Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tecton, Feb 19, 2004.
Duty cycle: 12% @ 80 amps, 20% @ 60 amps
whats that mean
I believe it means the unit is designed to work continuously 12% of the time @ 80 amps and continuously 20% of the time @ 60 amps.
It relates to the amount of time within a ten minute cycle that one can operate the electrical appliance without risk of overloading or overheating. So 12% would be 1.2 minutes out of every ten, and 20% would be 2.0 minutes, and so on. If it is a welding machine, some of them have overload capacitors built in to shut off the current if the transformer overheats.
thats continuously welding?
so if im just spot welding ill probably never exceed that
spot welding will not over load the machine.you should be fine.
machines with better duty cycles are of better Quality /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Separate names with a comma.