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LPG WL180AB 180AMP AC Briggs & Stratton Welder Generator
Prod Code: 7000-GEAR-21025
Designed and manufactured in the UK by GearGB
LPG / Petrol dual fuel welder generator powered by Briggs & Stratton
Designed and manufactured in the UK by GearGB
|Engine||Briggs & Stratton XR1450|
|Engine Warranty||2 Years|
|Fuel||LPG Propane or Petrol|
|Alternator||Sincro EA180 AC|
|Weld Current (amps)||180 AC|
|Weld voltage (OCV)||55v|
|Duty Cycle 180A||35%|
|Welding Socket Configuration||2 x DINS 10-25mm²|
|Aux Socket Configuration||1x16A 230v 1x16A 115V|
|230V Output||4kW (5kVA)|
|110V Output||2.2kW (2.75kVA)|
|Engine Mounting||Low Vibration Angle Mounts|
|Noise Level @ 7M||72dB(a)|
|Noise Level LWA||96LW(a)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3L|
|Petrol Consumption @75% Load||1.8(L/H)|
|LPG Consumption @75% Load||1.3(KG/H)|
|Oil Alert Shutdown||Yes|
|Additional Options||Welding Cables - Wheel Kit|
Why should I choose a LPG Dual Fuel option instead of petrol or diesel?
An LPG dual fuel option refers to the conversion of petrol engine to run on either LPG or petrol. Petrol engines weigh less, produce lower emissions and are inexpensive to purchase, in comparison to diesel engines. Although, they have much higher running costs. Diesels are more fuel efficient, but weigh more, produce much greater emissions and are comparitively more expensive to purchase.
LPG essentially enables the user to purchase a lower costing, lighter, lower emission petrol engine and also have the low running costs of a diesel. Advantages include;
•Up to 50% reduction in running costs in comparison to petrol
•60% lower CO2 emissions in comparison to petrol allows a more environmentally friendly operation.
•Due to the lower carbon content of LPG, consumables such as spark plugs and oil have extended life.
•Running times can be extended with the use of larger LPG bottles.
•Safer to use, as LPG avoids the hazard of having to refill a hot engine with highly flammable fuel.
•An LPG conversion means there is no danger of fuel contamination or fuel going stale in the carburettor, a common problem with petrol.
•Re-fuelling is made easier, as the user simply needs to re-connect a new cylinder bottle
What is the difference between an AC and DC welder generator?
When welding, it is important to consider the polarity that is created by the welder. DC (direct current) flows in one direction, resulting in a constant polarity. AC (alternating current) flows half the time in one direction and half the time in the other, changing its polarity 100 times per second with 50-hertz frequency.
In most cases, DC is the preferred welding polarity as it produces smoother welding output than AC and the output is at a consistent current level all the time. All electrodes can be operated on DC as there is the option of DC+ (reverse) polarity or DC- ( straight) polarity. For stick welding in general, DC+ polarity is most commonly used. A DC set offers a higher open circuit welding voltage, resulting in greater penetration when the circuit is completed. They also do not need to be switched between welder and generator outputs, but offer a lower generator output than an equivalent AC set.
On the other hand, with AC output, the welding current alternates from positive flow to negative flow and back again. This means that only some electrodes are designed specifically to operate on AC. The electrodes have certain elements in their coating which help keep the arc ignited as the current output alternates and goes through periods of low and no output. An AC set has a lower open circuit welding voltage, resulting in a poorer penetration when the circuit is completed. They also must be manually switched between welder and generator outputs, although an AC welder generator will offer a higher generator output in comparison to an equivalent DC set.
Can I run my engine on Butane or a Propane / Butane mixture?
LPG can be propane, butane or a mixture. Because propane is the most common LPG type in the UK, we have designed this kit with a jet size to run on Propane gas only. This allows the kit to run perfectly with no adjustments, when operating on propane. On request, we can supply the kit with an adjustable jet allowing the user to adjust the mixture according to their specific fuel type.
My LPG bottle connection is different. Can a LPG regulator be supplied to fit my european LPG bottle?
For international customers, we can only supply this LPG kit with one type of european bottle regulator connection. Unfortunately, each country uses a different bottle connection to to fit LPG bottles and therefore it is very difficult for us to supply a bottle connection for each country. If this does not suit your LPG bottle, then we can supply the LPG kit with no bottle regulator. Then you should be able source the regulator locally that matches the LPG bottle in your country and easily connect it to the kit.
Order before 1pm and we will deliver your order free of charge the next working day (Monday - Friday) on all in-stock items - UK only for items over £100.00. Geographical supplements will apply to deliveries to all the following postcodes and all non-mainland UK addresses.
BT, IV,KW 1-14, PA21-40, PH 19-26 30-40 41 49 50 and all non-mainland UK addresses
Please note that deliveries to these post codes are an estimated 2-3 days. Please contact us for delivery charges to all post codes above and all non-mainland UK addresses and we will calculate the most cost effective way to deliver your items
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