Operator’s Manual
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VANTAGE 500 (CE)
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| Issue Date July-16
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THANK YOU FOR SELECTING
A QUALITY PRODUCT BY
LINCOLN ELECTRIC.
PLEASE EXAMINE CARTON AND EQUIPMENT FOR
DAMAGE IMMEDIATELY
When this equipment is shipped, title passes to the purchaser
upon receipt by the carrier. Consequently, claims for material
damaged in shipment must be made by the purchaser against the
transportation company at the time the shipment is received.
SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU
Lincoln arc welding and cutting equipment is designed and built
with safety in mind. However, your overall safety can be increased
by proper installation ... and thoughtful operation on your part.
DO NOT INSTALL, OPERATE OR REPAIR THIS EQUIPMENT
WITHOUT READING THIS MANUAL AND THE SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS CONTAINED THROUGHOUT. And, most importantly,
think before you act and be careful.
WARNING
This statement appears where the information must be followed
exactly to avoid serious personal injury or loss of life.
CAUTION
This statement appears where the information must be followed
to avoid minor personal injury or damage to this equipment.
KEEP YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE FUMES.
DON’T get too close to the arc.
Use corrective lenses if necessary
to stay a reasonable distance
away from the arc.
READ and obey the Safety Data
Sheet (SDS) and the warning label
that appears on all containers of
welding materials.
USE ENOUGH VENTILATION or
exhaust at the arc, or both, to
keep the fumes and gases from
your breathing zone and the general area.
IN A LARGE ROOM OR OUTDOORS, natural ventilation may be
adequate if you keep your head out of the fumes (See below).
USE NATURAL DRAFTS or fans to keep the fumes away
from your face.
If you develop unusual symptoms, see your supervisor.
Perhaps the welding atmosphere and ventilation system
should be checked.
WEAR CORRECT EYE, EAR &
BODY PROTECTION
PROTECT your eyes and face with welding helmet
properly fitted and with proper grade of filter plate
(See ANSI Z49.1).
PROTECT your body from welding spatter and arc
flash with protective clothing including woolen
clothing, flame-proof apron and gloves, leather
leggings, and high boots.
PROTECT others from splatter, flash, and glare
with protective screens or barriers.
IN SOME AREAS, protection from noise may be appropriate.
BE SURE protective equipment is in good condition.
Also, wear safety glasses in work area
AT ALL TIMES.
SPECIAL SITUATIONS
DO NOT WELD OR CUT containers or materials which previously
had been in contact with hazardous substances unless they are
properly cleaned. This is extremely dangerous.
DO NOT WELD OR CUT painted or plated parts unless special
precautions with ventilation have been taken. They can release
highly toxic fumes or gases.
Additional precautionary measures
PROTECT compressed gas cylinders from excessive heat,
mechanical shocks, and arcs; fasten cylinders so they cannot fall.
BE SURE cylinders are never grounded or part of an
electrical circuit.
REMOVE all potential fire hazards from welding area.
ALWAYS HAVE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT READY FOR
IMMEDIATE USE AND KNOW HOW TO USE IT.
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SAFETY
SECTION A:
WARNINGS
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNINGS
Diesel Engines
Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other
reproductive harm.
Gasoline Engines
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
ARC 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.
Read and understand the following safety highlights. For
additional safety information, it is strongly recommended
that you purchase a copy of “Safety in Welding & Cutting ANSI Standard Z49.1” from the American Welding Society,
P.O. Box 351040, Miami, Florida 33135 or CSA Standard
W117.2-1974. A Free copy of “Arc Welding Safety” booklet
E205 is available from the Lincoln Electric Company,
22801 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44117-1199.
BE SURE THAT ALL INSTALLATION, OPERATION,
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR PROCEDURES ARE
PERFORMED ONLY BY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS.
1.d. Keep all equipment safety guards, covers
and devices in position and in good repair.
Keep hands, hair, clothing and tools away
from V-belts, gears, fans and all other
moving parts when starting, operating or
repairing equipment.
1.e. In some cases it may be necessary to remove safety guards to
perform required maintenance. Remove guards only when
necessary and replace them when the maintenance requiring
their removal is complete. Always use the greatest care when
working near moving parts.
1.f. Do not put your hands near the engine fan. Do not attempt to
override the governor or idler by pushing on the throttle control
rods while the engine is running.
1.g. To prevent accidentally starting gasoline engines while turning
the engine or welding generator during maintenance work,
disconnect the spark plug wires, distributor cap or magneto wire
as appropriate.
1.h. To avoid scalding, do not remove the radiator
pressure cap when the engine is hot.
ELECTRIC AND
MAGNETIC FIELDS MAY
BE DANGEROUS
2.a. Electric current flowing through any conductor
causes localized Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF).
Welding current creates EMF fields around welding cables
and welding machines
2.b. EMF fields may interfere with some pacemakers, and
welders having a pacemaker should consult their physician
before welding.
FOR ENGINE POWERED
EQUIPMENT.
1.a. Turn the engine off before troubleshooting
and maintenance work unless the
maintenance work requires it to be running.
1.b. Operate engines in open, well-ventilated
areas or vent the engine exhaust fumes outdoors.
1.c. Do not add the fuel near an open flame
welding arc or when the engine is running.
Stop the engine and allow it to cool before
refueling to prevent spilled fuel from
vaporizing on contact with hot engine parts
and igniting. Do not spill fuel when filling
tank. If fuel is spilled, wipe it up and do not start engine until
fumes have been eliminated.
2.c. Exposure to EMF fields in welding may have other health effects
which are now not known.
2.d. All welders should use the following procedures in order to
minimize exposure to EMF fields from the welding circuit:
2.d.1. Route the electrode and work cables together - Secure
them with tape when possible.
2.d.2. Never coil the electrode lead around your body.
2.d.3. Do not place your body between the electrode and work
cables. If the electrode cable is on your right side, the
work cable should also be on your right side.
2.d.4. Connect the work cable to the workpiece as close as possible to the area being welded.
2.d.5. Do not work next to welding power source.
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SAFETY
ELECTRIC SHOCK
CAN KILL.
ARC RAYS CAN BURN.
3.a. The electrode and work (or ground) circuits are
electrically “hot” when the welder is on. Do
not touch these “hot” parts with your bare skin or wet clothing.
Wear dry, hole-free gloves to insulate hands.
4.a.
Use a shield with the proper filter and cover plates to protect your
eyes from sparks and the rays of the arc when welding or
observing open arc welding. Headshield and filter lens should
conform to ANSI Z87. I standards.
3.b. 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.
4.b.
Use suitable clothing made from durable flame-resistant material
to protect your skin and that of your helpers from the arc rays.
4.c.
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.
In addition to the normal safety precautions, if
welding must be performed under electrically
hazardous conditions (in damp locations or while
wearing wet clothing; on metal structures such as
floors, gratings or scaffolds; when in cramped
positions such as sitting, kneeling or lying, if there
is a high risk of unavoidable or accidental contact
with the workpiece or ground) use the following
equipment:
• Semiautomatic DC Constant Voltage (Wire) Welder.
• DC Manual (Stick) Welder.
• AC Welder with Reduced Voltage Control.
3.c. In semiautomatic or automatic wire welding, the electrode,
electrode reel, welding head, nozzle or semiautomatic welding
gun are also electrically “hot”.
3.d. Always be sure the work cable makes a good electrical
connection with the metal being welded. The connection should
be as close as possible to the area being welded.
3.e. Ground the work or metal to be welded to a good electrical (earth)
ground.
3.f. Maintain the electrode holder, work clamp, welding cable and
welding machine in good, safe operating condition. Replace
damaged insulation.
3.g. Never dip the electrode in water for cooling.
3.h. Never simultaneously touch electrically “hot” parts of electrode
holders connected to two welders because voltage between the
two can be the total of the open circuit voltage of both
welders.
FUMES AND GASES
CAN BE DANGEROUS.
5.a. Welding may produce fumes and gases
hazardous to health. Avoid breathing these fumes and gases.
When welding, 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. When welding hardfacing
(see instructions on container or SDS) or on lead
or cadmium plated steel and other metals or
coatings which produce highly toxic fumes, keep
exposure as low as possible and within applicable
OSHA PEL and ACGIH TLV limits using local
exhaust or mechanical ventilation unless exposure
assessments indicate otherwise. In confined
spaces or in some circumstances, outdoors, a
respirator may also be required. Additional
precautions are also required when welding
on galvanized steel.
5. b. The operation of welding fume control equipment is affected by
various factors including proper use and positioning of the
equipment, maintenance of the equipment and the specific
welding procedure and application involved. Worker exposure
level should be checked upon installation and periodically
thereafter to be certain it is within applicable OSHA PEL and
ACGIH TLV limits.
3.i. When working above floor level, use a safety belt to protect
yourself from a fall should you get a shock.
5.c. Do not weld 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.
3.j. Also see Items 6.c. and 8.
5.d. Shielding gases used for arc welding can displace air and cause
injury or death. Always use enough ventilation, especially in
confined areas, to insure breathing air is safe.
5.e. Read and understand the manufacturer’s instructions for this
equipment and the consumables to be used, including the
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and follow your employer’s safety
practices. SDS forms are available from your welding
distributor or from the manufacturer.
5.f. Also see item 1.b.
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SAFETY
WELDING AND CUTTING
SPARKS CAN CAUSE
FIRE OR EXPLOSION.
6.a. Remove fire hazards from the welding 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 welding can easily go through small cracks and
openings to adjacent areas. Avoid welding near hydraulic lines.
Have a fire extinguisher readily available.
6.b. Where compressed gases are to be used at the job site, special
precautions should be used to prevent hazardous situations.
Refer to “Safety in Welding and Cutting” (ANSI Standard Z49.1)
and the operating information for the equipment being used.
6.c. When not welding, make certain no part of the electrode circuit is
touching the work or ground. Accidental contact can cause
overheating and create a fire hazard.
6.d. 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”. For information, purchase “Recommended Safe
Practices for the Preparation for Welding and Cutting of
Containers and Piping That Have Held Hazardous Substances”,
AWS F4.1 from the American Welding Society
(see address above).
6.e. Vent hollow castings or containers before heating, cutting or
welding. They may explode.
6.f. Sparks and spatter are thrown from the welding arc. Wear oil free
protective garments such as leather gloves, heavy shirt, cuffless
trousers, high shoes and a cap over your hair. Wear ear plugs
when welding out of position or in confined places. Always wear
safety glasses with side shields when in a welding area.
6.g. Connect the work cable to the work as close to the welding area
as practical. Work cables connected to the building framework or
other locations away from the welding area increase the
possibility of the welding current passing through lifting chains,
crane cables or other alternate circuits. This can create fire
hazards or overheat lifting chains or cables until they fail.
6.h. Also see item 1.c.
6.I. Read and follow NFPA 51B “Standard for Fire Prevention During
Welding, Cutting and Other Hot Work”, available from NFPA, 1
Batterymarch Park, PO box 9101, Quincy, MA 022690-9101.
6.j. Do not use a welding power source for pipe thawing.
CYLINDER MAY EXPLODE IF
DAMAGED.
7.a. 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.
7.b. Always keep cylinders in an upright position securely chained to
an undercarriage or fixed support.
7.c. 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.
7.d. Never allow the electrode, electrode holder or any other
electrically “hot” parts to touch a cylinder.
7.e. Keep your head and face away from the cylinder valve outlet
when opening the cylinder valve.
7.f. Valve protection caps should always be in place and hand tight
except when the cylinder is in use or connected for use.
7.g. Read and follow the instructions on compressed gas cylinders,
associated equipment, and CGA publication P-l, “Precautions for
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders,” available from
the Compressed Gas Association, 14501 George Carter Way
Chantilly, VA 20151.
FOR ELECTRICALLY
POWERED EQUIPMENT.
8.a. Turn off input power using the disconnect
switch at the fuse box before working on
the equipment.
8.b. Install equipment in accordance with the U.S. National Electrical
Code, all local codes and the manufacturer’s recommendations.
8.c. Ground the equipment in accordance with the U.S. National
Electrical Code and the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Refer to
http://www.lincolnelectric.com/safety
for additional safety information.
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SAFETY
ELECTROMAGNETIC
COMPATIBILITY (EMC)
ConformanCe
Products displaying the CE mark are in conformity with European
Community Council Directive of 3 May 1989 on the approximation of
the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (89/336/EEC). It was manufactured in conformity with a national
standard that implements a harmonized standard: EN 60974-10
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Product Standard for Arc
Welding Equipment. It is for use with other Lincoln Electric
equipment. It is designed for industrial and professional use.
IntroduCtIon
All electrical equipment generates small amounts of electromagnetic
emission. Electrical emission may be transmitted through power lines
or radiated through space, similar to a radio transmitter. When
emissions are received by other equipment, electrical interference
may result. Electrical emissions may affect many kinds of electrical
equipment; other nearby welding equipment, radio and TV reception,
numerical controlled machines, telephone systems, computers, etc.
Be aware that interference may result and extra precautions may be
required when a welding power source is used in a domestic establishment.
InstallatIon and use
The user is responsible for installing and using the welding equipment
according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If electromagnetic
disturbances are detected then it shall be the responsibility of the
user of the welding equipment to resolve the situation with the
technical assistance of the manufacturer. In some cases this remedial
action may be as simple as earthing (grounding) the welding circuit,
see Note. In other cases it could involve construction of an electromagnetic screen enclosing the power source and the work complete
with associated input filters. In all cases electromagnetic disturbances
must be reduced to the point where they are no longer troublesome.
Note:
The welding circuit may or may not be earthed for safety reasons
according to national codes. Changing the earthing arrangements should
only be authorized by a person who is competent to access whether the
changes will increase the risk of injury, e.g., by allowing parallel welding
current return paths which may damage the earth circuits of other equipment.
h. the time of day that welding or other activities are to be carried out.
The size of the surrounding area to be considered will depend on the
structure of the building and other activities that are taking place. The
surrounding area may extend beyond the boundaries of the premises.
methods of reduCIng emIssIons
Mains Supply
Welding equipment should be connected to the mains supply
according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If interference
occurs, it may be necessary to take additional precautions such as
filtering of the mains supply. Consideration should be given to
shielding the supply cable of permanently installed welding
equipment, in metallic conduit or equivalent. Shielding should be
electrically continuous throughout its length. The shielding should be
connected to the welding power source so that good electrical contact
is maintained between the conduit and the welding power source
enclosure.
Maintenance of the Welding Equipment
The welding equipment should be routinely maintained according to
the manufacturer’s recommendations. All access and service doors
and covers should be closed and properly fastened when the welding
equipment is in operation. The welding equipment should not be
modified in any way except for those changes and adjustments
covered in the manufacturers instructions. In particular, the spark
gaps of arc striking and stabilizing devices should be adjusted and
maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Welding Cables
The welding cables should be kept as short as possible and should be
positioned close together, running at or close to floor level.
Equipotential Bonding
Bonding of all metallic components in the welding installation and
adjacent to it should be considered. However, metallic components
bonded to the work piece will increase the risk that the operator could
receive a shock by touching these metallic components and the
electrode at the same time. The operator should be insulated from all
such bonded metallic components.
Earthing of the Workpiece
a. other supply cables, control cables, signaling and telephone cables;
above, below and adjacent to the welding equipment;
Where the workpiece is not bonded to earth for electrical safety, not
connected to earth because of its size and position, e.g., ships hull or
building steelwork, a connection bonding the workpiece to earth may
reduce emissions in some, but not all instances. Care should be taken
to prevent the earthing of the work piece increasing the risk of injury
to users, or damage to other electrical equipment. Where necessary,
the connection of the workpiece to earth should be made by a direct
connection to the work piece, but in some countries where direct
connection is not permitted, the bonding should be achieved by
suitable capacitance, selected according to national regulations.
b. radio and television transmitters and receivers;
Screening and Shielding
c. computer and other control equipment;
Selective screening and shielding of other cables and equipment in
the surrounding area may alleviate problems of interference.
