Lotos MIG175 Instructions / Assembly

LOTOS MIG175
MIG Welder
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY...…………………...……………………………………………………………4
SPECIFICATIONS…………..….………………………………………………………9
General Description………………………………………………………………....9
What’s Included……………………………………………………...……………..9
Power Supply Ratings………..…………………………………………………....10
Machine Rear.……………………………………………………………………….11
Front Control Panel………………………………………………………………….11
Side Components…………..……………………………………………………….12
INSTALLATION………………………………………………………………………13
Before Installation…………………………………………………………………13
Environmental Area…………………………………………………………………13
Wire Feeder Installation……………………………………………………………..14
Welding Wire Installation…………………………………………………………..14
How to Thread Welding Wire Through the Wire Feeder…………………………..15
Shielding Gas Installation…………………………………………………………..16
OPERATION...……………………………………………………………………….17
Welding Operations…………………………………………………………………17
Welding Steps………………………………………………………………………17
Welding Process……………………………………………………………………..18
Spool Gun Operation…………………………………………………..……………18
Overload Protection…………………………………………………..……………19
Overload Protection to Wire Feeder……………………………………………….19
Welding Label……………………………………………………..………………20
OTHER ACCESSORIES………………………………………………………………21
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MIG175
MIG WELDER
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You will need the manual for safety warnings and precautions, assembly
instructions, operating and maintenance procedures, parts list and diagram.
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purchase on the inside of the manual. Keep the manual and invoice in a safe
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Operation Manual
Carefully read the operation manual prior to using, installing and
maintaining the electric welding machine for the purpose of preventing
damages such as fire, electric shock and etc from occurring. Please keep the
manual for the reference in the future.
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SAFETY WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING SAFETY HIGHLIGHTS.
BE SURE THAT ALL INSTALLATION, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND
REPAIR PROCEDURES ARE PERFORMED ONLY BY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. ARC
AND TIG WELDING CAN BE HAZARDOUS. PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM
POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. PACEMAKER
WEARERS SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR DOCTOR BEFORE OPERATING.
WHEN USING THE WELDER, ALL BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE
FOLLOWED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AND DAMAGE TO
EQUIPMENT.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS WELDER.
Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas invite injuries.
Observe work area conditions. Do not use machines or power tools in damp or wet locations.
Do not expose to rain. Keep work area well-lighted. Do not use electrically powered tools in the
presence of flammable gases or liquids.
Keep children away. Children must be never be allowed in the work area. Do not let them
handle machines, tools or extension cords.
Store idol equipment. When not in use, tools must be stored in a dry location to inhibit rust.
Always lock up tools and keep them out of the reach of children.
Do not force tool. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was intended. Do not
use inappropriate attachments in an attempt to exceed the tool capacity.
Use the right tool for the job. Do not attempt to force a small tool or attachment to do the work
of a larger industrial tool. There are certain applications for which this welder was designed. Do not
modify this welder and do not use this welder for any other purposes for which it was not intended.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry as they can be caught in moving parts.
Protective, flame retardant, electrically non-conductive clothing and non-skid footwear are
recommended when working. Wear restrictive hair covering to contain long hair.
Use eye and ear protection. Always wear ANSI approved, arc shaded, impact safety face shield
(welding helmet). Always use a full-face shield when welding. Always wear ANSI approved eyewear
under face shield and while in the workplace. Wear a NIOSH approved dust mask or respirator when
working around metal, chemical dusts, fumes and mists.
Do not over reach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Do not reach over or across
running machines.
Maintain tools with care. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect tool cords periodically and, if damaged,
have them repaired by an authorized technician. The handl;es must be kept clean, dry, and free from
oil and grase at all times.
Disconnect power. Unplug tool when not in use.
Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Check that keys and adjustment wrenches are removed
from the welder and work area before plugging in.
Avoid starting unintentionally. Be sure the switch is in the off position when not in use and
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before plugging in. Do not carry any tool with your finger on the trigger, whether it is plugged in or
not.
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate any tool when tired.
Check for damaged parts. Before using any tool, any part that appears damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it would operate properly and perform its intended function.
