Lincoln Electric Idealarc Dc 600 Users Manual Multi Process Welders

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Output Input
Stick TIG MIG Flux-Cored Submerged Arc Gouging
Rugged Multi-Process Power for Industrial Manufacturing
If your operations include semiautomatic manufacturing or fabrication, your best
welding power source selection may be the Lincoln Idealarc® DC-600. Rugged
construction, simple controls and plenty of amperage for heavy duty applications on
thick steel or other materials make this welder a sound investment. Add the
outstanding traditional SCR rectifier arc action delivering high quality, attractive welds
and your operators will agree – it's hard to go wrong with an Idealarc® DC-600.
Publication E5.40 5/05
Advantage Lincoln Recommended General Options
Multi-Process Switch, Undercarriage, Paralleling Kit
Recommended Stick Options
Accessory Kit, Remote Output Control, Remote Control Cable Adapter
• 115V, 15 amps, duplex auxiliary power receptacle (60Hz models)
makes it easy to power lights, grinders and other shop tools at
your work station.
• Full range output voltage control for easy operation and
precise control.
• Standard analog ammeter and voltmeter.
• Mode switch for selecting desired output characteristics.
• Windings and rectifiers protected against moisture and
corrosive environments.
• Flat-top case with a small footprint can be placed under a
workbench or stacked up to 3 high on top of each other.
• Manufactured under a quality system certified to ISO 9001
requirements and ISO 14001 environmental standards.
• Three-year warranty on parts and labor.
• Seven-year warranty on the power rectifier.
Recommended TIG Options
Pro-Torch™ TIG Torches, TIG Module, Control Cable, Control Cable
Extension, Docking Kit, Hand Amptrol, Foot Amptrol, Amptrol
Adapter Kit, Water Valve Kit, Deluxe Adjustable Gas Regulator and
Hose Kit
Recommended Wire Feeder Options
LF-72, LF-74, LN-742, LN-8, LN-9, LN-9 GMA, LN-10, DH-10, LN-15,
LN-23P, LN-25, LN-35, Cobramatic®, NA-3, NA-5, LT-7
K1288-17 Idealarc DC-600 230/460/3/60
K1288-18 Idealarc DC-600 230/460/3/60
w/multi-process switch
K1288-22 Idealarc DC-600 230/460/575/3/60
Rated Output Input Dimensions Net
Product Product Input Current/Voltage/ Current @ Output H x W x D Weight
Name Number Power Duty Cycle Rated Output Range in. (mm) lbs (kg)
K1288-17 230/460/3/60 108/54A
Idealarc® DC-600 K1288-18 600A/44V/100% 70-850A, 13-44V 30.7 x 22.2 x 38.0 522
K1288-22 230/460/575/3/60 680A/44V/60% 108/54/43.2A CC: (781 x 565 x 965) (237)
90-850A, 24-42V
Idealarc DC-600
• The Idealarc® DC-600 is a multiprocess DC arc welding power
source that produces outstanding arc characteristics on both
constant voltage and constant current processes. This provides
great welding versatility in a single power source.
• The Idealarc DC-600 is designed for GMAW (MIG), FCAW, and
submerged arc welding processes within the capacity of the
machine, plus the capability of stick, and air carbon arc gouging
up to 3/8” (10mm) diameter. It produces outstanding performance
with a single range continuous control potentiometer.
• 3-position field or factory installed Multi-Process Switch option
allows quick change from electrode positive or negative
semiautomatic/automatic wire feed welding to stick, TIG or air
carbon arc gouging.
• Air carbon arc gouge with up to 3/8" (10mm) diameter carbons.
Key Controls
Fan-cooled with electronic and thermostatic protection from
current overload and excessive temperatures.
• Manufactured under a quality system certified to ISO 9001
requirements and ISO 14001 environmental standards.
Three-year warranty on parts and labor.
• Seven-year warranty on the power rectifier.
1. Ammeter/Voltmeter
2. Local/Remote Output Control
3. Output Control Potentiometer
4. Mode Selection Switch
5. Weld Terminals On or Remotely Controlled
6. On/Off Switch
7. Power Source Pilot Light
8. Strain Relief for Terminal Strip Connection
9. 14-Pin MS-Style Connector for Wire
Feeder Connection
10. 115 VAC, 15A Covered Outlet
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Idealarc DC-600
Multi-Process Switch
3-position switch allows quick and
easy change from electrode positive
or negative semiautomatic/wire feed
welding to stick or air carbon
arc gouging.
Order K804-1
Platform undercarriage with
mountings for two gas cylinders at
rear of welder.
Order K842
Paralleling Kit
Permits paralleling of two
power sources.