Screening of the entire welding installation may be considered for
special applications.
assessment of area
Before installing welding equipment the user shall make an
assessment of potential electromagnetic problems in the surrounding
area. The following shall be taken into account:
d. safety critical equipment, e.g., guarding of industrial equipment;
e. the health of the people around, e.g., the use of pacemakers and
hearing aids;
f. equipment used for calibration or measurement
g. the immunity of other equipment in the environment. The user shall
ensure that other equipment being used in the environment is
compatible. This may require additional protection measures;
1 Portions of the preceding text are contained in EN 60974-10: “Electromagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) product standard for arc welding equipment.”
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Installation.......................................................................................................................Section A
Technical Specifications.......................................................................................................A-1
Machine Specification ...................................................................................................A-2
Safety Precautions ........................................................................................................A-3
VRD (Voltage Reduction Device)..................................................................................A-3
Location and Ventilation................................................................................................A-3
Stacking ........................................................................................................................A-3
Angle of Operation ........................................................................................................A-3
Lifting.............................................................................................................................A-3
High Altitude Operation .................................................................................................A-4
High Temperature Operation ........................................................................................A-4
Cold Weather Operation ......................................................................................................A-4
Towing ..................................................................................................................................A-4
Vehicle Mounting..................................................................................................................A-4
Pre-Operation Engine Service..............................................................................................A-4
Oil ..................................................................................................................................A-5
Fuel ...............................................................................................................................A-5
Engine Coolant..............................................................................................................A-5
Battery Connections ......................................................................................................A-5
Muffler Outlet Pipe ........................................................................................................A-5
Spark Arrester ...............................................................................................................A-5
Remote Control .............................................................................................................A-5
Electrical Connections ..........................................................................................................A-6
Machine Grounding ..............................................................................................................A-6
Welding Terminals................................................................................................................A-6
Welding Output Cables ........................................................................................................A-6
Cable Installation..................................................................................................................A-6
Auxiliary Power Receptacles and Plugs...............................................................................A-7
Standby Power Connections ................................................................................................A-7
Connection of Lincoln Electric Wire Feeders.................................................................A-7,A-8
________________________________________________________________________________
Operation.........................................................................................................................Section B
Safety Precautions ..............................................................................................................B-1
General Description..............................................................................................................B-1
For Auxiliary Power ..............................................................................................................B-1
Engine Operation..................................................................................................................B-1
Add Fuel ...............................................................................................................................B-1
Break in Period .....................................................................................................................B-1
Welder Controls .............................................................................................................B-2,B-3
Engine Controls ....................................................................................................................B-4
Fuel Consumption .........................................................................................................B-4
Starting and Stopping the Engine...........................................................................B-4,B-5
Welding Operation................................................................................................................B-5
Duty Cycle and Electrode Information...........................................................................B-5
Constant Current (Stick) Welding .........................................................................................B-5
Downhill Pipe (Stick) Welding .......................................................................................B-5
Tig Welding ...................................................................................................................B-6
Typical Current Ranges for Tungsten Electrodes .........................................................B-6
Wire Welding-CV...........................................................................................................B-7
Arc Gouging ..................................................................................................................B-7
Auxiliary Power.....................................................................................................................B-7
Simultaneous Welding and Power Loads .....................................................................B-7
Extension Cord Recommendations...............................................................................B-7
________________________________________________________________________________
Accessories .....................................................................................................Section C
Field Installed Options / Accessories ...............................................................................C-1
________________________________________________________________________________
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Maintenance......................................................................................................Section D
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................D-1
Routine Maintenance ............................................................................................D-1
Engine Service Items.............................................................................................D-1
Engine Oil Change..........................................................................................D-2
Engine Oil Filter Change.................................................................................D-2
Air Cleaner .....................................................................................................D-2
Service Instructions And Installation Tips for Engine Air Filter .......................D-3
Cooling System .....................................................................................................D-4
Fan Belt...........................................................................................................D-4
Fuel .................................................................................................................D-4
Bleeding the Fuel System ...............................................................................D-4
Fuel Filter ........................................................................................................D-5
Engine Adjustment ..........................................................................................D-5
Battery Maintenance .......................................................................................D-5
Servicing Optional Spark Arrestor ...................................................................D-5
Welder / Generator Maintenance ........................................................................D-6
Storage ...........................................................................................................D-6
Cleaning..........................................................................................................D-6
Brush Removal and Replacement ..................................................................D-6
________________________________________________________________________
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................Section E
How to Use Troubleshooting Guide.......................................................................E-1
Troubleshooting Guide ............................................................................E-2 thru E-6
________________________________________________________________________
Connection Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams and Dimension Print...................Section F
________________________________________________________________________
Parts List.................................................................................................................P-535
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INSTALLATION
A-1
A-1
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS - VANTAGE® 500 (CE) (K2503-1, -2, -3, -4)
INPUT - DIESEL ENGINE
Make/Model Description
Perkins 404C-22T
Codes 11299
and Below
Perkins 404D-22T
Codes Above
11299
Speed (RPM)
4 cylinder
37.2 HP
1500 RPM
Turbo Charged
water cooled
Starting
System
12VDC Battery &
Oil:
Fuel: 15 gal.
starter
8.45Qts. (8L)
(57 L)
Bore x Stroke inch (mm) (Group 34; 650
Full Load 1575
cold crank amps) Radiator
Fuel: 20 gal.
3.43 X 3.64
65 Amp Alternator
Coolant:
(75.7 L)
High Idle 1575
135.6(2.2)
Capacities
RATED OUTPUT @ 104° F (40° C) - WELDER
Welding Process
DC Constant Current
DC Pipe Current
Touch-Start™TIG
Displacement
cu. in. (ltrs.)
DC Constant Voltage
Welding Output
Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle
400A / 36V / 100%
450A / 38V / 60%
300A / 32V / 100%
250A / 30V / 100%
400A / 36V / 100%
450A / 38V / 60%
450A / 38V / 60%
Output Range
Max. Weld OCV
@Rated Load RPM
30 TO 500 AMPS
60 Volts(2)
40 TO 300 AMPS
20 TO 250 AMPS
14 TO 40 VOLTS
RATED OUTPUT @ 40° C (104° F).- GENERATOR
60 Volts
Auxiliary Power (1)
16,500 Watts Peak / 14,500 Watts Continuous, 50 Hz 400 Volts 3-Phase (Euro/UK)
6,900 Watts Peak(3) / 6,900 Watts Continuous, 50 Hz 230 Volts 1-Phase (Euro)
3,400 Watts Peak(3) / 3,400 Watts Continuous, 50 Hz 230 Volts 1-Phase (UK)
3,400 Watts Peak(3) / 3,400 Watts Continuous, 50 Hz 115 Volts 1-Phase (UK)
Sound Levels (Sound power: 96 dB Lwa)
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
EMISSIONS
FUEL SYSTEM
GOVERNOR
Full Pressure
(Codes 11299 and Below) EPA Tier Il
Mechanical Fuel Pump, Auto air bleed
Electronic
system, Electric shutoff solenoid, Indirect fuel injector.
with Full Flow Filter (Codes Above 11299)
AIR CLEANER
EPA Tier IV Interim Compliant
ENGINE IDLER
MUFFLER
ENGINE PROTECTION
Low noise Muffler:
Shutdown on low oil
Single Element
Automatic Idler
Top outlet can be rotated.
pressure & high engine
Made from long life, aluminized steel.
coolant temperature
ENGINE WARRANTY: 2 years / 2000 hours, all non-electric components, 3 years major non-electric components.
HEIGHT
35.94 (4) in.
913 mm
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
WIDTH
27.05 in
687 mm
DEPTH
62.59 in.
1590 mm
WEIGHT
1290 lbs. (586kg.)
(1) Output rating in watts is equivalent to volt-amperes at unity power factor. Output voltage is within ± 10% at all loads up to rated capacity.
When welding, available auxiliary power will be reduced.
(2) Reduced to less than (32V for Codes 11298, 11299), (30V for Codes 11524, 11525, 11574, 11575) in the CC-stick Mode when
VRD (VOLTAGE REDUCTION DEVICE) is on.
(3) Maximum per circuit breaker rating.
(4) To Top of enclosure. Add 7.35 (186.7mm) to top of exhaust. Add 3.87”(98.3mm) to top of Lift Bail.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
INSTALLATION
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MODEL NUMBERS
Receptacles
Residual Current Device (RCD)
Circuit Breakers (Thermal/Magnetic)
Other Circuit Breakers
(5) Center-Tapped to ground.
MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS
K2503-1, -3 (UK)
400V (3 Ph) x 1
230V (1 Ph) x 1
115V x 1 (5)
14 Pin Connector
6 Pin Connector
4-pole, 25Amp
(30mA trip current)
3 Phase,25 Amp x 1
1 phase, 15 Amp x 1 for 230V
30 Amp x 2 for 115V
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K2503-2, -4 (EUROPE)
400V (3 Ph) x 1
230V (1 Ph) x 2
14 Pin Connector
6 Pin Connector
4-pole, 25Amp
(30mA trip current)
3 Phase,25 Amp x 1
1 phase, 15 Amp x 2
10A for Engine Battery Charging Circuit
10A for Wire Feeder Power
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
INSTALLATION
(VRD)-VOLTAGE REDUCTION DEVICE
SWITCH IS LOCATED IN THIS AREA.
Do not attempt to use this equipment until you
have thoroughly read the engine manufacturer’s
manual supplied with your welder. It includes
important safety precautions, detailed engine
starting, operating and maintenance instructions,
and parts lists.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill.
• Do not touch electrically live parts or
electrode with skin or wet clothing.
• Insulate yourself from work and
ground
• Always wear dry insulating gloves.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------ENGINE EXHAUST can kill.
• Use in open, well ventilated areas or
vent exhaust outside.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------MOVING PARTS can injure.
• Do not operate with doors open or
guards off.
• Stop engine before servicing.
• Keep away from moving parts.
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See additional warning information at
Only qualified personnel should install,
use, or service this equipment.
VRD (VOLTAGE REDUCTION DEVICE)
The VRD feature provides additional safety in the CC-Stick
mode especially in an environment with a higher risk of
electric shock such as wet areas and hot humid sweaty
conditions.
The VRD reduces the OCV (Open Circuit Voltage) at the
welding output terminals while not welding to less than
32V for (Codes 11299 and below), 30V for (Codes above
11299) DC when the resistance of the output circuit is
above 200 ohms.
The VRD requires that the welding cable connections be
kept in good electrical condition because poor connections
will contribute to poor starting. Having good electrical connections also limits the possibility of other safety issues
such as heat-generated damage, burns and fires.
The machine is shipped with the VRD switch in the “Off”
position. To turn it “On” or “Off”:
• Turn the engine “Off”.
• Disconnect the negative battery cable.
• Lower the control panel by removing 4 front
panel screws. (See Figure A.1)
• Place the VRD switch in the “On or “Off” position.
(See Figure A.1)
With the VRD switch in the “On” position, the VRD lights
FIGURE A.1
A-3
REMOVE 4 FRONT PANEL
SCREWS TO ACCESS
(VRD) SWITCH
LOCATION AND VENTILATION
The welder should be located to provide an unrestricted flow of clean, cool air to the cooling air inlets and to
avoid restricting the cooling air outlets. Also, locate
the welder so that the engine exhaust fumes are properly vented to an outside area.
STACKING
VANTAGE® 500 (CE) machines cannot be stacked.
ANGLE OF OPERATION
Engines are designed to run in the level condition
which is where the optimum performance is achieved.
The maximum angle of continuous operation is 25
degrees in all directions, 35 degrees Intermittent (less
than 10 minutes continuous) in all directions. If the
engine is to be operated at an angle, provisions must
be made for checking and maintaining the oil level at
the normal (FULL) oil capacity in the crankcase.
When operating the welder at an angle, the effective
fuel capacity will be slightly less than the amount
specified.
LIFTING
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) weighs approximately
1405 lbs.(638kg.) for ( Codes 11299 and below ),
1440 lbs.(653kg.) for (Codes above 11299) with a full
tank of fuel 1290lbs. (586kg) less fuel. A lift bail is
mounted to the machine and should always be used
when lifting the machine.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
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WARNING
INSTALLATION
• Lift only with equipment of adequate lifting capacity.
FALLING
EQUIPMENT can
cause injury.
• Be sure machine is stable when lifting.
• Do not lift this machine using lift
bail if it is equipped with a heavy
accessory such as trailer or gas
cylinder.
• Do not lift machine if lift bail is
damaged.
• Do not operate machine while
suspended from lift bail.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION
At higher altitudes, output derating may be necessary. For
maximum rating, derate the machine 1.0% for every 2000 ft.
(610m) up to 6000 ft. (1828m) and 2.0% for every 2000 ft.
(610m) over 6000 ft. (1828m). Due to new EPA and other
local emissions regulations, modifications to the engine for
high altitude are restricted within the United States. If
required contact an authorized Perkins engine field service
shop to determine if any adjustments can be made for operation in higher elevations.
HIGH TEMPERATURE OPERATION
At temperatures above 104°F(40°C), Welder output derating
is necessary. For maximum output ratings, derate the
welder output 2 volts for every 18°F(10°C) above
104°F(40°C).
Cold weather starting:
With a fully charged battery and the proper oil, the
engine should start satisfactorily down to -15°F(26C°). If the engine must be frequently started at or
below 0°F (-18°C), it may be desirable to install coldstarting aides. The use of No. 1D diesel fuel is recommended in place of No. 2D at temperatures below
23°F (-5°C). Allow the engine to warm up before
applying a load or switching to high idle.
Note: Extreme cold weather starting may require
longer glow plug operation.
WARNING
Under no conditions should ether or other starting
fluids be used with this engine!
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1. Design capacity of trailer vs. weight of Lincoln equipment and
likely additional attachments.
2. Proper support of, and attachment to, the base of the welding
equipment so there will be no undue stress to the framework.
3. Proper placement of the equipment on the trailer to insure
stability side to side and front to back when being moved and
when standing by itself while being operated or serviced.
4. Typical conditions of use, i.e., travel speed; roughness of surface on which the trailer will be operated; environmental conditions; like maintenance.
5. Conformance with federal, state and local laws.(1)
(1) Consult applicable federal, state and local laws regarding specific requirements for use on public
highways.
VEHICLE MOUNTING
WARNING
Improperly mounted concentrated loads may
cause unstable vehicle handling and tires or other
components to fail.
• Only transport this Equipment on serviceable
vehicles which are rated and designed for such
loads.
• Distribute, balance and secure loads so vehicle
is stable under conditions of use.
• Do not exceed maximum rated loads for components such as suspension, axles and tires.
• Mount equipment base to metal bed or frame of
vehicle.
• Follow vehicle manufacturer’s instructions.
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PRE-OPERATION ENGINE SERVICE
READ the engine operating and maintenance instructions supplied with this machine.
WARNING
• Stop engine and allow to cool before fueling
• Do not smoke when fueling.
• Fill fuel tank at a moderate rate and do not overfill.
• Wipe up spilled fuel and allow fumes to clear
before starting engine.
• Keep sparks and flame away from tank.
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TOWING
Use a recommended trailer for use with this equipment for road,
in-plant and yard towing by a vehicle(1). If the user adapts a
non-Lincoln trailer, he must assume responsibility that the
method of attachment and usage does not result in a safety
hazard or damage the welding equipment. Some of the factors
to be considered are as follows:
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VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
INSTALLATION
A-5
OIL
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is shipped with the engine crankcase
filled with high quality SAE 10W-30 Oil that meets classification CG4 or CH-4 for diesel engines. Check the oil level before starting the
engine. If it is not up to the full mark on the dip stick, add oil as
required. Check the oil level every four hours of running time during
the first 50 running hours. Refer to the engine Operator’s Manual for
specific oil recommendations and break-in information. The oil
change interval is dependent on the quality of the oil and the operating environment. Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual for more
details on the proper service and maintenance intervals.
FUEL
DIESEL FUEL ONLY-Low sulphur fuel or ultra low sulphur
fuel in U.S.A. and Canada.