Check for alignment and binding of moving parts; any broken parts or mounting fixtures; and any
other condition that may affect proper operation. Any part that is damaged should be properly repaired
or replaced by a qualified technician. Do not use the tool if any switch does not turn on and off
properly.
Guard against electric shock. Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges, and refrigerator enclosures.
Replacement parts and accessories. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use
of any other parts will void warranty. Only use accessories intended for use with this welder.
Approved accessories are available from www.uwelding.com.
Do not operate tool if under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read warning labels on
prescriptions to determine if your judgment or reflexes are impaired while taking drugs. If there is any
doubt, do not operate the welder.
Maintenance. For your safety, service and maintenance should be performed regularly by a
qualified technician.
Use proper size and type extension cord. If an extension cord is required, it must be of the
proper size and type to supply the correct current to the welder without heating up. Otherwise, the
extension cord could melt and catch fire, or cause electrical damage to the welder. This welder
requires use of an extension cord of 20 amps minimum capability up to 30 feet, with a wire size rated
at 12 AWG. Longer extension cords require larger size wire. If you are using the welder outdoors, use
an extension cord rated for outdoor use, signified by “WA” on the jacket. Performance of this welder
may vary depending on condition in local line voltage. Extension cord usage may also affect welder
performance.
The warnings, cautions and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all
possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood, by the operator, that
common sense and caution are factors, which cannot be built into this product, but must be
supplied by the operator.
ARC WELDER SAFETY WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Warning: This product, when used for welding and similar applications, produces chemicals to
cause cancer and birth defects (or other reproductive harm).
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 ELECTRIC SHOCK can be fatal
 The electrode and work (or ground) circuits are electrically “hot” when the
machine is on. Do not touch these “hot” parts with your bare skin or wet clothing.
Protective clothing should be hole free, dry and ANSI approved. Wear dry,
hole-free gloves to insulate hands.
 Do not permit electrically live parts, cables, or electrodes to contact skin,
clothing or gloves.
 This unit draws enough current to cause serious injury and or death.
 Before turning the welder on, check the welder gun to be sure that there are no protruding screw
heads and that all insulation is secure.
 Insulate yourself from work and ground using dry insulation. Make certain the insulation is large
enough to cover your full area of physical contact with work and ground.
 Always be sure the work cable makes a good electrical connection with the metal being cut.
The connection should be as close as possible to the area being cut.
 Ground the work metal to be cut to a good electrical (earth) ground.
 Maintain the welding torch, work clamp, power cable and cutting machine in good, safe
operating condition. Replace damaged insulation.
 Never dip the electrode in water for cooling.
 When working above floor level, use a safety belt to protect yourself from a fall should you
get a shock.
 FUMES AND GASES can be dangerous
 Plasma cutting may produce fumes and gases hazardous to health. Avoid
breathing these fumes and gases. When cutting, keep your head out of the fume.
Use enough ventilation and/or exhaust at the arc to keep fumes and gases away
from the breathing zone. In confined spaces or in some circumstances, outdoors,
a respirator may be required. Additional precautions are also required when
cutting on galvanized steel.
 Do not cut in locations near chlorinated hydrocarbon vapors coming from degreasing,
cleaning or spraying operations. The heat and rays of the arc can react with solvent vapors to
form phosgene, a highly toxic gas, and other irritating products.
 Read and understand the manufacturer’s instructions for this equipment and the consumables
to be used, including the material safety data sheet (MSDS) and follow your employer’s
safety practices. MSDS forms are available from your welding distributor or from the
manufacturer.
 ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS may be dangerous
 The EMF field that is generated during arc welding may interfere with
various electrical and electronic devices such as cardiac pacemakers.
 Anyone using such devices should consult with their physician prior to
performing any electric welding operations.
 Exposure to EMF fields while welding may have other health effects, which
are not known.
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 ARC RAYS can burn
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Avoid eye and body damage. Arc rays and infrared radiation can cause
injury to the eyes and burn the skin. Wear ANSI approved eye and body
protection. Do not allow viewing by visitors without proper eye and body
protection.
 Use a shield with the proper filter and cover plates to protect your eyes
from sparks and the rays of the arc when plasma cutting or observing open arc plasma cutting.
