Chicago Electric 91214 Operating instructions

AUTO-DARKENING WELDING HELMET
with ANSI-Approved Lens
Models 91212, 91214, 94336, 94337
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Your Helmet may appear different from the Helmet pictured in this manual.
Aside from the slight differences noted in this manual, the warnings, operation
instructions, and maintenance procedures will remain the same.
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and Instructions before use.
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Specifications
Model
Shell Designs
91214
94336
94337
Blue
Flames
Eagle
Skull
Solar Cells
Solar Cells
(rechargeable battery included,
(rechargeable battery included,
no additional battery required)
battery lifetime 4,000 hours)
3.86” x 1.73”
3.74” x 2.44”
23 to 158° F
14 to 158° F
4 DIN
3.5 DIN
9 to 13 DIN
Power Source
Viewing Area
Operating Temperature
Clear State
Shade Range
Ultraviolet / Infrared
Protection
up to shade 14 all the time
Welding Protection Types
Shell Material
91212
For All Arc Welding Processes;
Not for Laser Welding or Oxyacetylene Welding/Cutting
High Impact-Resistant Plastic Polyamide Nylon
Switching Speed (Clear to Dark): 1/25,000 second
ANSI-Approved Lens
Lens
Weight
Power ON / OFF
1.5 lb.
Fully Automatic
Storing Temperature
-4 to 158° F
Save This Manual
You will need the manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly instructions,
operating and maintenance procedures, parts list and diagram. Keep your invoice with this
manual. Write the invoice number on the inside of the front cover. Keep the manual and
invoice in a safe and dry place for future reference.
Unpacking
When unpacking, check to make sure that the item is intact and undamaged. If any
parts are missing or broken, please call Harbor Freight Tools at the number on the cover of
this manual as soon as possible.
Safety Warnings and Precautions
WARNING: When using tool, basic safety precautions should always be followed to
reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to equipment.
Read all instructions before using this tool!
1.
Do not use the Welding Helmet if the lens is cracked, if the lens or sensors are
dirty, or if the lens or front retaining frame is loose.
2.
Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas invite injuries.
3.
Observe work area conditions. Do not use machines or power tools in damp or wet
locations. Don’t expose to rain. Keep work area well lit. Do not use electrically-powered
tools in the presence of flammable gases or liquids.
4.
Keep children away. Children must never be allowed in the work area. Do not let them
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5.
Store idle equipment. When not in use, tools must be stored in a dry location to inhibit
rust. Always lock up tools and keep out of reach of children.
6.
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 tool was
designed. Do not modify this tool and do not use this tool for a purpose for which it was
not intended.
7.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry as they can be caught in moving
parts. Protective gear is essential to protect against welding rays, some examples are: a
leather welding apron, welding sleeves, jeans without cuffs, work boots. Wear restrictive
hair covering to contain long hair.
8.
Use eye and ear protection. When welding, wear ANSI-approved impact
safety goggles under the Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet. Wear a
NIOSH-approved respirator and hearing protection when welding.
9.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Do not reach over or
across running machines.
10. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, use common sense. Do not operate any tool
when you are tired.
11. Check for damaged parts. Before using any tool, any part that appears damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will 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 operate properly.
12. Replacement parts and accessories. When servicing, use only identical replacement
parts. Use of any other parts can render helmet ineffective, possibly causing eye damage,
and will void the warranty. Only use accessories intended for use with this tool. Approved
accessories are available from Harbor Freight Tools.
13. 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 tool.
14. Maintenance. For your safety, service and maintenance should be performed regularly
only by a qualified technician.
15. People with pacemakers should consult their physician(s) before welding.
Electromagnetic fields (such as those caused by welding) in close proximity to a heart
pacemaker could cause interference to or failure of the pacemaker.
16. This helmet provides protection for intended purposes only.
• The Welding Helmet is not suitable for laser welding processes.
• The Welding Helmet will not protect against severe impact hazards, including
fragmenting grinding disks; never use Welding Helmet when grinding.
• The Welding Helmet will not protect against explosive devices or corrosive liquids.
Auto-Darkening
Welding Helmet
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the specifications chart on page 2.
Inhalation Hazard
Welding Produces toxic fumes and gasses.
Exposure to welding gasses can increase the risk of developing certain
cancers, such as cancer of the larynx and lung cancer. Also, some
diseases that may be linked to exposure to welding gasses or fumes are:
• Early onset of Parkinson’s Disease
• Heart Disease
• Damage to the reproductive organs
• Ulcers
• Inflammation of the small intestine or stomach • Kidney damage
• Respiratory diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis or pneumonia
Safety precautions, such as using natural or forced air ventilation and
wearing a NIOSH-approved respirator, are essential to reduce the risk
of developing the above illnesses.