WARNING
• Fill the fuel tank with clean, fresh fuel. The capacity of the
tank is 15 gals. (57 ltrs) for (Codes 11299 and below), 20 gals.
(75.5) for (Codes above 11299). When the fuel gauge reads
empty the tank contains approximately 2 gals. (7.6ltrs.) of
reserve fuel.
NOTE: A fuel shut off valve is located on the pre-filter/sediment filter. Which should be in the closed position
when the welder is not used for extended periods of
time.
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ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
WARNING
Air to cool the engine is drawn in the side and exhausted
through radiator & case back. It is important that the intake and
exhaust air is not restricted. Allow a minimum clearance of 1ft.
(0.6m) from the case back and 16 in. (406mm) from either side
of the base to a vertical surface.
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BATTERY CONNECTION
CAUTION
Use caution as the electrolyte is a strong acid that can burn
skin and damage eyes.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is shipped with the negative battery
cable disconnected. Make certain that the RUN-STOP switch is in
the STOP position. Remove the two screws from the battery tray
using a screwdriver or a 3/8"(10mm) socket. Attach the negative
battery cable to the negative battery terminal and tighten using a
1/2"(13mm) socket or wrench.
NOTE: This machine is furnished with a wet charged battery; if
unused for several months, the battery may require a booster
charge. Be careful to charge the battery with the correct polarity.
(See Battery in “Maintenance Section”)
MUFFLER OUTLET PIPE
A-5
Using the clamp provided secure the outlet pipe to the outlet tube
with the pipe positioned such that it will direct the exhaust in the
desired direction. Tighten using a 9/16"(14mm) socket or wrench.
SPARK ARRESTER
Some federal, state or local laws may require that gasoline or diesel
engines be equipped with exhaust spark arresters when they are
operated in certain locations where unarrested sparks may present
a fire hazard. The standard muffler included with this welder does
not qualify as a spark arrester. When required by local regulations,
a suitable spark arrester, such as the K903-1 must be installed and
WARNING
properly maintained.
An incorrect spark arrestor may lead to damage to the engine
or adversely affect performance.
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REMOTE CONTROL
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is equipped with a 6-pin and a 14-pin
connector. The 6-pin connector is for connecting the K857 or K8571 Remote Control or for TIG welding, the K870 foot Amptrol or the
K936-3 hand Amptrol. When in the CC-STICK, ARC GOUGING or
CV-WIRE modes and when a remote control is connected to the 6pin Connector, the auto-sensing circuit automatically switches the
OUTPUT control from control at the welder to remote control.
When in the DOWNHILL PIPE mode and when REMOTE CONTROL is connected to the 6-Pin or 14-Pin Connector, the OUTPUT
CONTROL is used to set the maximum current range of the OUTPUT CONTROL of the REMOTE.
Example: When the OUTPUT CONTROL on the welder is set to
200 amps the current range on the REMOTE CONTROL will be 40200 amps rather than the full 40-300 amps. Any current range that
is less than the full range provides finer current resolution for more
fine tuning of the output.
When in TOUCH START TIG mode and when a Amptrol is connected to the 6-Pin Connector, the OUTPUT dial is used to set the maximum current range of the CURRENT CONTROL of the Amptrol.
The 14-pin connector is used to directly connect a wire feeder control cable. In the CV-WIRE mode, when the control cable is connected to the 14-pin connector, the auto-sensing circuit automatically makes the Output Control inactive and the wire feeder voltage
control active.
WARNING
NOTE: When a wire feeder with a built in welding voltage control is connected to the 14-pin connector, do not connect anything to the 6-pin connector.
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VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
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E L E C T R I C A L
CONNECTIONS
INSTALLATION
WELDING OUTPUT CABLES
MACHINE GROUNDING
Because this portable engine driven welder creates its
own power, it is not necessary to connect its frame to
an earth ground, unless the machine is connected to
premises wiring (home, shop, etc.)
WARNING
To prevent dangerous electric shock, other equipment
to which this engine driven welder supplies power
must:
• Be grounded to the frame of the welder using a
grounded type plug or be double insulated.
• Do not ground the machine to a pipe that carries
explosive or combustible material.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------When this welder is mounted on a truck or trailer, its
frame must be electrically bonded to the metal frame
of the vehicle. Use a #8 or larger copper wire connected between the machine grounding stud and the
frame of the vehicle. When this engine driven welder
is connected to premises wiring such as that in a
home or shop, its frame must be connected to the
system earth ground. See further connection instructions in the section entitled "Standby Power
Connections" as well as the article on grounding in the
latest National Electrical Code and the local code.
In general, if the machine is to be grounded, it should
be connected with a #8 or larger copper wire to a solid
earth ground such as a metal water pipe going into
the ground for at least ten feet and having no insulated joints, or to the metal framework of a building
which has been effectively grounded.
The National Electrical Code lists a number of
alternate means of grounding electrical equipment. A
machine grounding stud marked with the symbol
is provided on the front of the welder.
WELDING TERMINALS
A-6
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is equipped with a toggle
switch for selecting "hot" welding terminal when in the
"WELD TERMINALS ON" position or "cold" welding
terminal when in the "REMOTELY CONTROLLED"
position.
With the engine off connect the electrode and work
cables to the output studs. The welding process dictates the polarity of the electrode cable. These connections should be checked periodically and tightened
with a 3/4"(19mm) wrench.
Table A.1 lists recommended cable sizes and lengths
for rated current and duty cycle. Length refers to the
distance from the welder to the work and back to the
welder. Cable diameters are increased for long cable
TOTAL COMBINED LENGTH OF
ELECTRODE AND WORK CABLES
Cable Length
0-100 Ft. (0-30 meters)
100-150 Ft. (30-46 meters)
Cable Size for
400 Amps
60% Duty Cycle
2 / 0 AWG
150-200 Ft. (46-61 meters)
2 / 0 AWG
3 / 0 AWG
lengths to reduce voltage drops.
TABLE A.1
CABLE INSTALLATION
Install the welding cables to your VANTAGE® 500
(CE) as follows.
1. The engine must be OFF to install welding cables.
2. Remove the flanged nuts from the output terminals
.
3. Connect the electrode holder and work cables to
the weld output terminals. The terminals are identified on the case front.
4. Tighten the flanged nuts securely.
5. Be certain that the metal piece you are welding (the
“work”) is properly connected to the work clamp and
cable.
CAUTION
6. Check and tighten the connections periodically.
• Loose connections will cause the output terminals to overheat. The terminals may eventually
melt.
• Do not cross the welding cables at the output terminal connection. Keep the cables isolated and
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
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AUXILIARY POWER
INSTALLATION
The auxiliary power capacity is 16,500 watts Peak,
14,500 Watts Continuous of 50 Hz, three phase
power. The auxiliary power capacity rating in watts is
equivalent to volt-amperes at unity power factor. The
max permissible current of the 400 VAC output is 22
amps. Output voltage is within ± 10% at all loads up
to the rated capacity.
Single phase power is:
• 6,900 Watts Peak / 6,900 Watts Continuous, 50 Hz
230 Volts 1-Phase (Euro).
• 3,400 Watts Peak / 3,400 Watts Continuous, 50 Hz
230 Volts 1-Phase (UK).
• 3,400 Watts Peak / 3,400 Watts Continuous, 50 Hz
115 Volts 1-Phase (UK).
STANDBY POWER CONNECTIONS
The machine is suitable for temporary, standby or
emergency power using the engine manufacturer’s
recommended maintenance schedule.
The machine can be permanently installed as a
standby power unit for 400 VAC, three phase, 21
amp service.
Connections must be made by a licensed electrician
who can determine how the power can be adapted to
the particular installation and comply with all applicable electrical codes.
• Take necessary steps to assure load is limited to
the capacity of the VANTAGE® 500 (CE).
WARNING
• Only a licensed, certified, trained electrician
should install the machine to a premises or residential electrical system. Be certain that:
• The installation complies with the National
Electrical Code and all other applicable electrical codes.
• The premises is isolated and no feedback into
the utility system can occur. Certain laws
require the premises to be isolated before the
generator is linked to the premises. Check your
local requirements.
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A-7
CONNECTION OF LINCOLN ELECTRIC
WIRE FEEDERS
Connection of LN-15 to the VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
1. Shut the welder off.
2. For electrode Positive, connect the electrode
cable to the "+" terminal of the welder and work
cable to the "-" terminal of the welder. For electrode Negative, connect the electrode cable to the
"-" terminal of the welder and work cable to the "+"
terminal of the welder.
3. Across The-Arc Model:
• Attach the single lead from the front of the LN-15
to work using the spring clip at the end of the
lead. This is a control lead to supply current to
the wire feeder motor; it does not carry welding
current.
• Set the "WELD TERMINALS" switch to "WELD
TERMINALS ON".
• When the gun trigger is closed, the current sensing circuit will cause the VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
engine to go to the high idle speed, the wire will
begin to feed and the welding process started.
When welding is stopped, the engine will revert
to low idle speed after approximately 12 seconds
unless welding is resumed.
4. Control Cable Model:
• Connect Control Cable between Engine Welder
and Feeder.
• Set the "WELD TERMINALS" switch to
"REMOTELY CONTROLLED"
5. Set the MODE switch to the "CV-WIRE " position.
6. Set the "WIRE FEEDER VOLTMETER" switch to
either "+" or "-" as required by the electrode polarity being used.
7. Set the "ARC CONTROL" knob to "0" initially and
adjust to suit.
8. Set the "IDLE" switch to the "AUTO" position.
9. When the gun trigger is closed, the current sensing circuit will cause the VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
engine to go to the high idle speed, the wire will
begin to feed and the welding process started.
When welding is stopped, the engine will revert to
low idle speed after approximately 12 seconds
unless welding is resumed.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
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WARNING
INSTALLATION
Connection of the LN-25 to the VANTAGE® 500
(CE). Shut off welder before making any electrical
connections.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------The LN-25 with or without an internal contactor may
be used with the VANTAGE® 500 (CE). See the
appropriate connection diagram in Section F.
NOTE: The LN-25 (K431) Remote Control Module
and (K432) Remote Cable are not recommended for
use with the VANTAGE® 500 (CE).
1. Shut the welder off.
2. For electrode Positive, connect the electrode
cable to the "+" terminal of the welder and work
cable to the "-" terminal of the welder. For electrode Negative, connect the electrode cable to the
"-" terminal of the welder and work cable to the "+"
terminal of the welder.
3. Attach the single lead from the front of the LN-25
to work using the spring clip at the end of the lead.
This is a control lead to supply current to the wire
feeder motor; it does not carry welding current.
4. Set the MODE switch to the "CV-WIRE " position.
5. Set the "WELD TERMINALS" switch to "WELD
TERMINALS ON"
6. Set the "ARC CONTROL" knob to "0" initially and
adjust to suit.
7. Set the "IDLE" switch to the "AUTO" position.
When not welding, the VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
engine will be at the low idle speed. If you are
using an LN-25 with an internal contactor, the
electrode is not energized until the gun trigger is
closed.
8. When the gun trigger is closed, the current sensing circuit will cause the VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
engine to go to the high idle speed, the wire will
begin to feed and the welding process started.
When welding is stopped, the engine will revert to
low idle speed after approximately 12 seconds
unless welding is resumed.
CAUTION
If you are using an LN-25 without an internal contactor, the electrode will be energized when the
VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is started.
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VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
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B-1
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
OPERATION
Do not attempt to use this equipment until you
have thoroughly read the engine manufacturer’s
manual supplied with your welder. It includes
important safety precautions, detailed engine
starting, operating and maintenance instructions,
and parts lists.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill.
• Do not touch electrically live parts or
electrode with skin or wet clothing.
• Insulate yourself from work and
ground
• Always wear dry insulating gloves.
• Always operate the welder with the hinged door
closed and the side panels in place.
• Read carefully the Safety Precautions page
before operating this machine. Always follow
these and any other safety procedures included
in this manual and in the Engine Instruction
Manual.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is a diesel engine powered
DC multi-process welding power source and AC
power generator. The engine drives a generator that
supplies three phase power for the DC welding circuit,
single phase and Three Phase power for the AC auxiliary outlets. The DC welding control system uses state
of the art Chopper Technology
for superior welding performance.
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is fitted with a selectable
VRD(Voltage Reduction Device). The VRD operates
in the CC-Stick mode reducing the OCV to <13 volts,
increasing operator safety when welding is performed
in environments with increased hazard of electric
shock such as wet areas and hot, humid sweaty conditions.
FOR AUXILIARY POWER:
Start the engine and set the IDLER control switch to
the desired operating mode. Full power is available
regardless of the welding control settings providing no
welding current is being drawn.
ENGINE OPERATION
Before Starting the Engine:
• Be sure the machine is on a level surface.
• Open side engine door and remove the engine oil
dipstick and wipe it with a clean cloth. Reinsert the
dipstick and check the level on the dipstick.
B-1
• Add oil (if necessary) to bring the level up to the full
mark. Do not overfill. Close engine door.
• Check radiator for proper coolant level. (Fill if necessary).
• See Engine Owner’s Manual for specific oil and
coolant recommendations.
ADD FUEL
WARNING
• Stop engine while fueling.
• Do not smoke when fueling.
• Keep sparks and flame away
from tank.
• Do not leave unattended while
fueling.
DIESEL FUEL • Wipe up spilled fuel and allow
fumes to clear before starting
can cause fire.
engine.
• Do not overfill tank, fuel expansion may cause overflow.
DIESEL FUEL ONLY-Low sulphur fuel or ultra low
sulphur fuel in U.S.A. and Canada.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------• Remove the fuel tank cap.
• Fill the tank. DO NOT FILL THE TANK TO THE
POINT OF OVERFLOW.
• Replace the fuel cap and tighten securely.
• See Engine Owner’s Manual for specific fuel recommendations.
BREAK-IN PERIOD
The engine will use a small amount of oil during its
“break-in” period. The break-in period is about 50 running hours.
Check the oil every four hours during break-in.
Change the oil after the first 50 hours of operation and
every 200 hours thereafter. Change the oil filter at
each oil change.
CAUTION
During break-in, subject the Welder to moderate
loads. Avoid long periods running at idle. Before
stopping the engine, remove all loads and allow
the engine to cool several minutes.
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VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
B-2
OPERATION
B-2
FIGURE B.1 (CODES 11298, 11299, 11524, 11525, 11574, 11575, 11963)
1
11
2
9
3
10
4
14
13
15
12
7
17
8
FIGURE B.1a (CODE 12196)
22
16
21
20
18
5
19
6
WELDING CONTROLS (Figure B.1)
1. OUTPUT CONTROL- The OUTPUT dial is used to preset the
output voltage or current as displayed on the digital meters for the
five welding modes. When in the CC-STICK, DOWNHILL PIPE,
ARC GOUGING or CV-WIRE modes and when a remote control
is connected to the 6-Pin or 14-Pin Connector, the auto-sensing
circuit automatically switches the OUTPUT CONTROL from control at the welder to the remote control.
In the CV-WIRE mode, if the feeder being used has a voltage control when the wire feeder control cable is connected to the 14-Pin
Connector, the auto-sensing circuit automatically makes OUTPUT
CONTROL inactive and the wire feeder voltage control active.
Otherwise, the OUTPUT CONTROL is used to preset the voltage
When in the DOWNHILL PIPE mode and when REMOTE CONTROL is connected to the 6-Pin or 14-Pin Connector, the OUTPUT CONTROL is used to set the maximum current range of the
OUTPUT CONTROL of the REMOTE.
Example: When the OUTPUT CONTROL on the welder is set to 200
amps the current range on the REMOTE CONTROL will be 40-200
amps rather than the full 40-300 amps. Any current range that is less
than the full range provides finer current resolution for more fine tuning of the output.
When in the TOUCH START TIG mode and when an Amptrol is
connected to the 6-Pin Connector, the OUTPUT dial is used to
set the maximum current range of the CURRENT CONTROL of
the Amptrol.