 Use suitable clothing made from durable flame-resistant material to protect your skin and that of
your helpers from the arc rays.
 Protect other nearby personnel with suitable, non-flammable screening and/or warn them not to
watch the arc nor expose themselves to the arc rays or to hot spatter or metal.
 WELDING SPARKS can cause fire or explosion
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 Remove fire hazards from the cutting area. If this is not possible, cover
them to prevent the welding sparks from starting a fire. Remember that welding
sparks and hot materials from cutting can easily go through small cracks and
openings to adjacent areas. Avoid cutting near hydraulic lines. Have a fire
extinguisher readily available. Do not operate the electric arc welder in areas where
flammable or explosive vapors are present.
Where compressed gases are to be used at the job site, special precautions should be used to
prevent hazardous situations.
Do not heat, cut or weld tanks, drums or containers until the proper steps have been taken to
insure that such procedures will not cause flammable or toxic vapors from substances inside.
They can cause an explosion even though they have been “cleaned”.
Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby while welding.
Use welding blankets to protect painted surfaces, dashboards, engines, etc.
Please make sure there are no combustible items around your welding area.
 CYLINDER may explode if damaged
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 Use only compressed gas cylinders containing the correct shielding gas for the
process used and properly operating regulators designed for the gas and pressure
used. All hoses, fittings, etc. should be suitable for the application and maintained in
good condition.
 Always keep cylinders in an upright position securely chained to an
undercarriage or fixed support.
Cylinders should be located:
 Away from areas where they may be struck or subjected to physical damage.
 A safe distance from arc welding or cutting operations and any other source of heat, sparks,
or flame.
Never allow any electrically “hot” parts to touch a cylinder.
Keep your head and face away from the cylinder valve outlet when opening the cylinder
valve.
Valve protection caps should always be in place and hand tight except when the cylinder is in
use or connected for use.
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 ELECTRICALLY POWERED EQUIPMENT can be dangerous
 Turn off input power using the disconnect switch at the fuse box before
working on the equipment.
 Install equipment in accordance with the local codes and the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
 Ground the equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
 MOVING PARTS can cause injury
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Keep away from moving parts such as fans.
Keep all doors, panels, covers, and guards closed and securely in place.
Please read this Operation Manual carefully and thoroughly before
attempting to operate this machine. Keep this manual handy for
quick reference. Pay close attention to the safety instructions
provided for your own protection.
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SPECIFICATIONS
 GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The LOTOS MIG175 is one of the most versatile welders. It is able to weld aluminum with the spool
gun. Its transformer technology has been proven to be reliable and durable. MIG175 can easily
connected to your existing 220V wall outlet and can be setup quickly within 10 minutes. It handles
industrial standard 4” or 6” wire spools and incorporates resettable overload protection to assure long
operating life.
 175-amp MIG Welder with spool gun and mask, etc.
 Operates on 200-240V, automatic dual frequency (50/60Hz)
 Suitable for welding stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, and other metal materials
 WHAT’S INCLUDED
 Power Supply
 MIG Torch
 MIG Spool Gun
 Ground Clamp and Cable
 Argon Hose
 Argon Regulator
 2lb. of 0.023” Spool Wire
 Hand-Held Shield,
Wire Brush, Etc.
POWER SUPPLY
MIG SPOOL GUN
ARGON REGULATOR
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MIG TORCH
GROUND CABLE & CLAMP
ARGON HOSE
2LB. OF 0.023”
HAND-HELD SHIELD,
SPOOL WIRE
WIRE BRUSH, ETC.
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POWER
SUPPLY RATINGS
MIG175
Output Power
Input Voltages
Input Current
Power Factor
Power Efficiency
DC
200-240V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz
22A @220V
0.73
80%
20% @175A
30% @135A
Duty cycle1 @ 40°C (104°F)
General
Specification
18” (457mm) L
10.5” (267mm) W
12.5” (318mm) H
85lbs (38.6kg)
Steel: clean, dry, oil-free 75% argon
and 25% CO 2
Aluminum: clean, dry, oil-free argon
Dimensions with handle
Weight w/ 8'11’’ (2.7 m) torch
Gas Supply
Recommended gas inlet flow rate /
pressure
Input power cable length
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Warranty
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12 – 14L/min
6’ (1.8m)
18 Gauge – 1/4"
18 Gauge – 1/4"
1/8” Plate or Thicker
Mild Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
New Unit
Refurbished Unit
1-Year Warranty
60-Day Warranty
Duty Cycle is percentage of 10 minutes that unit can weld at rated load without overheating.
