05, 09:12 PM
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Generally not.

There are some generators that can be parallelled to provide additional power.

There are some welders powered by gasoline or diesel engines. Miller and Lincoln both have engine drives.

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