2. DIGITAL OUTPUT METERS-The digital meters allow the
output voltage (CV-WIRE mode) or current (CC-STICK, DOWNHILL PIPE, ARC GOUGING and TIG modes) to be set prior to
welding using the OUTPUT control dial. During welding, the
meter display the actual output voltage (VOLTS) and current
(AMPS). A memory feature holds the display of both meters on
for seven seconds after welding is stopped. This allows the operator to read the actual current and voltage just prior to when
welding was ceased.
While the display is being held the left-most decimal point in
each display will be flashing. The accuracy of the meters is +/3%.
3. WELD MODE SELECTOR SWITCH(Provides five selectable welding modes)
CV-WIRE
ARC GOUGING
DOWNHILL PIPE
CC-STICK
TOUCH START TIG
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
B-3
OPERATION
4. ARC CONTROL- The ARC CONTROL dial is active in the CVWIRE, CC-STICK and DOWNHILL PIPE modes, and has different
functions in these modes. This control is not active in the TIG and
ARC GOUGING mode.
CC-STICK mode: In this mode, the ARC CONTROL dial sets the
short circuit current (arc-force) during stick welding to adjust for a soft
or crisp arc. Increasing the dial from –10 (soft) to +10 (crisp) increases the short circuit current and prevents sticking of the electrode to
the plate while welding. This can also increase spatter. It is recommended that the ARC CONTROL be set to the minimum number without electrode sticking. Start with a setting at 0.
DOWNHILL PIPE mode: In this mode, the ARC CONTROL dial sets
the short circuit current (arc-force) during stick welding to adjust for a
soft or a more forceful digging arc (crisp). Increasing the number from
–10 (soft) to +10 (crisp) increases the short circuit current which
results in a more forceful digging arc. Typically a forceful digging arc is
preferred for root and hot passes. A softer arc is preferred for fill and
cap passes where weld puddle control and deposition ("stacking" of
iron) are key to fast travel speeds. It is recommended that the ARC
CONTROL be set initially at 0.
CV-WIRE mode: In this mode, turning the ARC CONTROL clock wise
from –10 (soft) to +10 (crisp) changes the arc from soft and washed-in
to crisp and narrow. It acts as an inductance/pinch control. The proper
setting depends on the procedure and operator preference. Start with
a setting of 0.
5. WELD OUTPUT TERMINALS WITH FLANGE NUTProvides a connection point for the electrode and work cables.
6. GROUND STUD-
Provides a connection point for connecting the machine case to earth ground.
7. 14-PIN CONNECTOR- For attaching wire feeder control cables.
Includes contactor closure circuit, auto-sensing remote control circuit,
and 42V power. The remote control circuit operates the same as the
6 Pin Amphenol.
8. 6-PIN CONNECTOR- For attaching optional remote control
equipment. Includes auto-sensing remote control circuit.
9. WELD TERMINALS CONTROL SWITCH- In the WELD
TERMINALS ON position, the output is electrically hot all the time.
In the REMOTELY CONTROLLED position, the output is controlled
by a wire feeder or amptrol device, and is electrically off until a remote
switch is depressed.
10. WIRE FEEDER VOLTMETER SWITCH-
Matches the polarity of the wire feeder voltmeter to the polarity of the
electrode.
B-3
11. VRD (Voltage Reduction Device) INDICATOR
LIGHTS- On the front panel of the VANTAGE® 500 (CE) are two
indicator lights. A red light when lit indicates OCV(Open Circuit
Voltage) is equal to or greater than 32V for (Codes 11299 and below),
30V for (Codes above 11299) and a green light when lit indicates
OCV(Open Circuit Voltage) is less than 32V for (Codes 11299 and
below), 30V for (Codes above 11299).
The VRD “On/Off” switch inside the control panel must be “On” for
the VRD function to be active and the lights to be enabled. When
the machine is first started with VRD enabled, both lights will illuminate for 5 seconds.
These lights monitor the OCV(Open Circuit Voltage) and weld voltage
at all times. In the CC-Stick mode when not welding the green light
will illuminate indicating that the VRD has reduced the OCV to less
than 32V. During welding the red light will illuminate whenever the
arc voltage is equal to or greater than 32V. This means that the red
and green light may alternate depending on the weld voltage. This is
normal operation.
If the red light remains illuminated when not welding in the CC-stick
mode, the VRD is not functioning properly. Please refer to your local
field service shop for service.
If the VRD is turned “On” and the lights don’t come “On”, refer to the
trouble shooting section.
TABLE B.1
VRD INDICATOR LIGHTS
MODE
VRD "ON"
VRD "OFF"
CC-STICK OCV
Green (OCV Reduced)
While
Red or Green
Welding (Depends on Weld Voltage) *
CV-WIRE OCV
Red (OCV Not Reduced)
Weld Terminals On
Red (OCV Not Reduced)
Weld Terminals Remotely Controlled
Gun Trigger Closed
Green (No OCV)
Weld Terminals Remotely Controlled
Gun Trigger Open
No Lights
While
Red or Green
Welding (Depends on Weld Voltage) *
PIPE
OCV
Green (No Output)
While
Not Applicable (No Output)
Welding
ARC GOUGING OCV
Green (No Output)
While
Not Applicable (No Output)
Welding
TIG
OCV
Green (Process is Low Voltage)
While
Green (Process is Low Voltage)
Welding
* It is normal for the lights to alternate between colors while welding.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
OPERATION
B-4
ENGINE CONTROLS:
12. RUN/STOP SWITCH - RUN position energizes the engine prior to starting. STOP position
stops the engine. The oil pressure interlock
switch prevents battery drain if the switch is left in
the RUN position and the engine is not operating.
13. GLOW PLUG PUSH BUTTON -
• When pushed activates the glow plugs. Glow plug
should not be activated for more than 20 seconds
continuously.
14. START PUSH BUTTON - Energizes the
starter motor to crank the engine.
15. IDLER SWITCH- Has two positions as follows:
1) In the HIGH position, the engine runs at the high
idle speed controlled by the engine governor.
2) In the AUTO position, the idler operates as follows:
• When switched from HIGH to AUTO or after
starting the engine, the engine will operate at full
speed for approximately 12 seconds and then go
to low idle speed.
• When the electrode touches the work or power is
drawn for lights or tools (approximately 100
Watts minimum), the engine accelerates and
operates at full speed.
• When welding ceases or the AC power load is
turned off, a fixed time delay of approximately 12
seconds starts. If the welding or AC power load
is not restarted before the end of the time delay,
the idler reduces the engine speed to low idle
speed.
• The engine will automatically return to high idle
speed when there is welding load or AC power
load reapplied.
16. ELECTRIC FUEL GAUGE- The electric fuel
gauge gives accurate and reliable indication as to
how much fuel is in the fuel tank.
17. ENGINE HOUR METER- Displays the total
B-4
18. ENGINE PROTECTION LIGHT- A warning indicator light for Low Oil Pressure and/or Coolant Over
Temperature.The light is off when the systems are functioning properly. The light will come on and the engine
will shutdown when there is Low Oil Pressure and/or
the Coolant is Over Temperature.
Note: The light remains off when the RUN-STOP switch
is in the "ON" position prior to starting the
engine.However if the engine is not started within 60
seconds the light will come on. When this happens the
RUN-STOP switch must be returned to the "OFF" position to reset the engine protection system and light.
19. BATTERY CHARGING LIGHT- A warning indicator light for Low/No battery charge. The light is off when
the systems are functioning properly. The light will
come on if there is a Low/No battery condition but the
machine will continue to run.
Note: The light may or may not come on when the RUNSTOP switch is in the "ON" position. It will come on during cranking and stay on until the engine starts. After
starting the engine the light will go off unless a Low/No
battery charge condition exists.
20. COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE- A indicator of engine coolant temperature.
21. OIL PRESSURE GAUGE- A indicator of engine
Oil Pressure.
22. CIRCUIT BREAKER
STARTING THE ENGINE
1. Remove all plugs connected to the AC power receptacles.
2. Set IDLER switch to AUTO.
3. Press Glow Plug Button and hold 15 to 20 seconds.
4. Set the RUN/STOP switch to RUN.
5. Press START button until the engine starts or for up to 10
seconds. Continue to hold the glow plug button for up to
TYPICAL VANTAGE® 500 (CE) FUEL CONSUMPTION
an additional 10 seconds.
Running Time ( Hours)
PERKINS (404C-22T), (404D-22T)
6. Release the engine START button immediately when the
Gal./Hr (Liters/Hr)
Codes 11298, 11298 Codes 11524, 11525
engine starts.
11574,11575 7. The engine will run at high idle speed for approximately
15 gallon tank 20 gallon tank
12 seconds and then drop to low idle speed. Allow the
.31(1.16)
65.50
49.13
Low Idle - No Load
engine to warm up at low idle for several minutes before
1200 R.P.M.
applying a load and/or switching to high idle. Allow a
High Idle - No Load
.47(1.78)
42.52
31.89
longer warm up time in cold weather.
1575 R.P.M.
time that the engine has been running. This meter
is useful for scheduling prescribed maintenance.
TABLE B.2
DC Weld Output
450 Amps @ 38Volts
1.82(6.87)
8.26
11.01
NOTE: This data is for reference only. Fuel consumption is
approximate and can be influenced by many factors, including
engine maintenance, environmental conditions and fuel quality.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
OPERATION
B-5
NOTE: If the unit fails to start turn Run/Stop switch
to off and repeat step 3 through step 7 after
waiting 30 seconds.
CAUTION
• Do not allow the starter motor to run continuously
for more than 20 seconds.
• Do not push the START button while the engine
is running because this can damage the ring
gear and/or the starter motor.
• IF the Engine Protection or Battery Charging
Lights do “not” turn off shortly after starting the
engine shut off the engine immediately and
determine the cause.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: When starting for the first time, or after and
extended period of time of not operating, it will take
longer than normal to start because the fuel pump
has to fill the fuel system. For best results, bleed the
fuel system as indicated in Maintenance Section of
this manual.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
Remove all welding and auxiliary power loads and
allow the engine to run at low idle speed for a few
minutes to cool the engine.
STOP the engine by placing the RUN-STOP switch in
the STOP position.
NOTE: A fuel shut off valve is located on the fuel pre-filter.
WELDER OPERATION
DUTY CYCLE
Duty Cycle is the percentage of time the load is being
applied in a 10 minute period. For example a 60% duty
cycle, represents 6 minutes of load and 4 minutes of no
load in a 10 minute period.
ELECTRODE INFORMATION
For any electrode the procedures should be kept within the
rating of the machine. For information on electrodes and
their proper application see (www.lincolnelectric.com) or
the appropriate Lincoln publication.
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) can be used with a broad range
of DC stick electrodes. The MODE switch provides two
stick welding settings as follows:
CONSTANT CURRENT (CC-STICK) WELDING
The CC-STICK position of the MODE switch is designed
for horizontal and vertical-up welding with all types of electrodes, especially low hydrogen. The OUTPUT CONTROL
dial adjusts the full output range for stick welding.
B-5
The ARC CONTROL dial sets the short circuit current
(arc-force) during stick welding to adjust for a soft or
crisp arc. Increasing the number from -10(soft) to
+10(crisp) increases the short circuit current and prevents sticking of the electrode to the plate while welding.
This can also increase spatter. It is recommended that
the ARC CONTROL be set to the minimum number
without electrode sticking. Start with the dial set at 0.
NOTE: Due to the low OCV with the VRD on, a very
slight delay during striking of the electrodes may occur.
Due to the requirement of the resistance in the circuit to
be low for a VRD to operate, a good metal-to-metal contact must be made between the metal core of the electrode and the job. A poor connection anywhere in the
welding output circuit may limit the operation of the
VRD. This includes a good connection of the work
clamp to the job. The work clamp should be connected
as close as practical to where the welding will be performed.
A. For New Electrodes
E6010 - Touch, Lift to Start the Arc
E7018, E7024 - Touch, Rock Back and Forth in Joint,
Lift .
Once the arc is started, normal welding technique for
the application is then used.
B. For Re-Striking Electrodes
Some electrodes form a cone at the end of the electrode after the welding arc has been broken, particularly
iron powder and low hydrogen electrodes. This cone will
need to be broken off in order to have the metal core of
the electrode make contact.
E6010 - Push, Twist in Joint, Lift
E7018, E7024 - Push, Rock Back and Forth in Joint,
Lift.
Once the arc is started, normal welding technique for
the application is then used.
For other electrodes the above techniques should be
tried first and varied as needed to suit operator preference. The goal for successful starting is good metal to
metal contact.
For indicator light operation, see table B.1.
DOWNHILL PIPE Welding
This slope controlled setting is intended for "out-of-position" and "down hill" pipe welding where the operator
would like to control the current level by changing the
arc length.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
OPERATION
B-6
The OUTPUT CONTROL dial adjusts the full output
range for pipe welding.
The ARC CONTROL dial sets the short circuit current
(arc-force) during stick welding to adjust for a soft or
more forceful digging arc (crisp). Increasing the number
from -10(soft) to +10(crisp) increases the short circuit
current which results in a more forceful digging arc.
Typically a forceful digging arc is preferred for root and
hot passes. A softer arc is preferred for fill and cap passes where weld puddle control and deposition (“stacking”
of iron) are key to fast travel speeds. This can also
increase spatter.
It is recommended that the ARC CONTROL be set to the
minimum number without electrode sticking. Start with
the dial set at 0.
NOTE: With the VRD switch in the “ON” position there is
no output in the DOWNHILL PIPE mode. For indicator
light operation, see table B.1.
TIG WELDING
The TOUCH START TIG setting of the MODE switch is
for DC TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding. To initiate a
weld, the OUTPUT CONTROL dial is first set to the
desired current and the tungsten is touched to the work.
During the time the tungsten is touching the work there is
very little voltage or current and, in general, no tungsten
contamination. Then, the tungsten is gently lifted off the
work in a rocking motion, which establishes the arc.
TYPICAL CURRENT
Tungsten Electrode
Diameter in. (mm)
.010
0.020
0.040
1/16
3/32
1/8
5/32
3/16
1/4
(.25)
(.50)
(1.0)
(1.6)
(2.4)
(3.2)
(4.0)
(4.8)
(6.4)
DCEN (-)
1%, 2% Thoriated
Tungsten
2-15
5-20
15-80
70-150
150-250
250-400
400-500
500-750
750-1000
DCEP (+)
10-20
15-30
25-40
40-55
55-80
80-125
When in the TOUCH START TIG mode and when a
Amptrol is connected to the 6-Pin connector the OUTPUT CONTROL dial is used to set the maximum current range of the current control of the Amptrol.
The ARC CONTROL is not active in the TIG mode. To
STOP a weld, simply pull the TIG torch away from the
work.
When the arc voltage reaches approximately 30 Volts
the arc will go out and the machine will reset the current to the Touch Start level.
To reinitiate the arc, retouch the tungsten to the work
and lift. Alternatively, the weld can be stopped by
releasing the Amptrol or arc start switch.
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) can be used in a wide variety of DC TIG welding applications. In general the
‘Touch Start’ feature allows contamination free starting without the use of a Hi-frequency unit. If desired,
the K930-2 TIG Module can be used with the VANTAGE® 500 (CE). The settings are for reference.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE) settings when using the K930-2
TIG Module with an Amptrol or Arc Start Switch:
• Set the MODE Switch to the TOUCH START TIG
setting.
• Set the "IDLER" Switch to the "AUTO" position.
• Set the "WELDING TERMINALS" switch to the
"REMOTELY CONTROLLED" position.
TABLE B.3
RANGES (1) FOR TUNGSTEN
1%, 2% Thoriated
Tungsten
(3)
(3)
(3)
B-6
Approximate Argon Gas Flow
Flow Rate C.F.H. ( l /min.)
