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XP8 Performance

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  

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  

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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