Order K1611-1 (For Idealar
DC-600 Above Code 10500)
Order K1897-1 (For Idealarc DC-
600 Below Code 10500)
Accessory Kit
For stick welding. Includes 35 ft.
(10.7m) 2/0 electrode cable with lug,
30 ft. (9.1m) 2/0 work cable with
lugs, headshield, filter plate, work
clamp and electrode holder.
Order K704
Remote Output Control
For remote output of welding
voltage. Consists of control box with
25 or 100 ft. (7.6 or 30m) of four
conductor cable and 6 pin
MS-type connector.
Order K857 for 25 ft. (7.6m)
Order K857-1 for 100 ft. (30m)
Remote Control Cable Adapter
Y connection adapter for
connecting K857 Remote Voltage
Control (6 pin plug connection) and
wire feeder input cable (14 pin plug
connection) to Idealarc DC-600 14
pin receptacle.
Order K864
Pro-Torch TIG Torches
Light and easy to use, these torches
feature flexible head models that
give you the power of maximum
versatility and maneuverability. A
molded, knurled handle gives you a
sure grip so you can focus on the
weld. Available in either air-cooled or
water-cooled designs.
See publication E12.150
TIG Module
Portable, high frequency unit with
gas valve for TIG welding. Rated at
300 amps/60% duty cycle.
Order K930-2
Control Cable
Connects TIG Module to
power source.
Order K936-1 for 9-pin to 14-pin
Control Cable Extension
Allows the TIG Module to be
operated at distances up to 200 ft.
(61m) from the power source.
Available in 45 ft. (13.7m) sections.
Order K937-45
Docking Kit
Provides a means to “dock” the TIG
Module on top of a flat-roofed
power source, or any other flat
surface measuring at least 10 x 15
in. (254 x 381mm). It includes a
latch and provisions for a user-
supplied padlock to lock the TIG
Module in place.
Order K939-1
Hand Amptrol
Provides 25 ft. (7.6m) of remote
current control for TIG welding.
(6 pin plug connection). Velcro
straps secure torch.
Order K963-3
Foot Amptrol
Provides 25 ft. (7.6m) of remote
output control for TIG welding. (6 pin
plug connection).
Order K870
Amptrol Adapter Kit
Adapts Amptrol's 6-pin MS-type
plug connection to terminal strip on
power source.
Order K843
Water Valve Kit
For use with water-cooled TIG torch.
Installs inside of TIG Module.
Order K844-1
Deluxe Adjustable Gas Regulator
and Hose Kit
Accommodates CO2, argon, or
argon-based gas cylinders.
Includes a cylinder pressure
gauge, dual scale flow gauge and
4.3 ft. (1.3m) gas hose.
Order K586-1
IDEALARC DC-600 (230/460/3/60) K1288-17
IDEALARC DC-600 W/MULTI-PROCESS SWITCH (230/460/3/60) K1288-18
IDEALARC DC-600 (230/460/575/3/60) K1288-22
Multi-Process Switch K804-1
Undercarriage K842
Paralleling Kit (Above Code 10500) K1611-1
Paralleling Kit (Below Code 10500) K1897-1
Accessory Kit K704
Remote Output Control, 25 ft. K857
Remote Output Control, 100 ft. K857-1
Remote Control Cable Adapter K864
Pro-Torch™ TIG Torches Request publication E12.150
TIG Module K930-2
Control Cable K936-1
Control Cable Extension, 45 ft. (13.7m) K937-45
Docking Kit K939-1
Hand Amptrol® K963-3
Foot Amptrol K870
Amptrol Adapter Kit K843
Water Valve Kit K844-1
Deluxe Adjustable Gas Regulator and Hose Kit K586-1
LF-72, LF-74 See Publication E8.12
LN-742 Industrial Wire Feeder See Publication E8.20
LN-8 Industrial Wire Feeder See Publication E8.30
LN-9 & LN-9 GMA Industrial Wire Feeder See Publication E8.50
LN-10 Advanced 4 Drive Roll Wire Feeder See Publication E8.200
DH-10 Dual Head Version of LN-10 See Publication E8.200
LN-15 Portable Wire Feeder See Publication E8.60
LN-23P Portable Wire Feeder See Publication E8.90
LN-25 Portable Wire Feeder See Publication E8.100
LN-35 Portable Wire Feeder See Publication E8.110
Cobramatic Deluxe Wire Feeder See Publication E8.300
NA-3 Automatic Wire Feeder See Publication E9.10
NA-5 Automatic Wire Feeder See Publication E9.30
LT-7 Automatic Wire Feeder See Publication E9.70
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