2. EXTENSION CORD - We do not recommend an extension cord because of the voltage drop they
produce. This drop in voltage can affect the performance of the welder. If you need to use an
extension cord, we recommend you check with a qualified electrician and your local electrical codes
for your specific area. Do not use an extension cord over 25 ft. in length.
3. INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL TIG TORCH
3.1 Remove the ground cable and the electrode holder from the weld output connections. Install the
ground cable to the Positive (+) weld output connection.
3.2 Secure the ground clamp to the work piece
3.3 Connect a regulator to a bottle of ARGON gas. Then connect the gas connection from the TIG
torch to the regulator.
3.4 Connect the TIG torch weld cable to the Negative (-) weld output connection.
3.5 Set desired amperage on the amperage control knob on the front panel of the welder.
3.6 Turn on the input power switch on the welder.
Be aware that the TIG torch will be electrically HOT when the Input Power Switch on the welder is
3.7 Turn on the regulator on the bottle of shielding gas and adjust the regulator to approximately 20
CFH. Then open the shielding gas valve on the torch to start the flow of shielding gas.
EXPOSURE TO A WELDING ARC IS EXTREMELY HARMFUL TO THE EYES AND SKIN!
Prolonged exposure to the welding arc can cause blindness and burns. Never strike an arc
or begin welding until you are adequately protected. Wear flame-proof welding gloves, a
heavy long sleeved shirt, trousers without cuffs, high topped shoes, and an ANSI approved
3.8 Touch the tungsten that is installed in the TIG torch, to the work piece and quickly pull away
approximately 1/4" to create an arc.
High voltage danger from power source! Consult a qualified electrician for proper
installation of receptacle at the power source. This welder must be grounded while in use to
protect the operator from electrical shock. If you are not sure if your outlet is properly
grounded, have it checked by a qualified electrician. Do not cut off the grounding prong or
alter the plug in any way and do not use any adapter between the welder's power cord and
the power source receptacle. Make sure the POWER switch is OFF then connect your
welder's power cord to a properly grounded 240 VAC, 60 HZ, single phase, 50 amp power