Aluminum
3-8
5-10
5-10
5-10
13-17
15-23
21-25
23-27
28-32
ELECTRODES(2)
Stainless Steel
(2-4)
(3-5)
(3-5)
(3-5)
(6-8)
(7-11)
(10-12)
(11-13)
(13-15)
3-8
5-10
5-10
9-13
11-15
11-15
13-17
18-22
23-27
(2-4)
(3-5)
(3-5)
(4-6)
(5-7)
(5-7)
(6-8)
(8-10)
(11-13)
(1) When used with argon gas. The current ranges shown must be reduced when using argon/helium or pure helium shielding gases.
(2) Tungsten electrodes are classified as follows by the American Welding Society (AWS):
Pure
EWP
1% Thoriated
EWTh-1
TIG TORCH
Nozzle Size (4), (5)
#4, #5, #6
#5, #6
#6, #7, #8
#8, #10
2% Thoriated
EWTh-2
Though not yet recognized by the AWS, Ceriated Tungsten is now widely accepted as a substitute for 2% Thoriated Tungsten in AC and DC applications.
(3) DCEP is not commonly used in these sizes.
(4) TIG torch nozzle "sizes" are in multiples of 1/16ths of an inch:
# 4 = 1/4 in.
(6 mm)
# 5 = 5/16 in.
(8 mm)
# 6 = 3/8 in.
(10 mm)
# 7 = 7/16 in.
(11 mm)
# 8 = 1/2 in.
(12.5 mm)
#10 = 5/8 in.
(16 mm)
(5) TIG torch nozzles are typically made from alumina ceramic. Special applications may require lava nozzles, which are less prone to breakage, but cannot withstand high temperatures
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
OPERATION
B-7
This will keep the "Solid State" contactor open and provide a
"cold" electrode until the Amptrol or Arc Start Switch is pressed.
When using the TIG Module, the OUTPUT CONTROL on the
VANTAGE® 500 (CE) is used to set the maximum range of the
CURRENT CONTROL on the TIG Module or an Amptrol if connected to the TIG Module.
NOTE: The TIG process is to receive a low voltage welding
process. There is no difference in operation with the
VRD “On” or “Off” for this mode. For indicator light operation, see table B.1.
WIRE WELDING-CV
Connect a wire feeder to the VANTAGE® 500 (CE) according
to the instructions in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Section.
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) in the CV-WIRE mode, permits it to
be used with a broad range of flux cored wire (Innershield and
Outershield) electrodes and solid wires for MIG welding (gas
metal arc welding). Welding can be finely tuned using the ARC
CONTROL. Turning the ARC CONTROL clockwise from –10
(soft) to +10 (crisp) changes the arc from soft and washed-in to
crisp and narrow. It acts as an inductance/pinch control. The
proper setting depends on the procedure and operator preference. Start with the dial set at 0.
NOTE: In the CV-Mode with VRD “On”, the OCV(Open Circuit
Voltage) is not reduced. For indicator light operation,
see table B.1.
ARC GOUGING
The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) can be used for arc gouging.
For optimal performance, set the MODE switch to ARC
GOUGING.
TABLE B.5
B-7
Set the OUTPUT CONTROL knob to adjust output
current to the desired level for the gouging electrode
being used according to the ratings in the following
Table B.4.
TABLE B.4
Current Range (DC, electrode
positive)
1/8"(3.2mm)
60-90 Amps
5/32"(4.0mm)
90-150 Amps
3/16"9(4.8mm)
200-250 Amps
1/4"(6.4mm)
300-400 Amps
3/8"(10.0mm)
400-Max.Amps
Carbon Diameter
The ARC CONTROL is not active in the ARC GOUGING Mode. The ARC CONTROL is automatically set
to maximum when the ARC GOUGING mode is
selected which provides the best ARC GOUGING performance.
NOTE: With the VRD switch in the “ON” position there
is no output in the Arc Gouging Mode. For indicator
light operation, see table B.1.
AUXILIARY POWER:
Start the engine and set the IDLER control switch to
the desired operating mode. Full power is available
regardless of the welding control settings providing no
welding current is being drawn.
Simultaneous Welding and Auxiliary Power Loads
The auxiliary power ratings are with no welding load.
Simultaneous welding and power loads are specified
in Table B.5.
SIMULTANEOUS WELDING AND AUXILIARY POWER OUTPUT
WELDING OUTPUT
AUXILIARY POWER OUTPUT AUXILIARY POWER OUTPUT
(AMPS)
(AMPS @ 400V, 3-PHASE)
(WATTS)
NOT WELDING
21.0
14,500
100
17.5
11,100
200
12.8
8,900
300
7.1
4,900
400
1.0
700
450
0
0
Max.
0
0
TABLE B.6
VANTAGE® 500 (CE) Extension Cord Length Recommendations
(Use the shortest length extension cord possible sized per the following table.)
Current Voltag Load
(Amps) e Volts (Watts)
15
120
1800
20
120
2400
15
240
3600
20
240
4800
44
240
9500
Maximum Allowable Cord Length in ft. (m) for Conductor Size
12 AWG
10 AWG
8 AWG
6 AWG
40
(12)
75
(23)
125
(38)
175
(53)
30
(9)
50
(15)
88
(27)
138
(42)
(18)
75
(23)
150
(46)
225
(69)
350
(107)
60
(18)
100
(30)
175
(53)
275
(84)
50
(15)
90
(27)
150
(46)
Conductor size is based on maximum 2.0% voltage drop.
14 AWG
30
(9)
60
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
4 AWG
300
(91)
225
(69)
600
(183)
450
(137)
225
(69)
C-1
ACCESSORIES
FIELD INSTALLED OPTIONS /
ACCESSORIES
K903-1 SPARK ARRESTOR - Includes a heavy gage steel,
approved spark arrestor, clamp and adapter for mounting to
the muffler exhaust pipe.
K704 ACCESSORY SET - Includes 35 ft. (10m) of electrode cable and 30 ft. (9.1m) of work cable, headshield,
work clamp electrode holder. Cables are rated at 400
amps, 100% duty cycle.
K857 25 ft (7.6m) or K857-1 100 ft. (30.4m) REMOTE
CONTROL
Portable control provides same dial range as the output control on the welder. Has a convenient 6 pin plug for easy connection to the welder.
K1858-1 Service Indicator Kit- Provides a GO / NO-GO
visual indication of air cleaner element useful service life.
Filter service based on restriction readings allows the
longest life possible from the filter and best engine protection.
TIG OPTIONS
C-1
K1783-9 Pro -Torch® PTA-26V TIG Torch
Air Cooled 200 amp torch (2 piece) equipped with valve for
gas flow control. 25 ft. (7.6m) length.
KP509 Magnum® Parts Kit for PTA-26V TIG Torch
Magnum Parts Kit provides all the torch accessories you
need to start welding. Parts kit provides collets, collet bodies, a black cap, alumina nozzles and tungstens in a variety
of sizes, all packaged in an easy to carry reclosable sack.
K870 Foot Amptrol®
K963-3 Hand Amptrol®
K2347-1 Precision TIG 185 Ready-Pak(For AC TIG)
K2350-1 Invertec® V205-T AC/DC One-Pak™ Package
(For AC TIG)
PLASMA CUTTING
K1601-1 Pro-Cut 55-Cuts metal using the 3-phase AC generator power from the engine driven welder. Accepts 3phase power.
K2641-2 Trailer - A 4-wheel steerable trailer for inplant and yard towing. Comes standard with a DuoHitch™, a 2” Ball and Lunette Eye combination hitch.
WIRE FEEDER OPTIONS
K449 LN-25 - Includes internal contactor for across the arc
operation (no control cable). Provides “cold” electrode until
gun trigger is pressed. Includes gas solenoid. For spools up
to 44lb. (20 kg) spools.
K1870-1 LN-15 Across the Arc Wire Feeder.
Portable, lightweight, compact CC/CV unit for flux-cored and
MIG welding. Includes Gas Solenoid, adjustable flow meter
and internal contactor. For 10-15 lb. (4.5-6.8kg) spools.
Magnum ® Gun and Magnum ® Gun Connector Kit are
required for gas-shielded welding. Innershield Gun is
required for gasless welding.
K126-2 Magnum® 350 Innershield Gun
K1802-1 Magnum® 300 MIG Gun (for LN-25)
K470-2 Magnum ® 300 MIG Gun (for LN-15, Includes
Connector Kit)
K466-10 Connector Kit (for LN-15, K470-2)
K1500-1 Gun Receiver Bushing (for LN-15 & K126-2)
Note: See Wire Feeder IM manuals for appropriate Drive
Roll and Guide Tubes.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
MAINTENANCE
D-1
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
• Have qualified personnel do all maintenance
and troubleshooting work.
• Turn the engine off before working inside the
machine or servicing the engine.
• Remove guards only when necessary to
perform maintenance and replace them when
the maintenance requiring their removal is
complete. If guards are missing from the
machine, obtain replacements from a Lincoln
Distributor. (See Operating Manual Parts List.)
D-1
Read the Safety Precautions in the front of this
manual and in the Engine Owner’s Manual before
working on this machine.
Keep all equipment safety guards, covers, and
devices in position and in good repair. Keep
hands, hair, clothing, and tools away from the
gears, fans, and all other moving parts when
starting, operating, or repairing the equipment.
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Routine Maintenance
At the end of each day’s use, refill the fuel tank to
minimize moisture condensation in the tank. Running
out of fuel tends to draw dirt into the fuel system.
Also, check the crankcase oil level and add oil if
indicated.
ENGINE SERVICE
EVERY DAY OR EVERY 8 HOURS
FIRST SERVICE (20 / 50 HOURS)
EVERY 100 HOURS OR 3 MONTHS
EVERY 200 HOURS OR 6 MONTHS
EVERY 500 HOURS OR 12 MONTHS
EVERY 1000 HOURS OR ANNUALLY
ENGINE SERVICE (NOTE 2)
MAINTENANCE ITEM
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Coolant level
Concentration of antifreeze
Coolant (NOTE 3)
Engine oil level (NOTE 1)
Engine oil (NOTE 1 & 3)
Engine oil filter
Drain water separator & fuel strainer
Water separator element
Fuel filter canister
Tension of alternator drive belt
Alternator drive belt wear
Alternator drive belt
Air filter (earlier check may be req’d)
Air filter element
Renew the engine breather
Tighten cylinder head
Valve clearances
Electrical systems
All nuts and bolts for tightness
Injector performance
Leaks or engine damage
Battery
Clean turbocharger impeller casting and
the turbocharger compressor casting
C = Clean
TYPE OR QUANTITY
50/50 Water/Ethylene Glycol
9.5qt., 9.0L
8.45qt., 8L (including filter)
Perkins #140517050
Lincoln #M20840-A
Perkins #130366120
Perkins #080109107
Donaldson #P821575
Intake .008”, exhaust .008”
Contact Perkins
R = Replace
Notes:
(1) Consult Engine Operators Manual for oil recommendations.
(2) Consult Engine Operators Manual for additional
maintenance schedule information.
(3) Fill slowly! Ensure correct quantity is used.
Above operations to be carried out by trained personnel with
reference to the workshop manual where necessary.
These preventative maintenance periods apply to average
conditions of operation. If necessary use shorter periods.
WARRANTY WORK PERFORMED ON THE ENGINE CONTAINED
IN THIS MACHINE, IF NOT BILLABLE TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER,
SHOULD BE PRE-APPROVED BY CALLING
THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY AT 888-935-3877
S26617 VM
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
D-2
ENGINE OIL CHANGE
MAINTENANCE
Drain the engine oil while the engine is warm to assure
rapid and complete draining. It is recommended that
each time the oil is changed the oil filter be changed as
well.
• Be sure the unit is off. Disconnect the negative battery cable to ensure safety.
• Locate oil drain hose and valve in bottom of base
and pull through the hole in the battery access panel
on the welder.
• Open oil drain valve by lifting up spring loaded lever
and rotate 90° counterclockwise. Pull to open and
drain the oil into a suitable container for disposal.
• Close the drain valve by rotating lever 90° clockwise.
• Re-fill the crankcase to the upper limit mark on the
dipstick with the recommended oil (see engine operation manual OR engine service items decal OR
below). Replace and tighten the oil filler cap securely.
• Push oil drain hose and valve back into unit, re-connect negative battery cable, and close doors and
engine top cover before restarting unit.Wash your
hands with soap and water after handling used motor
oil. Please dispose of used motor oil in a manner
that is compatible with the environment. We suggest
you take it in a sealed container to your local service
station or recycling center for reclamation. DO NOT
throw it in the trash; pour it on the ground or down a
drain.
Use motor oil designed for diesel engines that meets
requirements for API service classification
CC/CD/CE/CF/CF-4/CG-4 or CH-4.
ACEA E1/E2/E3. Always check the API service label
on the oil container to be sure it includes the letters
indicated. (Note: An S-grade oil must not be used in a
diesel engine or damage may result. It IS permissible
to use an oil that meets S and C grade service classifications.)
SAE 10W30 is recommended for general, all temperature use, 5F to 104F (-15C to 40C).
OIL FILTER CHANGE
D-2
• Drain the oil.
• Remove the oil filter with an oil filter wrench and
drain the oil into a suitable container. Discard the
used filter. Note: Care should be taken during filter
removal to not disrupt or damage in any way the fuel
lines.
• Clean the filter mounting base and coat the gasket
of the new filter with clean engine oil.
• Screw the new filter on by hand until the gasket contacts the mounting base. Using an oil filter wrench,
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 to 7/8 of a turn.
• Refill the crankcase with the specified amount of the
recommended engine oil. Reinstall the oil filler cap
and tighten securely.
• Start the engine and check for oil filter leaks.
• Stop the engine and check the oil level. If necessary, add oil to the upper limit mark on the dipstick.
WARNING
• Never use gasoline or low flash point solvents
for cleaning the air cleaner element. A fire or
explosion could result.
CAUTION
• Never run the engine without the air cleaner.
Rapid engine wear will result from contaminants,
such as dust and dirt being drawn into the
engine.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
AIR CLEANER
The diesel engine is equipped with a dry type air filter.
Never apply oil to it. Service the air cleaner as follows:
Replace the element every 500 hours of operation.
Under dusty conditions, replace sooner.
See engine owner’s manual for more specific information on oil viscosity recommendations.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
MAINTENANCE
D-3
D-3
Service Instructions
Single- and Two-Stage Engine Air Cleaners
Inspect the New Filter for Damage
Remove the Filter
Rotate the
filter while
pulling
straight out.
Unfasten or unlatch the
service cover. Because
the filter fits tightly over the
outlet tube to create the critical seal, there will
be some initial resistance, similar to breaking
the seal on a jar. Gently move the end of the filter
back and forth to break the seal then rotate while
pulling straight out. Avoid knocking the filter
against the housing.
If your air cleaner has a safety filter, replace it every third primary
filter change. Remove the safety filter as you would the primary
filter. Make sure you cover the air cleaner outlet tube to avoid any
unfiltered contaminant dropping into the engine.
Clean Both Surfaces of the Outlet Tube
and Check the Vacuator™ Valve
Use a clean cloth to wipe the filter sealing surface and the inside of
the outlet tube. Contaminant on the sealing surface could hinder an
effective seal and cause leakage. Make sure that all contaminant is
removed before the new filter is inserted. Dirt accidently transferred
to the inside of the outlet tube will reach the engine and cause
wear. Engine manufacturers say that it takes only a few grams of
dirt to "dust" an engine! Be careful not to damage the sealing area
on the tube.
Wipe both sides
of the outlet
tube clean.
Outer edge of the
outlet tube
Inspect the new filter carefully, paying attention to
the inside of the open end, which is the
sealing area. NEVER install a damaged
filter. A new Donaldson radial seal
filter may have a dry lubricant on the
seal to aid installation.
Insert the New Radial Seal Filter Properly
If you're servicing the safety filter, this should be seated into
position before installing the primary filter.
Insert the new filter carefully. Seat
the filter by hand, making certain it is
completely into the air cleaner housing
before securing the cover in place.
The critical sealing area will stretch
slightly, adjust itself and distribute the sealing pressure evenly. To
complete a tight seal, apply pressure by hand at the outer rim of
the filter, not the flexible center. (Avoid pushing on the center of the
urethane end cap.) No cover pressure is required to hold the seal.
