what does duty cycle mean?

What is duty cycle?

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Duty cycle is what percentage of time a welder can weld in a 10 minute period.

for example, a 30% duty cycle at 100 amps means a welding machine can weld at 100 amps for 3 minutes before needing to stop and let the welder cool down.

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Sep 10, 2011
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by: troy

jodi i understand your example of duty cycle would i becorrect that differnt makes of welders have differnt duty cycles because all welders are not created equal, one would have to say read their owners manual if they had one

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