18. Maintain the helmet and lens correctly to help ensure reliable protection.
• Clean filter’s surfaces regularly. Always keep sensors and solar cells clean using
a clean lint-free tissue/cloth. Don’t use any solvents on filter’s screen or helmet
components. Protect filter from liquid and dirt contact. Don’t immerse the filter in
water.
• Should the Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet not darken upon striking an arc,
stop welding immediately and have the helmet checked by an authorized service
technician.
• Regularly replace the Front Lens Cover (1) if it becomes cracked, scratched,
pitted, or otherwise damaged.
• Don’t make any modifications to either the Auto-Darkening Filter (2) or the rest of
the helmet, other than those specified in this manual. Don’t use any replacement
parts other than those specified in this manual. Unauthorized modifications and
replacement parts will void the warranty and expose the user to the risk of personal
injury. Never open or tamper with the Auto-Darkening Filter (2).
19. The Welding Helmet’s Auto-Darkening Filter (2) must never be placed on hot surfaces.
Warning: Severe personal injury and/or blindness may occur if the
user fails to follow the aforementioned warnings and/or fails to follow
the operation instructions.
Warning: 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.
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1.
The Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet needs to be charged prior to use and after
extended storage. Leave the solar panel on the helmet facing the sun for at least 4
hours before first use.
2.
Remove the protective film from both sides of the front lens (if not already done).
3.
Follow the Before Each Use instructions below.
Before Each Use
1.
Check the Front Lens Cover to makes sure that it is clean, and that no dirt is covering
the two sensors on the front of the Filter Cartridge. Also, check the Front/Inside Lens
Cover and the Front Lens Retaining Frame, and make sure that they are secure in place.
Check for light tightness before each use.
2.
Inspect all operating parts before each use for signs of wear or damage. Any scratched,
cracked, or pitted parts should be replaced immediately before using again to avoid
severe personal injury.
3.
Select the shade number you need for your setting at the turn of a shade knob - see
chart below. Finally, be sure that the shade number of the Welding Helmet is the correct
shade number for your application. Note: If a selection of shades are recommended
for your application, try the darkest setting first.
Shade Guide Chart
Arc Current (Amperes)
Welding Process
10
20
5
15
SMAW
40
80
30
60
9
10
125
100
10
11
MIG (light)
10
11
9
10
11
MAG/CO2
10
11
PAW
12
9
10
11
12
450
400
11
13
14
12
13
14
13
14
14
12
14
13
12
13
500
12
13
11
8
350
300
13
10
SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
TIG, GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)(TIG)
SAW - Shielded Semi-automatic Arc Welding
275
250
12
12
SAW
PAC
225
200
11
MIG (heavy)
TIG, GTAW
4.
175
150
14
13
14
MIG (heavy) - MIG on dense metals PAC - Plasma Arc Cutting
MIG (light) - MIG on light alloys
PAW - Plasma Arc Welding
Adjust headband so that the helmet is seated on the head as low as possible and close
to your face. Adjust helmet’s angle when in the lowered position by turning the adjustable
limitation washer.
Important Note: Test the helmet auto-darkening filter lens before welding.
While wearing the helmet, briefly strike an arc, keeping your face and eyes turned
slightly away, and to one side. The lens should darken evenly when not directly
facing the arc. If it does not darken properly, do not use the Welding Helmet.
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At the moment the welding operation is started, the filter screen automatically changes
from clear to dark in only 1/25,000th of a second.
Dark to clear delay adjustment: Operator can vary the time for the filter to return to
clear state. At the moment welding is stopped, the filter screen automatically changes from
dark to clear state according to the time setting you select.
Switch Sensitivity Adjustment: The operator can adjust the amount of light needed to
cause the Lens to darken.
This Welding Helmet utilizes high performance solar cells as power supply, and has
built-in battery(ies) as power backup, see below. Under normal welding conditions, users can
expect a battery lifetime of more than 6 years.
User-selectable (DIN) variable shades from 9 to 13 are adjusted at the turn of a shade
knob (shade variable). This product is in full conformity with related DIN, ISO, EN379 safety
standards and ANSI Z87.1-1989 standard.
The ultra high performance of UV and IR Auto-Darkening filters provides to the user’s
eyes and face full protection against UV and IR radiation during the entire welding process,
even in the clear state. The UV/IR protection level is up to Shade 16 (DIN) at all times.
Models 94336 & 94337
(View from
inside of
helmet.)
Battery
Cover
Low
Battery
Light
Dark to Clear Delay Adjustment
Adjusts the amount of time until the
lens turns back to clear.
Sensitivity Adjustment
Adjusts the amount of light the lens
requires to respond and darken with.
These models include one built-in 3V CR2450 battery.
Low Battery Light will illuminate when replacement is needed.
