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Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator, 145A, 500563

SKU: 102844099
Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator, 145A, 500563
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Champion 145 Welder/Generator - for those who occasionally need and/or desire to weld, this stick welder/generator offers an all-in-one solution for portable power and welding, up to 4,500 watts.

  • Generator power - 4,500 watts surge power and 4,000 watts continuous power.
  • Large muffler - Quiet operation.
  • Briggs & Stratton Intek engine - No need for you to take breaks to fill up the tank. Fuel-efficient engine with 6.25-gallon fuel tank for longer run times.
  • Versatile receptacle package - with four 20A, 120 VAC GFCI receptacles and one 240 VAC (6-50R) receptacle with covers, allows you to obtain power for with 120 or 240 V tools or appliances.
  • 145 amp DC welder - Allows you to weld DC stick electrodes up to 5/32 in. diameter.
  • Lightweight and rugged - Portable at 222 lb. (101 kg) with running gear and rollbar frame built for your added protection.

Specification Description
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Product Width: 20.625 in.
Part Number: 500563
Running Watts: 4,000 watts
Brand: Hobart
Engine Brand: Briggs & Stratton Intek engine
Product Weight: 207 lb.
Number of Circuits: 3
Special Feature(s): This portable and rugged machine is designed for longer run time.
Frequency: 4 KVA/KW, 120/240 V, 60 HZ
Decibel Rating: 68 dB
Product Height: 24.75 in.
Response Time: 15 seconds
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Warranty: Hobart 5/3/1 in.dustrial Warranty
Intended Use Grade: Residential
Engine Displacement: 306
Engine RPM: 3600
Transfer Switch Amps: 50 Amps/ 20 Amps
Full Load Fuel Consumption: 0.75 gal./hr
Type: Welder/Generator
Product Length: 31.25 in.
Cooling Type: Air cooled
Manufacturer Part Number 500563
Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator, 145A, 500563 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 120.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I love it works great This is a great product I have used it now many time and it works great
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my welder! Works great! Simple to use and handy to haul and move!
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little machine for a weekend welder. Purchase this for small household projects such as building fences, metal buildings, light commercial/agricultural welding. I have owned several miller bobcat 250’s and at first was hesitant of how this thing would weld. I must say for up to half inch steel I can weld up to 5/16 low/high rod, get good penetration and a consistent weld with no issue. That is the heaviest steel I would recommend trying to weld with this machine. I was able to do this consistently with a setting at 135 amp and had zero issues with duty cycle for common on off welding. Dialed down I had no issues welding 14 gauge Perlin with a 3/16 +p rod @ 40 amps. No I would not recommend purchasing this machine if you make your living welding eight hours a day, but for the average weekend hobbyist it works perfect and can handle 99% of the jobs most people encounter. The only reason for four stars Is this machine does not have an idle down feature under no load. Once you crank it up it runs at full throttle even with no load. I definitely find myself shutting it off to reduce noise when I’m not actually burning a rod. I Imagine if left running fuel consumption could be quite high.
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welders needed...... I gave this as a Christmas present to my friend who can’t stop showing it off and the welding trailer he created with it!
Date published: 2020-03-09
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Can you run a 27i plasma cutter off this machine or a 12i,both made by Hobart.

Asked by: Kt1650
The 12ci and 27i cutters will not operate on the Champion 145 welder / generator unit.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2016-11-08

What length of leads do u recommend for this machine

Asked by: HRMM
The best kit would be 193067 which is a 20/15 foot #4 welding lead kit. You can go up to a 195195 #2 welding lead kit that is 50 feet each lead.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-01-17

What size rod can you weld with it. Can you weld pipe fence

Asked by: jettex
The unit can run up to 5/32 rods and weld up to 1/4" material. The unit is rated at 145 amps maximum output and can weld with rods capable of that amperage. Pipe fence should be doable if the material is generally no thicker than 1/4".
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-04-19

Can you add a throttle control to the carburetor on this machine?

Asked by: DonWelds
No. This unit has to run at operating speed to produce both weld and generator power.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-01-18

Will this unit weld 1'' sucker rod for pipe fencing?

Asked by: mykal
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-01-10

does this machine have hi/low idle control ?

Asked by: tucsonlouie
No. This machine does not have a High/ Low Idle control.
Answered by: WillR
Date published: 2017-05-31

Can I carry this unit on the back of my truck for my gob with all weather conditions Rain etc??

Asked by: Chavajr1
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-10-16

Can you tig with this machine if you reverse the leads?

Asked by: 10 pt
NO this welder can not be tigged because it is a stick welder.
Answered by: Alicia M
Date published: 2017-01-27
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