NEVER use the service cover to push the filter into place! Using the
cover to push the filter in could cause damage to the housing, cover
fasteners and will void the warranty.
If the service cover hits the filter before it is fully in place, remove
the cover and push the filter (by hand) further into the air cleaner
and try again. The cover should go on with no extra force.
Once the filter is in place, secure the service cover.
Inner edge of the
outlet tube
If your air cleaner is equipped with a Vacuator Valve
Visually check and physically squeeze to make sure the
valve is flexible and not inverted, damaged or plugged.
Caution
NEVER use the service cover to
push the filter into place! Using
the cover to push the filter in could
cause damage to the housing, cover
fasteners and will void the warranty.
Inspect the Old
Filter for Leak Clues
Visually inspect the old filter for any signs
of leaks. A streak of dust on the clean side
of the filter is a telltale sign. Remove any
cause of leaks before installing new filter.
Check Connectors for Tight Fit
Make sure that all mounting bands, clamps, bolts, and connections
in the entire air cleaner system are tight. Check for holes in piping
and repair if needed. Any leaks in your intake piping will send dust
directly to the engine!
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
D-4
COOLING SYSTEM
WARNING
MAINTENANCE
D-4
FUEL
HOT COOLANT can burn skin.
• Do not remove cap if radiator is
hot.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------Check the coolant level by observing the level in the
radiator and recovery bottle. Add 50/50 antifreeze /
water solution if the level is close to or below the
"LOW" mark. do not fill above the "FULL" mark.
Remove radiator cap and add coolant to radiator. Fill
up to the top of the tube in the radiator filler neck
which includes a connecting hose coming from the
thermostat housing.
To drain the coolant, open the valve at the bottom of
the radiator. Open the radiator cap to allow complete
drainage. (Tighten the valve and refill with a 50/50
antifreeze/water solution.) Use an automotive grade
(low silicate) ethylene glycol antifreeze. The cooling
system capacity is 9.5 quarts (9.0L.). Squeeze upper
and lower radiator hoses while filling to bleed air from
system coolant. Replace and tighten the radiator cap.
CAUTION
Always premix the antifreeze and clean tap water
before adding to the radiator. It is very important
that a precise 50/50 solution be used with this
engine year round. This gives proper cooling during hot weather and freezing protection to -34° F (37° C).
Cooling solution exceeding 50% ethylene glycol
can result in engine overheating and damage to
the engine. Coolant solution must be premixed
before adding to radiator.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
At the end of each day’s use, refill the fuel tank to minimize moisture condensation and dirt contamination in
the fuel line. Do not overfill; leave room for the fuel to
expand.
Use only fresh No. 2D diesel fuel, the use of No. 1D
diesel fuel is recommended in place of No. 2D at temperatures below 23°F (-5°C). Do not use kerosene.
See the Engine Operator's Manual for instructions on
replacing the fuel filter.
BLEEDING THE FUEL SYSTEM
You may need to bleed air from the fuel system if the
fuel filter or fuel lines have been detached, the fuel
tank has been ran empty or after periods of long storage. It is recommended that the fuel shutoff valve be
closed during periods of non-use.
WARNING
To avoid personal injury, do not bleed a hot
engine. This could cause fuel to spill onto a hot
exhaust manifold, creating a danger of fire.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------Bleed the fuel system as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Fill the fuel tank with fuel.
Open the fuel shut off valve.
Loosen bleed fitting on the fuel injector manifold.
Operate hand priming lever until fuel comes out the
bleed screw on the injector manifold. This could
take 20-30 seconds of rapid operation of the priming lever. Tighten bleed fitting on injector manifold.
5. Follow normal STARTING procedures until engine
starts.
Periodically remove the dirt from the radiator fins.
Periodically check the fan belt and radiator hoses.
Replace if signs of deterioration are found.
TIGHTENING THE FAN BELT
If the fan belt is loose, the engine can overheat and
the battery lose its charge. Check tightness by pressing on the belt midway between the pulleys. It should
deflect about .25 in.(6.4 mm) under a load of 20 lbs.(9
Kg).
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
MAINTENANCE
D-5
FUEL FILTER
1. Check the fuel filter and fuel pre-filter for water
accumulation or sediment.
2. Replace the fuel filter if it is found with excessive
water accumulation or sediment. Empty fuel pre-filter.
OVERSPEED IS HAZARDOUS
The maximum allowable high idle speed for this
machine is 1890 RPM, no load. Do NOT tamper
with governor components or setting or make any
other adjustments to increase the maximum
speed. Severe personal injury and damage to the
machine can result if operated at speeds above
maximum.
ENGINE ADJUSTMENT
Adjustments to the engine are to be made only by a
Lincoln Service Center or an authorized Field Service
Shop.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
To access the battery, remove the battery tray from
the front of the machine with 3/8” nut driver or flat
head screw driver. Pull the tray out of machine far
enough to disconnect the negative and then positive
battery cables. The tray can then be tilted and lifted to
remove the entire tray and battery from the machine
for easy service.
WARNING
GASES FROM BATTERY can explode.
• Keep sparks, flame and cigarettes
away from battery.
To prevent EXPLOSION when:
• INSTALLING A NEW BATTERY — disconnect
negative cable from old battery first and connect to new battery last.
• CONNECTING A BATTERY CHARGER —
remove battery from welder by disconnecting
negative cable first, then positive cable and
battery clamp. When reinstalling, connect
negative cable last. Keep well ventilated.
•
•
USING A BOOSTER — connect positive lead to
battery first then connect negative lead to negative battery lead at engine foot.
BATTERY ACID can burn eyes and
skin.
• Wear gloves and eye protection
and be careful when working near
battery.
Follow instructions printed on battery.
CLEANING THE BATTERY
D-5
Keep the battery clean by wiping it with a damp cloth
when dirty. If the terminals appear corroded, disconnect the battery cables and wash the terminals with an
ammonia solution or a solution of 1/4 pound (0.1113
kg) of baking soda and 1 quart (0.9461L) of water. Be
sure the battery vent plugs (if equipped) are tight so
that none of the solution enters the cells.
After cleaning, flush the outside of the battery, the battery compartment, and surrounding areas with clear
water. Coat the battery terminals lightly with petroleum
jelly or a non-conductive grease to retard corrosion.
Keep the battery clean and dry. Moisture accumulation on the battery can lead to more rapid discharge
and early battery failure.
CHECKING THE ELECTROLYTE LEVEL
If battery cells are low, fill them to the neck of the filler
hole with distilled water and recharge. If one cell is
low, check for leaks.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
When you charge, jump, replace, or otherwise connect battery cables to the battery, be sure the polarity
is correct. Improper polarity can damage the charging
circuit. The VANTAGE® 500 (CE) positive (+) battery
terminal has a red terminal cover.
If you need to charge the battery with an external
charger, disconnect the negative cable first, then the
positive cable before you attach the charger leads.
After the battery is charged, reconnect the positive
battery cable first and the negative cable last. Failure
to do so can result in damage to the internal charger
components.
Follow the instructions of the battery charger manufacturer for proper charger settings and charging time.
SERVICING OPTIONAL SPARK
ARRESTOR
Clean every 100 hours.
WARNING
• MUFFLER MAY BE HOT
• ALLOW ENGINE TO COOL BEFORE INSTALLING
THE SPARK ARRESTER!
• DO NOT OPERATE ENGINE WHILE INSTALLING
THE SPARK ARRESTER!
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
D-6
WELDER / GENERATOR
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
STORAGE: Store in clean, dry protected areas.
CLEANING: Blow out the generator and controls periodically with low pressure air. Do this at least once a
week in particularly dirty areas.
BRUSH REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT: It’s normal for the brushes and slip rings to wear and darken
slightly. Inspect the brushes when a generator overhaul is necessary.
CAUTION
• Do not attempt to polish slip rings while the
engine is running.
WARNING
• Service and Repair should only be performed by
Lincoln Electric Factory Trained Personnel.
Unauthorized repairs performed on this equipment may result in danger to the technician and
machine operator and will invalidate your factory
warranty. For your safety and to avoid Electrical
Shock, please observe all safety notes and precautions.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
D-6
E-1
TROUBLESHOOTING
HOW TO USE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
E-1
WARNING
Service and Repair should only be performed by Lincoln Electric Factory Trained Personnel.
Unauthorized repairs performed on this equipment may result in danger to the technician and
machine operator and will invalidate your factory warranty. For your safety and to avoid Electrical
Shock, please observe all safety notes and precautions detailed throughout this manual.
__________________________________________________________________________
This Troubleshooting Guide is provided to help you
locate and repair possible machine malfunctions.
Simply follow the three-step procedure listed below.
Step 1. LOCATE PROBLEM (SYMPTOM).
Look under the column labeled “PROBLEM (SYMPTOMS)”. This column describes possible symptoms
that the machine may exhibit. Find the listing that
best describes the symptom that the machine is
exhibiting.
Step 3. RECOMMENDED COURSE OF ACTION
This column provides a course of action for the
Possible Cause, generally it states to contact your
local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility.
If you do not understand or are unable to perform the
Recommended Course of Action safely, contact your
local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility.
Step 2. POSSIBLE CAUSE.
The second column labeled “POSSIBLE CAUSE” lists
the obvious external possibilities that may contribute
to the machine symptom.
CAUTION
If for any reason you do not understand the test procedures or are unable to perform the tests/repairs safely, contact your
Local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility for technical troubleshooting assistance before you proceed.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
E-2
TROUBLESHOOTING
Observe all Safety Guidelines detailed throughout this manual
PROBLEMS
(SYMPTOMS)
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Major Physical or Electrical Damage 1. Contact your local Lincoln
is Evident.
Authorized Field Service
Facility.
Engine will not "crank".
1. Battery is low, Charge Battery.
2. Loose battery cable connections.
Inspect, clean and tighten terminals.
3. Faulty engine starter motor.
Contact authorized local Engine
Service Shop.
Engine will "crank" but not start.
1. Fuel shut off valve on Main Fuel
Filter in the OFF position. Open
valve (vertical) position of handle.
2. Fuel Filters dirty/clogged. Check
and replace main filter element
and/or Inline Fuel Filter.
3. Out of fuel. Fill tank and bleed fuel
system.
4. High coolant temperature or low
oil pressure. (indictor lights lit)
Check oil and coolant levels. Fill if
required. Check for loose or broken fan belt.
5. Faulty fuel shutdown solenoid.
Check that shutdown solenoid is
functioning properly and not binding/ contact authorized engine
service shop.
6. Faulty fuel pump. Check for fuel
flow through filters. Contact authorized local Engine Service Shop.
Engine shuts down shortly after
starting.
RECOMMENDED
COURSE OF ACTION
E-2
If all recommended possible areas
of misadjustment have been
checked and the problem persists,
Contact your local Lincoln
Authorized Field Service Facility.
1. High coolant temperature or low
oil pressure. (indictor light lit)
Change oil and oil filters and fill to
proper level. Check and fill coolant
level. Check for loose or broken
fan belt. Start engine and look for
leaks.
2. Faulty oil pressure switch or other
engine component. Contact
authorized local Engine Service
Shop.
3. Faulty Idler/Protection Board.
CAUTION
If for any reason you do not understand the test procedures or are unable to perform the tests/repairs safely, contact your
Local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility for technical troubleshooting assistance before you proceed.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
E-3
TROUBLESHOOTING
Observe all Safety Guidelines detailed throughout this manual
PROBLEMS
(SYMPTOMS)
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Engine shuts down while under a 1. High radiator coolant temperaload.
ture. Reduce load if it is exceeding machine rating. Add coolant
to system if low. Clean fins on
radiator if dirty. Tighten fan belt if
loose. Remove objects blocking
or close to intake openings on
both sides of base and exhaust
end (case back).
Engine runs rough.
RECOMMENDED
COURSE OF ACTION
E-3
1. Dirty fuel or air filters. Inspect and
clean/replace filters as needed.
Inspect and clean/replace filters
as needed.
2. Water in fuel. If water found in
tank. Empty fuel tank and refill
then purge fuel lines.
1. Faulty battery. Replace.
Battery does not stay charged.
Engine alternator trouble light is on 2. Loose connections at battery or
alternator. Clean and tighten conwhile machine is running.
nections.
3. Faulty engine alternator or charger module. Consult authorized
Engine Service Shop.
Engine will not idle down to low
speed.
1. Idler switch in High idle position.
Set switch to Auto.
2. External load on welder or auxiliary power. Remove all external
loads.
3. Faulty PC board or idler solenoid.
Engine will not go to high idle when
attempting to weld.
1. Poor work lead connection to
work. Make sure work clamp is
tightly connected to clean base
metal.
2. "Contactor" switch is in wrong
position. Set to "Welding On" when
welding without a control cable.
Refer to Operations chapter for proper use of this switch.
3. Faulty PC board. Low idle speed
set to low.
CAUTION
If all recommended possible areas of
misadjustment have been checked
and the problem persists, Contact
your local Lincoln Authorized
Field Service Facility.
If for any reason you do not understand the test procedures or are unable to perform the tests/repairs safely, contact your
Local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility for technical troubleshooting assistance before you proceed.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
E-4
Observe all Safety Guidelines detailed throughout this manual
PROBLEMS
(SYMPTOMS)
Engine will not go to high idle when
using auxiliary power.
Engine will not go to high idle
under weld or auxiliary loading.
Engine does not develop full
power. Engine runs rough.
Engine will not go to high idle when
attempting to weld or using auxiliary power. Switching to manual
high idle does not work.
Engine will not shut off.
TROUBLESHOOTING
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
1. Auxiliary power load is less than
100 watts. Idler may not respond
with less than a 100 watt load. Set
idler to "High".
2. Faulty PC board.(Control or Idler).
RECOMMENDED
COURSE OF ACTION
E-4
1. Faulty idler solenoid. Check for
bent linkage or broken spring.
2. Faulty PC board.(Control or Idler).
1. Fuel filter clogged, Replace.
2. Air filter clogged, clean or replace.
3. High idle setting incorrect, check
and adjust if required.
4. Valves out of adjustment.
5. Fuel contaminated with water or
sediment. Check fuel pre-filter
and empty of water, bleed fuel
system. Replace fuel in tank if
needed.
1. Broken spring on Idle Solenoid,
solenoid linkage binding, Faulty
PC board (Control or Idler), low
idle speed set too low on idle
solenoid.
1. Fuel Shutdown solenoid not functioning properly / linkage binding.
Stop engine by shutting off valve
located on main fuel filter. Contact
authorized local Engine Service
Shop.
If all recommended possible areas
of misadjustment have been
checked and the problem persists,
Contact your local Lincoln
Authorized Field Service Facility.
Engine does not develop full power. 1. Fuel filter dirty/clogged. Replace.
Low weld and auxiliary output. 2. Air filter dirty/clogged. Replace Air
Filter Element.
Engine runs rough.
3. Fouled fuel injector(s). Contact
authorized Engine Service Shop.
4. Fuel contaminated with water.
Check water separator for water.
Clean and replace as needed.
Replace fuel in tank.
5. Cracked or loose fuel hose.
Replace hose and tighten clamps.
6. Valves out of adjustment. Contact
authorized local Engine Service
Shop.
CAUTION
If for any reason you do not understand the test procedures or are unable to perform the tests/repairs safely, contact your
Local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility for technical troubleshooting assistance before you proceed.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
E-5
TROUBLESHOOTING
Observe all Safety Guidelines detailed throughout this manual
PROBLEMS
(SYMPTOMS)
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
No welding power output.
1. Poor work lead connection to
work. Make sure work clamp is
tightly connected to clean base
metal.
2. "Weld Terminals" switch in wrong
position. Place switch in "Weld
Terminals On" position when
welding without control cable.
3. Faulty PC board or welder alternator.
Welder has output but no control.
1. Poor remote/control cable connection to 6-pin or 14-pin connector.
Check connections.
2. Faulty remote cable or faulty wire
feeder or wire feeder cable.