Models 91212 & 91214
(View from
inside of
helmet.)
Switch Sensitivity Adjustment
Adjusts the amount of light the lens
requires to respond and darken with.
Dark to Clear Delay Adjustment
In FAST Position = .25-.35 Second
In SLOW Position = .50-.80 Second
These models include built-in batteries. Battery removal/replacement is not possible.
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Welding Helmet
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1. Irregular Darkening or Dimming
a. Headband has been set unevenly on the two sides of the helmet (unequal distances
from the eyes to the filter’s lens).
b. Reset headband to reduce the difference in distances to filter, if necessary.
2.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Auto-Darkening Filter Does Not Darken Or Flickers
Helmet was not properly charged before first use.
Front Lens Cover is soiled or damaged (change the Lens Cover).
Sensors are soiled (clean surface of the sensors).
Welding current is too low (increase the delay time, if necessary.
3. Slow Response
a. Operating temperature is too low (see specification chart, page 2).
4.
a.
b.
c.
Poor Vision
Front/Inside Lens Cover and/or filter soiled (change it).
Insufficient ambient light.
Shade number is incorrectly set (reset shade number).
5. Welding Helmet Slips
a. Headband is not adjusted properly (must be lowered).
Warning: You must stop using the Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
immediately if any of the above-mentioned problems can’t be corrected.
Maintenance
Replacing the Lens cover for sku 91212 and 91214
1.
Replace the Front Lens Cover (2) if it is damaged (cracked, scratched, soiled or
pitted). Refer to the illustration to the right.
a. Remove the Front Lens Cover (2) by gently pulling up the
central part of the Lens.
b. Remove the protection film from both sides of the new Lens
if it comes with the film on. Place the new Lens into the right
position by bending it slightly, enough to fit in between the
tabs at each side of the lens and putting the lens in place.
c. Check and make sure that the Lens is securely installed.
2.
Clean the Filter Lens with a clean lint-free tissue or cotton cloth.
3.
Don’t immerse the lens in water or any other liquid. Never use abrasives, solvents or oil
based cleaners.
4.
To remove the Auto-Darkening Filter (3): Open the Spring (15) inside the helmet, remove
the Shade Knob (4), loosen the nut holding the shade dial to the helmet, and remove
the dial and filter. Never try to open the Auto-darkening Filter (3).
5.
Storage temperature: -4 to 158° F.
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Replacing the Lens cover for sku 94337 and 94336.
Replace the Front Lens Cover (2) if it is damaged (cracked, scratched, soiled or
pitted). Refer to the illustration below.
a. To remove the Front Lens Cover (2) you must first remove the frame (1). Inside
the helmet on the cartridge there are 4 tabs, (two on the top and two on the
bottom). Use a small flat-head screwdrivers to pry the frame (1) off the helmet.
Pull off the Frame (1). See the two photos below.
b. Remove the protection film from both sides of the new Lens if it comes with the
film on. Place the new Lens into the right position by bending it slightly, enough
to fit in between the tabs at each side of the lens and putting the lens in place.
c. Check and make sure that the Lens is securely installed.
2.
Clean the Filter Lens with a clean lint-free tissue or cotton cloth.
3.
Don’t immerse the lens in water or any other liquid. Never use abrasives, solvents or oil
based cleaners.
4.
To remove the Auto-Darkening Filter (3): Open the Spring (15) inside the helmet, remove
the Shade Knob (4), loosen the nut holding the shade dial to the helmet, and remove
the dial and filter. Never try to open the Auto-darkening Filter (3).
5.
Re-attach the frame by pressing it back on over the cartridge from the front. Secure it
using the tabs inside the helmet.
6.
Storage temperature: -4 to 158° F.
Tabs
Tabs
Frame (1)
Tabs
Tabs
Press tabs up with a screwdriver to
remove Frame (1).
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IMPORTANT: Parts are not necessarily interchangeable. When ordering parts, make
certain to specify which model they are for.
6
2
3
5
14
1
7
12
2
8
11
4
Part
13
10
9
Description
Q’ty
Part
Description
Q’ty
1
Frame (sku 94336 & 94667 only)
2
9
Block Nut
2
2
Front Lens Cover
1
10
Washer
4
3
Auto-Darkening Filter Cartridge*
1
11
Adjustable Limitation Washer
2
Left Limitation Washer
1
4
Shade Knob
1
12
5
Inside Lens Cover
1
13
Screw
2
6
Shell (Welding mask)
1
14
Right Limitation Washer
1
7
Front Headband
1
15
Lens Retaining Spring (not shown)
1
8
Adjustable Headband
*Includes Delay and Sensitivity Dials/Switches
1
NOTE: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only and are not available individually as
replacement parts.
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DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE
OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED
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EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN
BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL
RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT
PARTS THERETO.
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