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Welding Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
T. Lienert
T. Lienert
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T. Siewert
T. Siewert
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S. Babu
S. Babu
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V. Acoff
V. Acoff
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ASM International
Volume
6A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-174-0
Publication date:
2011
Book Chapter

Power Sources for Arc Welding

By
Lee Allgood
Lee Allgood
The Lincoln Electric Company
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Published:
2011
Page range:
277 - 284
Publication history
April 12, 2011

Abstract

This article describes the characteristics and technology of power sources for major arc welding methods along with the suggested criteria for assuring that a power source selection can safely deliver the desired output and yield long service life. Power sources with single-phase AC input voltage, three-phase input machines, inverter-based power sources, short arc gas metal arc welding power sources, and multiple arc power sources are discussed. The article also presents the factors to be considered when selecting a power source.

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Lee Allgood, 2011. "Power Sources for Arc Welding", Welding Fundamentals and Processes, T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff

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