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post #1 of 4 Old 07-18-2010, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Generators, Welders, and Jeeps

Okay, not really a Jeep questions, but I am asking this question for the sake of my Jeep. I am planning on pulling my camper (with my Jeep) on a 3 hour trip to a 4WD park in Springfield, MO so I am trying my best to plan for some contingencies. One thing that I would like to do is bring my little 110V welder, but I wont have any way to run it. I do have a 1000Watt generator so...

I think that there is a way to do this, but I am not sure how.

Can I hook my DC cables on my genny up to a battery, then connect an AC inverter up to the battery, then connect my 110V welder straight up to the AC inverter to give the the extra amps that I need?

My welder is a 15amp and my genny is a 8 amp.

I think it could work for just long enough to get a couple beads of weld in, but nothing more than 20 mins of operations.

I would really love to have this but I cant justify spending the money.

Opinions or facts would be greatly appreciated.


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-18-2010, 09:56 AM
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2, 12 volt batteries, some jumper cables and some DC rod's will work in a pinch.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-18-2010, 10:04 AM
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That little welder isn't up to welding the types of things that can break while wheeling, and the generator isn't up to powering the welder either.

If you can't save for the Rediwelder, do as dirtsquirt suggests but learn how to stick weld ahead of time.

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1000 watt ( 10 amps) generator will not do a thing for you for welding. Now check with northern tool they have a 3500 watt (35 amps) that can power the welder and still have a little left over and only weighs in at 150 lbs. This can also power you camper.

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