Replace if necessary.
3. Faulty control potentiometer or PC
board.
Wire feeder does not work when 1. Wire Feeder Power circuit breaker
open. Check 42V beaker and
control cable is connected to 14-pin
reset if tripped.
connector.
2. Faulty control cable. Repair or
replace cable.
3. Faulty wire feeder. Replace wire
feeder.
No auxiliary power.
RECOMMENDED
COURSE OF ACTION
E-5
If all recommended possible areas
of misadjustment have been
checked and the problem persists,
Contact your local Lincoln
Authorized Field Service Facility.
1. Open circuit breakers. Reset
breakers. If breakers keep tripping, reduce power draw.
2. Faulty connections to auxiliary
receptacles. Check connections.
3. RCD tripped. Clear any ground
fault and reset RCD circuit by
pressing "Reset" button.
4. Faulty PC board or welder alternator.
CAUTION
If for any reason you do not understand the test procedures or are unable to perform the tests/repairs safely, contact your
Local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility for technical troubleshooting assistance before you proceed.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
E-6
TROUBLESHOOTING
Observe all Safety Guidelines detailed throughout this manual
PROBLEMS
(SYMPTOMS)
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
RECOMMENDED
COURSE OF ACTION
E-6
The welding arc is “cold.” The weld- 1. Make sure the MODE selector
ing arc is not stable or is not satis- switch is in the correct position for
factory. the engine runs normally. the process being used. (For examThe auxiliary power is normal.
ple, CV-WIRE, PIPE, CC-STICK.)
2. Make sure the electrode (wire, gas,
voltage, current etc.) is correct for
the process being used.
3. Check for loose or faulty connections at the weld output terminals
and welding cable connections.
4. The welding cables may be too long
or coiled, causing an excessive
voltage drop.
If all recommended possible areas of
5. Faulty Control Board.
misadjustment have been checked
and the problem persists, Contact
your local Lincoln Authorized
No output in Pipe Mode.
1. Make sure VRD ON/OFF toggle Field Service Facility.
switch is in the “OFF” position.
2. Poor work lead connection to
work. Make sure work clamp is
tightly connected to clean base
metal.
3. "Weld Terminals" switch in wrong
position. Place switch in "Weld
Terminals On" position when
welding without control cable.
4. Faulty PC board or welder alternator.
VRD Lights don’t light up.
1. Ensure VRD ON/OFF switch is in
the “ON” position.
2. If light is burned out, replace both
VRD lights.
3. Faulty OCV indicator PC board.
CAUTION
If for any reason you do not understand the test procedures or are unable to perform the tests/repairs safely, contact your
Local Lincoln Authorized Field Service Facility for technical troubleshooting assistance before you proceed.
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
F-1
DIAGRAMS
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
F-1
F-2
DIAGRAMS
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
F-2
F-3
DIAGRAMS
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
F-3
F-4
DIAGRAMS
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
F-4
F-5
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
NOTE: This diagram is for reference only. It may not be accurate for all machines covered by this manual. The specific diagram for a particular code is included
with the machine. If the diagram is illegible, write to the Service Department for a replacement. Give the equipment code number.
WIRING DIAGRAM
F-5
F-6
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
NOTE: This diagram is for reference only. It may not be accurate for all machines covered by this manual. The specific diagram for a particular code is included
with the machine. If the diagram is illegible, write to the Service Department for a replacement. Give the equipment code number.
WIRING DIAGRAM
F-6
DIAGRAMS
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
NOTE: This diagram is for reference only. It may not be accurate for all machines covered by this manual. The specific diagram for a particular code is included with the
machine. If the diagram is illegible, write to the Service Department for a replacement. Give the equipment code number.
F-7
F-7
NOTES:
No
1.73
43.95
VANTAGE® 500 (CE)
24.00
609.6
6.03
153.25
N.B. CASE FRONT GRAPHICS MAY NOT MATCH ALL CODES.
5.75
146.0
1.27
32.3
35.94
913.0
N.A. CENTER OF GRAVITY WITH OIL IN ENGINE, COOLANT IN RADIATOR, AND EMPTY FUEL TANK.
MANUFACTURER:
39.41
1001
27.00
685.8
16.75
425.4
25.82
655.8
20.60
523.3
30.81
782.6
28.95
735.3
36.06
915.9
62.59
1589.8
60.00
1524.0
N.A.
46.47
1180.36
C
F-8
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F-8
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Contents
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Vantage
Vantage 500 (CE) - 12364
Index of Sub Assemblies - 12364........................................................................................1
Case Front & Control Panel Assembly ................................................................................3
Output Panel Assembly .......................................................................................................7
Power Module Panel Assembly .........................................................................................10
Generator & Rotor Assembly.............................................................................................12
Base, Fuel Tank & Battery Assembly ................................................................................15
Engine Assembly ...............................................................................................................19
Case Back & Radiator Asbly .............................................................................................22
Enclosure Components......................................................................................................24
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KEY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY
INDEX OF SUB ASSEMBLIES
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P-535-C
CASE FRONT & CONTROL PANEL ASSEMBLY
AR
2
P-535-D
OUTPUT PANEL ASSEMBLY
AR
3
P-535-E
POWER MODULE PANEL ASSEMBLY
AR
4
P-535-F
GENERATOR & ROTOR ASSEMBLY
AR
5
P-535-G
BASE FUEL TANK & BATTERY ASSEMBLY
AR
6
P-535-H
ENGINE ASSEMBLY
AR
7
P-535-J
CASE BACK & RADIATOR ASBLY
AR
8
P-535-K
ENCLOSURE COMPONENTS
AR
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Index of Sub Assemblies - 12364
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Vantage 500 (CE) - 12364
Case Front & Control Panel Assembly
KEY
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SG4982-23
CONTROL PANEL ASBLY
1
9SG4867-1
CONTROL PANEL
1
9SS9262-27
PLAIN WASHER
2
9SCF000010
#10-24HN
4
9SE106A-1
LOCKWASHER
2
5
9SM19685-17
CONNECTOR & LEAD ASBLY
1
5A
9ST10812-112
POTENTIOMETER-ST
2
9SS16670-12
ROTARY SWITCH
1
5D
9ST10491-1
KNOB
1
5E
9ST10491
KNOB
2
5F
9ST13483-7
O RING 011
3
9SM19685-14
CONNECTOR & LEAD ASBLY
1
6B
9SS12021-70
BOX RECEPTACLE SOLID SHELL
1
6C
9SS12021-68
CONNECTOR
1
6D
9SS17062-10
CABLE CONNECTOR CAP
1
6E
9SS17062-11
CABLE CONNECTOR CAP
1
9SS8025-96
SELF TAPPING SCREW
8
7
9SS17585-1
FUEL GAUGE
1
8
9SS25154-2
WATER TEMPERATURE GAUGE
1
9
9SS20206-2
OIL PRESSURE GAUGE
1
10
9ST13534-11
PILOT LIGHT
2
9SS24659
CATCH BRACKET
1
9SS8025-98
SELF TAPPING SCREW
2
12
9SS24691
PILOT LIGHT & TERMINAL
1
13
9SS17475-3
HOURMETER
1
14A
9ST10800-36
SWITCH-TOGGLEDPDT
1
9SS22061-4
SEALING BOOT
1
15
9SS13146-4
SWITCH-PUSH BUTTON
1
16
9SS13146-1
START BUTTON
1
17A
9ST10800-38
SWITCH-TOGGLE
2
9SS22061-4
SEALING BOOT
2
9ST10800-39
SWITCH-TOGGLE
1
9SS22061-4
SEALING BOOT
1
9SG6272
DECAL CARRIER
1
1
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Case Front & Control Panel Assembly
20A
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SG5507-3
WELD CONTROL PC BD ASBLY
1
9SS8025-100
SELF TAPPING SCREW
4
9SL11924-1
PC BD MOUNTING BRKT
1
9ST9187-13
#10-24HLN-1817/1-NYLON INSERT
4
9SG5676-1
WIRING HARNESS
1
9ST13637-6
DIODE-BRIDGE35A400VF-W1-PH
1
9SS10773-7
INSULATING WASHER
1
9SS9262-3
PLAIN WASHER
1
9SE106A-1
LOCKWASHER
1
9SCF000010
#10-24HN
1
9SS10404-132
RESISTORWW25W105%
1
9SCF000009
#10-24X3.00RHS
1
9ST4479-A
INSULATING WASHER
2
9SS9262-27
PLAIN WASHER
1
9SE106A-1
LOCKWASHER
1
9SCF000010
#10-24HN
1
26
9ST10800-39
SWITCH-TOGGLE
1
30
9ST13534-3
PILOT LIGHT
1
K2467-1
DIGITAL WELD METER KIT
1
9SL11160
METER HOUSING ASBLY
2
9SS24630
METER HOUSING SEAL
2
31E
9SM19368
METER BEZEL
2
31F
9ST14807-9
FILTER LENS
2
31G
9SCF000389
#4-40X.375SS-PPNHS-FULL-GR2-3147
4
9SS9262-3
PLAIN WASHER
4
9SCF000005
#6-32HN
4
9SG4407-2
OCV INDICATOR PCB ASBLY
1
9ST9187-13
#10-24HLN-1817/1-NYLON INSERT
4
9SM19685-11
CONNECTOR & LEAD ASBLY
1
36A
9ST12287-20
CIRCUIT BREAKER-10A250VAC
1
36B
9SS22061-3
SEALING BOOT
1
9SM21328-8
DOOR DECAL & LATCH ASBLY
1
37A
9SL12440
FLIP DOWN DOOR ASBLY
1
37C
9SS25569
DOOR PADDLE LATCH
1
20C
22A
24A
31A
32A
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KEY
Case Front & Control Panel Assembly
KEY
37D
38
40A
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SG6272
DECAL CARRIER
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
9SG6272
DECAL CARRIER
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
9SG4865
CASEFRONT
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
9SG4870
CASEFRONT INSERT
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
6
9SM17238
INSTRUCTION TAG
1
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40C
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Vantage 500 (CE) - 12364
Output Panel Assembly
KEY
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SG4983-42
OUTPUT PANEL ASSEMBLY
1
9SG4866-15
WELD OUTPUT PANEL
1
9SS9262-27
PLAIN WASHER
1
9SCF000010
#10-24HN
2
9SE106A-1
LOCKWASHER
1
5A
9SM20152-6
RECEPTACLE
1
5B
9SS9225-63
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
6A
9SM20152-3
RECEPTACLE-230V
1
6B
9SS9225-63
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
7A
9SM20152-5
PLUG OUTLET
1
7B
9SS9225-63
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
8
9ST12287-22
CIRCUIT BREAKER-15A
1
9
9SS22061-1
CIRCUIT BREAKER BOOT
1
10
9SG6272
DECAL CARRIER
1
11A
9SM20007
OUTPUT STUD COVER
2
11B
9SS25669
OUTPUT STUD COVER PLATE
2
11C
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
12A
9SM13900
OUTPUT TERMINAL ASBLY
2
12B
9SS8025-91
SELF TAPPING SCREW
4
13A
9SCF000017
1/4-20HN
1
13B
9ST9187-1
1/4-20HJLN
1
14A
9SM20194-1
CIRCUIT BREAKER
1
9SG7594-2
BOOT
1
14C
9SS21088
RECEPTACLEGASKET
1
14D
9SS9225-63
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
2
9SS28387-4
CIRCUIT BREAKER STRAP
1
9SM20193
RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICE
1
9SG7594
BOOT
1
15C
9SS21088
RECEPTACLEGASKET
1
15D
9SS9225-63
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
2
9SS28387-5
RCD STRAP
1
16
9SS25326
MOUNTING PLATE
2
17
9SS25322
RCD STRAP
1
20
9ST12287-12
CIRCUIT BREAKER-30A250VAC24VDC
2
1A
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Output Panel Assembly
KEY
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SS22061-5
SEALING BOOT
2
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
9SS24097-2
SHUNT & LEAD ASBLY
1
9SCF000021
1/2-13X1.00HHCS
2
9SE106A-15
LOCKWASHER
2
9SS9262-1
PLAIN WASHER
2
9SS26670
SUPPRESSOR ASBLY
2
9SCF000010
#10-24HN
4
9SE106A-1
LOCKWASHER
4
9SS9262-27
PLAIN WASHER
2
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Output Panel Assembly
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Power Module Panel Assembly
KEY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SG5011-4
POWER MODULE PANEL ASBLY
1
1
9SG4930-1
POWER MODULE PANEL
1
2A
9SG4932-1
FUEL TANK FRONT PANEL
1
2B
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
1
3
9ST12380-4
BUSHING
1
4A
9SS26006-1
CHOPPER BRACKET
2
4B
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
5A
9SL12683-1
CHOPPER HEAT SINK
1
9SS25930-6
TORX BUTTON HEAD SCREW 1/4-20X.62
4
9SE106A-2
LOCKWASHER
4
7A
9SS10404-138
RESISTOR-WW100W505%
1
7B
9SCF000191
#10-24X7.50RHS
1
7C
9SS9262-27
PLAIN WASHER
2
9SE106A-1
LOCKWASHER
1
7E
9SCF000010
#10-24HN
1
8A
9SS22168
HEAT SINK HOLDER
2
8B
9SS9225-45
THREAD FORMING SCREW
2
9A
9SL11132-2
THREE PHASE BRIDGE RECTIFIER
1
9SS9262-121
PLAIN WASHER
2
9SE106A-14
LOCKWASHER
2
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
9SS14293-20
RELAY HEAVY DUTY 12VDC SPDT
2
9SS9225-61
THREAD FORMING SCREW (ROLLING)
2
9SS14531-5
RELAY SOCKET
2
16A
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Power Module Panel Assembly
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Generator & Rotor Assembly
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SL10742-16
GENERATOR ASBLY
1
1A
9SG3088-15
STATOR TIE BAR ASBLY
1
2A
9SS22657
FAN COUPLE
1
2B
9SCF000025
3/4-10HN
1
2C
9SE106A-7
LOCKWASHER
1
5
9SL10501-6
ROTOR & SHAFT ASBLY
1
6
9SS18044-5
TOLERANCE RING
1
7A
9SL9551
FAN BLADE
1
7B
9SS9225-22
THREAD FORMING SCREW (ROLLING)
4
7C
9SE106A-14
LOCKWASHER
4
9
9SM9300-85
BEARING
1
9SM16158
BRUSH & BRUSH HOLDER ASBLY
1
9SG2114
BRUSH HOLDER CARTRIDGE
1
9SS19480
BRUSH ASBLY
2
9SM16157
BRUSH ASBLY RETAINER
1
9SM18323-1
BRUSH HOLDER BRKT
1
9SS9225-8
