Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
That will be a good thing if you plan to use it as a production shop welder where a 100% duty cycle is needed.
Otherwise, even a 20% duty cycle is fine for the occasional trail repair as alternator welders here on JF will mostly be used for.
That's prolly true, but if you consider the low cost of an old large frame Ford alternator from a junkyard, that has at least 100 amps that's hard to beat!
You can burn 1/16" rods all day, for the price of the alt, a new belt & some thick jumper cables! Maybe $60.00