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 MACHINE REAR
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The unit is connected to the supply even if
the Power Switch is in the “OFF” position,
and therefore there are electrically live parts
inside the power source. Carefully follow the
instructions given in this manual.
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REAR COMPONENTS
Shielding gas inlet fitting
Reset overload protective device1
Power cord
 FRONT CONTROL PANEL
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FRONT CONTROL PANEL
1 Power switch
2 Potentiometer knob
3 Wire speed, feed rate adjust knob
4 Overheat light indicator
5 Gun trigger
6 Gun torch access hole
7 Opening for ground cable
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The protector will cut off the circuit if the welding machine is in excess of the maximum load, after
which the switch must be manually reset.
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SIDE COMPONENTS
SIDE COMPONENTS
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2
3
4
Positive (+) and negative (-) output terminals
Wing screw to fasten the welding torch cable
Wire feed tension roller
Wire spool mount spindle
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3
2
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INSTALLATION
PLEASE READ ENTIRE INSTALLATION SECTION BEFORE STARTING
INSTALLATION. BE SURE THAT ONLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL SHOULD
PERFORM THIS INSTALLATION.
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 BEFORE INSTALLATION
ELECTRIC SHOCK can be fatal
 Have a qualified electrician install and service this equipment.
 Turn the input power OFF and unplug the machine from the receptacle before working
on this equipment.
 Allow machine to sit for 5 minutes minimum to allow the power capacitors to discharge
before working inside this equipment.
 Do not touch electrically hot parts.
 Machine must be plugged into a receptacle that is grounded according to the National
Electrical Code and local codes.
 Do not remove or defeat the purpose of the power cord ground pin.
 ENVIRONMENTAL AREA
Keep the machine dry. Do not place it on wet ground or in puddles. Avoid rainwater. Operating in
rain is not allowed.
o SELECT SUITABLE LOCATION
The machine will operate in harsh environments. Even so, it is important that standard measures
are followed in order to assure the machine is long lasting and reliable operation.
 The machine must be located where there is open space such that the air circulation in the back
and out the front will not be restricted.
 Avoid getting dirt and dust in the machine. Failure to observe these precautions can result in
excessive operating temperatures and shutdown by itself.
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 WIRE FEEDER INSTALLATION
The wire feed drive roller attached to MIG175 has two wire grooves, one for 0.023” (0.6
mm) welding wire and another for 0.030 (0.8 mm) welding wire or 0.035” (0.9 mm) flux-cored
wire. The factory default is the 0.023” (0.6 mm) wire groove. In the event that the 0.030” or
0.035” welding wire is to be used, the wire feed roller should be switched around.
1. Ensure that the MIG175 welding machine is powered “OFF” and the power cord is
unplugged.
2. Unlock the tension bar (1) and lift up the rocker arm (2) of the wire feeder.
3. Unscrew the Allen set screws (3) holding the wire Feed roller with inner Allen wrench.
NOTE: Turn feed roller with pliers to access allen bolt.
4. Take out wire feed roller (4) and flip the wire feed roller so that the 0.8mm mark is towards
you.
5. Reinstall by putting back the wire feed roller and tightening the Allen set screw.
 WELDING WIRE INSTALLATION
The MIG175 welding machine can be used with wire spools of either 8” (200 mm ) in
diameter or 4”(100mm) in diameter. The depth of either spool should not exceed 2.2” (56 mm).
There is a 50mm plastic barrel attached to the welding machine. The swing screw can adjust the
resistance of the welding wire spool to keep the wire from loosening.
For installing (See Figure D-2) a wire spool 8”(200 mm) in diameter, attach the spool (1) to
the plastic barrel (2).The position fixing pole of the plastic barrel should be aligned with the
locating hole of the welding wire spool.
(NOTE: the wire spool will rotate clockwise when wire is in use.)
