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Will the gas I use affect the performance of the torch?

The simple answer is yes.

The use of different gas types can have a marked effect on the performance of air cooled torches.

Generally the higher the content of CO2 in the shielding gas the better the performance of the Mig torch.

Table to show the affect on XP8 performance when using alternate gas types

Mixed Gas (80/20) xx Mixed Gas (95/5) xx 100% CO2
Model Amps kW Amps kW Amps kW
x XP8-200A x 200 6.0 x 200 6.0 x 260 7.8 x

XP8-300A 300 8.7 280 8.4 375 11.7

XP8-350A 350 10.5 300 9.0 425 14.9

XP8-400A 400 12.0 300 9.0 480 17.2

XP8-320W 320 9.6 320 9.6 320 9.6

XP8-450W 450 15.8 450 15.8 450 15.8

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Will the wire type affect the performance of the torch?

Basically yes, but not to the same extent as changes in any other variables.

Table to show the affect on XP8 performance when using alternate wire types

Steel Wire (80/20) xx Aluminium Wire (100% AR) xx Cored Wire (18/20)
Model Cycle Amps kW Amps kW Amps kW
x XP8-200A x 80% x 200 6.0 x 200 6.0 x 200 6.2 x

XP8-300A 80% 300 8.7 280 8.4 300 9.3

XP8-350A 80% 350 10.5 300 9.0 350 10.5

XP8-400A 80% 400 12.0 300 9.0 400 12.0

XP8-320W 100% 320 9.6 320 9.6 320 9.6

XP8-450W 100% 450 15.8 450 15.8 450 15.8

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Will a pulse welding process affect the performance of the torch?

The affect of pulse welding on all air cooled torches is dramatic.
In the XP8 the affect is similar for all wire types when using a pulse process.

Table to show the affect on XP8 performance when using pulse welding

Mixed Gas (95/5) xx
Model Amps kW Duty Cycle
x XP8-200A x 200 x 6.0 80% x

XP8-300A 260 9.0 80%

XP8-350A 260 9.0 80%

XP8-400A 260 9.0 80%

XP8-320W 320 9.6 100%

XP8-450W 450 15.8 100%

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