THREAD FORMING SCREW (ROLLING)
2
9SS8025-91
SELF TAPPING SCREW
2
9ST12380-4
BUSHING
1
9SL12798
COUPLING ASSEMBLY
1
15A
9SS11868-1
BLOWER SEGMENT
4
15B
9ST14731-61
METRIC SOCKET HD SCREW-M10 X 1.25 SS
8
15C
9SS17400-1
LOCKWASHER-METRIC
8
15D
9SM19796
COUPLING DISC
1
9SS8042
COUPLING DISC BACKING PLATE
2
15F
9SS14233
COUPLING CLAMP RING-INSIDE
1
15G
9ST8833-2
HEX HD CAP SCREW
8
15H
9SE106A-8
LOCKWASHER
8
9ST8833-10
HEX HD CAP SCREW
8
9SE106A-16
LOCKWASHER
8
9ST11991-2
RUBBER MOUNTING
2
9SS9225-64
SELF TAPPING SCREW
4
16C
9ST8833-62
HEX HD CAP SCREW
2
16D
9SE106A-16
LOCKWASHER
2
10A
10B
14
16A
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KEY
Generator & Rotor Assembly
KEY
9SS9262-120
DESCRIPTION
PLAIN WASHER
QTY
2
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16E
PART NUMBER
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Generator & Rotor Assembly
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Base, Fuel Tank & Battery Assembly
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KEY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY
1
9SG4900-4
BASE
1
2A
9SM20610
MOUNTING BRACKET
4
2B
9SS9225-64
SELF TAPPING SCREW
8
9SG6071
FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY
1
3A
9SG6058
FUEL TANK
1
3B
9SL12505
FUEL SENDER
1
3C
9SS19564-1
FUEL FITTING (PUSH-IN)
1
3D
9SS19563
RUBBER PLUG
2
3E
9SS20541
FUEL CAP
1
3F
9SS19564-5
FUEL FITTINGPUSH-IN
1
4A
9SM20547
CHOKE BRACKET
1
4B
9SM19416-2
CHOKE ASBLY
1
4C
9SCF000187
5/16-18X2.50HHCS
2
4D
9SS9262-121
PLAIN WASHER
2
4E
9SE106A-14
LOCKWASHER
2
4F
9SCF000029
5/16-18HN
2
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
5A
9SM9399-11
BATTERY
1
5B
9SS8070-51
BATTERY CABLE (NEGATIVE)
1
5C
9SS8070-47
BATTERY CABLE
1
5D
9SM20535
BATTERY TRAY
1
5E
9SS22018
BATTERY BRKT
1
5F
9ST11827-31
CARRIAGE BOLT
2
5G
9ST9187-6
LOCKNUT
2
5H
9ST14654
CAP-PLASTIC
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
9SCF000019
3/8-16X1.00HHCS 10
1
9SE106A-16
LOCKWASHER
1
9SS9262-120
PLAIN WASHER
1
9SS9225-64
SELF TAPPING SCREW
1
9SS20191-1
BATTERY TERMINAL COVER
1
9SE106A-14
LOCKWASHER
1
9SS9262-121
PLAIN WASHER
1
9ST14815-2
METRIC HEX NUT-M8 X 1.25 BRASS
1
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Base, Fuel Tank & Battery Assembly
7A
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SL12454-11
STATOR SUPPORT
1
9SS9225-64
SELF TAPPING SCREW
16
7C
9SL12454-12
SUPPORT
1
8A
9ST10642-231
FLEX TUBE
1
8B
9SS10888-35
HOSE CLAMP
2
9A
9ST10642-133
FLEX TUBE
1
9B
9ST13777-5
HOSE CLAMP
1
9C
9ST13777-1
HOSE CLAMP
1
10A
9SG6084
LIFT BALE FRAME
1
9ST8833-24
HEX HD CAP SCREW
4
9SE106A-15
LOCKWASHER
4
9SCF000027
1/2-13HN
4
9SS10227-61
LIFT BALE
1
9ST8833-24
HEX HD CAP SCREW
4
9SE106A-15
LOCKWASHER
4
9SCF000027
1/2-13HN
4
9ST11991-2
RUBBER MOUNTING
4
9SS9225-64
SELF TAPPING SCREW
8
9SL13304
FUEL TANK TRAY
1
17A
9SL12458-1
FAN GUARD
1
17B
9SL12485
STATOR FAN SHROUD
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
8
17D
9SL10121-1
BYPASS/STABILIZER PC BD ASBLY
1
17E
9SS14020-3
PLASTIC EXPANSION NUT
3
17F
9SS8025-97
SELF TAPPING SCREW
3
18A
9SCF000014
1/4-20X.75HHCS
2
18B
9SS9262-98
PLAIN WASHER
2
18D
9SE106A-2
LOCKWASHER
2
18E
9SCF000017
1/4-20HN
2
19A
9SS13490-171A
FILTER CAPACITOR
1
19B
9SS22747
CAPACITOR BRKT ASBLY
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
1
9SS9262-98
PLAIN WASHER
2
9SE106A-2
LOCKWASHER
2
11A
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KEY
Base, Fuel Tank & Battery Assembly
KEY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY
SET SCREW
2
9SCF000198
1/4-28HN
2
19H
9SM20007
OUTPUT STUD COVER
2
19J
9SS25669
OUTPUT STUD COVER PLATE
2
19K
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
20A
9SL12457
SUPPORT RAIL
2
20B
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
21
9SM16197
DECAL-WARNING
1
22
9SS17851
DECAL-CAUTION
1
26A
9SM20612
CONTAINER BRACKET
1
26B
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
2
27A
9SL12515-1
SIDE PANEL
1
9SS24739-27
1/4X.75 TEK SCREW
3
9ST14882-1
DOOR BUMPER
2
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9SS11604-65
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Base, Fuel Tank & Battery Assembly
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Engine Assembly
KEY
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SG6275-1
ENGINE ASSEMBLY
1
9SM25312
ENGINE
1
9SM20808-1
WATER SEPERATOR BRACKET
1
9ST14731-31
METRIC HEX HD SCREW-M8 X1.25
2
9SE106A-3
LOCKWASHER
2
9ST10642-86
FLEX TUBE
1
9ST13777-5
HOSE CLAMP
2
9SG5545
MUFFLER
1
9ST14731-11
METRIC HEX HD SCREW-M8 X1.25
4
9SE106A-3
LOCKWASHER
4
9ST10642-278
FLEX TUBE
1
9SS10888-27
HOSE CLAMP
1
9SS24167-2
ENGINE MOUNTING FOOT
2
9SS19959-1
METRIC HEX LOCK NUT
1
9ST14815-4
METRIC HEX NUT-M5 X 0.8
1
9SE106A-1
LOCKWASHER
1
9SM20827-1
UPPER RADIATOR HOSE
1
9SL12942
LOWER RADIATOR HOSE
1
9SS10888-44
HOSE CLAMP
2
9SM20840
FUEL PRE-FILTER/WATER SEPARATOR
1
9SM20840-A
WATER SEPARATOR ELEMENT SET
1
9SCF000073
5/16-18X2.75HHCS
1
9SE106A-14
LOCKWASHER
1
9SCF000029
5/16-18HN
1
9ST8833-62
HEX HD CAP SCREW
2
9SE106A-16
LOCKWASHER
2
9SS9262-120
PLAIN WASHER
2
9ST14815-6
METRIC HEX NUT-M4 X 0.7
1
16A
9SM20358
AIR FILTER
1
16B
9SM21129
AIR HOSE
1
9SS10888-29
HOSE CLAMP
2
9SM20359
AIR FILTER MTG BAND
1
9SCF000028
5/16-18X1.25HHCS
2
9SS9262-121
PLAIN WASHER
2
1
2B
6A
10A
12A
13A
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Engine Assembly
KEY
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SE106A-14
LOCKWASHER
2
9SCF000029
5/16-18HN
2
9SM20807
AIR CLEANER BRACKET
1
9SS24739-31
1/4-20 STAINLESS STEEL SCREW
3
9SS26625
RUBBER HOSE
1
9SS10888-27
HOSE CLAMP
2
9SS26600
INTAKE BREATHER FITTING
1
9SS26658
SPEED SENSOR
1
9SS26772
LIFT EYE
1
9SE106A-3
LOCKWASHER
1
9ST14731-31
METRIC HEX HD SCREW-M8 X1.25
1
9ST14815-2
METRIC HEX NUT-M8 X 1.25 BRASS
1
9SS9225-17
THREAD FORMING SCREW (ROLLING)
2
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PART NUMBER
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Engine Assembly
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Case Back & Radiator Asbly
KEY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SM21227-3
CASE BACK ASBLY
1
1A
9SG5779
CASE BACK
1
1B
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
2
9SG6272
DECAL CARRIER
1
9SG3115-4
RADIATOR
1
9SS10888-16
HOSE CLAMP
2
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
6
9ST10642-236
FLEX TUBE
1
9ST13777-1
HOSE CLAMP
1
9SG4996-3
FAN SHROUD
1
9SCF000074
5/16-18X.50HHCS
4
9SS9262-121
PLAIN WASHER
4
9SE106A-14
LOCKWASHER
4
9SG4058-3
RIGHT FAN GUARD
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
5
9SG4060-3
LEFT FAN GUARD
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
4
12
9SS26617
ENGINE SERVICE DECAL
1
13
9ST13086-62
DECAL-WARNING
1
9ST14882
DOOR BUMPER
1
9SG5781
LOUVER ASBLY
1
9SS9225-68
THREAD FORMING SCREW (CUTTING)
6
9SS26820
ENGINE DECAL
1
2
3A
3C
9A
10A
11A
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DESCRIPTION
QTY
1A
9SM21143-3
ROOF ASBLY
1
1B
9SS24739-27
1/4X.75 TEK SCREW
13
1C
9SL12084
FUEL TROUGH
1
9SM20278
RADIATOR CAP COVER ASSEMBLY
1
2A
9SS25717
RADIATOR CAP COVER
1
2B
9SS21250-19
HINGE - STAINLESS STEEL
1
2C
9SS24694
LATCH
1
9ST12584-9
RIVET
2
9ST14882
DOOR BUMPER
2
9ST12584-6
RIVET
2
9ST14882-1
DOOR BUMPER
2
9SM21227-1
LEFT CASE SIDE ASBLY
1
9SS24739-27
1/4X.75 TEK SCREW
11
9SM21227-2
SIDE PANEL ASBLY
1
9SS24739-27
1/4X.75 TEK SCREW
9
4A
9SM21143-2
RIGHT SIDE CASE ASBLY
1
4B
9SS24739-27
1/4X.75 TEK SCREW
7
7A
9SL12516-1
DOOR SLIDE
1
7B
9SS24739-27
1/4X.75 TEK SCREW
12
7C
9SS25719-2
EDGE GUARD
2
8A
9SM21143-7
DOOR AND FOAM ASBLY
1
8C
9SM20241
DOOR LATCH
1
8D
9ST12584-6
RIVET
4
9ST14882-2
DOOR BUMPER
2
9ST12584-6
RIVET
2
9ST14882
DOOR BUMPER
2
8H
9SM21801
FAMILY NAME LOGO
2
10
9ST13086-205
FUEL WARNING DECAL
1
11
9SS12934-1
COVER SEAL
1
12
9SS25896
DECAL-WARNING
1
13
9SS27368-6
LOGO DECAL
2
14
9SS26500
NOISE DECAL AND CE LOGO
1
15
9ST14882-1
DOOR BUMPER
2
16
9ST13086-169
DECAL-C TICK
1
2E
3A
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KEY
Enclosure Components
KEY
DESCRIPTION
QTY
9SG6272
DECAL CARRIER
1
9SM21436
CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING DECAL
1
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WARNING
AVISO DE
PRECAuCION
Spanish
l Do not touch electrically live parts or
l No toque las partes o los electrodos
bajo carga con la piel o ropa mojada.
l Aislese del trabajo y de la tierra.
French
l Ne laissez ni la peau ni des vête-
German
l Berühren Sie keine stromführenden
ATTENTION
WARNuNG
Portuguese
ATENÇÃO
Japanese
l Keep flammable materials away.
l Wear eye, ear and body protection.
l Mantenga el material combustible
l Protéjase los ojos, los oídos y el
electrode with skin or wet clothing.
l Insulate yourself from work and
ground.
ments mouillés entrer en contact
avec des pièces sous tension.
l Isolez-vous du travail et de la terre.
fuera del área de trabajo.
l Gardez à l’écart de tout matériel
inflammable.
l Entfernen Sie brennbarres Material!
Teile oder Elektroden mit Ihrem
Körper oder feuchter Kleidung!
l Isolieren Sie sich von den
Elektroden und dem Erdboden!
l Não toque partes elétricas e elec-
trodos com a pele ou roupa molhada.
l Isole-se da peça e terra.
cuerpo.
l Protégez vos yeux, vos oreilles et
votre corps.
l Tragen Sie Augen-, Ohren- und Kör-
perschutz!
l Mantenha inflamáveis bem guarda-
dos.
l Use proteção para a vista, ouvido e
corpo.
Chinese
Korean
Arabic
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTION FOR THIS EQUIPMENT AND THE CONSUMABLES TO BE
USED AND FOLLOW YOUR EMPLOYER’S SAFETY PRACTICES.
SE RECOMIENDA LEER Y ENTENDER LAS INSTRUCCIONES DEL FABRICANTE PARA EL USO DE ESTE EQUIPO Y LOS
CONSUMIBLES QUE VA A UTILIZAR, SIGA LAS MEDIDAS DE SEGURIDAD DE SU SUPERVISOR.
LISEZ ET COMPRENEZ LES INSTRUCTIONS DU FABRICANT EN CE QUI REGARDE CET EQUIPMENT ET LES PRODUITS A
ETRE EMPLOYES ET SUIVEZ LES PROCEDURES DE SECURITE DE VOTRE EMPLOYEUR.
LESEN SIE UND BEFOLGEN SIE DIE BETRIEBSANLEITUNG DER ANLAGE UND DEN ELEKTRODENEINSATZ DES HERSTELLERS. DIE UNFALLVERHÜTUNGSVORSCHRIFTEN DES ARBEITGEBERS SIND EBENFALLS ZU BEACHTEN.
l Keep your head out of fumes.
l Use ventilation or exhaust to
l Turn power off before servicing.
l Do not operate with panel open or
guards off.
remove fumes from breathing zone.
l Los humos fuera de la zona de res-
piración.
l Mantenga la cabeza fuera de los
humos. Utilice ventilación o
aspiración para gases.
l Gardez la tête à l’écart des fumées.
l Utilisez un ventilateur ou un aspira-
l Desconectar el cable de ali-
mentación de poder de la máquina
antes de iniciar cualquier servicio.
l Débranchez le courant avant l’entre-
tien.
teur pour ôter les fumées des zones
de travail.
l Vermeiden Sie das Einatmen von
Schweibrauch!
l Sorgen Sie für gute Be- und
Entlüftung des Arbeitsplatzes!
l Mantenha seu rosto da fumaça.
l Use ventilação e exhaustão para
remover fumo da zona respiratória.
l Strom vor Wartungsarbeiten
l No operar con panel abierto o
guardas quitadas.
l N’opérez pas avec les panneaux
ouverts ou avec les dispositifs de
protection enlevés.
l Anlage nie ohne Schutzgehäuse
abschalten! (Netzstrom völlig öffnen; Maschine anhalten!)
oder Innenschutzverkleidung in
Betrieb setzen!
l Não opere com as tampas removidas.
l Desligue a corrente antes de fazer
l Mantenha-se afastado das partes
serviço.
l Não toque as partes elétricas nuas.
moventes.
l Não opere com os paineis abertos
ou guardas removidas.
WARNING
AVISO DE
PRECAuCION
Spanish
French
ATTENTION
German
WARNuNG
Portuguese
ATENÇÃO
Japanese
Chinese
Korean
Arabic
LEIA E COMPREENDA AS INSTRUÇÕES DO FABRICANTE PARA ESTE EQUIPAMENTO E AS PARTES DE USO, E SIGA AS
PRÁTICAS DE SEGURANÇA DO EMPREGADOR.
Customer assIstanCe PolICY
The business of The Lincoln Electric Company is manufacturing and
selling high quality welding equipment, consumables, and cutting
equipment. Our challenge is to meet the needs of our customers and
to exceed their expectations. On occasion, purchasers may ask
Lincoln Electric for advice or information about their use of our
products. We respond to our customers based on the best information
in our possession at that time. Lincoln Electric is not in a position to
warrant or guarantee such advice, and assumes no liability, with
respect to such information or advice. We expressly disclaim any
warranty of any kind, including any warranty of fitness for any
customer’s particular purpose, with respect to such information or
advice. As a matter of practical consideration, we also cannot assume
any responsibility for updating or correcting any such information or
advice once it has been given, nor does the provision of information
or advice create, expand or alter any warranty with respect to the sale
of our products.
Lincoln Electric is a responsive manufacturer, but the selection and
use of specific products sold by Lincoln Electric is solely within the
control of, and remains the sole responsibility of the customer. Many
variables beyond the control of Lincoln Electric affect the results
obtained in applying these types of fabrication methods and service
requirements.
Subject to Change – This information is accurate to the best of our
knowledge at the time of printing. Please refer to
www.lincolnelectric.com for any updated information.