To install the welding wire spool 4”(100 mm) in diameter, remove “plastic barrel” and
install wire spool with stop block and wing screw. Loosen the wing screw (5) and remove the
rotation-stop block (6). Then remove the plastic barrel (2).Install the welding wire spool onto the
metal shaft (7).
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 HOW TO THREAD WELDING WIRE THROUGH THE WIRE FEEDER
1. Unlock the tension bar (1) on the wire tensioner and lift up the rocker arm (2). Insure that
the wire drive wheel is appropriate to the welding wire size, see above describing the installation
to wire feed roller installation.
2. Pull out the welding wire (3) from the welding wire spool carefully.
NOTE: Do not let go of the wire prior to step 5 or the entire spool will unravel and be
useless.
3. Cut off the small piece of the curved segment at the front of welding wire and straighten the
welding wire approximately 3.0 long.
4. Thread the welding wire through the guide pipe (4) and over the wire feed roller (5) and into
the torch hole (6).
5. Reattach the rocker arm (2) and reset the presser bar (1) of the wire feeder (now the welding
wire can be fed smoothly).
6. Remove the contact tip and nozzle from the Mig torch.
7. Turn on the machine and set the wire speed about ½ on the scale.
8. With the gun pointed away from you and others, depress the trigger to begin feeding wire.
NOTE: Watch the drive roller to see if any slipping is occurring between the roller and the wireif so turn the machine off and tighten the tension wing nut ¼ turn and test again.
9. You do not want too much tension on the tension roller as it will tend to deform the wire.
Just enough to feed the wire without slipping
10. Once the wire has emerged from the tip of the gun, turn the machine OFF and replace the tip
and nozzle.
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 SHIELDING GAS INSTALLATION
A compressed gas cylinder containing 75% Argon and
25% CO2 should be used when using the MIG (GMAW - GAS Metal Arc Welding) on steel. Use
pure argon when welding aluminum. The flow regulator and supply hose is included with your welder.
Compressed gas can be obtained from your local welding suppler.
1. Attach the compressed gas cylinder with a
chain to a wall or other secure object, to prevent
the cylinder from falling.
2. After securing the tank, remove the cylinder
cap if your cylinder has one.
3. Install flow regulator to the supply valve on the
cylinder and tighten it with a wrench.
4. Install one end of the gas supply hose into the
outlet of the flow regulator and tighten. Connect the
other end of the hose to the gas inlet located at the
rear of the MIG175 welding machine (The connector
nipple 5/8-18 adapts to CGA-032). Ensure that the
hose is not twisted or knotted.
5. Slowly turn on the gas cylinder valve.
6. Depress gun trigger switch and adjust the flow
regulator to 25-30 cubic ft per hour (CFH), (12-14
l/min).
Shut off the bottle valve when not in use. Power
off your unit when you are done welding. NOTE:
Always keep the valve of the gas cylinder closed
when it is not in use.
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OPERATION
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS ENTIRE SECITON BEFORE
OPERATING YOUR MACHINE. ONLY QUILIFIED PERSONNEL SHOULD
OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT. OBSERVE ALL SAFETY INFORMATION
THROUGHOUT THIS MANUAL.
 WELDING OPERATIONS
ELECTRIC SHOCK can be fatal
 Have an electrician install and service this equipment.
 Turn the input power off at the fuse box, disconnect or unplug supply lines and allow
machine to sit for five minutes minimum to allow the power capacitors to discharge
before working inside this equipment.
 Do not touch electrically hot parts. Turn the input power OFF and unplug the machine
from the receptacle before working on this equipment.
FUMES AND GASES can be dangerous
 Keep your head out of fumes.
 Use ventilation or exhaust to remove fumes from breathing zone.
WELDING SPARKS can cause fires or explosions
 Keep flammable material away.
 Do not weld, cut or gouge on containers that have held combustibles.
ARC RAYS can burn
 Wear eye, ear and body protection.
 WELDING STEPS
1. Plug in the MIG175 Welding Machine.
2. Straighten out the welding torch.
3. Turn ON the unit and depress the gun trigger. Feed wire and cut 1⁄4” from the end of the
nozzle.
