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Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 500562

SKU: 381155799
Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 500562
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Champion Elite Welder/Generator - The heavy-duty, All-in-one welder/generator combines an 11,000-watt generator with a 225-amp DC welder. Designed for Stick welding with quick and easy arc starts.

  • Generator power - 11,000 watts surge power and 9,500 watts continuous power.
  • Smooth DC weld output - 225 amps of DC weld output the Champion Elite is designed primarily for the Stick process but is also capable of scratch start TIG.
  • Lightweight and compact design - Machine is just over 3 ft long and weighs less than competitive units, allowing you to easy move it around.
  • Quick-set current control - Easy for you to set up and start welding.
  • A "no tools" oil change and digital hour meter - Relieves the hassle of changing oil by automatically scheduled routine oil servicing (every 100 hours) and other preventative maintenance.
  • Modern OHV Kohler engine - Saves you time and money with the dependable engine which conserves fuel and provides long operation before refueling. 12-gallon fuel tank and low oil pressure shutdown are standard features.
  • Heavy-duty construction - Offers you long dependable service. Enclosed design, large battery, rugged electrical connections and wiring, and circuit breaker protection.
  • Innovative Hobart technology - Allows you smooth arc starts with minimal "sticking". Extraordinary motor starting characteristics. Strong continuous rating to run compressors, pumps, lights, hand tools and other equipment.

Specification Description
Special Feature(s): The versatile Champion ELITE welder/generator is the quietest, most compact welder/generator on the market.
Product Width: 20 in.
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Product Height: 28 in.
Cooling Type: Air cooled
Engine RPM: 3600
Product Weight: 490 lb.
Intended Use Grade: Industrial
Part Number: 500562
Running Watts: 9,500 watts
Response Time: 10 seconds
Warranty: Hobart 5/3/1 in.dustrial Warranty
Frequency: 9.5 KVA/KW, 80/40 A 120/240 V, 60 HZ not welding
Engine Brand: Kohler CH730
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Decibel Rating: 72 dB
Number of Circuits: 4
Full Load Fuel Consumption: 1.5 gal./hr
Product Length: 41 in.
Type: Welder/Generator
Transfer Switch Amps: 50 Amps/ 20 Amps
Brand: Hobart
Engine Displacement: Kohler CH730
Manufacturer Part Number 500562
Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 500562 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 161.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart Gas Welder Bought this engine driven welder after renting the same model from a local rental store - figured if they bought it to rent out, it must be a good one. I have owned a Miller Bobcat before and this welder will do everything the Miller would do - Great welder!
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oil in It, connect wire, fill gas, crank it up Much needed welder generator, kohler powered engine. I wish it came with leads to weld with. You spend that kind of money and it doesnt include them.
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as advertised, maybe even better! Great as a Work perfect! We have used it a lot since purchasing it. Just wish we had the rewards points for it.
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine this is a great machine. Started right up and welds great
Date published: 2019-11-13
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Is this a multi process machine does it do Mig Tig stick in flux core

Asked by: Jcmartino
The Champion Elite is a DC stick welder primarily. There are accessories from Miller that can be added to do wire welding with gas or flux core wires and scratch start DC TIG on steel and stainless. Unfortunately TSC does not sell these accessories since these options are not Hobart related products.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-04

Will the generator power a ironman 230 or a handler 210?

Asked by: happy happy happy
The Elite will power both the IM230 and the HH210MVP.
Answered by: WillR
Date published: 2019-11-20

Compared with the Miller Bobcat, does the Hobart welder have similar arc stability? Essentially asking if the power flow is consistent?

Asked by: paulnnn
The main generator is the same as the Miller Bobcat, it just does not offer a CV tap. The DC stick portion is equal to the Bobcat.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-02

is the 50 amp plug a/c or d/c power

Asked by: william50
All of the outlets are AC power. The welding studs are the only DC output.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-09-15

I notice this is a DC welder do I was wondering If I was to run a Miller Multimatic off of this machine, would I have AC welding capabilities provided by the multimatic? 

Asked by: Lukecsa
The weld portion of the Champion Elite is DC but the outlet power is still AC. To get AC from the Multimatic it would have to be available from that unit. The Miller Multimatic 200 and 215 do not provide AC weld output but the Multimatic 220 does.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-02

Hey can I run a inverted Tig off the 220v allowing me to weld aluminum. The Tig machine is 225 amps. How could I if possible. I’m about to purchase the Hobart local. 

Asked by: Norman93
If the unit you are powering will run on 230V/40A service then the Elite should power that machine. If the machine you connect has poor input power factor correction it may not run off generators well.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-08-16

Are the power outlets on the Hobart Champion Elite DC welder GFCI protection?

Asked by: cwom
Yes, the outlets are GFCI protected.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2018-08-21

Is this welder waterproof

Asked by: welderboy47
The Champion Elite it tested to certain water spray tests. The unit would not operate in hurricane force type rains as it is not a sealed unit.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-04-30
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