4. Place the ground clamp as close to the welding zone as possible and remove any paint corrosion,
grease and oils before welding.
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 WELDING PROCESS
1. Please refer to “Welding Label” in the unit and select proper setting based on the variety of metals
and their thickness.
2. Adjust output polarity according to the welding wire and to ensure whether or not the protective
gases are needed.
3. Connect the ground clamp to work pieces that are to be welded. This connection should be good
and secure. Your welding torch should have clear access to the work piece.
4. Wearing your welding helmet, gloves and long sleeve shirt and pants, press the trigger of the
welding gun and begin to weld. Keep the nozzle of the welding torch approximately 1/4” away
from the work piece.
5. Use a “Push” technique, which means you will be holding the gun in your right hand with the
nozzle and gun tilted back about 10-20 degrees and pushing the gun or moving from right to left.
6. Once you depress the trigger the wire will arc and you will notice a molten puddle from. You want
to “move” this puddle to the left following the seam or areas to be welded.
7. If you “burn through” the material you are moving too slowly or you heat setting is too high.
8. Start with the initial setting on the chart and increase or decrease wire speed to obtain the best
weld. Release the trigger of the welding torch to stop welding.
9. After welding, close valve of the gas bottle (if gas is used) and then press trigger of the welding
torch to release any gasses left in the hose. Finally, power off the welding machine.
10. If you’re welding patch panels or quarter panels on use the “stitch” type method. Depress the
trigger momentarily to form a small puddle or single bead. Then depress again to form another
bead aside of the first. Continue until you have 4 or 5 small beads connected about 1⁄2-3/4” in
length.
11. Move to the other end of the panel and repeat the process. Now go to the middle and repeat.
Continue this process moving to different areas of the panel to eliminate heat warping the
material.
 SPOOL GUN OPERATION
Your MIG175 can operate a hand-held spool gun. This will allow you weld both Aluminum and
Steel.
1. NOTE: for use on steel 18ga - 1/4”; aluminum 1/8” plate or thicker.
2. Turn the power off and remove plug from AC outlet.
3. Change the internal switch from MIG to Spool Gun.
4. Plug spool gun into outlet on the front panel of the unit.
5. Install 4” roll of steel or aluminum (4043) wire NOTE: Spool gun with Mig will only weld
aluminum plate 1/8” and thicker.
6. Use 100% pure Argon shielding gas.
7. Clean the aluminum and weld area with a new stainless steel brush to remove all oxides from
surface.
8. Use a “push” gun movement technique.
9. Keep the contact tip 3⁄4” from work piece.
10. Set voltage setting to E/F and wire speed to 5 for 1/8” thick material.
11. Set voltage setting to H/I and wire speed to 8/9 for materials over 1/8”
NOTE: these are initial start settings you will have to fine tune to meet materials
thicknesses and welding techniques.
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 OVERLOAD PROTECTION
Overload protection for power supply to welding
Your MIG175 is equipped with a temperature controller as well as an overload breaker.
These two protection devices will protect the welding machine whenever the output exceeds
the maximum out-put. If the output is exceeded, the unit will not supply voltage and the
wire feeder will shut down (the fan will continue to run to cool the unit).
If the shutdown resulted from output overload, the circuit breaker button will extend
out if it has been tripped. The circuit breaker must be reset manually. Before resetting the
circuit breaker button, wait several minutes to allow the welding machine to cool down.
If there is no voltage and circuit breaker was not tripped, the internal thermal protector
may have shut off the machine until it cools to a reasonable operating temperature. This is
an automatic function and does not require the user to manually reset anything. The fan will
continue to run while the unit is cooling.
If the unit is still “ON” but neither the output nor fan is working, either an overload fuse or
a power supply circuit fuse has been blown.
 OVERLOAD PROTECTION TO WIRE FEEDER
The MIG175 model has two automatic circuits to protect motor of the wire feeder, if there is
fault occurred to the motor, the circuit will power off wire feeder as well as the output.
When the trigger is released again, the circuit will be automatically reset.
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 WELDING LABEL
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OTHER ACCESSORIES
The following accessories and consumables can be purchased on www.uwelding.com, or call
408-739-2329 to order.
CONSUMABLES
MA01
ACCESSORIES
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